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Retail

Chinatown Shop Talk

As Manhattan's Chinatown experiences rapid change, a historic porcelain store on Mott Street reinvents itself as a space for intergenerational dialogue and community activation. UO talks to Mei Lum and Diane Wong, the minds behind the W.O.W. Project, about what they've learned and where they're headed next.

Typecast: Row House

Live/Work Balance

For our Typecast series, photographer Amani Willett heads to Brooklyn in search of row house businesses, where home and work nestle close and share space.

The Quest for Community-Run Commercial Space

The Real Estate Investment Cooperative wants to support community-oriented commercial development in New York City. How can a grassroots organization compete in the nation's most expensive commercial real estate market?

Montage City: Edge Conditions

Three student videos investigate borders and urban transitions along 58th Street in Manhattan, aboard the Staten Island Ferry, and within the Hub in the Bronx.

A Walk to the Old Fulton Fish Market with Robert LaValva

The founder of the New Amsterdam Market talks about the tradition and history of the public market as civic space, the role of the city in shaping our food systems, and the value, to our cities and our psyches, of cultivating small and local commercial enterprises.

Urban Omnibus Writing Competition

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.