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Quantifying Everything About Urban Life

Over decades, the Kavli HUMAN Project will track 10,000 New Yorkers’ lives.

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The Entire East Coast Could See a Rocket Launch This Sunday

The Orbital ATK rocket is carrying supplies and experiments to the International Space Station.

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Density and Class in Early Manhattan

A new study maps the borough’s rapid development and changing land-use patterns.

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Images of One of New York's Last Industrial Neighborhoods

As Jerome Avenue faces redevelopment, a group of photographers is documenting workers along the Bronx thoroughfare.

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An Exit for an Iconic Deli

After nearly 80 years in Manhattan, the Carnegie Deli is the latest gut-busting spot to close its doors.

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Giving Penn Station Its Glory Back: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Why This Weird Little Rubber Stamp Shop Leaves a Lasting Impression

J.C. Casey treats his store like a pub.

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New Yorkers Are Publicly Shaming Cars in Bike Lanes

A map invites cyclists to photograph and report drivers behaving badly.

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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.

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The Many Ways People Commute to New York

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

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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.

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A Miniature Redwood Forest Grows in Brooklyn

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.