Sarah Goodyear

America's Diaper Crisis Is All Too Real

A study of one city finds nearly 30 percent of poor families don't have enough for their children.

The Hidden Epidemic of Storefront Crashes

It's way more than just a crazy thing you sometimes see on the local news. And almost no one is doing anything about it.

Rand Paul's Weird Fixation on Slashing Bike Lane and Sidewalk Funding

The amount of money he's talking about is roughly the federal equivalent of the change you'd find in your couch.

Everything Is Illuminated: The Secret Lights of New York City

Leni Schwendinger is leading a community effort to rethink the way neighborhoods look after dark.

The Original New York Street Photographer

If Alice Austen weren't a real person, some novelist might have had to invent her.

A Very Different Reception for Bike Lanes in Brooklyn's Poorest Neighborhood

Two years of consensus-building led to a celebration, not a protest.

A New Way of Understanding 'Eyes on the Street'

Turning neighbors into the "eyes and ears of the police" can actually reinforce fear and violence.

This Might Be the Most Impressive Pop-Up Park We've Ever Seen

In Brooklyn, a one-year installation houses a bike park, an urban farm, a lawn for movie screenings, and a placid green space.

If You Can't Bring the Beach to the City, Bring the City to the Beach

Kids from one of San Francisco's toughest neighborhoods find joy in the surf.

With a New Curfew, Is Downtown Greensboro Telling Young Black People to Stay Away?

The city's redevelopment strategy is starting to pay off, but some familiar tensions have followed.

An Apartment Designed to Force You Out of Your Car

Is Miami going down the walkability path? Developers of The Centro, a downtown housing complex, are banking on it.

The Threat of Gated Communities

The neighborhood where Trayvon Martin died is the kind of place where people choose to live when they want to be safe – from crime, from outsiders, from economic uncertainty. Of course, it doesn’t always work that way.

The Latest Scourge Afflicting Our Parks: Outdoor Yoga Classes?

Denver and Santa Monica are cracking down on fitness classes in public spaces.

The Biggest Test Yet of the NYPD's Pledge to Treat Traffic Deaths Seriously

A New York City police officer struck and killed a pedestrian in Brooklyn last weekend. Will there be charges?

Your Sedentary Lifestyle Is Turning You Into a Nervous Wreck

But there's an obvious fix.

Is Being Able to Walk Around Your City a Right?

Inside The Hindu's fight to reclaim India's sidewalks for pedestrians.

In the Last 4 Days, 91 Women Have Been Sexually Assaulted in Tahrir Square. Can Anything Be Done?

A group called Tahrir Bodyguard is trying to keep women safe, but their task is proving more difficult than ever.

Can a Couple of Tables Make Bangalore's 'Rapist Lane' Safe Again?

Inside one of the country's most fascinating social experiments.

Let There Be Light: Coney Island's Parachute Jump Gets Blinged Out

Will the post-Sandy makeover lure visitors back?