NYC Microseasons
A catalog of NYC's un/natural seasons

Latest Seasons

Jun
11
People stroll under the criss-crossed bars of scaffolding shading a New York City sidewalk.

An Urban Eyesore Provides a Summer Respite

An ubiquitous green structure that covers miles of the city is widely considered a blight, but also offers a rare chance for shady cover on urban sidewalks.
3 min read
Apr
05
Lichens Share Our Urban Air

Lichens Share Our Urban Air

50 years ago, there was hardly a lichen to be found in New York City. But now they have returned as the air has cleared.
3 min read
Mar
19
Our Waterways Witness an Underwater Procession

Our Waterways Witness an Underwater Procession

On this spring equinox, we celebrate the underwater life returning to our urban archipelago.
3 min read
Feb
13
Snow Mutes the City Clamor

Snow Mutes the City Clamor

The fleeting drifts of fresh snow offer a brief stillness from the daily urban noise.
3 min read
Jan
17
House Sparrows Weather Winter in Urban Hollows

House Sparrows Weather Winter in Urban Hollows

The house sparrow in New York City is so common as to be almost invisible, surviving winter in the small spaces of our built environment that most overlook.
3 min read
Dec
18
Life Is Glimpsed through the Night Windows

Life Is Glimpsed through the Night Windows

As we approach the shortest day of the year, more city life is visible than any other time.
3 min read
Nov
27
Persimmon Trees Foresee Our Winter’s Future

Persimmon Trees Foresee Our Winter’s Future

What will winter bring? You could look to official forecasts, or you can ask the trees.
3 min read
Oct
10
Fall Parks Are Etched with Summer’s Desires

Fall Parks Are Etched with Summer’s Desires

As the weather turns cool, the paths of warmer days remain visible on the earth.
3 min read
Sep
06
An Untameable Plant Flourishes and Flowers

An Untameable Plant Flourishes and Flowers

Despite weeding, goats, and campaigns against it, Japanese knotweed thrives.
2 min read
Aug
16
The House Centipede Is Your Terrifying Best Friend

The House Centipede Is Your Terrifying Best Friend

In the closet, in the hallway, in the shower, in the sink, where is the house centipede now as it stalks its pest prey?
3 min read