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New York City

Building Out of a Tight Spot

An architect faces New York City's housing crisis and climate crisis, one building at a time.

What's Growing?

Urban agriculture today extends from small community gardens to commercial hydroponics. New York City seeks to cultivate its many benefits.

The Green Shift

A Union President

Organized labor navigates a changing climate as power plants transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

State of Play

New York City's only adventure playground is a beloved destination. But it's also a proposition to make room for free play across the city, from street to schoolyard.

Where Can the Public Bathrooms Go in New York City?

Creating 3,000 more places to go can be transformative for people's dignity and the quality of the public realm. But actually implementing a citywide restroom network requires solutions that address each neighborhood's specific needs.

The Green Shift

An Electrician

There is no shortage of work for a member of IBEW Local 3: shoring up building systems to withstand flooding and preparing for an electrification boom.

Accounting for Community

What kind of bank can help secure New York neighborhoods' future? The same small banks that have been doing it all along.

Holding On to the Halo Effect

As faith-based institutions struggle with a litany of real estate woes, the non-profit Bricks and Mortals is here to help find theologically-sound solutions.

God's Garage

It's complicated inside New York City's 99 cent stores, where creativity and exploitation coexist.

Landscape Orientation

An artist makes her books by walking. Their pages unfold in ways as unusual and idiosyncratic as the city itself.