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Bike Commuting: Still on the Rise

New numbers from the League of American Bicyclists show that if you build the lanes, cyclists will come.


Whatever Hurricane Joaquin's Track, We're Still Getting Flooded

No matter which path the hurricane ends up taking, the Mid-Atlantic is in for an absolute rain bomb.

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How to Prepare for a Hurricane

What you need to know in case Hurricane Joaquin makes landfall.

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Gentrification Backlash Has Inspired Its Own Backlash

Not everybody in the new wave of urban development is backing down.

Welikia Project

Explore the Lush, Overgrown Ecology of 1600s Manhattan

Search block-by-block for the animals, plants, and Native Americans who occupied the island before European settlement.

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The Immigrant Roots of Nativist Donald Trump

How the grandson of Friedrich Trump from Kallstadt, Germany, became the voice of U.S. anti-immigration policy.

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Why Popemageddon Traffic Jams Didn't Happen (But Still Could)

As L.A.’s Carmageddon proved a few years ago, congestion alerts can be extremely effective—until they wear off.

Patricio Gonzalez Vivo

A Mesmerizing 3-D Vision of New York as Pure Data

Skyscrapers are flashing monoliths, and cars are rushing rectangles.

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September Is Measurably the Best Month for New York's Farmers' Markets

Now is the time when the most fruits and vegetables are available.

Modern Mechanix

The Marvellous History of New York's 'Hotel for Autos'

Garages from around 1930 could mechanically stack hundreds of vehicles as high as two-dozen stories.

Candy Chan

A Nerd’s-Eye View of New York’s Most Complex Subway Stations

An architect created intricate blueprints of the underground.


6 City Instagram Accounts to Follow

These feeds offer a cleverly curated peek into cities around the world.

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7 Fun Facts About the New York Subway’s New 7 Train Extension

Everything you need to know about the city’s first new full station to open since 1989.


Mapping the Average Hottest Day in America

With scorching temperatures on both coasts, parts of America are suffering through a late-season heat wave.

Alfalfa Studio

A Gloriously Drawn, Insider's Map of New York

Iconic New York crams more than 400 local landmarks into one poster, including the Naked Cowboy and a vicious raccoon.


Hanksy Makes a Mural of Donald Trump as Poop

He was inspired to paint the New York piece after realizing “Trump kinda rhymes with dump.”

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A National Model for Better Streets Is Suddenly at Risk

In challenging the Times Square pedestrian plaza, New York City leaders are showing a profound misunderstanding about the impact of public space.

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New York Picks a Fight With Panhandlers and Puppets

Mayor de Blasio announced a tentative plan to purge Times Square of its “aggressive” costumed characters.

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Charting the New York Subway's Plunging On-Time Rate

A tough (if imperfect) new analysis by the New York State Comptroller raises concerns.