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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.

The Awkward Ethics of Sharing

Some people just don't know how to share, let alone bike-share. So what do we do about them?

New Yorkers Stay Out Later, Eat More Brunch Than San Franciscans

And other findings from a mobile app that tracks how people in different cities spend their time.

This Camera Weighs Less Than 4 Ounces and Can Reduce Complaints Against Police by 88 Percent

So why are law enforcement agencies refusing to use it?

Dazzling Timelapse Videos of Millions of FourSquare Check-Ins

In six global cities.

The Closest Look Yet at the Relative Energy Efficiency of Big Buildings

How do you reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of skyscrapers? For starters, make a chart. 

How to Bring Economies Back After a Natural Disaster

Rebuilding is never just a matter of putting back structures.

Are Guerrilla Bike Lanes a Good Idea?

One of New York City's busiest streets doesn't have a full bike lane. The other night, some cycling advocates took matters into their own hands.

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.