Two hundred years of environmental change have meant both destruction and conservation of the most interesting river in America.
An artist and a historian talk trees: What they mean, and what it takes to get city-dwellers to see them clearly.
What’s lost when the value of city trees is reduced to the “environmental services” they provide?
This is what democracy looks like: not only public squares, but office buildings. In the Lower East Side, the Peace Pentagon was the source point for four decades of resistance.
From deadly explosions to silent climate warming emissions, the contemporary troubles of the city's gas infrastructure have roots in the tumult surrounding its installation more than a century ago.
The humble gambrel roofs of Queens’ Dutch Colonial houses cover the borough’s complex history.
Integration without gentrification? Self-determination without segregation? Who has the power to determine Harlem’s future?
How can protestors get their points across to an unyielding city? Gumming up the works may trump gathering in the square.