New York

Karl Sluis

Yo, I'm Trying to Sleep Here! New York's Wonderful Map of Noise

This visualization breaks down Manhattan's noise problem at the micro-level of ice cream trucks, loud TVs, "banging/pounding" and more.

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DIY Urbanism of the Day: How Many Drivers in Your Nabe Aren't Signaling?

And are they better or worse than the national average?

The Sorry State of the New York-New Jersey Public Transit Connection

The two states desperately need a new link — but with every new plan comes a new problem.

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'Sandy' Is Retired as a Name for Hurricanes

The super storm was so damaging and deadly that the world's meteorologists will not repeat its name.

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In Praise of Taxi Drivers, In Spite of all the Harrowing, Horrible Trips I've Taken

It is a very strange, urban thing to get in a car with a stranger.

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NYC Owes Occupy Wall Street $365,000

For the destructive raid on Zucotti Park.

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New York City Has a Costumed Characters Problem

A Cookie Monster gone rogue may finally precipitate a crackdown in Times Square.

One Man's Obsessive Mission to Draw Every Building in New York

A new book by Australian artist James Gulliver Hancock captures all the ones he's done so far.

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Some People Will Do Crazy Things for a Rent-Controlled Apartment in NYC

One example: pretend their dead aunt is alive. For four years.

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The Golden Age of Gondolas Might Be Just Around the Corner

Meet the evangelists of cable-drawn aerial transportation.

John Kerstholt/Wikipedia

Climate Change in the Southeastern U.S. Could Mean Endless Severe Thunderstorms

Places like Atlanta could see a 100 percent increase in the number of days with damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes.

MPI's Zara Matheson

America's Most Post-Industrial Metros

The cities that lead America's transition from a goods-producing to service economy.

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The Completely Puzzling Relationship Between City Population and Parks

Why do some cities – and neighborhoods – have so much more "urban nature" than others?

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Symbols Worth Saving: 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.

Kokau

Challenge of the Day: Three Words to Describe New York

Shorter city pride.

Will Somebody Please Make This Old-School Graffiti Video Game?

Real-life graffiti artists star in this fake 32-bit arcade game taking place in cities across North America.

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4 of the World's Great Cities Like You've Never Seen Them Before

You probably didn't even know that watercolor comes in 3D.

Reuters

15 Ideas for Making Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Better

The federal government has prepared a short list that includes 220 mph trains.

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The Latest Bleak Evidence That Crossing the Street Is Hazardous to Your Health

Two new studies suggest you may not be safe inside a crosswalk.