New York

Sorry New York and L.A. (and Other Cities), No More CBS (or Showtime) for a While

Time Warner and CBS are locked in a dispute over transmission fees.

The Mysterious Paintings Popping Up in Doorways All Over New York, Explained

Turning the East Village into a puzzle of art and exploration.

Has the Rise of Online Shopping Made Traffic Worse?

A case study illustrates how more deliveries could mean more congestion.

Interactive Map of the Day: The Age of Every Building in Brooklyn

Plotting the ages of every structure in the borough.

The Uneven Geography of America's Fast Food Jobs

Workers in seven metro areas are striking, but their wages are even worse elsewhere.

New York and Chicago's Century-Old Skyscraper Contest

The cities have been locked in battle since 1885, with no signs of stopping.

The U.K. Doesn't Want Motorists Using Google Glass, Obviously

Also, New York updates its list of offensive license plates, and one rebellious bureaucrat thwarts Pennsylvania's anti-gay-marriage laws.

How Memory Alters Our Perception of Place

The curious results of walking tours in New York, Berlin and Mumbai.

Dinner Party of the Day: Avoid Tourist Traps, 'EatWith' Locals

A start-up has recruited hundreds of dinner party hosts across Europe and South America. It's coming to New York -- will it succeed?

How LEDs Have Transformed the City Skyline

Illuminated nightscapes are a new worldwide arena, where global cities will compete for recognition.

Dissecting the Weiner Campaign's Spectacular PR Meltdown

Communications Director Barbara Morgan went on a long, kind of unbelievable rant to Talking Points Memo on a former intern.

Maybe It's Time to Start Decorating our Air Conditioners With Little Lawns

The makers of the grass-covered "Babilawn" claim it makes ugly A/C units "aesthetically pleasing" from both "inside and out."

Everything Is Illuminated: The Secret Lights of New York City

Leni Schwendinger is leading a community effort to rethink the way neighborhoods look after dark.

The Insane Logistics of 'eBay Now'

The frontier of online retail keeps getting weirder.

Flood, Rebuild, Repeat: Are We Ready for a Superstorm Sandy Every Other Year?

Why we pretend the next storm won't happen—and flush billions in disaster relief down the drain.

Weiner's New Sexts Were Too Much for His Campaign Manager

You can't blame Danny Kedem, a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign veteran, for not going down with the ship.

This Guy's Never Met a Map He Didn't Want to Fix

Just not always for the better: "I've deliberately designed maps that are deliberately horrible to look at, and succeeded."

How Detroit Really Is Like America: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on urbanism we've come across in the last 7 days.

Mini-History Lesson of the Day: The Story of New York City's Street Photographers

The Everybody Street trailer captures the "visceral rush" of shooting from the perspective of the medium's masters.