New York

The Elevator Ride to the Top of One World Trade Center Sweeps Through 515 Years of History

Visitors can watch Manhattan develop during the 47-second ride to the building's observation deck.

The Steady Rise of Bike Ridership in New York

Advocates say the latest numbers are encouraging, but the city could still be doing more.

What If Your Subway Conductor Suddenly Got Real?

A new spoof, "The MTA Is Not Apologizing," shows impatient riders no mercy.

The Unexpectedly Compelling Case for Ferries

As a complementary form of mass transit, they've actually got a lot to recommend them.

A Gorgeous Atlas of New York Tree Species

Mapping 592,130 trees right down to trunk size.

The New York Car Service That Charges (Almost) Transit Prices

Via hopes to marry the convenience of a taxi with the cost of a bus.

A Grimly Fascinating Map of Toxic Spills in Brooklyn

The borough is splattered with escaped pollutants like oil, paint, raw sewage, and mystery blood.

To Find a Bus Stop, Just Hold Up Your Smartphone

Departures NYC just won grand prize in the MTA's "best consumer/transit rider app" category.

Why It Doesn't Really Matter If UberX Is Cheaper Than a Cab

The difference in cost is negligible, but the convenience gap remains.

New York City Rolls Out Its Best Bus Corridor Design Yet

It's not quite BRT, but the Woodhaven Select Bus Service plan is clear progress.

New York's Newest Subway Expansion Is Delayed, But at Least the Photos Are Gorgeous

The MTA now says the new 7 train station will open this summer.

A Pragmatic Introduction to Riding a Bike in New York

For one thing: "Never assume they see you."

NYC's 'Taxi of Tomorrow' Is Still the Yellow Cab

There are now more Uber drivers than cabs in NYC. But the city's taxi fleet is about to get a competitive upgrade.

What's Stopping Latinos From Using Public Libraries?

It's not because they don't like books.

New York's Hugely Successful Late-Night Delivery Truck Program Is Heading to D.C.

More and more cities are realizing the benefits of off-hour deliveries.

The Weirdest Seat in New York

Artist Shani Ha's "Table for Two" installation evokes the isolation of city life.

I Was a 1906 New York Tenement Inspector for a Night

An immersive educational event at Manhattan's Tenement Museum brings attendees up close and personal with housing reform history.

2 Notes of Caution on America's 'Record' Mass Transit Year

The dominance of New York, and the decline of bus ridership.

The Best Evidence Yet That Real-Time Arrival Info Increases Transit Ridership

New York's Bus Time program led to about a 2 percent rise overall, according to new research.