Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
Scientists have taken a new interest in how plant and animal life respond to the city.
New York's 'McJobs' workers go on strike for the first time.
A pre- and post-storm review, released by NYU's Rudin Center, has a few recommendations but mostly praise.
Unconventional ideas for climate-proofing New York City.
You may be living in one yourself in the near future.
Researchers looking into New York City's flu rates think they may be able to predict local pandemics seven weeks before they happen.
Has this happened before? Ever?
A sleek new system adds motion to the traditional "Tower Lights."
Automated parking garages are now popping up on both coasts. Could this save dense cities space?
Packed city centers are correlated with economic growth, talent levels, and diversity.
Improv Everywhere doin' that thing they do.
More evidence that scientists know what they're talking about.
Traditions from around the country.
The cost to fill all those balloons is nearly twice what it was 15 years ago.
A new exhibit on New York's Governors Island turns trash into funky plastic sculptures.
Freakonomics revives a tried, and tired, debate.
250 LED "SmartScreens" are heading to New York's underused booths.
The storm ruined scores of images. But one organization wants to help bring some back to life.