New York

Rueters

New Polls Show Weiner's Latest Idiocy Is Too Much for New York City Voters

His favorability has plummeted, along with his chances of winning the primary in the mayoral election.

3XN

The Real Genius of Bloomberg's Plan to Convince You to Take the Stairs

This is nothing like banning soda.

Brooklyn Historical Society

This Is What Brooklyn's Transit System Looked Like a Century Ago

Even around 1918, the public-transit system in New York was fairly robust.

Sarah Goodyear

A Very Different Reception for Bike Lanes in Brooklyn's Poorest Neighborhood

Two years of consensus-building led to a celebration, not a protest.

Reuters

The Jersey Shore Almost Looks Like Its Old Self Again

Thanks to the gigantic Sandy Relief bill and Governor Chris Christie's insistence on rebuilding, much of the area has made progress.

National Archives

The Time the Teacher's Union Saved New York From Bankruptcy

In October 1975, only the whims of a union leader separated the city from default.

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Cities Might Not Be as Prepared as They Think for a Bioterrorism Attack

Smallpox maliciously released in London would spread to several countries before governments could intervene, a new model predicts.

Reuters

Anthony Weiner and the Forever Scandal

Of course, there are new graphic photos and messages. In the political scandals of the future, the leaks come long and slow.

Garrett Ziegler

The Secret Museum Tucked Into One of New York City's Elevators

Exhibits include objects made by or for U.S. prisoners, fake vomit from around the world, and a series of stolen tip jars.

Reuters

Barack Obama and Ray Kelly Are Saying the Exact Opposite Things on Racial Profiling

Two parallel conversations on race, violence, and stop-and-frisk.

A Graffiti Love Letter to Brooklyn

Building-sized art, in all caps.

The Transit Project That New York Mayoral Candidates Should Be Talking About

The so-called "X line" subway route could carry some 76,000 riders a day through the outer boroughs.

Berri Chiller

This Might Be the Most Impressive Pop-Up Park We've Ever Seen

In Brooklyn, a one-year installation houses a bike park, an urban farm, a lawn for movie screenings, and a placid green space.

Watch 10 Years of Public Transit Ridership Growth in This Blobby, Pulsating Map

In this unusual visualization, America's steady user rise is shown as a sea of swollen red discoids.

A Museum Show of Broken Umbrellas and Old Coffee Cups

A new exhibition transforms the "utterly ordinary" parts of New York City life into urban icons.

Mark Byrnes

Baseball's Oddest Season

A look back at the peculiar personalities of the short-lived 1890 Players' League.

Reuters

Spitzer and Weiner Lead in New Poll

A little disgrace never hurt anyone, especially in New York City, where the scandal-plagued comeback kids are beating their straitlaced opponents.

NYCHenge.com

A Map That Shows When Any Street Aligns With the Sunset

Manhattanhenge for every New York City neighborhood.

Gus Petro

This Is What It Would Look Like If You Dropped Manhattan Into the Grand Canyon

Whoa.