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In Berlin’s city center, an activist-led redevelopment scheme is setting a bold example for rescuing financially valuable public land from privatization and gentrification.
Removing a vault can cost up to $150,000.
With origins in a massive underground oil spill, the new Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center is seeding future generations of neighborhood activists.
Despite two centuries of discrimination, New York's psychics continue to make space for contacting spirits, telling fortunes, and making a future for themselves.
The balance between New York City's public and private pools has shifted dramatically in recent decades. Why has so much city swimming retreated into towers or behind fences?
Pools are sites for recreation and fun. But as much as any public space in New York, they also carry the weight of the city's complex histories of race and place.
There's nothing shallow about the infrastructure of New York City's public pools. An architect dives deep into their essential, and evolving, roles in urban life.
The urban landscape is formed by uneven practices of denial and redemption, while stuff stays with us. What are we doing when we are cleaning up?
Blue rectangles say someone is home.