Lynn Freehill-Maye

Lynn Freehill-Maye is a freelance writer in upstate New York. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Islands, Culture, Afar, Texas Monthly, Modern Farmer, and more.

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Finding the Untapped Potential of Alleys

“We’re starting to realize they’re just as powerful as a park or plaza.”

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America Rediscovers Its Love of the Front Porch

In the 20th century, porches couldn’t compete with TV and air conditioning. Now this classic feature of American homes is staging a comeback as something more stylish and image-conscious than ever before.

A Solar Bet to Recharge Buffalo

Andrew Cuomo and Elon Musk are the faces of a $750 million plan to revitalize Buffalo's economy with a factory for SolarCity. There’s little reason to believe in their vision so far.

Cleveland's Surprising Climate Buffers

In the Rust Belt, vacant urban land could be reused to help shield residents from the effects of a warming world.

How Pittsburgh Is Becoming the Rust Belt's Social Innovation Test Kitchen

The city is engineering its culinary scene to benefit more than just high-end diners.