New York

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How Municipal ID Cards Make Cities More Inclusive

They’re sensitive to gender identity as well as immigration status.

Marron Institute / NYU

Watch 210 Years of Manhattan Densification in 2 Minutes

This visualization shows density peak in 1910, slip in the 20th century, then creep upward after 1980.

Mad. Sq. Art

A Manhattan Park Turns Into a Surreal Jungle of Mirrors

It’s like time stopped during a carnival-funhouse explosion.

Hecht Kleeger & Damashek

The Ultimate Map of New York's Mean Streets

A new visualization, based on NYPD numbers, shows just how hazardous the city is for pedestrians.

NYU Langone Medical Center

Tattooed New Yorkers Report All Kinds of Nasty Skin Conditions

Researchers say going under the needle can sometimes mean rashes that last for months.


Call Out Poorly Parked Cars With the App 'TowIt'

One developer’s weapon against lousy drivers and vans blocking the bike lane.


Mapping the New York That Once Was

An addictive new interactive project marries a vast array of archival photos with a detailed map of the city.

Joseph Kaczmarek / Associated Press

Why It Won't Do Any Good to Add Seatbelts on Trains

In some cases they might add to the death toll of a crash.


Mapping New York's Irrepressible Gay Nightlife

The interactive project OUTgoing aims to map the history of New York City’s queer bars.


This New York Woman Has 620 Roommates

They’re tiny turtles, confiscated in a warehouse raid.

MOVE Systems

Is This the Mobile Food Cart of the Future?

In an intriguing deal with the city of New York, the company MOVE Systems will provide environmentally friendly food carts to vendors, rent free.


Watch New York Subway Trains Run Their Routes in Real Time

LiveTrain NYC maps eight lines using actual train location data.

Spotimap/Javier Arce

Songs About Your City, Mapped

Music about your metro is a click away.

Roman Kruglov / Flickr

Why New York Isn't Really as Dense as It Used to Be

A new report says city housing stock "has not kept pace with its growing population."

The Cooper Review

If It's New York vs. San Francisco, Only Waggish Cartoons Will Do

Garbage mounds and delayed trains, or annoying techies and no nightlife?

Is New York Quietly Changing Its Subway Station Lettering?

New photos of the 2nd Avenue line suggest a pretty bold change in station tile style.

Atelier & Company

A 3-Part Plan to Rebuild New York's Old Penn Station

It would rectify "one of the greatest civic blunders ever committed."

Sam Droege

New York Dims Its Lights to Stop Birds From Crashing Into Buildings

Hundreds of millions of migratory birds are disoriented by city lights, leading to a "fatal attraction" to brightly lit windows.

Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata

Every Single Bodega in Manhattan, Photographed

Artist Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata walked the whole borough to document each instance of this cultural institution.