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Do You Remember How It Was?

Residents recall a decade of upheaval in the East New York Oral History Project.

It Takes a Village to Weather a Storm

In Sheepshead Bay, designing for resilience at a scale somewhere between the city and the single-family house.

The Location of Justice: Futures

Reentry: Start Here

People returning to city life after time in prison will soon be able to find help at some branch libraries. How can designers help librarians create life-saving connections?

Intersections: Behind Closed Doors

House Proud

As a generation of queer pioneers reaches old age, new models of housing and community space leverage design to meet their needs.

The Location of Justice: Streets

Stronger Together

Young residents of Brownsville, Brooklyn, look for safety amidst persistent poverty and crime, as well as community organizations determined to change the neighborhood's narrative.

Underexposed

Underexposed | 8

Architecture, art, and infrastructure once collided on this now vacant stretch in Coney Island.

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?

Underexposed

Underexposed | 7

A gas plant and five-star hotel scratch the surface of one Williamsburg block.

The Location of Justice: Structures

The People's Court

New spaces for justice replace punishment with problem solving and hierarchy with community.

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.

People Movers

Landmarks Are for Our People

Junior architect Zulmilena Then, our second featured People Mover, is on a mission to preserve East New York’s history in the face of speculation.

Underexposed

Underexposed | 2

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

Underexposed

Underexposed | 1

In the new series, 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

Live/Work Balance

For our Typecast series, photographer Amani Willett heads to Brooklyn in search of row house businesses, where home and work nestle close and share space.

City of Cycling: Speed

NYC: Fast

In Anthology: Crown Heights, Staging the Weight of History

From riots to gentrification, a new production reflects on the evolution of the central Brooklyn neighborhood through oral history, dance, and music. Samuel Feldblum asks, when aggregating narratives, whose story is actually being told?

Typecast: Row House

The Tudor Plain

For our Typecast series, Thomas J. Campanella traces the development of Brooklyn's vast southern plain, a landscape of storybook neo-Tudor row houses thanks to Depression-era builders like Fred Trump.

Mapping Gowanus Today, Imagining Gowanus Tomorrow

Allison Henry explores seven proposals for the future of the Gowanus Canal.

The Korean Shrine of Fort Greene

How a Protestant denomination went from Brooklyn to Seoul — and back to Brooklyn again