July 6, 2015
New York City is famous for its skyline, not so much for its treeline. The city has some great parks, but for 8.4 million people, it could still use more. One solution: go underground. That’s where you’ll find the Lowline, … Read More...
December 5, 2013
Luciano Giobbilei project in Barcelona.
Urban gardening is on the increase. And no more so than in Europe, where some remarkable talents are driving many of the world’s urban gardening trends.
Urban Gardens sponsor, Elspeth Briscoe, founder of MyGardenSchool (formerly … Read More...
May 8, 2013
Underground mushroom farm and park by Fletcher Priest. Photo: Fletcher Priest.
The success of the High Line, an elevated park extending from the Meatpacking District up to 34th Street on Manhattan’s West Side, has begun inspiring similar projects. From Santa … Read More...
February 17, 2012
In the refrain from one her most famous songs, Big Yellow Taxi, Joni Mitchell sang:
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking … Read More...
February 26, 2010
I’m looking forward to this spring, when a portion of the future 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 6 is scheduled to open, followed by Pier 1 scheduled to open this winter, with the entire project expected to be completed … Read More...