New York

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How an Old-World Bakery Stays Relevant

The 100-year-old Orwashers in New York City takes a creative approach to sourcing locally.

Parsons Brinckerhoff

The Many Ways People Commute to New York

Manhattan’s hordes of workers pour in by bus, subway, train, unicycle, and helicopter.

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Predictable Schedules Are the New $15 Minimum Wage

Following San Francisco’s lead, Seattle and New York City have introduced initiatives to regularize workers’ hours.

Micah Bozeman/Courtesy Public Art Fund, NY

A Miniature Redwood Forest Grows in Brooklyn

A new installation recreates a section of Humboldt County, California, at a 1:100 scale.

Andres Kudacki/AP

Why New Yorkers Received a Push Alert About a Manhunt

The city has never before used the emergency system the way it did Monday morning.


The Explosions in New York and New Jersey: What We Know So Far

Authorities say Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, is the suspect in both blasts on Saturday.

Bebeto Matthews/AP

Do Charter Schools With Extreme Disciplinary Measures Cluster in Black Communities?

A CityLab analysis finds that some charter schools disproportionately suspend and expel students, especially in black neighborhoods.

Linda Rosier/AP

Bill de Blasio's Pre-K Crusade

In New York City, every 4-year-old has access to free early education—even those whose families make up the 1 percent.

Seth Wenig/AP

New York City Will Arm Prison Guards With Tasers

The move comes after safety complaints from the correctional officers’ union, despite decreases in officer assaults.

Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Free Stories to Help You Get Through Your Commute

Subway Reads connects riders with 200 short stories and book excerpts, tailored to the length of their trip.

Keith Bedford/Reuters

A Tale of Two Cities' Language Requirements for Drivers

Why is New York scrapping its language test for cab drivers at the same time London is planning to enact a similar one?

Gordon Parks/The Gordon Parks Foundation

Mid-Century Harlem, in Text and Images

An exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago highlights collaborations between Ralph Ellison and Gordon Parks.

New York Restoration Project

A Community Garden Became an Alternative to Juvenile Detention

A small green space in Queens helps court-involved youths turn their lives around.

Move Matter

Imagining an Affordable Live/Work Space for Foodies

The Institute for Public Architecture challenged architects to envision hybrid spaces that promote density, but not displacement.

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Mapping Jewish Culture Through 200 Years of Cookbooks

A new exhibition looks to recipes to highlight shifting traditions.

Jessica Lehrman

Documenting Scenes of Modern Revolution

Jessica Lehrman’s photographs capture the strength of protests, from Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter.


To Court a Skeptical Public, New York Sends Wi-Fi Ambassadors

As LinkNYC rolls out through the city, guides take to the streets to demonstrate how to use the free network.

Anna Bean

Will New York City Flunk on School Discipline Reform?

Mayor de Blasio’s proposed “ban” on kindergarten suspensions may not be a ban at all.