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See the NYC blackout captured in a timelapse video

Filmmaker Joseph DiGiovanna captured a timelapse video of the city going dark, and the lights coming back on

See the rise of Hudson Yards in just two minutes

EarthCam’s time-lapse video shows how the megaproject came together over six years

Visit gritty 1980s New York City with help from MoMA’s archives

See the Lower East Side in all its vintage, pre-gentrification glory


Explore Central Park’s oldest architectural wonders

Dating back to the park’s inception in the mid 1800s, these famous structures have unique histories few may know about

Tour a Brooklyn recycling facility, where NYC’s trash gets a new life

The Sims Municipal Recycling Facility in Sunset Park sorts 22,000 tons of recyclables each month.


Explore the evolution of the subway at the New York Transit Museum

If you’re a transit lover, you won’t want to miss this.


Tour the new dougnut-shaped rental at the former Domino Sugar Factory

325 Kent Avenue is the first of several new developments at this historic Brooklyn site.

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade took the NYC subway—and ruined one guy's commute

"Can you not?"

Tour the Renzo Piano-designed Whitney Museum, where architecture is art itself

The floor-to-ceiling windows create stunning views of the city’s skyline that serve as the perfect backdrop for any installation.


Take a scenic ride through the Catskills on a 200-year-old railroad

This vintage train runs year round and is themed for each new season


Exploring Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, home to late New York greats

The compelling graveyard is the final resting home for names like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Leonard Bernstein.

Exploring the Cloisters, a medieval castle in NYC

The architecture of the Met Museum’s medieval annex is older than the United States.


A look at the work of Wallace Harrison, one of NYC’s most important architects

The modernist architect had a hand in Lincoln Center, the United Nations, and other New York landmarks.

One last look inside Domino sugar refinery before its transformation

The New York Times is offering a 360 degree video tour of the building slated for an office conversion.

See the old Kosciuszko Bridge come down in a controlled explosion

Say goodbye to the old, maligned steel truss bridge—it was taken down today in an "energetic felling."

Commuter wars: pitting a bike versus the subway during morning rush hour

In a race for the ages, two Curbed staffers pit a bike commute versus the subway. Which form of transportation reigns supreme? Watch on.

Stand in 56 Leonard’s 52nd floor penthouse, sort of

An interactive video lets viewers decide where they want to look in the penthouse.


See how a Ridgewood townhouse went from drab to dream home

Check out this video for home renovation tips and tricks from a new New York homeowner.


See how the poignant Tribute in Light at the World Trade Center comes together

The poignant 9/11 memorial, initially intended as a temporary installation, has become an enduring tribute.

St. Vincent’s ‘New York’ video is full of cheeky NYC references

Including a butt hanging out of the Astor Place Cube

New York’s next hot condo conversion is … the Statue of Liberty?

Well, no—it’s just a parody. But what if?


Tour a glamping retreat in the bucolic Hudson Valley

Collective Retreats opened a glamping site on a working organic farm in upstate New York.

Neil Patrick Harris voices new +Pool hype video, and it’s kind of awesome

A new short doc looks at the years-long journey in trying to make this dream a reality.


Take a video tour of Shigeru Ban’s Cast Iron House in Tribeca

Get a peek inside the Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s second condo project in New York City.

Watch the Old Kosciuszko Bridge get dismantled and shipped down Newtown Creek

A final farewell to everyone’s least favorite bridge.


Curbed’s Renovation Diary is coming to Ridgewood, Queens

In this year’s installment of Curbed’s Renovation Diary series, a first-time home buyer goes from demolition to dream home in Queens.


Tour Brooklyn Grange, the largest rooftop farm in NYC

Get a peek inside Brooklyn Grange’s rooftop farm at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which is the largest farm of its kind in NYC.


Here's how the MTA is working to solve its subway trash problem

Trash causes delays, but how do you get rid of the trash? By using huge mobile vacuums, if you’re the MTA.


Take a video tour of 100 Barclay Street, Ralph Walker's Art Deco beauty

Get a peek inside the stunning Art Deco building, which has since had its top floors converted into posh condos.

Visit 1911 New York City with help from MoMA’s archives

A Swedish firm captured everyday life in 1911 New York City, including then-new landmarks like the Manhattan Bridge and the Flatiron Building.

The devastating effects of climate change on New York, visualized

With just a two-degree Celsius increase in global temperature, New York City could be under water


Peek inside Bryant Park's spiffed-up public bathrooms

The city’s nicest public restroom just got a major upgrade—take a look inside with this (totally not creepy) video tour.


Tour the New York Botanical Garden’s stunning Dale Chihuly exhibit

See 20 pieces by the famed glass sculptor in the Bronx, where an exhibit devoted to his work is currently on view.


Inside the luxury digs that the NYPD's horses call home

How are New York’s foaliest doing in their new home?

New video showcases One Manhattan Square’s ‘adult treehouse,’ tea garden

The development’s sprawling outdoor space will be 60% of the size of Gramercy Park.

Watch Herzog & de Meuron's 56 Leonard rise in this time-lapse video

This video captures the bulk of the construction which took place from March 2014 to December 2016.

What happens when a guy tries to race the NYC subway?

A previous Subway Challenge participant raced the 2 train—and took video to document the whole thing.

Anderson Cooper offers a peek into his Greenwich Village firehouse

The CNN anchor’s historic home was used in an H&M campaign starring Kevin Hart and David Beckham.

A Modernist dream home designed by Philip Johnson is hidden in Midtown

The architect’s only private residential commission in NYC is this simple house on 52nd Street, and it remains virtually unchanged from when it was first completed in 1950.