A half-century of experiments in private sector solutions to urban problems has brought mixed results and exacerbated inequality. How did we get here?
A new guidebook locates residents’ struggles to make and remake New York City in the image of their own needs and desires.
Vito Battista’s journey from public architecture to right-wing politics is an echo of New York’s own cyclical, reactionary tides — and a reminder of how closely the city's politics are tied to the fate of its urban fabric.
The geography of methadone treatment in New York City follows familiar patterns of discrimination, while clinics subject patients to punishment, not rehabilitation. Does this one kind of medicine need its own space in the first place?
The Bronx County Building embodies the New Deal era's ideals of robust government presence in everyday life, for better and worse.
Despite two centuries of discrimination, New York's psychics continue to make space for contacting spirits, telling fortunes, and making a future for themselves.