New York

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.

The Small, Often Imperceptible Reasons Some Neighborhoods Feel Safer Than Others

Something like trash on the street can rejigger our entire sense of a place.

New Polls Show Weiner's Latest Idiocy Is Too Much for New York City Voters

His favorability has plummeted, along with his chances of winning the primary in the mayoral election.

The Real Genius of Bloomberg's Plan to Convince You to Take the Stairs

This is nothing like banning soda.

This Is What Brooklyn's Transit System Looked Like a Century Ago

Even around 1918, the public-transit system in New York was fairly robust.

A Very Different Reception for Bike Lanes in Brooklyn's Poorest Neighborhood

Two years of consensus-building led to a celebration, not a protest.

The Jersey Shore Almost Looks Like Its Old Self Again

Thanks to the gigantic Sandy Relief bill and Governor Chris Christie's insistence on rebuilding, much of the area has made progress.

The Time the Teacher's Union Saved New York From Bankruptcy

In October 1975, only the whims of a union leader separated the city from default.

Cities Might Not Be as Prepared as They Think for a Bioterrorism Attack

Smallpox maliciously released in London would spread to several countries before governments could intervene, a new model predicts.

Anthony Weiner and the Forever Scandal

Of course, there are new graphic photos and messages. In the political scandals of the future, the leaks come long and slow.

The Secret Museum Tucked Into One of New York City's Elevators

Exhibits include objects made by or for U.S. prisoners, fake vomit from around the world, and a series of stolen tip jars.

Barack Obama and Ray Kelly Are Saying the Exact Opposite Things on Racial Profiling

Two parallel conversations on race, violence, and stop-and-frisk.

A Graffiti Love Letter to Brooklyn

Building-sized art, in all caps.

The Transit Project That New York Mayoral Candidates Should Be Talking About

The so-called "X line" subway route could carry some 76,000 riders a day through the outer boroughs.

This Might Be the Most Impressive Pop-Up Park We've Ever Seen

In Brooklyn, a one-year installation houses a bike park, an urban farm, a lawn for movie screenings, and a placid green space.

Watch 10 Years of Public Transit Ridership Growth in This Blobby, Pulsating Map

In this unusual visualization, America's steady user rise is shown as a sea of swollen red discoids.