Geologic City

Elizabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruse take us on a field trip through the geoarchitecture of New York City and explain the impact of deep geologic time on our built environment.

The Staten Island Bluebelt: Storm Sewers, Wetlands, Waterways

Dana Gumb explains how the City has engineered Staten Island's wetlands and waterways to enhance their natural ability to convey, store and filter stormwater.

Mall-terations on Allen Street

On Allen Street, "mall-terations” attest to the way an art intervention can foster a sense of transformative possibility and community involvement in the design and programming of public space.

Park as Process: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Michael Van Valkenburgh reflects on the design process and the long-term evolution of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Skating Pier 62 and Corona Park

A designer and skater tests two new skate parks.

Governors Island: Creating Destination Recreation

How do you involve people in a community engagement process when there is no defined community? Leslie Koch, president of GIPEC, tells us how she did it on Governors Island.

Floyd Bennett Field: Recreation in the Wasteland

FASLANYC visits Floyd Bennett Field and finds an example of park use that references the site’s unique history and demonstrates the changing nature of recreation.

Making Public Places: Building an Urban Living Room

Diana Balmori shares a flexible and inexpensive design scheme - complete with public engagement a la Twitter - to create street furniture and plantings that reimagine the public space of Gansevoort Plaza.

The Immigrants & Parks Collaborative

For five years this collaborative has worked to address the challenge of increasing immigrant involvement in city parks. Check out their work and hear from two participants.