The Location of Justice: Streets

Stronger Together

Young residents of Brownsville, Brooklyn, look for safety amidst persistent poverty and crime, as well as community organizations determined to change the neighborhood's narrative.

Board to Death?

Community boards promise local democracy, but it takes more to translate neighborhood visions into reality.

The Location of Justice: Streets

Beacon / Bunker

Photographer Kris Graves tracks all 77 NYPD precincts from Tottenville to Edenwald, looking to these buildings — sometimes humble, sometimes imposing — for the face and footprint of law and order in the neighborhood.

The Location of Justice: Streets

Yes Sitting, Yes Skating, Yes Music

Where can teenagers hang out and be safe in public?

The Location of Justice: Structures

Siting Rikers' Replacements

The city's plans call for new borough jails to replace those at Rikers. A set of drawings examines land uses in the boroughs' civic centers to consider: Can New Yorkers accept jails as neighbors?

Intersections: Surfacing

Constellating Queer Spaces

How can the ephemeral and mutable geographies of queer urban life be mapped and preserved?

Intersections: Surfacing

Making Space for Intersection

Many architects and urbanists are asking how their tools might be most effectively deployed in order to resist the violent oppression of marginalized communities, and how this effort might need to look different today than it has in the past.

The Location of Justice: Introduction

Introduction: The Location of Justice

A new series examines New York's overlooked infrastructures of crime and punishment.

Who Makes the Many Harlems?

Integration without gentrification? Self-determination without segregation? Who has the power to determine Harlem’s future?

Typecast: Row House

The Bible and the Billionaire

Emily Schmidt spins the origin story of the affordable row house in the 1980s, when pastors and businessmen sowed scorched earth with rows of new homes.