If These Walls Could Talk
Whither housing? Ask the houses. In four recent books, home is where the histories of housing policy and politics makes themselves known.
Formerly incarcerated people reassemble their lives at the Castle, a singular housing facility and a supportive home base created by The Fortune Society.
Who Makes the Many Harlems?
Integration without gentrification? Self-determination without segregation? Who has the power to determine Harlem’s future?
Beauty Within Darkness: Khalik Allah Captures 125th and Lex
Photographer and filmmaker Khalik Allah has spent three years documenting one Harlem intersection and the people who inhabit that corner at night. His striking portraits confront issues of poverty, homelessness, addiction, and illness, while showing the beauty and humanity of those who are often forgotten, feared, or willfully avoided.
Architecture vs. Housing: The Case of Sugar Hill
Susanne Schindler's in-depth analysis of Sugar Hill, an iconic new housing and cultural complex in Harlem, suggests new ways to broaden limited ideas about what architecture can contribute to housing for low-income residents.
15 Years of Photographing Harlem: A Conversation with John Reddick and Albert Vecerka
Architectural photographer Albert Vecerka discusses his photographs of Harlem with historian John Reddick, reflecting on the visual traces of social, economic, and urban change.
Field Trip: United Palace Theatre
On 175th Street, a "Wonder Theater" rises seven stories from the street.
MTS casts shadow on West Harlem Piers Park
The West Harlem Piers Park is the last jigsaw piece in a now unbroken strip of publicly accessible waterfront running all the way up from Battery Park.