Zachary M. Seward

Why Your Subway Is Delayed, Explained as an 8-Bit Video Game

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority released this stylized video as part of an initiative to reduce delays.

The New York Times/Reuben Hernandez

The Elevator Ride to the Top of One World Trade Center Sweeps Through 515 Years of History

Visitors can watch Manhattan develop during the 47-second ride to the building's observation deck.

The Durst Organization

The Failure of One World Trade Center

At some point, the building gave up on making any comment whatsoever.

Reuters/Finbarr O'Reilly

Ghana Is Rationing Electricity to Make Sure People Can Watch Today's World Cup Match Against the U.S.

It's purchasing 50 megawatts of electricity from its neighbor, Ivory Coast.


The Secret Time-Saving Trick Hidden Inside Every New York City Taxicab

What to do if you're in a rush.

A Beautiful New Public Transit Map Shows How New York and New Jersey Connect

It's meant to help people get to the Super Bowl.

London Will Not Use Its Recycle Bins to Spy on You After All

The city canceled its plans to use its trash cans to track people as they walked by with their smartphones.

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Here's Exactly How Bad Beijing's Smog Crisis Is, In One Photo

China World Trade Center Tower III is more than 1,000 feet tall and can't be seen today in Beijing.

Happy 150th Birthday, London Tube!

See how the Underground map has changed through the years.


The Webcams to Watch as Hurricane Sandy Hits the East Coast

The Atlantic Ocean's largest recorded tropical storm is bearing down on the Northeast.