Category: Public Streets

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In each installment of Public Streets, our series dreamed up and curated by Ellis Avery, a writer reflects on a locale—a neighborhood, park, city, street—of personal importance ...

Underground Distractions, Shanghai

This is the latest installment of Public Streets, a biweekly urban observations series curated by Ellis Avery. Windows on trains and planes are equipped with shades: vertical or horizontal, rigid or ...

Placerita Canyon

This is the latest installment of Public Streets, a biweekly urban observations series curated by Ellis Avery.   North of Los Angeles, there is a canyon. It was once occupied by Tataviam Native ...

Hirado, the End of the World

This is the latest installment of Public Streets, a biweekly urban observations series curated by Ellis Avery.   The journey from Tokyo to the island of Hirado, just off the coast of Nagasaki ...

Alone on the Montague Plains

This is the latest installment of Public Streets, a biweekly urban observations series curated by Ellis Avery. &nbsp Drive a few miles above the legal speed limit on Lake Pleasant Road, and ...

Harare in Four Pharmacies

This is the latest installment of Public Streets, a biweekly urban observations series curated by Ellis Avery.   Village Pharmacy in Harare’s upper income Borrowdale Shopping Centre is clean and ...

Monte Ulia, Euskadi

This is the latest installment of Public Streets, a biweekly urban observations series curated by Ellis Avery.   You may have visited San Sebastian, Spain—Donostia, as the locals began calling ...

City of the Future

This is the latest installment of Public Streets, a biweekly urban observations series curated by Ellis Avery. “Been gardening?” the Greens campaigner asks. I’ve stopped to chat, knees and hands ...

Keep it Dirty, Durham

This is the latest installment of Public Streets, a biweekly urban observations series curated by Ellis Avery.   They call it “Bull City,” though, with the exception of a downtown statue, there ...