Robert Moses


Following the trail of New York City’s municipal solid waste from curbside pickup to sites far beyond its borders, two artists document a system that benefits from low visibility as it dramatically extends the city’s footprint.


Underexposed | 12

In the middle of a paved Midtown park, tunnel air whirs through 46 huge fans.

Shelf Life

Cataloging Comfort

A recently uncovered album reveals some of New York City parks' least exposed precincts — their public bathrooms.

Board to Death?

Community boards promise local democracy, but it takes more to translate neighborhood visions into reality.

Obstruction for Justice

How can protestors get their points across to an unyielding city? Gumming up the works may trump gathering in the square.

"The scythe of progress must move northward”: Urban Renewal on the Upper West Side

Oksana Mironova documents varied approaches to City-led redevelopment in Lincoln Square and the West Side Urban Renewal Area and calls for an evolution of contemporary rezonings to prioritize the preservation of existing communities.

Stuyvesant Town: This is Your Home

Flatbush Start to Finish

Architectural historian Gabrielle Esperdy takes us on a journey from the Manhattan Bridge to Jamaica Bay, revealing the layers of urban history in one of Brooklyn's oldest and most important streets.

Forever Trapped Between Jacobs and Moses

Who would vote to replace their neighborhood playground with a sewage treatment plant? But what about finding a “third way” between the extremes of destruction and fossilization, of megalomania and retrenchment.

Recap | Paul Rudolph’s Lower Manhattan Expressway

Into an atmosphere of Moses disfavor and a nascent, outspoken preservation movement entered modernist Paul Rudolph. It is through his drawings that the Lower Manhattan Expressway has come to life. An exhibit at Cooper Union, organized by the Drawing Center, provides a much-needed reminder of Rudolph’s breadth of vision for Lower Manhattan.