The other islands of New York City reflect the story of the city. A look at Rikers Island, North Brother Island, Roosevelt Island and more.
Join the New School in NYC as they explore the history of the US prison system in a cross-country dialogue that challenges everything you know about the system.
A guerrilla subway campaign by New School students seeks to put Rikers Island prison back on the MTA subway maps, one sticker at a time.
Inside RIkers Island prison in NYC, Groundswell worked with female inmates in the Rose M. Singer Center to produce an art mural "The Freedom Within."
11 lesser known bridges in NYC: Washington Bridge, Roosevelt Island Bridge, Rikers Island Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing, Henry Hudson Bridge, and the 155th street viaduct.
The Rikers Island GreenHouse garden, run as a collaboration between The Horticulture Society and the NYC Department of Correction, provides an oasis of green.
A new proposal to extend LaGuardia Airport's runways reveals fun facts about the boundaries of the airport and Ingraham's Mountain in Queens.
Over the years, the MTA and earlier transit agencies have both included and omitted Rikers Island from its maps. We look at maps from 1948 to 2013.
The abandoned Hart Island is uninhabited today, but more than 800,000 dead has been buried there, making it the largest tax-funded cemetery in the world.
The inspiration for the architecture of Vamp Camp on True Blood actually comes from Jeremy Bentham's 18th-century prison design theory for a Panopticon.