From Freshkills Park's photographer-in-residence, portraits of another world in formation
In works from digital dérives to a floating opera, artists bring new perspectives to New York City's most damaged environments.
Following the trail of New York City’s municipal solid waste from curbside pickup to sites far beyond its borders, two artists document a system that benefits from low visibility as it dramatically extends the city’s footprint.
Our inaugural Urban Wild Writer in Residence reports from the four mounds of the future Freshkills Park.
Photographers focus on the grasslands that cap the former Fresh Kills landfill and provide new homes for threatened wildlife.
Call for Proposals: Urban Wild Writer Residency
We seek a writer to explore and interpret the contemporary urban landscape where highways meet gas wells, herons, and kayakers.
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?
Leachate and Landscape
Photographers explore the infrastructural underpinnings of Freshkills Park.
The Golden Hour
A photo essay documenting what will become Freshkills's East Park shows that new life can emerge from the most toxic environments.
Map It and They Will Bike
The Harbor Ring would interconnect the waterfronts of Brooklyn, Staten Island, Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, and Manhattan — and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge could be the missing link. Paul Gertner, chair of Transportation Alternatives' Harbor Ring Committee tells SLO about the longstanding effort to complete the Ring and unite the harbor region.