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.
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.
Freshkills: Capturing Change
In the first installment of a long-term collaboration with NYC Parks and Freshkills Park Development Team, photographers document the transformation of a Staten Island landfill into parkland.
Old Maps, New Tricks: Digital Archaeology in the 19th-Century City
Leah Meisterlin and Gergely Baics demonstrate how mining data embedded in historical maps is opening new seams in experimental urban research.
Bronx Contours: A Photo Essay
Topography structures life in the Bronx like nowhere else in the city. Take a look at how the built environment responds to the undulating terrain of the city's great north through the lens of photographer Kris Graves.
Exploring Northern Central Park: A History Told Through Rocks and Hills
Marie Warsh draws on recent archaeological discoveries to revisit the history of the northern end of Central Park. Touching on geology and topography, 19th century military strategy, and new readings of documentation of Central Park's creation, she reveals a more densely layered cultural landscape than is commonly understood.