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Parks

Cleaning Up?

Remediation as Ongoing Process of Recovery and Repair: Bronx River House

Whereabouts

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Both the visitors and the park beg the park to be more than a park.

Gimme Shelter

Photographs of Prospect Park’s unsanctioned constructions simultaneously suggest traces of past settlement and the start of a new civilization. Behind the scenes is a struggle for ecological succession among salamanders, kindergartners, and park management.

Dispatches

The World Inverted

Kate Papacosma takes us on a tour through the expansive meadows and hidden precincts of Prospect Park, reflecting on its importance as a place of healing in a wounded city.

Seeing Double

The material flows that feed Manhattan's iconic public spaces reveal "reciprocal landscapes" whose fates are tied together by fertilizer, pavers, and planks.

Planting a Flag

In 2016, a Brooklyn artist was commissioned to design Highland Park’s first public sculpture. Four years later, much of her work — and life — now orbits around the site and its community of residents and stewards.

Wastestreaming

Following the trail of New York City’s municipal solid waste from curbside pickup to sites far beyond its borders, two artists document a system that benefits from low visibility as it dramatically extends the city’s footprint.

Castaways of Jamaica Bay

By way of natural disaster and human folly, a staggering amount of marine debris litters the waters and shores of an important estuary habitat. Meet the volunteers trying to salvage the situation.

Reflections on a Rising Hudson

Two hundred years of environmental change have meant both destruction and conservation of the most interesting river in America.

People Movers

For a Level Field

For an equal shot at competitive sports in New York City public high schools, students and teachers fight to untangle the knot of race and space.