Mayor Ed Koch wanted a family-friendly attraction for Lower Manhattan. But this 1983 icon of yuppie-era NYC was swept off course by changing tastes.
Two artists are on a mission to replace the monoculture of the turf lawn with “leafy green goodness” from seeds that lie dormant in the soil.
With the population of the distinctive species in decline, cities around the U.S. are trying to add monarch-friendly spaces.
With their long-dead inhabitants remembered only foggily, historic cemeteries like Mount Auburn and Green-Wood use art to connect to the living.
Raccoons, rats, and pigeons have adapted to live in close proximity to humans. What if we tried to understand their world instead of writing them off as pests?
In cities around the United States, old-growth forests have survived against the odds. But preserving them is not as simple as roping them off from the public.
One writer is setting out to find all 60 of the specimens on the city’s list of notable arbors amid the concrete.