A South Bronx high school teacher explains how building an “edible wall” of produce transformed his students from “super-sized and under-credited” to healthy graduates.
That Duane Reade across the street just might have been a slaughterhouse and your corner Starbucks, well, that was likely a grain storehouse, or maybe the local malt house…The New York Public Library has digitized nearly 10,000 historical maps of the city. Have a look at what the city of yore looked like.
City Journal’s Steve Malanga critiques Cuomo’s plan to build a convention center in Queens, a tactic he says has failed to grow business in other cities and ultimately leaves taxpayers on the hook for ballooning costs.
Despite how little most people know about the complex process, nothing has played as dramatic a role in shaping the city as zoning regulations — particularly under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
On Monday, New York became the seventh state to create benefit corporations, which are legally obligated to create benefits for both society and their shareholders. What does that mean for the city?
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Manhattan’s street grid, architects were asked to imagine the future of the city’s master plan. Read about the competition and watch Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham’s video tour of the project’s exhibition.
The Occupy movement has brought its protest against income inequality and financial corruption full circle to where the financial crisis began — the housing market.
The city is in the midst of an historic plan to build affordable housing but people who want to live in those low-income units face enormous difficulty finding and applying for them.