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Historic Preservation

Saving Water

Along the Brooklyn-Queens border, 50 acres of abandoned water infrastructure have gradually transformed into a unique wetland ecosystem. What's in store for the Ridgewood Reservoir?

Growing in the Gaps

In post-bankruptcy Detroit, planner Maurice Cox and his interdisciplinary team are making vacancy an asset, revitalizing through preservation, and listening to residents who know the city the best.

Intersections: Behind Closed Doors

Lavender Lining

Rising rents mark the “straightening” of gayborhoods like Greenwich Village. What role does queer presence play in cycles of urban redevelopment and displacement?

Intersections: Surfacing

Constellating Queer Spaces

How can the ephemeral and mutable geographies of queer urban life be mapped and preserved?

Intersections: Surfacing

Battlegrounds and Bachelor Flats

The NYC LGBT Historic Sites project puts once-marginal histories on the map, shining a light on the significance of overlooked sites.

People Movers

Landmarks Are for Our People

Junior architect Zulmilena Then, our second featured People Mover, is on a mission to preserve East New York’s history in the face of speculation.

Shelf Life

Architecture in the Basement

In the first installment of Shelf Life, Janet Parks, curator of the Avery Drawings and Archives at Columbia University, takes us through its architectural underworld, uncovering the collection's treasures.

City of Cycling: Empathy

Escape and Microcosm

SLO talks to Matthew Faber about the Central Park Arch Project and how the historic visions of Olmsted and Vaux could help cope with the many modes of transportation that jockey for space in New York’s most famous, and most crowded, park.

Excavating the Farley

Margaret Morton goes behind the service window at the James A. Farley Post Office Building to decode the dust and uncover the history of this monumental building, now part of plans for a rejuvenated Pennsylvania Station.

Landmark Limbo, Resolved

The Landmark Preservation Commission votes to move forward with the preservation of 30 buildings.