New York

Is This the World's Oldest Dash Cam Video?

Incredible footage from the 1920s shows New York's traffic has always been a problem (especially when you're rushing to put out a fire).

How Google Street View Could Help Post-Sandy Staten Island

Residents worry the photos will hurt property values. But the site could raise the kind of awareness the "forgotten borough" will need as it rebuilds.

Movie Scenes of the Past in Real Life New York

Christopher Moloney photographs screen-grabbed movie stills against the city landscape.

Record Breaking Metro System of the Day: Beijing

With an end-of-year expansion, it is now the world's longest subway system.

2013's Architecture to Watch

The buildings (and controversies) that will define this year.

A Watercolor Guide to Harlem's Hidden Bakeries

An artist chronicles the neighborhood's best sweet shops.

Resilience Is About Relationships, Not Just Infrastructure

As cities prepare for climate change in earnest, the importance of community connections cannot be overstated.

Banned in America, 2013 Edition: Conversion Therapy, Eating Horse Meat, Plus Many More

Grab tight your freedoms, America: The country's collective legislatures are unleashing a torrent of new regulations.

Why Don't American Subway Stations Have Public Bathrooms?

Some say it's a security measure — but others think it's a matter of money.

Will Climate Change Alter the Geography of New York's Public Housing?

In the aftermath of Sandy, New Yorkers suddenly remembered that many of the city's housing projects are placed along the water.

Despite Sandy, Plans for Huge Staten Island Ferris Wheel Roll Forward

Weighing jobs vs. climate change in New York's hardest hit borough.

Mapping Brooklyn's Spiky Gentrification

Property values have soared in some neighborhoods. But other parts of the borough have been largely excluded from the boom.

Deal of the Day: Free Rides in Los Angeles, London, But Not New York

We'll take a cup of kindness yet, for Auld Lang Syne.

The Geography of Drunk Driving

The percentage of accidents involving alcohol varies widely by city.

Don't Complain When Your iPhone Gets Stolen in New York

Apple theft is so bad it's having an effect on the overall crime rate.

After Another Death, MTA Reconsiders Protective Platform Doors

They received a proposal for a "no cost" barrier system at least a year ago — and haven't moved on it.

A Bold Concept for Post-Sandy Manhattan

Imagine marshes, floating neighborhoods, and hydroponic farms on city land.

The Best City Time-Lapse Videos of 2012

Kuala Lampur, Chicago, Toronto, San Francisco, and Hurricane Sandy make this year's list.

The History Behind Why NYC Drops an 11,875 Pound Ball on New Year's Eve

Wouldn't explosions in the sky be preferable?