New York

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The Minimalist Living Movement Could Use a Different Spokesperson

Multimillionaire Graham Hill has taken a lot of heat since his New York Times column, but he's still out there trying to sell his "living with less" message.

Jeffrey Millstein

The Strange Beauty of Airports Photographed From Above

Jeffrey Milstein has turned a lifelong fascination with airplanes into a gorgeous portrait series of jet hubs.

Shutterstock

Introducing CityLab

We're getting ready to launch a new series on city-level experimentation around the world, and we need your help.

Mass Appeal

New York Graffiti Crew Redecorates an Abandoned Theme Park

TrustoCorp totally had its way with the old Rock-a-Hoola water park in California's Mojave Dessert.

Reuters

Bloomberg Swaps the War on Soda for the War on Cigarettes

The mayor is pushing a new city law that would force retailers to keep all their cigarettes stocked out of public view

Reuters

Daylight Saving and Crime: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

Patrick Ward/Triposo

Best U.S. Cities for St. Patrick's Day? Anywhere But Texas

The Northeast Corridor is, unsurprisingly, the promised land of Irish bars and restaurants.

La Vita è Mortadella: A Day in the Life of an Italian Deli

"If ya don't see it, we don't have it."

Reuters

Woman Files Suit Alleging She Was Arrested for Criticizing 'Stop and Frisk'

The NYPD's aggressive policy has come under increased scrutiny in recent months.

Gestalten

'Femme Fatales of Cartography'

Inside a beautiful new collection of "maps you shouldn't trust yet cannot help but fall for."

Reuters

Take a Secret Peek Inside the Spire of the Chrysler Building

Urban explorer Moses Gates wormed his way up to the very top, far higher than where elevator service cuts off.

Andrew Burton/Reuters

The Frightening Effects of the NYPD's 'Mapping Muslims' Program

"Everybody's an informant."

Providence

Providence Wins Mayors Challenge Prize for Early Childhood Project

The $9 million Bloomberg Philanthropies contest also awards innovations from Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia and Santa Monica.

Cory Bortnicker

Now These Could Be Useful: Pedestrian Penalty Cards

Cory Bortnicker takes a humorous approach to enforcing sidewalk etiquette.

USDA

New York's Green Roofs Are Crawling With Fungi

And the fungal communities are quite different from what's found in the city's parks.

Samuel Orr

Timelapse of the Day: How Nature Changes in a New York Year

A seasonal tribute to New York City.

Sarah Goodyear

How to Protect the Rockaways From Another Sandy

A community bands together to call for change, but it's not clear what exactly needs to be done.

The Atlantic Cities and Yahoo! News Live Chat On the New York Soda Ban

Join in as we discuss how far city governments can go to push people to protect their health.

Dmitry Gudkov/Transportation Alternatives

It's No 'Accident': NYPD Changes the Way It Talks About Traffic Deaths

The NYPD is replacing the term "accident" with the word "collision," a change that underscores a new approach to bike and pedestrian fatalities.