A Walk Down Mulberry Street with Monsignor Sakano

The Pastor of Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral shares the history of the iconic Soho church and reflects on his work in ministry, social work and affordable housing in the context of a constantly changing city.


Two of the co-founders of an innovative “video map” of New York discuss personal expression, urban exploration and the civic possibilities of video.

Starrett City: A Home of One's Own — With Party Walls

Rosalie Genevro offers a historical snapshot of Starrett City and challenges us to question conventional notions of "house" and "home" in American culture.

A Walk Through Times Square with Glenn Weiss

On the eve of his departure from New York, the outgoing manager of public art for the Times Square Alliance discusses community engagement, urban placemaking and contemporary art practice at the iconic site.

Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City, Part 1

A first look at a new initiative, developed by the Noguchi Museum and Socrates Sculpture Park, that invites artist-led teams to propose visions for the future of Long Island City.

Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City, Part 2

What if one neighborhood were a place where the creativity that marks city life was championed?

As Awake As Possible: A Walk with Jon Cotner

A writer muses on poetry, neighborliness and waking up to the city around us while strolling through Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park.

Urban Design Week

IfUD's Anne Guiney tells us what to expect from an upcoming weeklong festival celebrating New York's public realm and showing how design can make it better.

BMW Guggenheim Lab: Confronting Comfort

Six of the minds behind the New York installment of an international traveling laboratory for urban experimentation discuss the theme of comfort in urban space.

BMW Guggenheim Lab: Confronting Comfort | Elma van Boxel and Kristian Koreman

"It is the ultimate virtue for architecture in an urban context to create or activate the public domain."