New York

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.


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

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

Albeiro Lopero/Reuters

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.


The Completely Puzzling Relationship Between City Population and Parks

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


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.


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.


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.


15 Ideas for Making Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Better

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


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.

Why Are There Still So Many Train Stations Named Penn Station?

The Pennsylvania Railroad isn't coming through that tunnel — so how come we keep going through its doors?

Amazing Treasure of the Day: A 114-Year-Old Sidewalk Clock

What time is it, New York?


New York Mayoral Hopeful Malcolm Smith Arrested for Bribery

The state senator was accused of trying to buy the support he needed to get on the Republican's mayoral ticket.

Associated Press

2013 Opening Day: Baseball Begins

Fans descend on ballparks around the country as Major League Baseball gets underway.

Senseable City Lab

Aggregating Cell Phone Data in Search of the 'Pulse of the Planet'

Universal mobility patterns we haven't fully understood before could soon come into view.


The Secret Lives of Garbage Men

Anthropologist Robin Nagle on the vital, hidden, and arcane sanitation system that enables cities to function.


The Surprisingly Gentle Science Behind New York's Plan to Sterilize Its Rats

Hitting urban rodents in their reproductive systems may be the best thing to ever happen to them.