Empire Travel Agency starts with four strangers waiting for a call at a Lower Manhattan phone booth.
In 1992, artist collective REPOhistory installed 39 aluminum signs in Lower Manhattan that highlighted the overlooked history of New York City.
This week the South Street Seaport got an essential boost.
Whether under Dutch, British, or American control, New York’s early development was supported by slavery.
Bjarke Ingels revealed his proposal for 2 World Trade Center in an article for Wired on Tuesday. The final unbuilt plot at the hallowed New York City site — which had for a decade been reserved for a Norman Foster-designed scheme — may now give rise to a dramatically stepped, 1,340-foot glass tower.
In the course of writing The Rise and Fall of Artists’ SoHo (Routledge), I read several earlier books about lofts and artists in lower Manhattan. The most embarrassing by far, in spite of some research worth crediting, was Sharon Zukin’s Loft Living: Culture and Capital in Urban Change.