Sara Polsky is Curbed's deputy editor, commissioning and editing Curbed's longform stories and packages. Before launching Curbed's features program, Sara was editor of Curbed NY. Her own writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Tablet, The New Yorker online, Poets & Writers, and other publications, and she's also the author of a YA novel, This Is How I Find Her.
In honor of Jane Jacobs’s 100th birthday, explore her life and legacy, from the battles over NYC’s LOMEX to Jacobs’s later years in Toronto to the Robert Moses-Jane Jacobs opera. Then take our quiz to see how your neighborhood meets Jacobs’s criteria for a successful city.
Jane Jacobs had strong ideas about what makes a successful urban neighborhood. Test how your neighborhood stacks up in this quiz.
For Home Sweet Home, the New York Times Magazine staff writer reflects on why gardens and green space make her feel most at home.
Curbed is seeking pitches for longform and narrative stories from freelance writers and photographers. Curbed's focus is home: real estate, architecture, design, and urban planning. We want pitches for stories that dig deep on these topics, whether they are profiles of architects who are changing the field, stories about building types we haven't seen before (like a life-size Noah's Ark), personal essays, or analyses of how popular design trends like midcentury modern decor came to be.