City as Playground

Artist Julia Jacquette and writer James Trainor discuss Jacquette's graphic memoir, Playground of My Mind, digging into the sandbox of their memories and a critical chapter in the history of New York City's public spaces.

Typecast: Row House

The Magnate-Messiah of the Upper West Side

This week on Typecast, Allison Henry tells the tale of Clarence True, a 19th century architect-developer who believed he alone could save the row house from mundanity.

Typecast: Row House

The Row House Plays Itself

For our Typecast series, we look at the row house as costume, backdrop, and even a character in its own right in popular culture.

Typecast: Row House

The Tudor Plain

For our Typecast series, Thomas J. Campanella traces the development of Brooklyn's vast southern plain, a landscape of storybook neo-Tudor row houses thanks to Depression-era builders like Fred Trump.

Disrupting the Superblock: Speculative Designs for NYCHA

Twelve students, six proposals, three sites: budding urban designers and architects re-envision New York City public housing.

Typecast: Row House

How Many Row Houses Are There in New York City?

In the latest installment of our Typecast series, Neil Freeman counts and maps New York's row houses — all 217,000 of them.

When Architects Run Your Building

In 1979, Trenton established what was thought to be a new housing paradigm. Why has it never been imitated?

Typecast: Row House

Typecast: The Row House

What we can learn from New York's humble row house, a form at once dominant and overlooked.

Mapping Gowanus Today, Imagining Gowanus Tomorrow

Allison Henry explores seven proposals for the future of the Gowanus Canal.

Landmark Limbo, Resolved

The Landmark Preservation Commission votes to move forward with the preservation of 30 buildings.