Architecture / New York

Queensbridge, NYC: Inside America’s Largest Public Housing Project

The former Ravenswood tobacco plant and the mixed commercial-residential look of the neighborhood near Queensbridge

We recently took a Municipal Art Society tour of Queensbridge, America’s largest operating public housing project, located in West Queens. The Queensbridge Housing Development is one of the 330 developments owned by NYCHA. Queensbridge is divided into two separate complexes – the North Houses …

Events / New York

Hike the Heights Reinvigorates Parks in Northern Manhattan

What do giraffes and Northern Manhattan parks have in common? The annual Hike the Heights urban trail that connects the Cloisters to Central Park takes its giraffe shape from existing trails and streets that connect Fort Tryon Park, Highbridge Park, Jackie Robinson Park, St. Nicholas Park, Morningside Park, and Central Park. This year, the family-friendly event will take place on …