All From:

Cityscape

  1. celebrity real estate
    Julia Fox Gave a ‘Maximum Transparency’ Tour of Her ApartmentWe also have a hallway where “nothing happens.”
  2. street fights
    The Tiny Newspapers at War in the West VillageFeaturing alleged graphic-design theft, 9/11 truthers, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
  3. cityscape
    ‘Use That Time As a Meditation Time’: The MTA’s New, Very Long EscalatorTen stories down into the new Grand Central Madison terminal.
  4. getting around
    An EV in Every Driveway Is an Environmental DisasterWe can’t lithium mine our way out of climate crisis.
  5. the talented mr. santos
    What George Santos Was Really Like as a Roommate“He was home all day.”
  6. street view
    The Upper West Side’s Zone of Pedestrian DeathThe area around 96th Street is dangerous. And it’s hardly the worst in town.
  7. rikers
    How a Rikers Unit That Protects Trans Women Fell ApartA decade ago, New York set out to lead the nation in efforts to support incarcerated trans people. Now they are stranded in all-male housing units.
  8. state of the city
    Working for New York City When Everyone Else Is LeavingEmpty cubicles, giant caseloads that leave low-income tenants without rent aid, and “no end in sight.”
  9. public art watch
    The Problem With Boston’s MLK Memorial Isn’t That It Looks Like a PenisIt’s how it reminds us of how little Boston — and other cities — have advanced the civil-rights leader’s racial-justice agenda.
  10. urban fauna
    There Are Dolphins in the Bronx RiverMaybe you don’t want to swim there, but the Parks Department says it’s good news.
  11. street view
    One Way to a Better City: Ask Disabled People to Design ItWouldn’t everyone fare a little better if (to take just one example) airport luggage-screening counters were lower?
  12. biography of a building
    A Queens Co-Op Full of ElectriciansIt remains basically as it was imagined in 1949: a surprisingly affordable city-within-a-city.
  13. look book
    The Look Book Goes to a Samoyed MeetupFor eight years, NYC Samoyeds has arranged regular park gatherings for owners of the cheerful Siberian breed.
  14. crime
    Here’s Why Everything at Walgreens Is Suddenly Behind PlasticThe recent spike in shoplifting is both overblown and real. And almost everyone is profiting from it (including you).
  15. the group portrait
    The Mammoth Bone Hunters of the East River“We were looking for the big boys and the small stuff, too,” says one fossil hunter. “Any kind of bones.”
  16. getting around
    Al Roker Is at War With His TeslaHe can’t get in, and he can’t get out.
  17. energy
    Get Ready to Be PropanefluencedIt’s more than HGTV hosts. Meet the #vanlife, #cottagecore, and #milkmaid influencers boosting liquefied petroleum gas.
  18. remembering
    The East Village Standoff I MissedIn 1995, I was oblivious to the drama in my neighborhood. Today, the East Village squatters’ battle for their houses is at the center of my novel.
  19. design
    How Did a Plastic Box Come to Symbolize Everything Wrong with Retail?The Keeper’s unlikely journey from record stores to guarding Spam at your pharmacy.
  20. california storms
    California’s Lost TreesAfter the current storms end, the state will face a new challenge: restoring an already diminished urban canopy.
  21. on the curb
    24 Hours in the Life of a Discarded Christmas TreeThe end of Christmas doesn’t mean the end of your tree.
  22. rats
    ‘We Were Killing Them With These Little Pitchforks’Talking to Matt Deodato, rat specialist.
  23. street view
    Two Supportive-Housing Projects Make the Case for Building Many MoreThey’re cheaper than the alternatives, acceptable to the neighbors, and successful among people who were living on the street.
  24. the eavesdropper
    Listening in at Goldman Sachs AgainHours after the largest round of layoffs since the financial crisis began.
  25. architecture
    Bolsonaro’s Mob Targeted a Modernist MasterpieceIn attacking Brasilia, the Oscar Niemeyer–designed capital, rioters carried out a familiar far-right agenda.
