Surprising indoor public spaces in Manhattan if you’re looking for a unique meeting spot, to have a nice quiet lunch or get some me time.More
We’ve rounded up the quirkiest and most surprising statues in New York City, from a former communist leader to a giant bronze rat.More
New York’s history of mobile food trucks is longer than one would think; it dates back to as early as the 1600s, when New Amsterdam, now New York City, began regulating street vendors selling food from push carts. In 1893, a night lunch wagon operated by the Church Temperance Society served hot meals to the …More
The Carnaby Book Exchange offers a respite from the busy shops of Kingly Court.
From a posh London shopping center to a wooden birdhouse in Brooklyn to a bright plastic pod in Nolita, the familiar public library is being re-imagined and reinvented. With the rise of casual neighborhood libraries that require no library card, …More
Tucked between two office buildings at 55 Water Street is a hard-to-find escalator which whisks you up to The Elevated Acre. Don’t be daunted though, this transformed public plaza well worth the hunt.
The Elevated Acre at 55 Water Street was actually completed in the early 1970s. After new zoning regulations for skyscrapers were passed in …More
Four public pianos are being set up on different street corners in Montreal’s Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood for the summer.More
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On a walk west on 42nd Street from the neo-Gothic-infused neighborhood of Tudor City, the Ford Foundation Building introduces a dramatic change of scenery. It stands somewhat fortress-like, its exterior giving few hints about the building’s true architectural brilliance. Of course, from the outside, you’re also blind to the …More
One of the most attention-grabbing exhibits at the International Center for Photography’s Triennial (through September 8) isn’t really a work of photography at all. In Knee-deep in the Flooded Victory, artist Nayland Blake has assembled photos, posters, zines, coffee mugs and voodoo dolls in an installation that explores the changing meaning of public space in New York …More
A modest update to Piazza San Silvestro makes a major change in the use of public space in Rome’s historic center.More
There’s more to Golden Gate Park than just the Academy of Sciences and the de Young. Kate Shay encounters miniature electric boats, a police horse and more during her winter bike rides through the park.More
The highest point in New Orleans is not Monkey Hill, nor this hill on the battureMore
Why Sydney may be posted to become the next global city.More