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Underexposed

Underexposed | 9

In Mott Haven, a building's true purpose hides behind facsimile stoops and windows.

The Location of Justice: Streets

Yes Sitting, Yes Skating, Yes Music

Where can teenagers hang out and be safe in public?

The Location of Justice: Structures

Siting Rikers' Replacements

The city's plans call for new borough jails to replace those at Rikers. A set of drawings examines land uses in the boroughs' civic centers to consider: Can New Yorkers accept jails as neighbors?

Housing Brass Tacks

Community Land Trusts

These days, “CLT” is a watchword for affordable housing and anti-displacement activists nationwide, including the residents and organizers behind a South Bronx initiative that’s building steam.

Underexposed

Underexposed | 3

For Underexposed, photographer Stanley Greenberg's monthly dispatches trace the myriad paths of the city’s infrastructural networks in great breadth and close detail.

Typecast: Row House

The Bible and the Billionaire

Emily Schmidt spins the origin story of the affordable row house in the 1980s, when pastors and businessmen sowed scorched earth with rows of new homes.

Studio Reports

Design and Advocacy in the South Bronx

Nandini Bagchee shares her students' work to forge an equal exchange with activists fighting for community space in the South Bronx, in a studio where designers became advocates and advocates became designers.

City of Cycling: Empathy

Out and About in the Bronx

SLO chats with the riders of the Tour de Bronx about their reasons for biking the borough, and photographer Dugan Lunday captures the unique flourishes in their diverse cycling styles.

Model Cities Redux

As the city makes moves to improve housing in Mott Haven, Susanne Schindler finds that current approaches bear a strong resemblance to long-forgotten efforts there.

Boxed In, Boxed Out

As Diatre Padilla explains, getting around in the city and getting ahead in life are inextricably linked—especially in the Southeast Bronx, where the Bruckner Expressway casts a long shadow.

Man of the Crowd: Edgar Allan Poe, Bronx Hero

Poe Cottage in the Bronx is writing hip-hop into the story of Edgar Allan Poe. Should other historic house museums take note?

Bronx Farm Helps Refugees Put Down Roots

Two refugees, a longtime community member, and the International Rescue Committee's New Roots program manager tell us how a Bronx garden melds resettlement efforts, job training, and good ole' fashioned community building, served up with a side of bitter melon.

Landmark Limbo: Bronx Edition

Ventilation Goes Vegetal: CASE's Plant-Based Air Filtration System

Jason Vollen walks us through the many processes and benefits — health, environmental, and economic — behind the installation of novel plant wall technology in the City's new Bronx-based Public Safety Answering Center.

The Journey from Death to Hart Island

John Surico traces the processes and policies that bring bodies to rest in New York City's potter's field and reports on the ongoing debate around how this necessary but controversial burial ground is managed.

Field Trip: SUNY Maritime and Fort Schuyler

Film Territory: New York's Expanding Production Studios

Bronx Contours: A Photo Essay

Topography structures life in the Bronx like nowhere else in the city. Take a look at how the built environment responds to the undulating terrain of the city's great north through the lens of photographer Kris Graves.

Nowhere but the Bronx: A Trail Marks Cultural History

Casita Maria’s Elaine Delgado and Christine Licata describe the sites, markers, and programs of the South Bronx Culture Trail and pay homage to the area's exceptional cultural history.

The Bronx's Lambert Houses and the Two Sides of Preservation

As plans to redevelop a once-lauded residential complex come to light, Susanne Schindler questions the lack of cultural recognition for the city's diverse and innovative history of housing design and argues for architectural and financial preservation of our affordable housing stock.