Curbed, the pioneering site covering real estate, architecture, design, and urbanism since 2004, today relaunched as part of New York Magazine, with a sophisticated redesign, a new site experience, and an ambitious mission to cover city life at a time when questions about the future of our cities have never been more urgent. New York now has a vertical that continues a core mission of the original city magazine, joining the family of sites that includes Intelligencer, the Cut, Vulture, Grub Street, and the Strategist. Curbed will be included in New York’s digital subscription offering, and this week’s print issue of New York on the city’s wide-open future celebrates Curbed’s relaunch.
“Since Curbed was first launched in 2004, in a very different era of the internet, I’ve read it voraciously and often with envy. While none of us had this move in mind when New York Media merged with Vox Media last year, the logic of bringing Curbed into the magazine’s fold became irresistible this spring. I couldn’t be more excited about the results of our months-long work reimagining the site and marrying the best of New York’s architecture, real estate, and design coverage with Curbed’s phenomenal reportage,” says New York editor-in-chief David Haskell.
The relaunched Curbed is grounded in New York City but also covers trends and developments in cities all over the world. The site features four main sections: Cityscape, publishing provocative and conversation-setting coverage of the people, ideas, news, and issues shaping our built environment and city life, as well as market analysis, and regular columns from architecture critic Justin Davidson — a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2020 — and urbanism editor Alissa Walker; Design Hunting, a home for New York design editor Wendy Goodman’s expanded, best-in-class interiors coverage as well as reporting on the design world from writer Diana Budds and others; The Real Estate, authoritative, regular roundups of New York City’s best listings; and Corner Shop, a curated selection of home goods, created in collaboration with the editors of the Strategist.
With its relaunch, Curbed has a new logo that creates — to borrow the words of New York’s late co-founder Milton Glaser — a “small puzzle,” suggesting a building or a city seen from above. The site experience blends the typographic sophistication of the New York brands with an eclecticism meant to echo elements of the dynamic city experience. The new design celebrates the intersection of the planned and the improvisational.
Italian appliance maker De’Longhi is Curbed’s relaunch sponsor.