“Any place can become a park” – thoughts from Adrian Benepe

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe shares thoughts on recent and upcoming additions to the city's collection of parks on unlikely sites.

People Make Parks

Anoo Siddiqi and Hillary Angelo explore participatory design processes in New York City's public spaces and introduce the People Make Parks initiative.

NYC Uncapped

What are the social, physical, and environmental implications of uncapping fire hydrants?

MTS casts shadow on West Harlem Piers Park

The West Harlem Piers Park is the last jigsaw piece in a now unbroken strip of publicly accessible waterfront running all the way up from Battery Park.

 

Make a Difference in Two Days

Bryan Bell, founder of Design Corps, invites young designers to design and build a project in the public interest, from found materials, in two days.

Reinventing Grand Army Plaza

A look at the 2008 ideas competition launched by the Design Trust for Public Space and the Grand Army Plaza Coalition to generate new visions for New York’s “greatest unrealized asset.”