New York

Nicole Disser

The Many Faces of 'Regulars' in Brooklyn

A new book documents local characters and the places they love.

REUTERS/Seth Wenig

Nail-Biting Livestreams of New York City Bike Commutes

Intrepid cyclists are taking to the streets with GoPros to show the uninitiated an all-too-real slice of their experience.

Lucio Zago

An Illustrator Turns Hellish Subway Commutes Into a Hilarious Graphic Novel

Williamsburg Shorts explores a rapidly changing neighborhood through the eyes of a stressed-out subway passenger.

Jessica Leigh Hester/CityLab

Can Hungry Goats Restore Urban Forests?

In Brooklyn, Prospect Park is enlisting a herd to eat up invasive species that have proliferated since Hurricane Sandy.

Philip Ashforth Coppola

One Man's Decades-Long Quest to Draw Every Subway Station in New York

Philip Ashforth Coppola documents the transit system’s oft-overlooked mosaics in painstaking detail.

Sam Polcer

Portraits of Stylish Cyclists and Their Beloved Bikes

Sam Polcer’s portraits celebrate cool riders around the world.

AP Photo/Paul Sakuma

Cities Have Been Trying to Curb Dog Poop for Centuries

Excrement: messing up city streets since the 1800s.

REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The Ultimate Party for Literary Nerds

Across the U.S. and Canada, rallies are celebrating independent booksellers.

Daniel Avila / NYC Parks

Playgrounds for All

The success of “joint use” programs in San Francisco and New York shows the benefits of opening schoolyards up to the local community.

Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division/Mark Byrnes/CityLab

At Home Among the Stacks

How seeking out used bookstores helped me find my way through unfamiliar cities.

REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

Do Local Governments Have a Role to Play in Mental Health?

In the face of growing awareness and need, New York has developed comprehensive programs focused on prevention and treatment.

Courtesy of Mary Mattingly

An Urban Food Forest Takes to the Waterways

How a floating farm aims to make free, fresh produce available to all.

California Rises to 111 Degrees Warmer Than the Northeast

The West has broiled with incredible heat, while the East Coast looks forward to more snow.

Ianqui Doodle/Flickr

A Mobile Guide to the Nearest Recycling Bin

Drop-off locations are tougher to find than they should be, but this app wants to change that.

Erica Morano/Flickr

Do Baseball Stadiums Need Trendy Food?

A rally cry for hot dogs as ballparks reach toward ever-loftier eats.

Joey O'Loughlin

What Urban Hunger Looks Like Now

In her work, the photographer Joey O’Loughlin captures the diverse reality of New York’s food pantry lines.

Courtesy of Vera Toscano/Brooklyn Public Library

Narrating Brooklyn Through Oral Histories

The Our Streets, Our Stories project collects narratives and ephemera to preserve memories of a changing borough.


New York Is Getting Fancy New Buses, Because Millennials

But the city’s bid for new, young riders might miss the mark.