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Public Space

  1. design edit
    NASA-Inspired Lighting, Kid Cudi’s Netflix Special, and More FindsPlus labor-as-artwork in the 1970s.
  2. design edit
    Nature-Inspired Glass Lighting, Soft Seating at Lincoln Center, and More FindsPlus a monument to a historic Filipino settlement in Louisiana.
  3. design edit
    A LEGO Playscape in Harlem, a Squishy Chair, and More FindsPlus, a mural for Little Ukraine.
  4. parks
    How I Found the New Roof Park at Pier 57The city’s newest public park tries to be everything at once and ends up feeling like a private space.
  5. street view
    Lincoln Center Resets Itself as a Cultural Town Square for SpringQuinceañeras, dance parties, and underground jazz will animate the plaza, but will that energy extend past Labor Day?
  6. getting around
    People Had More of a Comment Than a Question at the Open-Streets Forum“We’re gonna start to wrap. This is getting out of hand.”
  7. public space
    The Very Tiny Fight Over a Midtown Park’s Locked GardenCan one determined person continue to keep the public out of a public park?
  8. benchgate
    Are We Ever Going to Get a Place to Sit Down in Moynihan Station?The corporation behind the Penn Station expansion says more seating is coming.
  9. outside voices
    At a Washington Square Park Meeting, All of Greenwich Village Turned Up to YellNot everyone made it inside; those who did raised their hands for an early park closing time.
  10. rendering judgment
    Lincoln Center Wants You to Lie Down on Its PlazaHow comfortable will that plastic grass really be?
  11. public space
    Last Night in Echo ParkOn the scene as the LAPD evicted an enormous community of unhoused residents from the shore of Echo Park Lake.
  12. public space
    New Union Square Plan Takes Over Streets to Make a Bigger, Greener ParkThe $100M proposal would make the area more pedestrian-friendly.