The Enduring Outlier at Hallet’s Cove

It’s a park, it’s a gallery, it’s a community hub! At Socrates Sculpture Park, temporary art works, hand-me-down plants, and shipping containers top the remains of an East River marine terminal.

City of Cycling: Empathy

Escape and Microcosm

SLO talks to Matthew Faber about the Central Park Arch Project and how the historic visions of Olmsted and Vaux could help cope with the many modes of transportation that jockey for space in New York’s most famous, and most crowded, park.

Capturing Change

Revisiting Freshkills' West Mound

Five photographers return to the site of the Freshkills Park Project to document the transformation of landfill into landscape.

Capturing Change

Freshkills: Open Sky Country

Five photographers roamed a wintry Freshkills Park, finding company in ducks and deer.

Why Hasn't Anyone Built on Newark's $1,000 Love Lots?

Ninety-eight couples bought vacant lots at Newark's Valentine's Day sale in 2015 — a year later, they're still empty.

Bronx Farm Helps Refugees Put Down Roots

Two refugees, a longtime community member, and the International Rescue Committee's New Roots program manager tell us how a Bronx garden melds resettlement efforts, job training, and good ole' fashioned community building, served up with a side of bitter melon.

Aging Architecture: The Staten Island Farm Colony's Regeneration

Yael Friedman delves into the history of the City's former poor farm, plans underway to turn it into a luxury 55+ community, and the questions each raise for how best to adapt our existing models of housing to an increasingly aged population.

Capturing Change

From Freshkills's West Mound

Four photographers visit Freshkills' largest mound for an up-close look at the landfill capping process.

The Journey from Death to Hart Island

John Surico traces the processes and policies that bring bodies to rest in New York City's potter's field and reports on the ongoing debate around how this necessary but controversial burial ground is managed.