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Water

Cleaning Up?

Remediation as Redistribution: Hudson River Superfund Site

Swim Lessons

Pools are sites for recreation and fun. But as much as any public space in New York, they also carry the weight of the city's complex histories of race and place.

Undercurrents

There's nothing shallow about the infrastructure of New York City's public pools. An architect dives deep into their essential, and evolving, roles in urban life.

Cleaning Up?

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

Posts from the Edge

Unfolding alongside New York's latest waterfront planning process, a participatory art project considers what happens when we reorient our attention, and our bodies, toward the city's 520 miles of coastline.

Before the Surge

As larger projects are debated and delayed, an array of sandbags, earthworks, and other humble infrastructures of defense are emerging across New York City to provide buffers against the sea.

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?

Public Risks on Private Shores

Along New York City’s waterfront, development has spurred the creation of new public spaces regulated down to the level of tree plantings and bicycle parking. Why aren’t resilience measures mandated in a similar way?

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.

Organic Machines

Thousands of new rain gardens are soaking up stormwater across the city. As green infrastructure settles into the sidewalk, can we learn to love a sewer?