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Pedestrians

Dispatches

This Is What We're Seeing, This Is What We're Not Seeing

Mark Dicus of the SoHo Broadway Initiative reflects on the ups and down of a tumultuous year along one of New York City's most heavily-trafficked pedestrian corridors.

The Truth About Trees

An artist and a historian talk trees: What they mean, and what it takes to get city-dwellers to see them clearly.

Lavender Lane

Getting to the bottom of a mysterious streak of purple cropping up along Manhattan’s eastern edge.

Rights of Way: Shared Streets and the Evolving Municipal Traffic Code

David Vega-Barachowitz traces the origins of our entrenched notions of how streets should be used, and suggests an alternative future built on an ethic of shared responsibility and common sense.

Urban Omnibus Writing Competition: The Unfinished Grid

Coordinates

In the final selection from the Unfinished Grid Essay Competition, Annie Choi takes us on a neighborhood stroll that reveals the grid's subtle influence on our everyday experience of the city.

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.

Recap | Sirens Taken for Wonders

A nocturnal urban hunt, an aural field trip through New York City, listening for the sounds of sirens and what they signify.