New York

17-Year Brood II Cicadas Emergence Update: They're Nearly Heeeere!

The sex-crazed insects have been busy in the past few weeks, with early sightings in the lands surrounding New York and Washington, D.C.

New York's Beloved Folk Art Museum May Be Spared From the Wrecking Ball

The MOMA reconsiders its plan to demolish the building after a fierce opposition campaign.

New York City May Let Non-Citizens Vote

It would be the first major U.S. city to do so.

A Tumblr of Utterly Terrible 'Affordable' Apartments

"Top bunk is $500 per month, bottom bunk is $600 per month."

One Man's Quest to Free Street Trees From Their (Literal) Chains

"And I'm just one guy with one set of eyes."

Deconstructing New York's Bike-Share Freak Out

Is the city really just "too mean" for shared bicycles?

How Cash-Strapped Cities Will Handle Terrorism

At New York Ideas, Ray Kelly says we should be prepared for more cameras — and smarter cameras.

The Harrowing Tale of a Manhunt Through the Tunnels of Harlem

An alleged jewel thief dodged the police by sprinting through the city's subway tunnels -- all while wearing handcuffs.

A Gun Giveaway Program, Coming to a City Near You

A Houston nonprofit wants to test the theory that a fully armed neighborhood is a safer one.

Where Working Households Are Struggling the Most to Pay Their Rent

More than a quarter of America's working renter households now spend a majority of their income on rent.

If Martin Amis Is Actually Tired of Brooklyn, He's Probably Barely Seen It

Stop stereotyping the borough and start actually exploring it, you ninnies.

Beastie Boy Commemoration of the Day: Adam Yauch Park

No sleep til Brooklyn.

The Non-Evolution of The New York Times #HipsterRead

A brave journey into The Grey Lady's archives.

Why the 'Rent Is Too Damn High' Guy Still Matters

As zany and unrealistic as his campaign is, the message is undeniably, brutally true.

Don't Worry, You're Not Too Heavy to Ride New York City's New Bikes

No matter what the New York Post would have you believe.

Why Sewage Plants Are Especially Vulnerable to Climate Change

Nearly 11 billion gallons of waste spilled into waterways after Superstorm Sandy, according to a new report.

An Entire Century of Broadway Shows, Squished Into One Graphic

Steven Wong's visualization of Broadway's history shows the creeping influence of long-running musicals.

The New Economy of City-Based Top Level Internet Domains

Dozens of cities will have the chance to design their own municipally focused microcosm of the web.

Here's What New York City Would Look Like in North Korea

An artist imagines the city with propaganda posters and limited lighting.