Some say it's a security measure — but others think it's a matter of money.
In the aftermath of Sandy, New Yorkers suddenly remembered that many of the city's housing projects are placed along the water.
Weighing jobs vs. climate change in New York's hardest hit borough.
Property values have soared in some neighborhoods. But other parts of the borough have been largely excluded from the boom.
We'll take a cup of kindness yet, for Auld Lang Syne.
The percentage of accidents involving alcohol varies widely by city.
Apple theft is so bad it's having an effect on the overall crime rate.
They received a proposal for a "no cost" barrier system at least a year ago — and haven't moved on it.
Imagine marshes, floating neighborhoods, and hydroponic farms on city land.
Kuala Lampur, Chicago, Toronto, San Francisco, and Hurricane Sandy make this year's list.
Wouldn't explosions in the sky be preferable?
Charter cities, sexy villages, company towns, and more.
The super-storm was a wake-up call to cities. But will they keep their climate change preparation going?
The new building will slope up to 38 stories, with a giant courtyard, almost the size of a football field, cut out of the center.
Nods to Christmas in Breezy Point, Queens.
The global cities that dominated popular music this year.
Four percent of the country identifies as Jewish, Muslim, Hindu or Buddhist. A peek at where those communities are clustered.
Brooklyn's Barclays Center is proving itself a leader in fostering a strong hometown identity.
It's been an eventful year for cartography.