New York

Visualizing the Impact of Mega-Storms on Transit

A graphic shows the movement of New Yorkers during and around the worst storms of the last three years.

Barclays Center Is So Special, It Even Has Its Own Specially Engineered Smell

The unique, highly engineered scent of citrus or lemons, or "a brand new Benz," depending on who you ask.

Photographic 'Love Letters' to New York and London

Daniella Zalcman blends images of the two cities in a way that's both fantastical and haunting.

Climate Change Will Drive Up Manhattan's Heat-Related Death Toll

Scientists at Columbia University test 32 different projections for the future. None of them look good.

Brooklyn's Relentless Changes, As Told By a Single Street Corner

From a Rent-A-Center to an eyesore to a Lululemon.

How the Location of State Capitals Influences Political Corruption

Remote cities are especially vulnerable to scandal, according to a new study.

Into the Water Tower, With Flair

For six weeks this spring, an illegal Manhattan cocktail lounge gave 700 strangers a night they'll never forget.

The Heart of a New York Park Is for Sale in Stadium Deal

A plan to build a soccer stadium raises this question: If you have enough money, you really can buy anything in New York?

A Quest to Save New York City's Disappearing Diners

Preservationist Michael Perlman, who calls diners "cornerstones of Americana," has a unique niche.

One Climate Change Era Growth Industry: Giant Sewer Balloons

In a race to meet EPA guidelines, U.S. cities have installed dozens of these devices over the past decade.

It's the End of the Road for This Waterlogged Roller Coaster

Seven months after Superstorm Sandy, work crews are dismantling New Jersey's Jet Star.

A Mirror That Guarantees You'll Never Forget Superstorm Sandy

It makes it look like you're chin-deep in water.

When the Original World Trade Center Was New

Forty years ago, the EPA's Documerica project captured the first weeks of life in Lower Manhattan after the Twin Towers debuted. 

Cyclists Aren't 'Special,' and They Shouldn't Play by Their Own Rules

The days of the outlaw bicyclist are over.

The Murky Ethics and Uncertain Longevity of Privately Financed Public Parks

As the new generation of state-of-the-art parks begins to age, will we live to regret creative financing models?

Is China Not Urbanizing Fast Enough?: 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.

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.