Drinking water is all around us, but just out of reach. Can simple tweaks to the city’s emergency infrastructure radically expand access to this precious resource?
Elizabeth Finkelstein takes us on a tour of some of the oldest houses in Brooklyn and shares the history often buried beneath layers of vinyl siding.
Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani tells the story behind an innovative memorial to a century-old tragedy with an evolving and enduring legacy for labor rights, building codes and the challenges of commemoration.
Two new elegant waterfront firehouses prompt a closer look at the Fire Department's Marine Operations unit, its unique architectural needs, cultural significance and essential function as part of the complex system of services that keeps the city safe.
A nocturnal urban hunt, an aural field trip through New York City, listening for the sounds of sirens and what they signify.
What are the social, physical, and environmental implications of uncapping fire hydrants?