New York

Alex Nazaryan

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love New York's Bike-Share

A bike-skeptical New Yorker's journey toward acceptance.

Maya Lin's Newest Work Is a 'Last Memorial' to the Vanishing Natural World

"I am going to try to wake you up to things that are missing that you are not even aware are disappearing."

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Mayor Bloomberg's Retirement Plan: 'Destroy' the Taxi Industry

Bloomberg has pledged to reinvent the industry after he leaves office. What might that look like?

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If a Photographer Takes a Picture of You Through Your Apartment Window, Is it Art?

A lawsuit against Arne Svenson, who captured unwitting subjects through their windows, could draw an important line between art and intrusion.

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Why You May Not Be Seeing Many 17-Year Brood II Cicadas

Where's the dang swarm, already?

Anthony Weiner

Anthony Weiner's NYC Mayoral Campaign Website Features ... the Pittsburgh Skyline

Whoops.

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Bike-Share May Not Take Many Cars Off the Road, But That's OK

Results from the latest Capital Bikeshare member survey in Washington, D.C.

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A Puzzling Relationship Between Same-Sex Parents and Gay Marriage?

Many of the highest percentages of gay couples raising children are found in states that ban gay marriage.

Street Vendor Project

New York Street Vendors Displaced by Bike-Share Want Their Voices Heard

Turns out it's not that easy for a sidewalk food cart to just pick up and move.

Schles and Levine

Visualizing the Impact of Mega-Storms on Transit

A graphic shows the movement of New Yorkers during and around the worst storms of the last three years.

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Barclays Center Is So Special, It Even Has Its Own Specially Engineered Smell

The unique, highly engineered scent of citrus or lemons, or "a brand new Benz," depending on who you ask.

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Photographic 'Love Letters' to New York and London

Daniella Zalcman blends images of the two cities in a way that's both fantastical and haunting.

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Climate Change Will Drive Up Manhattan's Heat-Related Death Toll

Scientists at Columbia University test 32 different projections for the future. None of them look good.

Sarah Goodyear

Brooklyn's Relentless Changes, As Told By a Single Street Corner

From a Rent-A-Center to an eyesore to a Lululemon.

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How the Location of State Capitals Influences Political Corruption

Remote cities are especially vulnerable to scandal, according to a new study.

Yoni Brook

Into the Water Tower, With Flair

For six weeks this spring, an illegal Manhattan cocktail lounge gave 700 strangers a night they'll never forget.

New Yorkers for Parks

The Heart of a New York Park Is for Sale in Stadium Deal

A plan to build a soccer stadium raises this question: If you have enough money, you really can buy anything in New York?

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A Quest to Save New York City's Disappearing Diners

Preservationist Michael Perlman, who calls diners "cornerstones of Americana," has a unique niche.

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One Climate Change Era Growth Industry: Giant Sewer Balloons

In a race to meet EPA guidelines, U.S. cities have installed dozens of these devices over the past decade.