Story of a Street
A 1.3-mile-long pedestrian promenade in Queens is a lodestar for planners, a lifeline for many residents, and an albatross to others.
A pedestrian plaza in Queens is widely celebrated for its worldliness. But beneath a colorful surface are more radical lessons in coexistence.
"Homes for the aged” have long negotiated between keeping elders safe and keeping them connected to their communities. As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens senior care facilities across the country, the story of one Manhattan nursing home holds lessons for balancing "home" and "institution" during times of duress, and far after the worst is over.
What does the future hold for New York's roofs? A scroll atop the city of 2040 posits every use under the sun.
For a Level Field
For an equal shot at competitive sports in New York City public high schools, students and teachers fight to untangle the knot of race and space.
An Urban System of Death
Density and displacement aren’t just problems for the living.
Vacant Lots: Then and Now
In 1987, the League launched a design study to examine the potential of small-scale infill housing to contribute to the city’s affordable housing portfolio. We look back at what was proposed, and what was built instead.
Self-Help Housing: The Story of the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board
Andy Reicher shares the history of UHAB, chronicling its evolution through 40 years of helping renters become owners.
Portfolio: Out My Window
We are all to an extent on display to each other, but we pretend not to notice, and do not to attempt to bridge the narrow spatial but chasm-like psychological gaps between buildings.