New York

Norman Oder

Why Reviewing Brooklyn's New Arena Before It Opened Was Premature

Barclays Center can't be assessed as a standalone building; its impact on the surrounding neighborhood must be taken into account.

Lineposters

The Most Elegant Transit Maps Ever

The Brooklyn couple behind Lineposters discuss their creative process and inspiration.

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Don't Take Your Gun to the Playground in This North Carolina Town: This Week in Bans

Also, the Mongrel Mobsters can't pretty up their tombstones in a New Zealand town and New York City clamps down on blood-sucking circumcisions.

Tom Downey

The (Not So Great) Economics of Micro Restaurants

Serving a dozen diners a night is getting more popular but not more profitable.

NYC DOT

Traffic Fatalities Are on the Rise in New York. Is Distracted Driving to Blame?

City officials think so, and they've launched a low-tech campaign to get people to pay attention.

Paolo Cirio

Bringing the 'Ghosts' of Google Street View To Life

An artist recreates the scenes captured by Google's cameras.

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Why American Students Can't Write

A former South Bronx teacher recalls how his own idealism kept his class from learning how to write.

Reuters

Dear New York: Please Make Subway 'Grinding' a Felony. Now.

A recent ruling sets a precedent for transit sex abusers to roam free.

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Open Data of the Day: New York City Will Have QR Codes Everywhere

Every business with a city permit will soon be required to display a QR code linking to the municipal database.

How One Man's Bicycle Commute Inspired a Strange Song

Using a variety of electronics hooked up to his body, Brian House turned his daily bike route in New York into music.

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The Future of Air Travel Is, Fittingly, a Bit Delayed

A Congressional hearing finds progress on the NextGen system lagging but generally on track.

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Turns Out Where You Live Really Does Shape Who You Are

Those stereotypes you hear about people in Boston and San Francisco – there's actually something to them.

Reuters

In New York, Low-Income Smokers Spend 25 Percent of Their Money on Cigarettes

And they paid nearly 40 percent of the state's cigarette tax revenue.

NYC Mayor's Office

Artist Builds Living Room Atop Towering NYC Statue

Tatzu Nishi’s “Discovering Columbus” is mounted six stories up in Columbus Circle.

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The World's Most Expensive Cabs

Despite what New Yorkers think, they're not in New York — not by a long shot.

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Should Millennials Feel Guilty for Leaving Their Small Towns Behind?

Growing up, I couldn't wait to flee central Indiana. Now I just feel lucky, and terrible.

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Where High-Growth Company Founders Start Out and Where They End Up

The flow of entrepreneurial talent and which metros are "producing," "exporting," "importing," and "consuming" it.

Hotel Allows Bathroom Users to Flash New York City

Also, a flatulent doll teaches South Koreans to poop and dinosaur commodes rumble into New Zealand.

Vimeo/Jonathan Massey and Brett Snyder

The Real Birthplace of Occupy Wall Street

The physical and digital combined into an "open-source hypercity urbanism."