New York City

Metropolis Event: The New New York

Join Metropolis editorial and brand director Paul Makovksy at ICFF while he explores the best of New York City’s architecture, interiors, and public spaces from the past three years, nominated by more than 35 design icons. Join three icon/nominators in presenting their favorites. Oculus by Santiago Calatrava. Image courtesy Mark Wickens

Soho Design District Expands Its Mission

Formed in 2015 to address common neighborhood issues, the Soho Design District group has since broadened its scope, collaborating with New York’s art community and educating the public on design history.

Formed in 2015 to address common neighborhood issues, the Soho Design District group has since broadened its scope, collaborating with New York’s art community and educating the public on design history.

NYC Design Talks: Times Square Transformation

Metropolis editor in chief Susan S. Szenasy moderates a discussion between Craig Dykers, principal of Snøhetta, and Tim Tompkins, president of the Time Square Alliance for the Design Pavilion. Learn more about Snøhetta’s redesign of Times Square here. Rain date Thursday, May 4th.  

Your Indispensable Guide to NYCxDESIGN

Get the best out of NYCxDESIGN with our top selections of the events happening this month. (And find out how to pick up a free copy of our guide!)

This year, make sure to get the best out of NYCxDESIGN. Here are our top picks for events and installations happening this month.

BKLYN DESIGNS Builds Up the Brooklyn-Made Brand

Starting May 5, the Brooklyn-centric show will feature designers ranging from fresh-faced label Ot/tra to established favorites, like Casa Kids, Think Fabricate, Aimée Wilder, and Todd Bracher.

Starting May 5, the Brooklyn-centric show will feature designers ranging from fresh-faced label Ot/tra to established favorites, like Casa Kids, Think Fabricate, Aimée Wilder, and Todd Bracher.

Snøhetta Gives Times Square a Sleek New Look

Times Square's latest redesign is uncluttered, clean, and features versatile new furniture, courtesy of a collaboration between Snøhetta and Vestre.

Times Square’s latest redesign is uncluttered, clean, and features versatile new furniture, courtesy of a collaboration between Snøhetta and Vestre.

NYCHA Finally Acknowledges the Importance of Design—But Is That Enough?

For the first time in its 83-year history, the New York City Housing Authority has released guidelines that establish design principles to follow when rehabilitating residential buildings. But is this a case of too little, too late?

For the first time in its 83-year history, the New York City Housing Authority has released guidelines that establish design principles to follow when rehabilitating residential buildings. But is this a case of too little, too late?

A New Subway Map for New York City?

Designers adore the 1972 New York City subway map designed by Massimo Vignelli. But, taboo though it may be to say, it's far from what New York needs.

At the opening of New York City’s Second Avenue Subway, passengers were given updated copies of the beloved 1972 map by Massimo Vignelli. But, taboo though it may be to say, this attractive map is far from what New York needs.