Whether you have confidence in law enforcement largely depends on where you live and whether you're white or not, according to our State of the City Poll.
At a peaceful protest in memory of Eric Garner and against police brutality, anger and hope rise up.
The question of whether police officers should live in the communities they patrol has a long and contentious history.
"A New York Project" invites participants to step into New York City's past—starting with a pop-up subway party with the original Guardian Angels.
There's no shortage of examples of militarized U.S. policing gone wrong in recent years.
An experiment in the absurd from Maplewood, New Jersey.
A heartwarming story of sensible local government intervention.
The "poor door" controversy on Manhattan's Upper West Side is only the most outlandish example of New York's uphill battle on affordable housing.
A Walmart and a Chick-fil-A could replace some of the last remaining pine rocklands in the world.
More cities are beginning to scale back on spots, seeing them as wasted space.
Alastair Bonnett uncovers some of the globe's most cloistered places—and argues some should stay that way.
In New York's Brownsville community, a large-scale art project aims to do more than just beautify.
A Twin Cities-based service based on Minnesota values is embraced by an unexpectedly robust marketplace.
And other civics lessons from Reykjavík's unconventional former mayor.
A Brooklyn group tracked the history of the city's urban-renewal projects—and gave some still-vacant spots a future.
"It's going to take 20 to 30 years to catch up with pent-up demand."
"I'm terrified when I walk," says one researcher.
This isn't the first fight to save a historic piece of advertising, and it won't be the last.
"It's very hard for people to realize ... but this is the result of planning."