Eileen Myles Watches Over an Ever-Changing New York

Now guarding trees in Lower Manhattan, the poet and author of “Chelsea Girls” says: “Things that might have once been corny to me don’t feel corny anymore.”

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After Hurricane Sandy, a Park in Lower Manhattan at the Center of a Fight

Nine years after Hurricane Sandy, residents of Lower Manhattan are still vulnerable to rising seas. The fight over a plan to protect them reveals why progress on our most critical challenges is so hard.

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Fireworks Are Back in N.Y.C. Are We in for Another Loud Summer?

It’s a seasonal tradition in the city’s streets, but the displays might not have the same energy they had last year. 

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Submerged in van Gogh: Would Absinthe Make the Art Grow Fonder?

Individual absorption is the order of the day at two touring spectacles devoted to the painter’s greatest hits.

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Winning a Housing Lottery and Figuring Out How to Get Out of a Lease

The affordable unit was bigger, but also more expensive than her studio. She decided it was worth it.

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The Perseverance of New York City’s Wildflowers

A park in Williamsburg awaits the miniature beauty of its spring blossoms.

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What the Coronavirus Has Done to New Development

The pandemic paused residential construction and stalled sales. Now developers in Long Island City and Greenpoint are scrambling to bounce back.

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A Bridge From Queens to Manhattan, but No Cars Allowed

A group of transportation experts wants to build a new bridge in New York City to accommodate a surge in cycling.

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New York City Doesn’t Have to Suffer This Summer

Officials shouldn’t let the coronavirus end a long history of helping people stay cool.

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