New York

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NYC's Hot-Weather Profile Could Resemble Alabama's in 30 Years

A new report provides the background for Mayor Bloomberg's climate change adaptation plans.


This Month's Other Crucial Privacy Debate: The Rocky Future of Arrestee DNA Collection

Three arguments for, against, and qualifying the recent Supreme Court ruling.

A Massive Implosion Visible From Manhattan

Demolition crews exploded the tallest building on Governors Island this weekend to make way for new parkland.


Visualizing the Stunning Growth of 8 Years of OpenStreetMap

Of course, these people know how to map their own mapping exploits.

Chat Travieso

The Tiny, Tri-Lingual Library Hidden on New York's Lower East Side

A bite-sized bookshelf greets readers in English, Spanish and Chinese.

Money-Making Scheme of the Day: Trick Tourists Into Giving Money to Statues

Step 1: Make them think that statues are actually remarkably disciplined performance artists. Step 2: Profit.

Carlo Allegri/Reuters

The Biggest Obstacle to Cycling's Egalitarian Aspirations? Distance

Biking as a class issue isn't going away; on the contrary, it's just beginning.

Trust for Public Land

What We Can Learn About a City by Mapping Its Parks

New data from the Trust for Public Land illuminates which neighborhoods offer excellent green space access ... and which really don't.

Library of Congress

'Staaten Eylandt' and Other Awesome Spellings on Original Maps of New Netherland

A look at early renderings of the U.S. East Coast, courtesy of the Dutch.


The Ice in Restaurant Sodas Can Have More Bacteria Than Toilet Water

Reporting only the most crucial stories in world bathroom news.


The New Global Start-Up Cities

Our first in a series examining the changing geography of venture capital and high-tech companies.

Rice+Lipka Architects

Designing Libraries That Encourage Teens to Loiter

An open, airy floor at the New York Public Library offers kids spots to play Wii and Guitar Hero, along with books and homework help.

Matthew Picton

These Funky 3D Paper Maps Bring a City's History to Life

Artist Matthew Picton evokes specific historical events or time periods with the art, text, even paper he chooses to use.


New York's Deadly Gun Violence Spike

25 people were shot in just 48 hours last weekend, bringing the yearly figure to 440 shootings — with six more fatalities.

A Vibrant Peek Inside 1939 New York

A pina colada was 5 cents and everyone wore hats.

MTA/Patrick Cashin

The New York Subway Is Back to Full Service For the First Time Since Sandy

Seven months later, the A train is running to the Rockaways.

Can New York's Penn Station Ever Be Great Again?

Four architects lay out their vision for a brighter, cheerier, more functional transit hub.

A Very Brief History of Why It's So Hard to Get From Brooklyn to Queens

It wasn't always this way.


World's Tiniest Library Pops Up In New York City

The "inhabitable" library looks more like a weird robot or a doughnut on stilts.