Category Archives: urban design

A South Bronx Rail Yard Is Reborn

Much attention over the past decade has been given to two huge development projects that are underway to build above rail yards in the far west side of Manhattan and at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. In the midst of all … Continue reading

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Three Layers of Housing Development in East New York Expose Society’s Priorities

The neighborhood of East New York, Brooklyn, offers an interesting window into the changing values of American society over the 20th and early 21st centuries, as expressed through architecture. The different types of buildings that exist there trace the neighborhood … Continue reading

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