New York

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Bill Cunningham's Playful Photographs of 1970s New York

A new exhibit shows the photographer's ability to link fashion with architecture during an especially turbulent time in the city's history.

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How Design Can Help Build a 'Transit Culture'

Transit "branding," from a system's logos to its stations, can have a real impact on riders.

Kevin Johnson

Where Each City's Uninsured Live

Very few people in Boston are uninsured, but there are huge swathes of them all over Dallas.

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How a Simple Gas Leak Could Destroy Two Entire Buildings

A conversation with one of the fire chiefs who responded to the last major U.S. gas explosion.

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Will High-Tech Mass Transit Fares Leave Too Many Riders Behind?

Equity concerns surround a new ticket and schedule app coming to Long Island.

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How a System for Shared Taxi Rides Could Transform New York City

A totally optimized taxi network would produce 40 percent fewer trips.

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Two Buildings Collapse After Possible Gas Explosion in Upper Manhattan

There are at least seven reported casualties.

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The Big City Bike Parking Negative Feedback Loop

Too often, racks are taken up by the carcasses of bikes that have long been abandoned.

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The Real Reason New York Police Unions Are Waffling on Stop-and-Frisk

And why they're not likely to get everything they want. 

Cute Alert: A Seal Hits Rockaway Beach

We may have the Polar Vortex to thank for its adorable appearance on the shores of Queens.

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Don't Get Rid of the Folk Art Museum, Move It

Could the beloved building, slated to be torn down, have a second life somewhere else?

The New York Metro's Economy Is Almost as Large as Australia's

How U.S. cities stack up economically worldwide.

The Amazing Things You Can Learn From a Virtual City

This new tool can help us understand how people respond to urban spaces before they're built.

Mapping New York's Traffic Crashes

Twenty-three percent of the city's 2013 car-related fatalities occurred in just 5 percent of its neighborhoods.

Laure Leber

To 3D Print Coney Island

One artist is recreating a 100-year-old amusement park with very new technology.

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A New Tool in the Fight Against Hurricanes: Wind Farms?

Tens of thousands of wind turbines could dampen monster hurricanes into plain old bad storms, claim researchers.

Intricate Dioramas of Some of the World's Most Famous Skylines

Reconstructing the landscapes in amazing, large-scale detail.

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Yes, Police Can Arrest You for Failing to Identify Yourself

You've heard of stop-and-frisk. Now meet stop-and-identify. 

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Safe Streets Champion Bill de Blasio Was Caught in a Speeding Car

It's a pretty awkward situation.