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? Oksana Mironova shows how gumming up the works may trump gathering in the square.
Why does the history of squatting in New York matter? Artists, historians, documentarians, and writers reflect on a singular passage in the city's story, and what it can offer today.
Happy Birthday, zoning! The codes may have changed over 101 years, but as Andrea Renner and Eric Goldwyn explain, when it comes to how New Yorkers use zoning to advance their own visions of a perfect city, much remains the same.
What makes New York, New York? A new permanent exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York takes on just that question; curator Sarah Henry explains why formulating the right answer is impossible — and beside the point.
Historians of and planners from the era of Model Cities give their take on the lessons and legacies of this often-overlooked program.
As the city makes moves to improve housing in Mott Haven, Susanne Schindler finds that current approaches bear a strong resemblance to long-forgotten efforts there.
Artist Julia Jacquette and writer James Trainor discuss Jacquette's graphic memoir, Playground of My Mind, digging into the sandbox of their memories and a critical chapter in the history of New York City's public spaces.
When Russell Jacobs started identifying trees, he found history, conflict, and company in an overlooked component of the streetscape.