Sarah Goodyear

The Minimalist Living Movement Could Use a Different Spokesperson

Multimillionaire Graham Hill has taken a lot of heat since his New York Times column, but he's still out there trying to sell his "living with less" message.

Can a Booming Bay Area Avoid Running Out of Water?

San Francisco's sources of drinking water are threatened on multiple fronts.

Lessons in Self-Defense for Women, From Tahrir Square

An American Indian woman living in Cairo wants to take what she's learned and bring it back to North American reservations.

Woman Files Suit Alleging She Was Arrested for Criticizing 'Stop and Frisk'

The NYPD's aggressive policy has come under increased scrutiny in recent months.

Should Pregnant Women Be Warned About the Health Risks of Driving?

The latest research suggests the answer is yes.

How to Protect the Rockaways From Another Sandy

A community bands together to call for change, but it's not clear what exactly needs to be done.

It's No 'Accident': NYPD Changes the Way It Talks About Traffic Deaths

The NYPD is replacing the term "accident" with the word "collision," a change that underscores a new approach to bike and pedestrian fatalities.

Why New York City's Open Data Law Is Worth Caring About

"You always hear that information is power, and in this case it really is."

Raw Anger Permeates a New Film About Gentrification in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

There is nothing subtle about Gut Renovation, Su Friedrich’s latest documentary. She's pissed and she wants you to know it.

'Humans of New York' Makes an International Brand's Screw Up Pay Off for City Kids

Clothing label DKNY used photographer Brandon Stanton's images without his permission, but this story has a happy ending.

Is Helping Strangers to a Free Subway Ride a Good Way to Protest Rising Transit Fares?

A New York City subway ride now costs a full dollar more than it did 10 years ago. A small group of activists are taking their frustration to the fare gate. 

Shouldn't Pedestrians At Least Be Safe From Cars on the Sidewalk?

Even in walking cities like New York, the criminality of drivers who kill pedestrians is far from clear.

An Ode to New York's Glorious DIY Sidewalk Seating Culture

Design firm Street Plans Collaborative has started tracking informal street furniture, and you can help.

If Only Every City Had a Masked Lucha Libre Defender of Pedestrians

Peatónito is the alter ego of Jorge Cáñez, a 26-year-old political scientist in Mexico City.

What We Lose When Kids Can't Play in Their Own Streets

A U.K. initiative paints a vivid picture of what can happen when families don't have to worry about passing cars.

The Islamic Urbanist Tradition Is in Danger of Going Extinct

"Mosques are being built in suburban communities only accessible by car."

An App That Tells You How Walkable a Street Really Is

Walkonomics looks at small things -- sidewalk quality, hilliness -- that make a real difference to walkers.

In Oakland, Citizens Learn to Treat Gunshot Wounds

The People's Community Medics can turn anyone into a first responder.

'Freedom for the Rest of Your Life': Dispatches From the Youth Bike Summit

Young people gather in New York to discuss the future of kids and their bicycles.