New York

Is Computer-Assisted Aeroponic Growing the Future of Urban Farming?

Maybe! 

Watch This NYPD Officer Explain Why He Lost Faith in Stop and Frisk

"If you get violated by a cop, how are you gonna trust that cop?" 

The Inevitable Death of All Music Scenes

NYC's art-punk golden age, Chapel Hill's indie-rock community, and Memphis's Stax Records all declined in about the same way: The underdogs became the establishment.

People Who Flush Personal Wipes Down the Drain Are Destroying America's Sewers

Stop it. Stop flushing wet wipes. 

Where Even the Middle Class Can't Afford to Live Any More

Some startling math from the country's most expensive cities.

Why Banksy Chose New York For His Street Art Comeback

The elusive graffiti artist speaks out.

Yo, Cops, Get Out of the Bike Lane!

A new Tumblr documents NYPD vehicles obstructing the city's much-vaunted dedicated bike infrastructure.

Chinatowns Are Gentrifying at an Alarming Rate

According to a new study, the Asian population is falling rapidly; and real estate prices are sky-rocketing.

Where America's Inventors Are

The geography of American innovation over the last decade.

Bill de Blasio Pitches Himself as the Next 'World Leader' Mayor of New York

The Democratic hopeful has kept his distance from some of Bloomberg's policies but seems eager to embrace the current mayor's worldly outlook.

Why It's Easier to Sympathize With Boston's Police Chief than New York's

A few months after the marathon bombing, Ed Davis talks about civil liberties with more nuance than Ray Kelly.

Is It the Job of City Government to Decrease Inequality?

The New York mayoral candidates come at the question from different sides.

What Role Should Police Play in Preventing Traffic Deaths?

"You're going to have accidents," says New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

Why Surveillance Cameras Might Be Bad for Creative Economies

An unusual argument against Big Brother on city streets.

'What We Haven't Figured Out Is the Question of Gentrification'

Brutal honesty from New York City's planning director.

The Plain Math of Disaster Preparedness: 'Every Dollar We Spent Saved 5 Dollars in Future Losses'

Lessons from the Great Flood of 1993.

Seeing Bike-Share as an Alternative to Streetcars

It's a cost-effective, high-return option, says Chicago's transportation commissioner.

In the Government Shutdown, Mayors See a Moment to Shine

Washington's dysfunction gives them a chance to talk up their operational prowess.

The Incredible Rise of Stop and Frisk, in One Chart

In New York, stop and frisk grew from 97,296 stops in 2002 to 685,724 in 2011.