With the coronavirus pandemic leaving hotels without guests, a few hotels in New York City’s Upper West Side have welcomed homeless residents temporarily. It is a great initiative, but it recently attracted negative press after the New York Post reported that “crime and chaos” … [Read more...] about What life is actually like at NYC’s hotels-turned-temporary shelters
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In its heyday, the Fresh Kills trash dump on Staten Island was one of the world’s great eyesores. Imagine New York’s Central Park with trash mounds 20 stories high. Now imagine that times three. That’s how bad it was. By the late 1970s, an estimated 28,000 tons of trash arrived … [Read more...] about 20 years on, the world’s biggest trash dump is now a green oasis
Large-scale development projects usually require architectural mockups typically constructed from high-end, resilient materials, designed to simulate various parts of a planned building. Unfortunately, instead of being repurposed or put to good use after review, those … [Read more...] about Designers repurpose architectural mockups into useful community structures
The question of whether or not to send children back to classrooms this fall in the US looms large, and a growing number of parents are calling for kids to go back to school but not be back in school. Thousands of people have signed a petition for an open streets initiative to … [Read more...] about We taught school outdoors in the past. Could we do it again?
New York City operates over 30,000 city-owned vehicles, the largest municipal fleet in the country. Police cars, fire engines, and public buses drive up and down the city streets performing their public services duties. But what if while completing their routine routes, doing … [Read more...] about Public vehicles in New York are doubling as air pollution monitors