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As More Cities Adopt 'Vision Zero,' a Grand Experiment Emerges on U.S. Streets

Seattle has joined a growing list of major American cities trying out the Swedish approach to reducing traffic deaths.

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6 Reasons New York's Latest Traffic Pricing Plan Will Succeed

The growing Move NY coalition has released its final plan—and it has signs of a winner.

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New York in 2080: 9 Degrees Warmer, 39 Inches of Sea Level Rise

And other alarming details from the city's latest climate change report.

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A 'Humans of New York' Treatment for City Streets

Meet the "Blocks of New York."

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New York City Subways Are Covered in Microscopic Pizza

Also: tiny particles of bubonic plague, anthrax, and dysentery.

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Here Are the Tools to Hack into Your City's Public Advertising

But you probably shouldn't do that, says the artist making them.

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The Tragic Metro-North Crash Will Raise New Safety Questions for New York's Commuter Train

Early reports say seven were killed in the deadliest crash in the railroad's history.

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New England Could Get Yet Another Snowstorm This Week

An impressive-looking system might dump even more snow Thursday into Friday.

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The New England Blizzard's Winds Will Be 'Just as Bad' as the Snow

Expect downed trees, massive waves, and widespread, lasting power outages.

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29 Million People Are Bracing for a Massive, Historic Snowstorm

Record-breaking snow is expected across the Northeast.

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Elegant Light Bulbs Shaped Like Art Deco Skyscrapers

Illuminate a room in a classy way, while also making it seem the world is upside down.

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The Slow, Agonizing Death of the MetroCard

New York's long-heralded swipe-free subway payment system may not arrive until 2022.

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Mapping the Most Poop-Filled Waterways in New York

Here's where you really don't want to swim in the Big Apple.

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Mohammed Is the Most Common New York Taxi Driver Name

A data scientist ranks the city's top 20 names for cabbies.

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How the War Against Polystyrene Foam Containers Is Being Won

The passage of New York City's new rule suggests resistance to single-use foam container bans is waning.

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The NYPD's Biggest Problem Might Actually Be an Overreliance on Numbers

A recent survey of retired New York City police officers suggests the department's culture has shifted toward data manipulation.

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Finding the Stories of NYC's Unclaimed Dead

An interactive project is building a community around the thousands buried in the city's inaccessible Hart Island cemetery.

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New York Subway Platform Vending Machines, a History

From chewing gum to tampons.

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How I Became an Urban Monster in Just 10 Minutes

A car is often—even usually—the wrong tool for the job in a dense urban setting. And using the wrong tool makes you frustrated and impatient.