New York

Jason Polan

One Artist's Never-Ending Mission to Draw Every Person in New York

A new book collects 30,000 of Jason Polan’s gestural sketches. He’s got about 8 million to go.

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

'Transportation Armageddon' Is Coming to the Northeast Rail Corridor

Metro New York is being held hostage by political vanity, and the region’s economic health is at stake.


Almost Half of Americans Are at Risk From Earthquakes

That’s double a U.S. Geological Survey estimate made in 2006.

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

The Murder of Kitty Genovese and the Myth of the Heartless City

The crime could have endured as a tale of urban activism rather than one of apathy.

Chris Whong

Where the New York City Subway Doesn't Go

A map of “transit deserts” shows the plight of the outer boroughs.

AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

Talking to My Son About Street Harassment

Young women experience the problem early on. Young men should learn about it, too.

David Rumsey Map Collection

A New Yorker's Delightfully Stereotypical Map of America

Pretty much nothing exists outside Manhattan.

Flickr/Phil Whitehouse

How Urban Designers Can Get Smaller Cities Walking

A new study identifies two important street features that draw pedestrians—outside of New York City.

NY Governor's Office

Why Flashy Plans for LaGuardia Don't Impress Transit Advocates

If an outdated airport is “un-New York,” according to Governor Andrew Cuomo, then what’s a crumbling subway system?

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Resetting and Reimagining New York City's Economy

The city came roaring back after the recession, but its divides also deepened.

Kevin Case / Flickr

3 Traits Shared by New York's Most Walkable Streets

Can you say, street-level windows?

Wally Gobetz / Flickr

The Keys to Designing Cities With Fewer Traffic Fatalities

Reduce urban sprawl, for one thing.

The World’s Leading Startup Cities

Challengers to Silicon Valley include New York, L.A., Boston, Tel Aviv, and London.


Mass Transit Doesn't Cause Gentrification

A new study of New York City finds that incomes do go up with subway access, but there are other crucial factors at play.

Courtesy Esther Robinson and Guy Buckles

Forget Tiny Houses—It's Time for Tiny Artist Studios

It may also be the future of affordable creative workspace in big cities.

Alex Daly/Hamish Smyth

Show Your New York Love With a Poster of Every Subway Station

Why? “Because … subway!”

NYC DOT / Flickr

The Vision Zero Message Is Finally Getting Through in New York

A robust turnout at a recent rally indicates progress in terms of public awareness and support.

Courtesy Jeffrey Milstein

The Quiet Grandeur of New York and L.A. From Above

New photographs from Jeffrey Milstein capture both cities from the sky.

Jim Pennucci / Flickr

5 Anti-Bike Arguments That Should Be Retired

For one, bike lanes are actually really good for the local economy.