Recent and archived work by Benjamin Norman for The New York Times
N.Y.C. Cut 40,000 Youth Jobs When They Were Needed Most
“I wasn’t doing this for video games,” said one participant in the Summer Youth Employment Program, whose budget was slashed because of the pandemic. For those who didn’t get a slot, it was yet another letdown in an uncertain year.
By David Gonzalez and Benjamin Norman
Climb a $150 Million Stairway
Watch the construction of “Vessel,” an interactive, 15-story sculpture that is the centerpiece of five acres of public space at the Hudson Yards development on Manhattan’s West Side.
By Chang W. Lee, Benjamin Norman, Michael Kirby Smith, Guglielmo Mattioli and Nathan Griffiths
Watch Old Kosciuszko Bridge Implode in 360 Video
Witness the controlled explosion that brought down the old Kosciuszko Bridge in New York. Two parallel cable-stayed bridges are replacing it, the first of which opened in April and runs alongside the old bridge.
By Benjamin Norman, Tim Chaffee and Veda Shastri