New York

Alex Daly/Hamish Smyth

Show Your New York Love With a Poster of Every Subway Station

Why? “Because … subway!”

NYC DOT / Flickr

The Vision Zero Message Is Finally Getting Through in New York

A robust turnout at a recent rally indicates progress in terms of public awareness and support.

Courtesy Jeffrey Milstein

The Quiet Grandeur of New York and L.A. From Above

New photographs from Jeffrey Milstein capture both cities from the sky.

Jim Pennucci / Flickr

5 Anti-Bike Arguments That Should Be Retired

For one, bike lanes are actually really good for the local economy.

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What Can You Buy for the Price of One SoHo Apartment?

Sixty-eight homes, in some Detroit neighborhoods.

Scott Beale / Flickr

The 'Department of Pedestrian Etiquette' Targets Clueless NYC Walkers

Under the (sadly fake) decree, sidewalk violators would be denied permission to re-enter the city for 5 years.

Jen Gallardo / Flickr

New York Wants Google Maps to Discourage Left Turns

The safety precaution would fit in with the city’s larger Vision Zero push.


Access New York's Cleanest Bathrooms For $25 a Month

One bathroom key to rule them all.

Urban Sea Star/Flickr

Is That a Confederate Flag in a New York City Subway Station?

It sure looks like it, but the MTA claims otherwise.

Jens Schott Knudsen/flickr

Story Time With Subway Strangers

One New York transplant documents reading riders on social media—and finds community in the process.


The Weekend's Best Gay Marriage-Themed Drink Specials

From Scalia's Tears to Ruth Bader Gin & Juice to the Pride Cocktail Tree.

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Stop Releasing Your Balloons Into the Sky

Birds and turtles eat them and die.

Seattle DOT / Flickr

Seattle to Law-Abiding Drivers: Here's a Gift Card

As part of its Vision Zero plan, the city is rewarding everyday acts of safety.

Ryan Murphy

How to Get Your Bearings When Exiting a Subway Station

Three wayfinding cures for that sense of disorientation at the top of the stairs.

© Krisanne Johnson for the Design Trust for Public Space

Reviving the Dead Spaces Under Elevated Structures

A new report from the Design Trust for Public Space outlines how.

Luca Moglia / Flickr

A Help-the-Homeless App That Isn't Just Lazy 'Clicktivism'

The creators of WeShelter “don’t want people to stop at tapping the button.”

Aaron Amat/

New York's War on Salt

The de Blasio administration has proposed a warning label on high-sodium menu items.

Sarah Goodyear

Where Your Old Electronics Go to Die (or Maybe Even Live Again)

Welcome to the Brooklyn e-waste warehouse of the Lower East Side Ecology Center.

Hector A Parayuelos / Flickr

It's Shockingly Common for New Yorkers to Blow Through Red Lights

A new study finds that one in 10 drivers do it.