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NYC Election Atlas

Proof That Lots of New Yorkers Once Actually Liked Anthony Weiner

And other patterns from a new Election Atlas of New York voting results.

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How East Coast Tech Startups Became a Downtown Phenomenon

New zip code analysis shows a concentration of urban investment along the Boston-Washington corridor.

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Why Blackouts Are More Common Than Ever, in 2 Charts

Ten years after the 2003 meltdown, weather-related outages are on the rise.

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The Most Damning Passages in the New York Stop and Frisk Ruling

The numbers are bad. But these recorded quotes from department leaders really get at the heart of the problem.

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The Changing War on Crime, in 3 Graphs

Stop and frisk and mandatory minimums could get major overhauls. The impact of those policy shifts, neatly summarized.

Nobutaka Aozaki

Meet the Man Trying to Save the Lost Art of Hand-Drawn Maps

Conceptual artist Nobutaka Aozaki asks New York tourists for directions scribbled on a napkin, receipt, or stray piece of paper.

Graphics by Arnorian/Photo by Dennis Dimick on Flickr

Transit Map of the Day: See the NYC Subway System From Above

Behold an aerial view of the complex and far-reaching NYC subway system.

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Has Anthony Weiner Bottomed Out Yet?

Eighty percent of New York state voters have an unfavorable opinion of him, an all-time low in the history of Siena College polls.

Adam Sadilek

Can Twitter Predict Where You'll Get Food Poisoning?

A new system tracks food illness by parsing mountains of geo-tagged data.

District 7 Media

Goosebump-Inducing Time Lapse of the Day: Midtown Manhattan, in Sound

Watch this and feel like you’re there.

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The Worst Place to Be on a Hot Summer Day? A New York Subway Platform

This is way more unbearable than standing on black asphalt in the blazing sun.

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A Day in the Life of a New York City Cat

A tongue-in-cheek installment of a documentary portrait series features a feline New Yorker.

Ernest Burgess

The Most Famous Models for How Cities Grow Are Wrong

We need new ways to explain growing urban inequality.

Andreas Symietz

New York's Broken Umbrellas, Reimagined as Art

A spiky dome, locally sourced from streets and trashcans.

When Artists and Intellectuals Were Rich

Actually, there's never been a time like that. Why do people think otherwise?

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Didn't Pay Your New York Taxes? Then You Can't Drive on New York Roads

A brilliant plan to hit scofflaws where it really hurts.

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There Was a Dead Shark on the New York Subway This Morning

"I've been riding the subway for 15 years, and this is the weirdest thing I've seen."

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Watch Anthony Weiner Almost Get in a Fight

In GIFs!

Michael Ruiz

What's Killing New York's Lesbian Bar Scene?

Manhattan used to have a dozen options. Now, only 3 remain.