Revisiting Freshkills' West Mound
Five photographers return to the site of the Freshkills Park Project to document the transformation of landfill into landscape.
Boxed In, Boxed Out
As Diatre Padilla explains, getting around in the city and getting ahead in life are inextricably linked—especially in the Southeast Bronx, where the Bruckner Expressway casts a long shadow.
Freshkills: Open Sky Country
Five photographers roamed a wintry Freshkills Park, finding company in ducks and deer.
As a pit deepens in Chile, a pile rises in New York City. Dan Adams and Marie Law Adams chart the story of New York's relationship with one mineral — from explosions on a faraway salt flat, across oceans, and to its landing in a dynamic mountain on Staten Island's North Shore.
Ted Nabavi Turns Hazards to Riches
The chemist who monitors gas and liquids produced by the world's largest landfill touts the benefits of harvesting environmental hazards and the monitoring system with aviation roots that gives him eyes across thousands of acres.
From Freshkills's West Mound
Four photographers visit Freshkills' largest mound for an up-close look at the landfill capping process.
Navigating Policy Toward a Good Food New York
Food chain expert Karen Karp weighs in on the complex policies behind school lunches, equity and access to healthy food, and ambitious new initiatives to better connect New York City residents to upstate agricultural wealth.
Pneumatic Tubes for One New York’s Trash
Juliette Spertus and Benjamin Miller lay out their ambitious proposal for a pneumatic waste system affixed beneath the High Line and articulate how this expansion of infrastructural repurposing could fundamentally reshape what we do with our garbage.
Under-Development: Reclaiming 700 Miles of Public Space
There are hundreds of miles of space beneath the city’s elevated transportation infrastructure, much of it underutilized and uninviting. Here, a team of designers and planners discuss a two-year study investigating creative yet practical ways to enliven and expand access to these corridors of public space.