New York

Rebecca Davis

Documenting Subway Travel's Most Intimate Moments

Photo journalist Rebecca Davis captures riders in a voyeuristic style reminiscent of Walker Evans.

This New Yorker Can Turn Ice Into Anything

The city's hardest working sculpture talks about his livelihood and living in the city.

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Why Are We So Afraid of Being Hit by a Subway Train?

How something so statistically unlikely managed to captivate our imaginations.

Joe Flood

How to Build a Better Bike Lane (and Get More People Out on Bikes)

More and more city planners are seeing bike lanes as "a rational part of the mobility picture."

Todd Bieber

Handiwork of the Day: The Ski Chair Sled

Kings of the playground.

Reuters

Michael Bloomberg, Civil Libertarian Extraordinaire?

Sure, the mayor crusades against soft drinks and cigarettes. But he's got a great record where it counts.

Reuters

The Neighborhoods With the Most Single Ladies (and Men)

Just in time for Valentine's Day.

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Should We Replace the Term 'Congestion Pricing'?

Readers offer their suggestions — with road fare emerging as a top choice.

Reuters

The Scary Truth About Climate Change: 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.

NASA/NOAA

Watch from Space as the Blizzard Eats New England

Meanwhile on the ground, there are automotive pile-ups, white-out conditions and reports of ferocious thundersnow.

PlowNYC

New York's Real-Time Snow Plow Map to Get its First Major Test This Weekend

PlowNYC is about to hit the big time.

A Bulldog's-Eye View of Manhattan

Meet Harry Grumbles, an English bulldog who loves bacon, the ladies, and "being awesome."

Lena Steinkühler

Acid Trip of the Day: New York Infrastructure Comes Alive

This is a final project for a Bachelor's Degree?

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The Study That Could Upend Everything We Thought We Knew About Declining Urban Crime

An NYU sociologist now says New York's famed police tactics had nothing to do with the city's turnaround.

New Englanders Probably Shouldn't Look at These Photos of the Catastrophic Blizzard of 1978

Considering the "historic" blizzard in this weekend's weather forecast and all.

Ralph Bakshi/Colleen Cox

Legendary 'Fritz the Cat' Director Plans a Film About Coney Island

Ralph Bakshi's newest animation deals with the "freaky midways" of Coney Island, as well as "Kennedy’s assassination, the mafia, Bobby Dylan, Vietnam, Dick Tracy, Miss America, and more."

Municipal Art Society of New York

The Surprising Role Jackie Kennedy Onassis Played in Saving Grand Central

A reminder of how celebrities can do good for cities.

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How Virtual Traffic Lights Could Cut Down on Congestion

Car-to-car communication could decrease urban congestion by 60 percent, one computer scientist says.

Wikipedia

Wikipedia Nearby Is Basically a List of Interesting Things Near You

The fruits of Wikimedia's new GeoData extension.