New York

Why New York Isn't Really as Dense as It Used to Be

A new report says city housing stock "has not kept pace with its growing population."

If It's New York vs. San Francisco, Only Waggish Cartoons Will Do

Garbage mounds and delayed trains, or annoying techies and no nightlife?

Is New York Quietly Changing Its Subway Station Lettering?

New photos of the 2nd Avenue line suggest a pretty bold change in station tile style.

A 3-Part Plan to Rebuild New York's Old Penn Station

It would rectify "one of the greatest civic blunders ever committed."

New York Dims Its Lights to Stop Birds From Crashing Into Buildings

Hundreds of millions of migratory birds are disoriented by city lights, leading to a "fatal attraction" to brightly lit windows.

Every Single Bodega in Manhattan, Photographed

Artist Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata walked the whole borough to document each instance of this cultural institution.

It's About Time New York Solved Its Trash Problem

The city produces a massive amount of waste, none of which is managed very efficiently.

5 Subway Lines New York Hasn't Built But Should

A transit wish list for wealthier times.

Why City Noise Is a Serious Health Hazard

An audiologist explains why it's so much more than a mere annoyance.

De Blasio's Vision for New York: Broadband for All by 2025

That goal is part of the mayor's forthcoming "One New York" equity initiative.

Yes, This Man Is Really Planning to Swim Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal for Earth Day

"It may be crazy to swim in the canal," says Christopher Swain. "But what's crazier is that the Gowanus Canal is so messed up."

Manhattan's Towering Income Inequality, in 2 Charts

The borough's top 20 percent's mean income is 43 times that of the bottom 20 percent of earners.

The Sad Ubiquity of Sexual Harassment on Public Transit

In an alarming French survey, 100 percent of women said they've experienced it.

Sweden's Lesser-Known Congestion Pricing Program Is Also a Big Success

Traffic is down 12 percent in Gothenburg, and transit use is on the rise.

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 Steady Rise of Bike Ridership in New York

Advocates say the latest numbers are encouraging, but the city could still be doing more.

What If Your Subway Conductor Suddenly Got Real?

A new spoof, "The MTA Is Not Apologizing," shows impatient riders no mercy.

The Unexpectedly Compelling Case for Ferries

As a complementary form of mass transit, they've actually got a lot to recommend them.

A Gorgeous Atlas of New York Tree Species

Mapping 592,130 trees right down to trunk size.