New York

Downton Abbey on the Upper West Side

The hidden Old English village in New York (that's off-limits to New Yorkers).

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Holiday Appropriate Public Art of the Day: Giant Heart in Times Square

An installation that "wraps around the visitors," created from Superstorm Sandy-ravaged boardwalks.

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Mayor Bloomberg Is Coming After Your Coffee Cups

He is expected to propose a sweeping ban on plastic foam food packaging in his State of the City today.

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We've Found the Perfect Valentine’s Day Date for Infrastructure Nerds

What could be more romantic than a trip to the innards of New York’s digestive system?

Museum of the City of New York

The Claustrophobia of Micro-Apartment Living

Sure, tiny spaces look cool. But would you actually want to live in one?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.