Sarah Goodyear

Sarah Goodyear

What Salamanders Can Teach Us About Urban Evolution

We have built a city up around them, but amphibians and mammals alike have persisted by genetically diversifying.

Sarah Goodyear

You Can Live the Tiny House Dream in a Brooklyn Backyard

An artist offers up a cabin experience in the city as an experiment in bartering for space.

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The Kindness of Cities

Studies suggest city dwellers are meaner than their suburban counterparts. Here's what the researchers don't understand.

NYCLU

Lawsuit Challenges NYPD Patrols of Privately Owned Apartment Buildings

Plaintiffs allege the policy leaves black and Latino residents 'under siege in their own homes.'

Sarah Goodyear

Why a Pedestrian Avenue Makes So Much Sense for Midtown Manhattan

Despite initial skepticism, a 6 ½ Avenue would merely legitimize behavior that is already happening.

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A Natural Fix for Ireland's 'Ghost Estates'

Gardeners reclaim the half-built McMansions of the Irish countryside.

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BMW Guggenheim Cancels Its Berlin Exhibition Amid Threats of Violence

Left-wing activists threatened to "derail" the project, arguing it would speed gentrification.

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City Superheroes From the Minds of Babes

The Homeless Detective, ADHD Girl and other urban problem-solvers invented by New York City students.

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The Secret Life of India's Slums

What Katherine Boo's new book teaches us about the country's sky-rocketing inequality.

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We Need 'Broken Windows' for Traffic Crimes

There's outrage in New York City over how many drivers get away with killing people every year. Here's one idea to help save lives.

MoMA

The American Dream, Revised

A new exhibit explores radical solutions for the nation's housing woes.

Can One of Maine's Emptiest Counties Become an Urbanist Paradise?

One designer's vision to turn Maine's rural Piscataquis county into a 125-acre car-free village.

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If You Want Nice People, Make Nice Places

A Pavement to Parks program spruces up public spaces. Will it help keep the homeless away?

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GPS, Smartphones, and the Dumbing Down of Personal Navigation

Does a controversial new app herald the death of street smarts?

Sarah Goodyear

How a Shy Artist Dealt With Having the High Line Right Outside Her Window

Hyemi Cho never expected to have throngs of tourists peering into her apartment, but she came up with a painterly solution

Sarah Goodyear

You're Now (Sort of) Free to Enter Zuccotti Park

The park opened to visitors again this morning, but significant barriers remain in place

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Your City is Full of Bees

New York City's newly discovered bee and what it taught me about nature in the most urban of places

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The 'Diverging Diamond' Interchange Is an Abomination

A "recovering" engineer tears apart the latest "complete streets" design trend

Sarah Goodyear

Mapping the Trees of New York, One by One

The TreeKIT project aims to make it easier for residents to help care for neighborhood trees