Architecture / Guides

Architectural Sites and Vintage Signage Along NYC’s East River

Earlier this week, we published a photo essay about notable spots along the Hudson River in “Thirteen of NYC’s Most Important Architectural Sites on the Hudson River.” The East River, in contrast, is in a different state of development with new sleek skyscrapers abutting both active and abandoned industrial sites. Untapped Cities photographer Troy Hahn went …

Architecture / Featured

On Brooklyn Waterfront Mayor Bloomberg Plans Resiliency

New York is the ultimate city of water. With its 578 miles  of shoreline, its tidal rivers and straits, bays, harbors, and ocean frontage, New York became fabulously wealthy over the centuries by ruthlessly exploiting the surrounding waters for shipping, commerce, and energy. For 300 years it has expanded its territory into the sea, building …