Joe Steele's Eyes in the Sky

Bridge paint does far more than give the Williamsburg and Hell Gate Bridges their iconic pink and crimson hues; specialist painter Joe Steele protects structures from the elements and help ensure their safety.

Michael Saunders Turns Old Tech New

At the Lower East Side Ecology Center’s E-Waste Warehouse, Michael Saunders handles 23 tons of e-waste per month, recovering sometimes hazardous yet very valuable materials.

Jason Coatney Paints Big

In the inaugural installment of Citymakers, a new series on the sometimes-overlooked individuals who create and run the city, outdoor ad painter Jason Coatney details the drama and nitty-gritty of his craft.