Street Ballet Opera
An ambitious new opera plumbs the humanity and contemporary relevance of two mythic figures of New York City: Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses.
An artist stalks the storefront ruins of Lower Manhattan, documenting the material traces of real estate's perpetual churn.
Behind the Mask
Two scholars navigate the myths and abstractions attached to marginalized urban neighborhoods, bridging the distance between narratives imposed from outside and residents' experiences and spatial practices.
From Manhattan to the banks of the Yangtze River, photographers index both the ordinary and uncanny effects of urbanization.
In the Hudson's Image
For activists, scientists, and designers, images from the river's past hold the key to imagining its future.
Reflections on a Rising Hudson
Two hundred years of environmental change have meant both destruction and conservation of the most interesting river in America.
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.
With simple phrases beamed in light, the Illuminator Collective appropriates buildings' exteriors to reveal the forces at work inside.
A new Monument to Gay and Transgender People merges strength and fragility, as well as communion and isolation, by the banks of the Hudson River.
The stylized figures of Keith Haring have spread across the world, but his radical vision hasn’t always travelled with them.