Little Black Boxes
For the Circulation Desk, five books explore the stuff that binds us together in infrastructure networks public and private, old and new.
Obstruction for Justice
How can protestors get their points across to an unyielding city? Gumming up the works may trump gathering in the square.
Underexposed | 1
In the new series, Underexposed, photographer Stanley Greenberg's monthly dispatches trace the myriad paths of the city’s infrastructural networks in great breadth and close detail.
Urban Memory Infrastructure
A city needs memory like it needs streets, trees, and people. But how do we build an infrastructure to contain and deliver the city's history? Ben Vershbow, former director of NYPL Labs, talks with Shannon Mattern about libraries as stewards of the past in the age of Google Maps.
Map It and They Will Bike
The Harbor Ring would interconnect the waterfronts of Brooklyn, Staten Island, Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, and Manhattan — and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge could be the missing link. Paul Gertner, chair of Transportation Alternatives' Harbor Ring Committee tells SLO about the longstanding effort to complete the Ring and unite the harbor region.
Nature, Your Neighbors, and You
Two eastern Queens bike activists talk to SLO about transforming the disused Vanderbilt Motor Parkway into one long, sublime bike ride.
What Goes Around Comes Around
SLO talks to Jay Walder, CEO of Motivate, the parent company of Citi Bike, about the challenges and opportunities of New York City's fast-growing bike share network.
Excavating the Farley
Margaret Morton goes behind the service window at the James A. Farley Post Office Building to decode the dust and uncover the history of this monumental building, now part of plans for a rejuvenated Pennsylvania Station.