A Country of Micro-cribs and Mega-mansions
America's housing disparity
Published in The Huffington Post, December 2, 2011

An Icon in Eclipse?
The Empire State Building risks being obscured by lesser towers
Published in The Huffington Post, November 28, 2014

Not All Couples Are Same-Sex or Opposite-Sex
Published in The Huffington Post, June 16, 2015

Apple versus Bloomberg
Which is "the greenest office building in the world"
Published in fredbernstein.com, November 2017

Bob Dylan's Mother
"Heís a beautiful poet. But I donít think he was ever the greatest singer."
Published in The Jewish Mothers' Hall of Fame, November 1990

Gene Simmons's Mother
The Holocaust survivor who birthed a rock star
Published in The Jewish Mothers' Hall of Fame, November 1990

Harvey Fierstein's mother
"Is Harvey gay? I don't know. I don't sleep with him."
Published in The Jewish Mothers' Hall of Fame, November 1990

The Punctured Sky
A history of New York City architecture
Published in Books, April 2008

A Proposal for the Next World's Fair
Published in Design Observer, November 2011

Why The City Needs to Save a House in the East Village
Without the old brick house, it's glass-on-glass
Published in Design Observer, October 2011

Frederic Schwartz
A tribute
Published in Architectural Record, April 2014

"We Have a Family Welder"
Arthur Cotton Moore designs a curvy metal house to test his theories
Published in The New York Times, September 24, 2000

American Architecture: 1945-1970
(all that in 2,500 words)
Published in A+U (Japan), November 2017

Eva Franch Sees Architecture Through a Catalan Lens
Published in fredbernstein.com, September 2017

Concrete Makes a Comeback
Published in Interior Design, November 2014

Vito Acconci
"I canít stand art. I never could," the former artist (now designer) claims
Published in Art Basel Magazine, November 2012

A Carbon Fiber House by Ali Tayar
Published in The Architect's Newspaper, May 2015

Dilller Scofidio + Renfro's Triumph
Their new building for Columbia Medical School caps decades of experimentation
Published in Blueprint, November 2016

Rauschenberg and Johns
Two great artists as lovers
Published in Out, February 2010

Queen for a Day
Events of the summer of 1969
Published in fredbernstein.com, October 2016

If I can make it there . . .
The importance of New York to architects' careers
Published in Interior Design, October 2016

Introduction to Unatanneh Tokef
Remarks on Rosh HaShanah 2016 (5777)
Published in fredbernstein.com, October 2016

The Ethereal Architecture of Sou Fujimoto
Published in The Wall Street Journal, October 18, 2014

Building on Sacred Ground
Toshiko Mori's architectural dialogues with the masters
Published in The New York Times, May 8, 2005

What Price Honor?
A temple to honor at the United States Air Force Academy damages a modernist icon
Published in Architectural Record, January 2016

Nara: The Town That Time Forgot
Published in The New York Times, November 13, 2006

D'var Torah on Mikheitz
How good it is for brothers to sit peacefully together
Published in Speeches / talks, December 2012

Being Frank Gehry
Published in fredbernstein.com, September 2015

D'var Torah on Behar
Let's give the land a rest
Published in Speeches / talks, May 2014

Entertaining Mr. X
A look at Douglas Coupland and his novel Miss Wyoming
Published in The Independent on Sunday (London), February 14, 2003

It's the Architecture, Not The Architect, I'm Rooting For
Give Calatrava a chance!
Published in Architectural Record, December 2013

Glazing Over Manhattan
Published in Architectural Record, May 2013

The Parenting of Low Expectations
Foreword to "52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom: Effective Strategies for Raising Respectful, Happy Kids" by Meg Akabas
Published in 52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom, December 2012

A Doll House in a Doll House
Barbra Streisand's "barn" in Malibu
Published in FredBernstein.com, November 13, 2012

A Congress for the Many, or the Few?
Published in The New York Times, September 9, 2012

Panama Highway, A Noose Around Casco Viejo's Neck?
Published in Architectural Record, October 2012

U.S. Flops at Shanghai Expo
Published in Los Angeles Times, August 5, 2010

A School by Edward Durell Stone
While fighting over his Columbus Circle building, preservationists overlooked another Stone structure just a few blocks away
Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York AIA chapter), December 2006

Stitching Together a New Life in Riverdale
Surviving the Holocaust with needle and thread
Published in The New York Times, August 8, 2008

Poll Watching (and Worrying) in Philadelphia
Published in FredBernstein.com, November 5, 2008

Pecha Kucha
Around the world in 20 slides
Published in Culture + Travel, September 2008

How Green Is My Renovation?
A roundtable of experts on making existing houses greener
Published in Metropolitan Home, April 2008

Turning Steel Into Lace
Living rent-free, Cal Lane makes her mark
Published in The New York Times, January 20, 2008

Rediscovering a Heroine of Chicago Architecture
Published in The New York Times, January 20, 2008

Glass House, Great Performance
Merce Cunningham animates Philip Johnson's estate
Published in Interior Design, August 2007

Remembering the Royalton
Mourning Phiippe Starck's Miracle on 44th Street
Published in Interior Design, September 2007

An Overlooked Modernist Masterpiece
Pier Luigi Nervi's bus terminal at the George Washington Bridge
Published in Blueprint, November 2000

Greetings from Resisterville
A town where Vietnam draft resisters have made a difference
Published in The New York Times, November 20, 2004

High Hopes and Worthless Land
My father's bad investment
Published in The New York Times, November 6, 2005

A Brief History of the Twin Piers: What Might Have Been
Published in FredBernstein.com, January 25, 2007

Post-Renovation Depression
The contractors are gone. So why do I feel blue?
Published in The New York Times, February 22, 2007

The Town the Boom Forgot
Published in The New York Times, June 25, 2006

Billy Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Published in The New York Times, January 27, 2007

Free Homes for Disabled Vets -- But Where's the Land?
Published in The New York Times, December 4, 2005

Are McMansions (Finally) Going Out of Style?
There's evidence that the size of new homes in America has peaked
Published in The New York Times, October 1, 2005

Seaside at 25: Paradise, With Problems
Published in The New York Times, December 9, 2005

Where the Best Antiques Can't Be Bought
A day trip to Troy, N.Y.
Published in The New York Times, April 7, 2006

Visiting the Barnes -- While You Still Can
Published in The New York Times, June 23, 2006

Clerkship Politics
A dialogue with Judge Alex Kozinski, of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, about the clash between a liberal clerk (me) and a conservative judge (him).
Published in The Green Bag, October 1998

Me and My Geiger Counter
Published in The New York Times, June 22, 2002