Jessica Leigh Hester

Hiroshi Sugimoto

The Quiet Glamour of Empty Theaters

A new book collects Hiroshi Sugimoto’s stunning images of drive-ins and movie palaces.

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

The Food That Makes Your City Feel Like Home

The winners of our CityEats contest told us about the must-try restaurants and dishes for visitors and locals.

Andrew Harnik/AP

The United States of 'I Voted!' Stickers

Some cities use them as tokens of civic pride. Others have scrapped them entirely.

Jessica Leigh Hester/CityLab

A Quarter Century at an Urban Carousel

Lucio Schiavone has spent 26 years with the gilded menagerie at this Brooklyn merry-go-round.

The Living Room in Blackpool, England

Fighting Loneliness With Public Living Rooms

Meet the group combating social isolation through cups of tea.

Christina Tobitsch

The Case for Citizen Science on Coastal Waters

Classroom initiatives in New York and Miami prepare students for a changing world—and they’re good for the environment, too.

(c) 2016 by Miriam Klein Stahl

40 Women Who Shaped Cities

A new book pays homage to gutsy and groundbreaking women around the world.

The Scary City Movies You've Been Looking For

Here’s what to watch this Halloween weekend.

Courtesy Joel Zika

Preserving America's Spookiest Amusements

Meet the guy using high-tech tools to document rickety scare shacks.

Columbia Pictures

In 'The Stepford Wives,' Community Kills

The 1975 thriller riffed on the anxieties of suburban life.

Tell Us What Locals Love to Eat

Here’s your chance to write a culinary love letter for our new CityEats series.

Courtesy Viviane Topp

Inside Manhattan's Underground Laser Laboratory

Dr. Laser has been crafting holograms for four decades.

© Jennifer Mitchell

In Sleepy Hollow Country, a Fictional City Embraces Its Destiny

Jack-o-lanterns are big business in the Hudson River towns that Washington Irving dreamed of.


Turning Detroit's Abandoned Homes Into Greenhouses

A design collaborative is putting down roots on a blighted lot.

Reprinted with permission from Overview by Benjamin Grant, ...

Mesmerizing Aerial Photos of Vast Human Playgrounds

A new book takes a birds’ eye view of recreation spaces across the globe.

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9 Books About City Life You Must Read This Fall

These new titles open windows onto urban culture around the world.

Jason Roberts

A Print-It-Yourself Toolkit for Street Furniture

An open-source catalog boasts downloadable plans for plywood benches, kiosks, and more.

Twelve South

Why Not Cozy Up to a Candle That Smells Like a MacBook?

Because nothing conjures home and comfort like the scent of cold metal.