New York

New York in 2080: 9 Degrees Warmer, 39 Inches of Sea Level Rise

And other alarming details from the city's latest climate change report.

A 'Humans of New York' Treatment for City Streets

Meet the "Blocks of New York."

New York City Subways Are Covered in Microscopic Pizza

Also: tiny particles of bubonic plague, anthrax, and dysentery.

Here Are the Tools to Hack into Your City's Public Advertising

But you probably shouldn't do that, says the artist making them.

The Tragic Metro-North Crash Will Raise New Safety Questions for New York's Commuter Train

Early reports say seven were killed in the deadliest crash in the railroad's history.

New England Could Get Yet Another Snowstorm This Week

An impressive-looking system might dump even more snow Thursday into Friday.

The New England Blizzard's Winds Will Be 'Just as Bad' as the Snow

Expect downed trees, massive waves, and widespread, lasting power outages.

29 Million People Are Bracing for a Massive, Historic Snowstorm

Record-breaking snow is expected across the Northeast.

Elegant Light Bulbs Shaped Like Art Deco Skyscrapers

Illuminate a room in a classy way, while also making it seem the world is upside down.

The Slow, Agonizing Death of the MetroCard

New York's long-heralded swipe-free subway payment system may not arrive until 2022.

Mapping the Most Poop-Filled Waterways in New York

Here's where you really don't want to swim in the Big Apple.

Mohammed Is the Most Common New York Taxi Driver Name

A data scientist ranks the city's top 20 names for cabbies.

How the War Against Polystyrene Foam Containers Is Being Won

The passage of New York City's new rule suggests resistance to single-use foam container bans is waning.

The NYPD's Biggest Problem Might Actually Be an Overreliance on Numbers

A recent survey of retired New York City police officers suggests the department's culture has shifted toward data manipulation.

Finding the Stories of NYC's Unclaimed Dead

An interactive project is building a community around the thousands buried in the city's inaccessible Hart Island cemetery.

New York Subway Platform Vending Machines, a History

From chewing gum to tampons.

How I Became an Urban Monster in Just 10 Minutes

A car is often—even usually—the wrong tool for the job in a dense urban setting. And using the wrong tool makes you frustrated and impatient.

Two Architects of Broken Windows Policing Go On the Defensive

William Bratton and George Kelling say the critics just don't understand.

The NYC Police Union Has a Long History of Bullying City Hall

The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association have attacked and often slandered every recent mayor, even those who prided themselves on being crime fighters.