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A Photo Tour of The World Trade Center

Take a tour of the World Trade Center site, which has been rebuilt in the nearly two decades since 9/11

See the incredible views from Hudson Yards’s sky-high observation deck

The highest observation deck in the Western Hemisphere is now open to thrill-seeking visitors.

NYC has a plan to clean its sewage-filled waterways. Does it go far enough?

Critics say the latest plan to address sewage overflows in NYC, which dump millions of gallons of sewage into the city’s waterways every year, is "barely a drop in the bucket."

NYC neighborhoods, then and now: A decade of change

See how the New York has changed over the last decade.

A decade of destruction in New York City

New York City has lost countless cultural and historic institutions in the past decade

Exploring Staten Island’s hidden North Shore Branch, eyed for a new bus line

The MTA wants to build a new bus rapid transit line through a forgotten stretch of the Staten Island coastline

Brooklyn gained a Wegmans, but lost the 19th-century mansions of Admiral’s Row

For many Brooklynites, the destruction of Admiral’s Row and its extensive woodlands represents a tragic loss

Photographing Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Guggenheim Museum

Landscape photographer Andrew Pielage is capturing every single Frank Lloyd Wright building

What does the future hold for the East River waterfront?

The city’s billion dollar plan to make the East River waterfront more resilient has a neighborhood up in arms.

The status of the World Trade Center complex, 18 years later

On the 18th anniversary of 9/11, check in on the progress at the World Trade Center

Encroaching development threatens a crucial Staten Island wetlands

Soon, more than half of the Graniteville Swamp may be bulldozed to make way for a 28-acre development

In Greenpoint, new waterfront parks will transform the Newtown Creek

One of Brooklyn’s most polluted waterways will soon be home to a new network of green spaces

Exploring Shirley Chisholm State Park, NYC’s nicest park built on a toxic dump

Shirley Chisholm State Park is now open in Brooklyn on a site that was once occupied by two toxic landfills.

As Red Hook’s industrial history is demolished, what comes next for the neighborhood?

The remaining vestiges of Red Hook’s industrial past are slowly being lost to development

New York’s massive storm surge barrier poses an ‘existential threat’ to city shores

"By the time the surge gets here, it’s already too late"

On Staten Island, a massive barrier will rise to protect against climate change

New York City’s latest efforts to fight climate change underscore the reality that the city is facing a very tenuous future

Brooklyn’s most endangered buildings

Across the borough, many different types of structures are threatened with demolition

Photos: Inside Vessel, Thomas Heatherwick’s Hudson Yards sculpture

The 150-foot-tall sculpture is a novelty, both in its design and the experience of climbing it

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Hudson Yards, then and now: See the transformation of Manhattan’s west side

See how the neighborhood around Manhattan’s $25 billion megaproject has changed

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Take a tour of Hudson Yards, inside and out

What to see at the massive development transforming Manhattan’s west side

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See Hudson Yards’s observation deck under construction

When the viewing platform opens in 2020, it’ll bring some of the wildest views of New York City

Inside 15 Hudson Yards, the NYC megaproject’s first residential tower

The condo tower at Hudson Yards is ready for its close-up

What will it take to bring the Bronx’s Tibbetts Brook back to life?

Daylighting Tibbetts Brook would mark the symbolic end of centuries of industrial pollution and neglect

A walk around Anable Basin, Amazon’s future home in Queens

The tech giant’s incoming HQ2 will erase the unique industrial landscape around Anable Basin

As Industry City gears up for rezoning, locals question who will benefit

A rezoning proposal seeks to create 1.3 million square feet of new commercial and industrial space

Exploring the wilds of the Bronx’s Hutchinson River

A hike along the Hutchinson River is a study in contrasts

A remote corner of Staten Island braces for major changes

Wetlands remediation and the presence of a new Amazon warehouse are transforming Staten Island’s west shore

Checking in on NYC’s ambitious homeless shelter overhaul, 18 months later

The mayor promised to "turn the tide" on homelessness—but how successful has the initiative been?

Would an enormous storm surge barrier save NYC’s coast—or destroy it?

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed a radical fix for storm surge along New York’s shores

See the transformation of a NYC landmark into the Moynihan Train Hall

The landmark James A. Farley Post Office will undergo a $1.6 billion transformation into a new transit hub.

How will rezoning transform Governors Island’s evolving landscape?

Like most of the rapidly changing waterfront of New York City, this liminal landscape may soon be radically transformed

Exploring Inwood’s wild shoreline, now threatened by rezoning

The recent rezoning of Inwood, one of Manhattan’s "last affordable neighborhoods," has the potential to dramatically reshape the neighborhood

The fight for universal rent control in New York

Tenants across New York state are mobilizing to preserve and protect affordable housing.

NYC’s new waterfront parks represent the erasure of its industrial past

The old working waterfront has almost completely disappeared as the city realizes its new vision for the coastline.

What it’s like to canoe on Brooklyn’s most polluted waterway

The Gowanus Dredgers, the canal’s unofficial stewards, lead regular boat tours of the fetid waterway.

Where do New Yorkers play?

In basketball courts, on beaches, and more

At Storm King, artists contemplate the threat of climate change

Contemporary artists have filled the 500-acre sculpture park with pieces that tackle the changing natural landscape

Saying goodbye to the old Essex Street Market

A stroll through today’s Essex Street Market is still a comforting visit to an older Manhattan.

See the transformation of Williamsburg’s Domino Park

The park, designed by the same firm behind the High Line, is one of the first pieces of the larger Domino megaproject.