A Walk Through Jackson Heights with Suketu Mehta
Suketu Mehta reflects on immigration, density and neighborhood change while wandering the Queens streets where he lived as a teenager.
Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts
Tamara Greenfield and Caron Atlas share thoughts on how understanding NOCDs can help inform a more holistic approach to cultural policy.
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.
Tektonomastics: The Building Names Project
Mapping all of New York's named residential buildings. Meet you at the Monbijou!
Portfolio: The Quiet City
On Sunday afternoons, when most industrial businesses are closed, IBZs have a surreal and at times eerie quietness that is rare in New York City.
This original Urban Omnibus-produced video explores a day in the life of five New York neighborhoods: Hunts Point, Jamaica, Mariner’s Harbor, Downtown Brooklyn, and Chelsea.
A Walk Up Avenue D
Sociologist Dalton Conley takes us on a walk through the public housing complexes where he grew up, reflecting on the economics of housing policy and the limits of design.
Mapping Main Street: Flushing, Queens
Mapping Main Street heads to Flushing for audio-video explorations of Main St. produced by neighborhood students, providing a local snapshot of the nation-wide project.