A team of architects and planners has set out to prove that heaps of waste aren’t an immutable part of a city’s topography.
As gay people and places are more accepted than ever, their bars are dwindling in number—especially for women. Now artists are documenting what these spaces mean to the community.
How Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin turned a book with 200 years of unrealized architectural dreams for five boroughs into a museum show.
The new Netflix show depicts New York City's problems in their most extreme, playfully modeling how the city shouldn’t be.
Making existing buildings more energy-efficient can cost millions of dollars. But under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new mandate, owners must either upgrade or pay a hefty fine.
New York is the first major American city to create an official body to oversee nightlife. Here’s what it can learn from the European cities that have tried it so far.
Frederick Wiseman’s joyful new documentary celebrates the local branches as public space.
From a waste-management perspective, the in-sink tool punches far above its weight.
Storms and rising waters threaten cities’ food, but some municipalities are taking steps to keep shelves stocked and bellies full.
Hyper-gentrification turned renegade Manhattan into plasticine playground. Can the city find its soul again?
How might climate change and new technology cause upheavals in our sensorial landscape?
The age-old strategy is “see a rat, kill a rat.” The new plan is to end an infestation before it ever begins.
When landscape architects attract flocks to urban centers, city dwellers are keen to look up.
We’ll be searching for the city’s lost soul with “Vanishing New York” blogger and author Jeremiah Moss.
The practice of cracking down on subway fare evaders has its roots in “broken windows”-style policing.
Author and filmmaker Vivek Bald is highlighting the lost history of South Asian immigrants in America.
A concept for AV expressways promises to reduce travel times, but falls into an old trap of car-centric planning.
The average speed of traffic has been falling for years, and it’s having a ripple effect on the city’s transit network.
Some places are already taking action, but New York City is lagging behind. Here’s a blueprint for keeping local retail healthy.
On the outskirts of New York City, a new housing model aimed at Millennials asks: What is city living?