New York


Super Mario Just Moved to NYC

In the video game ‘New Donk City,’ he’s ready to leap around the Big Mushroom.


Citi Bike's New Safety Feature: Bike-Shaped Laser Projections

Gleaming icons appear on the pavement well ahead of cyclists, giving them enhanced safety in blind spots.

Ynon Lan

A Flip-Book Tour of New York City

This short film paints an intimate portrait in less than two minutes.

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Paying Rent With Words

Departing from a focus on pure craft, more schools are helping students learn how to turn a profit.

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Why Co-Working Is Moving to the Suburbs

Shared work spaces are popping up far away from urban cores.

Keith Bedford/Reuters

How New York Finally Found Its Place in the Tech Boom

After the initial hype fizzled, “Silicon Alley” thrived by playing to the city’s strengths as a financial powerhouse.

NYPL Map Division

The Sanitary Nightmare of Hell's Kitchen in 1860s New York

Take a reeking dive into the Manhattan neighborhood’s days as a meat-packing district.


Humans of the Third Avenue El

A short film looks at the personal side of the much-maligned service, the same year it shut down for good.

Breakdancing to 'The Nutcracker' in New York City

A contemporary twist on the classic ballet.

MTA Arts and Design/Rob Wilson

The World-Class Art of New York's Second Avenue Subway

Vik Muniz, Chuck Close, and others have made the soon-to-be-opened line into something like an underground museum.

Lucas Jackson/Reuters

The Neighborhoods Where Christmas Lights Are Serious Business

When it comes to holiday decorations, these communities do not hold back.

Metropolis Books

How Never-Built Architecture Negotiated New York City's Grid

A new catalog of unrealized buildings and infrastructure holds lessons for today.  

Moyan Brenn/Flickr

1.4 Million People, 1 Bookstore

The Bronx is set to lose its only bookseller. An independent shop hopes to take its place.

Salvador Espinoza

Journeying to Rikers Island by Bus

This photo series depicts an unseen side of the criminal justice system: its effect on the families of incarcerated people.

Museum of the City of New York

A Manufacturing Map of New York, Circa 1919

Take a look into all the wonderful stuff New Yorkers were creating a century ago, including a whole ton of women’s wear.

Will Geary

Visualizing a Full Day on the New York City Subway

Except as something really fast and elegant.

Paul Beaty/AP

Why Homeless Kids Can't Get to School

Antiquated procedures and limited resources prevent many homeless children from having a stable education experience.

Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

Teach-Ins in the Time of Trump

After the election, universities are positioning themselves as sources of information about immigration rights.