Moving Meat

Factory-farmed food fills most plates and stocks most supermarkets in New York City. But upstate, a scrappy network fights to build an alternative infrastructure to deliver better steaks and sausages.

Gas Flows Below

Paint-scribbled sigils mark the spots where pipes bear natural gas — more now than ever — to stove tops and turbines. But what does this trend mean for public safety and climate change?

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In the middle of a paved Midtown park, tunnel air whirs through 46 huge fans.

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In West Harlem, a wastewater treatment plants hides beneath a 28-acre state park.

Illuminated Futures

The city that never sleeps depends on 396,572 street lights. As bright white LEDs replace the familiar amber glow, what does tomorrow (night) hold?

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In Long Island City, stunted electrical poles mark some of the city's most contested real estate.

Shelf Life

Cataloging Comfort

A recently uncovered album reveals some of New York City parks' least exposed precincts — their public bathrooms.

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In Mott Haven, a building's true purpose hides behind facsimile stoops and windows.