New York

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3 U.S. Cities Are Among the World's Most Vulnerable to Flood Disasters

The geography of where rising sea levels will likely cost us the most.

Modern Mechanix

How to Ease Congestion in Manhattan? Pave Over the Hudson River

An improbable proposal from the 1930s would have joined New York to New Jersey with a new neighborhood built over water.

Extelldev.com

One New York Developer's Ingeniously Awful Plan to Segregate the Poor

Send them through the back door!

Reuters

The 'Two Bloombergs' of New York's Three-Term Mayor

The very things that made Bloomberg's tenure so transformative also helped to hurt the city.

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Visualization of the Day: New York City's Wealth Gap, Mapped In 3D

A new kind of skyline.

Tenon

Mayor Bloomberg Wants to Fingerprint Public Housing Residents

What could possibly go wrong?

A Retirement Home for the Homeless

The unique challenges of helping the elderly if they've lived most of their life on the street.

Red Hook, Brooklyn: The Unlikely New Home of the Timber Industry?

Earnest plans for a new mixed-use project that look anywhere from a wooden-shutter factory to the barn of a giant Amish farmer.

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One Harlem Housing Project Has Waited an Average of 344 Days for 6,203 Repairs

What happens when no one comes to fix the broken toilet. Ever.

Kingsgate Films

Why Kal Penn Is Defending Bloomberg's Stop and Frisk Policy

The actor says the policy works (also, he was mugged once). 

Visual Proof That Geographic Data Really Should Be Free

New York City and California have begun to offer up their GIS files to anyone who wants them, and early results are amazing.

Reuters

The Human Toll of Stop and Frisk

"No matter what I do, I am being constantly treated as if I’m not worthy of this society."

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.

Reuters

Why Blackouts Are More Common Than Ever, in 2 Charts

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

Reuters

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.