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Manhattan

Entry Level

Theaters and concert halls are redesigning their interiors to entice new audiences and shore up revenue. Can performance spaces elevate everyday life, too?

Transit Oriented

New construction along elevated train lines brings an unprecedented degree of intimacy between private homes and workplaces and passengers in a 24-hour transit system.

The Green Shift

A Building Superintendent

At a West Village Co-Op, the resident manager gets the building — and its residents — ready for rising waters and new climate mandates.

Painter of Modern Life

The past and the present, the factual and the virtual, the foreign and the personal, are all layered in a New York portrait painted from a D-train dérive.

Eclipsed on the Concourse

The removal of a public art installation by Maya Lin to make way for a better, brighter Penn Station portends a growing denial of the precarity of human passage through time and space.

Community House is There for You

After half a century as a sanctuary for Indigenous people in New York City, the American Indian Community House still seeks a permanent home.

Four and a Half Gasoline Stations

As redevelopment and electrification push them into the realm of history, unexpected social patterns still reveal themselves at the pumps.

Shelf Life

Unpacking His Library

Rehoused by friends and colleagues in a reading room for new generations of students, Michael Sorkin’s books keep his legacy in circulation.

Getting Into It

For artists and audiences with disabilities, traditional theater spaces can present significant barriers. A new production by Ryan Haddad seeks to build access into the show’s design.

Well-Placed

Teenage Dream

At the annual Anti-Prom, queer and trans teens refashion the New York Public Library’s marble-lioned flagship into a kinder, gentler world.