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New York City

Stay in Your Lane

More than just red paint and white text, political maneuvers and enforcement strategies are key elements in the design of the city’s bus lanes.

Why Aren't All Playgrounds For All Children?

Forty years after its inauguration, there is still much to learn from a mold-breaking NYC playground that provided space for disabled kids to play alongside their non-disabled peers.

The Green Shift

Building Solidarity

Workers across the building trades talk about what it takes to construct a just transition to a sustainable economy.

Call for Applications: New City Critics 2024

A fellowship program to empower new, fearless, and diverse voices to challenge the ways we understand, design, and develop our cities.

All-Access Art

What makes an inclusive museum? Art institutions are reassessing their buildings and their budgets to meet the moment.

On Island Time

As tides and storms bring big changes to the cityscape, what landmass is most likely to become New York's next island?

Charge It, Please!

Where demand is high and private infrastructure is scarce, the city seeks to squeeze in streetside charging for electric cars.

Behind the Curtain

Massage parlor storefronts along New York City streets are an invitation to wellbeing . . . and suspicion. Red Canary Song reframes these spaces for intimate bodywork in terms of care, healing, and survival.

Make Yourself at Home

Three researchers explore how queer, Black, and undocumented communities subvert and transcend dominant norms and forms of housing in New York City.

Shelf Life

This Old House

New York City is responsible for the care of 23 centuries-old farmsteads and mansions. What do these historic properties owe present day New Yorkers?