New York

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.

The 4 Basic Factors to Brooklyn's Rise

According to Robert K. Steel, New York's deputy mayor for economic development.

Watch Live: CityLab 2013

Streaming video from The Atlantic's summit on urban innovation, happening now in New York.

The Problem With Defining 'Downtown'

And counting all of the people (and jobs) who have supposedly moved there.

Next Up: Water-Biking to Work?

A radically new way to commute, if you’re up for it.

A Milestone in Airbnb's Awkward Relationship With New York

The company says it wants to work with the city to pay occupancy taxes.

Sometimes When Violence Strikes, It Can Be Easy to Overlook What Went Right

A stabbing attack in New York's Riverside Park acts as a reminder about the way cities really work.

When Are Micro-Apartments Just Way Too Micro?

The thin line between quaint and claustrophobic.

Why You Should Care That the New York City Opera Is Dead

Why couldn't a storied institution, which launched the career of Placido Domingo, flourish in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world?

Two-Thirds of New York City Voters Say They Want Better Bike and Pedestrian Infrastructure

When the question is framed in terms of safety, there's plenty of agreement.

Now Here's an Idea Well Worth Copying: 'LEED for Broadband'

If you're looking to launch a tech start-up in New York City, you'll want to check this first.

Talking About Climate Change in Terms of Its Impact on Your Favorite Things

New York. Paris. Bacon.