New York

Be Like Mike: How Bloomberg Became the World's 'Mentor'

He wanted the way he ran his city to become a model for mayors everywhere. But can that idea persist once he's out of office?

Could Nighttime Deliveries Solve a Lot of Our Traffic Problems?

One man's crusade to get restaurants, shops and offices to receive all their goods between 10 and 6.

One of This Week's Silliest Publicity Stunts Involved a Duck on the New York City Subway

Authorities were not happy. 

A CSA Where the 'A' Stands for Art

Brooklyn CSA+D connects people interested in collecting art at a reasonable price point with artists who want their work to find a home.

Why Cops and Prosecutors Are Begging iPhone Users to Upgrade to iOS 7

The new operating system might reduce iPhone thefts. 

A School Devoted Entirely to the 'Science of Cities'

The Center for Urban Science and Progress wants to study city problems — and to solve them.

Can Mayors Really Save the World?

Untangling the theory that local ideas can fix global problems.

For Around $14, You Can Own Part of the Empire State Building

New York's most famous building is going public.

JFK's Most Famous Terminal May Soon Be Transformed Into a Flashy Hotel

The Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Flight Center is finally, maybe, getting a second life.

A Necessary War on Garbage Trucks

Inside New York City's plan to reduce the annual miles driven by its sanitation department.

How Stop-and-Frisk Is Creating a Generation of Young People Who Don't Trust the Police

Only 40 percent of young minorities in low-income New York City neighborhoods say they would feel comfortable calling 911 if they needed help.

How Density Makes Us Safer During Natural Disasters

After Hurricane Sandy, tight neighborhoods and centralized infrastructure recovered more quickly than spread-out areas.

The Ages of 1 Million New York Buildings, Mapped in Explosive Color

This could be the most detailed open-data map of urban gerontology in existence.

Even After 5 Kids Were Mowed Down on a New York Sidewalk, Nothing Much Changes

It happened last week in the Maspeth neighborhood of Queens.

Nap App Means You'll Never Miss Your Subway Stop Again

Sleep away, straphangers.

Book Lovers Will Adore These Neat New Maps

Two ways to chart the connection between reading and place.

The Case Against Rebuilding the Coastline After Superstorm Sandy

We should be retreating from the shore, not developing structures that will only flood again.

Why Teaching a Homeless Man to Code Isn't That Bad a Place to Start

We may all have been a little too hard on Patrick McConlogue.

You Have to See This BMX Pro Do Sweet Tricks on a Citi Bike

Tyrone Williams makes bike-sharing look cool.