New York

New York City's Skyscrapers Blast Off to Mars

A far-out music video, using actual NASA footage, imagines New York's architecture taking a journey through space.

Henry Grabar

The Dredge of a Lifetime

As a 15-year transfer of dirt from the bottom of New York Harbor comes to a close, professional dredgers gather to marvel at what they've accomplished.

American Freedom Defense Initiative

Yes, This Ad Is Offensive. But Free Speech Rides Public Transit, Too

Sometimes embracing free speech means sharing the subway with an ad that churns your stomach.

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Flushing Meadows and the Battle for the Real New York

Mayor Bloomberg may have finally gone too far with a proposal for a 25,000-seat soccer stadium and shopping mall.

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Entrepreneurship and Urban Growth: A Fresh Look Using Proximity to Mines

The latest evidence of this time-tested connection.

Holm Architecture

Sadly, Double Moons Will Not Rise Over Manhattan This Saturday

A Danish architecture firm's plan to hover twin lunar orbs in the sky didn't get enough funding.

Map of the Day: New York's Geography of Complaining

Garbage is an issue.

Embark

Why Losing Google Maps on the iPhone Is a Good Thing

Apple Maps is so flawed it's forcing users to discover even better, city-specific alternatives.

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.