Tag: new york city
Dean Kostos: This Is Not A SkyscraperFebruary 2016
The power of pauses, structure, and zebra metaphors at Coney Island
Joaquin Sapien: The Trials of New York’s Family CourtFebruary 2016
A journalist immerses herself in New York’s Family Court system and finds a mix of misery and modest hope.
An Art Without an ArtworkNovember 2015
A summer of chess in Bryant Park.
Marcelo Rochabrun: Passing the TestSeptember 2015
Is Mayor Bill de Blasio’s universal pre-K the best way to allocate education dollars?
Music Meant to Change the WorldAugust 2015
Folk City at the Museum of the City of New York dives into the politics and nostalgia of New York’s folk revival.
Canticle for Gigi SauvageauJune 2015
Boundaries of Taste: Where we saw shape, line, and shadow—a nude—he saw a naked overweight woman.
DW Gibson: Don’t Call This the East VillageMarch 2015
A squatter’s history of gentrification.
Annie Waldman: New York City Lays Out Limits on Restraints and SuspensionsMarch 2015
Amid recent calls for reform, New York City’s Department of Education is introducing new restrictions on suspending and restraining kids in city schools.
Annie Waldman: LA and New York Schools Deny Physically Restraining StudentsDecember 2014
All school districts in the country are required to tell the federal government how many times kids have been restrained in their schools. But some districts aren’t following through.
Marie Myung-Ok Lee: How Should a Doctor Act?November 2014
New York City: an infection story.
The Rise and Fall of Public Housing in NYCOctober 2014
American Empires: A subjective overview.
People around Red were saying they were going to charge Piggy with a hate crime.
Joe Winkler: ObjectifiedOctober 2013
Why the “protectors” of Banksy’s public works in New York are getting it all wrong.
Theodoric Meyer: What Happened After Congress Passed a Climate Change Law? Very Little.October 2013
Congress finally attempts to tackle climate change, but with mixed results.
Rebecca Wolff: So Long, SuckersOctober 2013
"Oh, it’s just so fabulous in New York, you can really just learn to step over people’s suffering bodies." A response to Didion's famed 1967 essay.
Jessica Conrad: Taxi Rides Go CommunalSeptember 2013
Shared planes, shared trains; why not shared automobiles?
After May DaySeptember 2013
On Occupy Wall Street’s second anniversary, revisiting the expectations and disappointments of the general strike meant to reignite the movement.
Julia Cooke: Alice Aycock’s Five-Year PlansJune 2013
The artist’s new retrospective finds a midpoint between text and structure, narrative and image.
Alex Marshall: Commons Has Expanded, Not Shrunk, Over Past 200 YearsApril 2013
Public water systems, public education, public libraries, and public roads are modern innovations.
Erika Anderson: On the TracksDecember 2012
Ki-Suck Han's death on a New York City subway track has the city asking what would I do? One writer examines death in public, how the MTA handles trauma, and what it feels like to be an onlooker.
Richard Falk: Istanbul, a Modest ProposalNovember 2012
Could Istanbul be the future capital of the world?
Albert Appleton: How New York City Kept Its Drinking Water Pure–And Saved Billions of DollarsNovember 2012
How did New York City manage to control pollution in its water supply on the cheap?
Street Art and the New Bohemian: A conversation with Eric Drooker and Molly CrabappleJuly 2012
The two visual artists on the gravitas needed to make protest art, the rhetoric and representations of the Occupy movement, and how to seduce an audience by grabbing them by the eyeballs.
A Fire in My BellyJuly 2012
After losing his companion Peter Hujar to AIDS, artist and activist David Wojnarowicz attempts to film grief while wrestling with his own mortality.
Miniature ShrinesOctober 2011 The artist’s installations of shrines in Manhattan’s East Village honor people who lived and died in the neighborhood.
The SwitchboardAugust 2011 The wry poet on the crossover between poetry and the punk rock scene, O’Hara and Ginsberg, and embracing technology.
The Earth is a MosqueDecember 2010 Two New York City Muslims discuss the Islamic imperative to care for the earth.
New York Doesn’t Love You EitherBy Meakin Armstrong
Our fiction editor’s theory on New York as a place of neutrality and a refuge from soul crushing lunches at Applebee’s and his call for proselytizing Christians to leave New Yorkers alone.