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Bill de Blasio Shovels His Own Snow, Thank You Very Much

Unlike certain, ahem, other mayors.

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The Latest NOAA Map Shows Most of the Northeast Blanketed in Snow

The National Weather Service has broken down predicted snowfalls for the coming blizzard.

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The Quaint Plans for American Cities, as We Envisioned Them 200 Years Ago

New York in 1776, Charleston in 1780, Baltimore in 1801.

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The Dramatic Makeover of New York's Streets Under Bloomberg

Car-choked areas transformed.

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The Improbable Expectations of Bill de Blasio

New Yorkers want a new brand of leadership and a new direction from City Hall. Can de Blasio possibly deliver?

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Russia's Terror Attacks Don't Mean We Should Treat Mass Transit Like Airports

City buses and trains are vulnerable to terrorists, but trying to make them safer would ruin them.

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The End of New York's Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides Is Also the End of a Film and TV Era

Bill de Blasio's plan to ban the Central Park carriages will force Hollywood to come up with some other way to convey romance in New York.

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Tonight's Uber Surge Pricing Nightmare Doesn't Have to Happen Next New Year's Eve

2 ideas for the company's busiest times.

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Facebook Is Using Your Profile to Track Global Urban Migration Trends

Which cities attract the most people, and what kinds of communities are losing them.

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New York City Is Safer Than Ever—Even With Less 'Stop and Frisk'

The use of stop and frisk has declined 60 percent, and the murder rate is the lowest it's been since the early 1960s. 

How Far You Could Get From New York in One Day, From 1800 to Today

Once, a traveler could expect to spend a whole day and night traveling what a suburban commuter now does in an hour.

Sarah Goodyear

In a Noisy Brooklyn Park, the Best New Feature May Be a Wall

Combating the legacy of Robert Moses requires creative solutions.

Sarah Goodyear

A Growing Plea in New York: Pedestrian Deaths Cannot Be Tolerated

A new group called Make Queens Safer is dialing up the pressure on Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio.

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The Crazy Logistics of Holiday Deliveries, In One Timelapse

A Tetris-like 24 hours in the delivery bay at a New York UPS Customer Center.

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Why Universal Pre-K Would Be Good for Poor and Well-Off Families Alike

Public high-quality programs save parents lots of money.

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The Forgotten History of How Cities Almost Killed the Common Squirrel

At last, historians have charted the great "squirrel experiments" of the 1800s, which saved the humble creature from urban extinction.

The Health Risks of Small Apartments

Living in tiny spaces can cause psychological problems.

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A Checklist for Reforming the NYPD

How one group is pushing Bill de Blasio to make good on his campaign promises. 

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We Don't Know Nearly As Much About the Link Between Public Health and Urban Planning As We Think We Do

Car culture may not be making us sick. Cities aren't necessarily healthier than suburbs.