Creating 3,000 more places to go can be transformative for people's dignity and the quality of the public realm. But actually implementing a citywide restroom network requires solutions that address each neighborhood's specific needs.
An artist makes her books by walking. Their pages unfold in ways as unusual and idiosyncratic as the city itself.
A 1.3-mile-long pedestrian promenade in Queens is a lodestar for planners, a lifeline for many residents, and an albatross to others.
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.
An artist and a historian talk trees: What they mean, and what it takes to get city-dwellers to see them clearly.
Getting to the bottom of a mysterious streak of purple cropping up along Manhattan’s eastern edge.
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.
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.
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.
A nocturnal urban hunt, an aural field trip through New York City, listening for the sounds of sirens and what they signify.