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?
In two conversations, five years apart, residents of a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community reflect on the ups and downs of aging in place in New York City.
Immigrant architects and builders transformed New York's working-class housing, once a symbol of despair, into a stock of dignified dwellings — their aspirations etched into the ornamented exteriors of the city’s iconic tenements.
"Homes for the aged” have long negotiated between keeping elders safe and keeping them connected to their communities. As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens senior care facilities across the country, the story of one Manhattan nursing home holds lessons for balancing "home" and "institution" during times of duress, and far after the worst is over.