A developer’s move to close the famous graffiti site in 2013 didn’t kill the street-art scene. It did raise questions about the links and tensions between street art and gentrification.
Buildings that pair affordable housing with services are sure to be part of the mayor’s housing plan. But it’s unclear how big a part they’ll be, or what funding role the state will play.
Dented by population loss and industrial decline, cities like Rochester and Buffalo see a future in higher-ed and high-tech. But fiscal woes could hamstring those hopes.
A large population, demographic diversity and prosecutors’ commitment to punishing bias are factors. Some believe too much crime–and others too little–falls into the category of “hate.”
Some say there are too few bike lanes in low-income areas. But bike paths that do exist in those neighborhoods can stir resentment. How divided are Brooklynites when they get on two wheels?
In its push to expand, the school faces residual distrust from earlier development projects. We visited two recent university construction sites to see what it’s like to be NYU’s next-door neighbor.
In the looming debate over full-scale casino gambling in New York, it will likely be harder for foes to document the proposal’s potential costs than for pro-casino advocates to predict benefits.
Leyla is one of 60,000 Iraqis who came to the United States after the 2003 invasion. Married to an American, settled in Brooklyn, she still feels the disruption of the war—especially when she hears her mother’s voice.
The effort aims to reduce nitrogen discharged from wastewater treatment plants, before it enters the watershed and drives away or kills fish.
DeScribe is not the world’s first or most famous Hassidic rapper, but he is looking to obtain a higher level of recognition for his positive sound.