“Any place can become a park” – thoughts from Adrian Benepe

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe shares thoughts on recent and upcoming additions to the city's collection of parks on unlikely sites.

MTS casts shadow on West Harlem Piers Park

The West Harlem Piers Park is the last jigsaw piece in a now unbroken strip of publicly accessible waterfront running all the way up from Battery Park.

George Trakas at the Water’s Edge: Newtown Creek

Artist and longtime creek explorer George Trakas shows us around the Nature Walk he designed at Newtown Creek.

Who takes care of New York?

STEW-MAP plots the experience of more than 600 caretaker groups ranging in size and scope from informal block associations to national membership organizations.

Urban Agriculture: East New York: Agricultural Organizing

Deborah Greig, Urban Agriculture Coordinator for East New York Farms!, explains the history of the organization in the context of the neighborhood.

Urban Agriculture: East New York: Land Transfers

In this piece, Holly Leicht, Deputy Commissioner of Development at HPD, explains the recent history of the city's involvement in East New York.

Urban Agriculture: East New York: Farmers Market

A documentary video in five chapters that explains how East New York’s urban agriculture movement evolved. This chapter is a portrait of the East New York farmers' market.