  26. natural gas
    Are Gas Stoves the New Cigarettes?A federal ban may be in the cards.
  27. mysteries
    Why Can’t We Figure Out Where Politicians Live?Lester Chang and George Santos are just the latest.
  28. look book
    The Look Book Goes to Julie Macklowe’s Birthday PartyTo celebrate her 45th, the socialite threw a 600-person “Leather and Lingerie” bash at Cipriani’s Club Musica.
  29. street view
    An Office Is Wherever We Decide It IsA new book chronicles employers’, architects’, and employees’ relentless reinvention of the workplace.
  30. our mayor
    Eric Adams Has More RatsEven his patented rat bucket didn’t solve the problem.
  31. you’ve got mail
    The Package Pickup Business Coming to the Bodega Near YouFrustrated by package thefts, New Yorkers are turning to a growing list of startups and lockers to hold their online orders.
  32. artifact
    The MetroCard’s 28 Years As a Blank CanvasAs the clock runs down on this ubiquitous object, a collector walks us through its many variations.
  33. 21 questions
    Deeda Blair’s Work-From-Home Uniform Is the Same Jacket in Six ColorsThe style icon and medical philanthropist answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  34. goodbye 2022
    The Weed Bodega Was Beautiful While It LastedThe city’s first legal storefront is coming and its deranged predecessors are about to be regulated out of existence.
  35. q&a
    The Would-Be Salt Kings of New York CityTalking to Joe Bucci Jr. and Joe Bucci Sr.
  36. year in review
    Curbed’s 20 Most-Read Stories in 2022They included bitter real-estate feuds, our deep dive into trash, and a report from Caroline Calloway’s drawn-out good-bye to the city.
  37. street life
    Riding Around Tompkins Square Park With the Citi Bike BoyzJerome Peel will jump over anything with the 45-pound clunker.
  38. hotels
    Did New York Miss Its Moment To Turn Hotels Into Housing?“It’s hard to look at the timing of these programs and say that it was treated as an emergency.”
  39. getting around
    Make 2023 the Year of the BusCori Bush’s first-of-its-kind BRT bill is a start.
  40. street view
    Walkable City’s Jeff Speck Knows There Are Worse Things Than Crawling TrafficTen years on, he reflects on pipe dreams turned real (like California’s ADU boom) and not (like truly safe streets).
  41. neighborhoods
    Is Everyone Really Moving to Turtle Bay in 2023?If pub grub and postwar buildings are hot, then what is hotness anyway?
  42. urban fauna
    Los Angeles’s Celebrity Mountain Lion Was Also Its HostageWithout an easy way to cross the freeways that bisect his natural habitat, P-22’s life in the city was a lonely one.
  43. urban fauna
    Fugitive Cow Located at Long Island Golf CourseVienna had been missing for four months, but “her capture went flawlessly.”
  44. hotels
    ‘I Know That I’m Living This Cinderella Life’The city’s closure of emergency hotels leaves former inmates scrambling to find housing by the New Year.
  45. street view
    Can the Hochul-Adams New New York Actually Happen?The Hochul-Adams mission statement is big on sweeping ideas — and way short on explaining how any of this happens.
  46. the eavesdropper
    Listening In at the Mark HotelJust before the holidays.
  47. new york jobs
    The Hardest-Working Santa in Northeastern QueensMy day with Dana Friedman, a 63-year-old Jewish civil litigator and Kris Kringle for hire.
  48. street view
    The Upside-Down Building Is No Longer NovelAt Greenpoint’s new Eagle + West, cantilevers are just one more architectural gimmick.
  49. auctions
    Elon Musk Is Selling Off Twitter’s CafeteriaAnd some Eames chairs too. But the office beds are staying put.
  50. getting around
    ‘Let’s Play Getting Doored!’Lego and Playmobil’s ambulance sets each come with an injured cyclist. But don’t worry — they’re smiling.
Load More