New York

The Life and Death of Local Institutions

Amid threats of closure, mainstays like Carnegie Deli in New York and the Kingfish in Oakland feel like essential parts of a city's culture.

Lauren McCarthy

The Creepiest 'Social Network' Ever Is Just Some Woman Following You Around All Day

“Follower” offers the unique experience of being obsessively spied upon.

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Wild Photos from the Early Days of Urban Zoos

The Wildlife Conservation Society will archive and preserve over 12,000 photos from the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium.

Courtesy of Tygron

Can a Game Help Build Affordable Housing?

To break through gridlock on fair housing, officials in wealthy Westchester County, New York, try a new tactic.

Angela Kim

An Artist Strikes Back Against Foul Subway Smells

One scratch-and-sniff sticker at a time.

Subspotting

A Lovely Map of Phone Reception in the New York Subway

Its creators probed the MTA’s 660 miles of track with a prototype data logger.

Marko Plahuta

Mapping Manhattan's Parking Tickets by Type of Car

Who knew Fords got ticketed so much in New York?

Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector

New York Has a Streetcar Plan That Isn't Totally Awful

That said, the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront connector is far from perfect.

Charlie Neibergall / AP

More Americans Are Going Hungry in the Suburbs

As poverty and hunger spread, charities must figure out how to serve dispersed pockets of need.

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

The Triumphant Return of the Chinatown Bus

Two years after a federal safety crackdown, the intercity option is carrying more passengers than ever.

NASA

A NASA Supercomputer Has Simulated the Blizzard's Next Movements

An incredible data-crunching system predicts the storm’s future in incredible detail.

NWS

A Quick Guide to the U.S. East Coast Blizzard's Snow Accumulations

Forecasters say to expect up to 2 feet in places, especially around Washington, D.C.

Serena Trieu/Flickr

Are Retail Stores the New Community Centers?

Why so many boutiques are serving up their wares with a side of coffee.

Folio

New York Eyes a Huge Sculpture Made With 21,456 Coat Hangers

The Governors Island exhibit, which creates an “illusion of motion,” might also be the new best place to hang your shirts.

Jill Hubley

Mapping the Carbon Footprint of New York City Real Estate

Certain properties are sometimes responsible for high amounts of greenhouse gases.

Kingdom Collective

Every Musician Who Loves New York, Mapped

Simon & Garfunkel have replaced the Queensboro Bridge.

A Photographer Takes to the Streets to Snap Pictures of New Yorkers' Legs

Two limbs can tell a lot about a city.

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'Kissing Booths' Are Coming to Times Square

The heart-shaped structures encourage public smooching for Valentine’s Day.