Cities are more than concrete and traffic; look a little harder and you can find places to sit, and breathe and escape the world. But sometimes, you have to look really hard. And that’s what The New York World has been doing for the past two weeks, partnering with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer show to ask New Yorkers to help find the city’s “privately owned public spaces” – those small patches of indoor and outdoor real estate that property owners have committed to making available for public use. 

Mapping New York’s hidden gems: how crowdsourcing is taking the city back | News | guardian.co.uk

Cities are more than concrete and traffic; look a little harder and you can find places to sit, and breathe and escape the world. But sometimes, you have to look really hard. And that’s what The New York World has been doing for the past two weeks, partnering with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer show to ask New Yorkers to help find the city’s “privately owned public spaces” – those small patches of indoor and outdoor real estate that property owners have committed to making available for public use. 

Mapping New York’s hidden gems: how crowdsourcing is taking the city back | News | guardian.co.uk