New York

100 Ideas for Improving the New York City Subway in 100 Days

From simple hand-sanitizer to a suction garbage system and beyond.

You Know You Want to Play These Risk-Style Games of 'Urban Domination'

Havoc Boards apply the classic competition for world conquest to ten different cities.

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Map the iPhone Users In Any City, And You Know Where the Rich Live

What our devices can tell us about the geographic divisions of urban wealth.

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From Urethane Caulking to Temporary Generators: New York's Incredibly Detailed Plan to Protect Buildings From the Next Sandy

These "crucial" recommendations, part of a 33-point building task force proposal, should apply to both future construction and existing structures.

Takeshi Miyakawa

Your Bruised Shins Might Hate You For This 'Invisible Furniture'

Let me just walk across the room to get that – OUCH!

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Typo of the Day: The Wrong Year Got Etched on the Gravestone of Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch

Whoops.

Dave Bledsoe

Where New York's Old Telephone Booths Go to Die

A photographer stumbles on a payphone 'graveyard' in West Harlem.

Casey Neistat

Should You Commute by Citi Bike? One Man's Hilariously Detailed Analysis

The question of taxis vs. bicycles, answered in graphs.

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'Occupy Sandy,' Once Welcomed, Now Questioned

The movement's storm relief team still hasn't disbursed all the money it raised to help one of New York City's hardest hit neighborhoods.

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Are Global Cities Really Doomed to Become 'Citadels' for the Rich?

Surely there's something we can do about this.

Sure, Apple Maps Stinks, But Look at These Crazy Cool Dalí-Esque Scenes

Developer Peder Norrby collects iOS Maps glitches that have an accidental artistry.

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The Grim Political Odds Facing the Bloomberg Climate Change Plan

No mayor can get a project this ambitious done on his own, and that's a huge problem for everyone.

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MoMA Pays Tribute to the Terrifying Beauty of Le Corbusier

This summer's sweeping MoMA retrospective is a deep dive on the controversial architect.

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Don't Forget, Window Washing Is a Lot Safer Than Driving a Taxi

Despite Wednesday's drama at Hearst Tower in New York, there's no major scaffolding crisis in the U.S.

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6 More U.S. Counties Are Now Majority-Minority

Welcome to your demographic future, Charlotte, North Carolina.

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The Case for Making Bike-Share Membership an Employee Benefit

An early wave of New York City companies is willing to foot the bill for workers who plan to commute with Citi Bike.

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A Sharp New Look for New York City Beach Signs

Redesigned signage is serving a critical role in post-Sandy coastal wayfinding.

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NYC's Hot-Weather Profile Could Resemble Alabama's in 30 Years

A new report provides the background for Mayor Bloomberg's climate change adaptation plans.

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This Month's Other Crucial Privacy Debate: The Rocky Future of Arrestee DNA Collection

Three arguments for, against, and qualifying the recent Supreme Court ruling.