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Cane furniture is back—but it never really left

In our tech-filled homes, the decidedly analog material endures.

How to end traffic

European cities offer a roadmap for life with fewer cars.



Deep dives on cities, architecture, design, real estate, and urban planning.

Should we still be building single-family homes?

Single-family homes are partly to blame for our housing mess, but they can also be a tool to solve our problems.

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The homeownership obsession

How buying homes became a part of the American dream—and also a nightmare.

How the country’s deadliest city for pedestrians plans to save lives with safer streets

In Orlando, ground zero of the pedestrian safety crisis, a mayor’s traffic reform goals are put to the test.

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Curbed New York’s 11 best longreads of 2019

Hudson Yards, the loss of neighborhood bars, and more

13 favorite Curbed longreads of 2019

The magic of estate sales, life in a converted school bus, how homeownership became part of the American dream, and more.

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A decade of destruction in New York City

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

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Everyone has their own ‘Home Alone 2’

What role do movies play in helping us understand a version of New York that is no longer with us?

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Waiting Game: How Atlanta’s building boom can make homebuying a high-stakes wager?

"We’ve lived in a lot of major cities before... We’ve never experienced anything like this."

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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

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The suburbs issue

As our suburbs become more like cities, they have one foot in the past and one in the future.

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Growing up in Levittown

The quintessential suburb was built on rules, and they still shape the town today.

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Duluth’s ‘demographic destiny train’

Every year, the U.S. becomes more diverse in race and ethnicity—and so do its suburbs.

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A manifesto for a new suburbia

Eight ideas for future-proofing the suburbs.

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Preparing for the thousand-year storm

Sprawl has made Baltimore suburb Ellicott City more vulnerable to climate change.

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Frisco, Texas, has a plan

After engineering its own growth, can the Dallas suburb stay on top?

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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

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Following in Frank’s footsteps

How a Philly couple discovered the modern architect Frank Weise through his plans

Touring cities, from Paris to Oakland, on foot

Something transcendent happens on walking tours—and the stories they tell can have powerful effects in our neighborhoods.

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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 quest for the perfect closet

What today’s idealized closets and pantries say about our inner lives.

Can a $1,300 baby bed make me a better mom?

The Snoo promises more sleep, but the problems families face are too big for furniture to fix.

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It’s time to ban cars from Manhattan

If we want to alleviate NYC’s traffic woes, we need to start with Manhattan; and instead of small steps we need to take one big leap: ban cars.

Not in my bat’s yard

By turning community spaces into habitats for a protected species, bat boxes throw a wrench—arguably a small one—into the development process.

Who’s afraid of the pedestrian mall?

To make cities safer and denser, we need to make room for people, not cars. The specter of the 1970s is holding our foot traffic back.

A green new home

A Green New Deal would touch our lives at every level, including at home.

The truth about RVs

"You’re not going to buy an RV and drive it off the lot and have no hassles."

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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

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A walking tour of 1949 Greenwich Village

In the footsteps of Henry Lanier and Berenice Abbott.

An accessible neighborhood needs parks

For many families like mine—with members who are on the spectrum or have other sensory or mental disorders—parks and playgrounds are vitally important.

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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

Making a home in a famous house

"The most effective way to preserve a house is to use it."

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The TV issue

The homes we see on TV are mirrors of—and inspirations for—our own

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Why we’re obsessed with the TV teen bedroom

"The teen bedroom has become such an iconic design because growing up, that is one of the only things you have control over."

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The shows we’ve lived by

From classic sitcoms to ’80s excess, a timeline of the most influential homes on TV.

The rise of round

Cute furniture is a reprieve from our age of anxiety.

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The Big Little Lie of the TV kitchen island

The women of the HBO series should lose their spectacular, high-maintenance houses.

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Will Midtown Village leave the Gayborhood behind?

As the neighborhood grows and changes, some worry about a loss of identity.

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How the television transformed our homes

TV’s entry into our living spaces began a nationwide conversation about where the sets should go and how they should look

The budget furniture dilemma

As companies like Wayfair face criticism, is buying from them the right thing to do?