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Let There Be Light (in Jackson Heights)

"Urban illumination expert" and "underpass queen" Leni Schwendinger has made a career of light installations, often in under-the-radar locations like the underpass behind Manhattan's Port Authority. She's now working with the 82nd Street Partnership to bring better lighting to Jackson Heights, as part of an effort to create more community spaces and encourage people to spend more time outside. The Atlantic Cities takes a tour of Jackson Heights' lighting with Schwendinger, who talks about public vs. private light, the problems with streetlights, and degrees of darkness as measured by light meters. [The Atlantic Cities]