Finding the origins of nabe proved easier than explaining its current popularity.
Subway maps distort the reality on the ground for all kinds of reasons. What happens when we make decisions based on them?
The problem is not that the rest of the world seems so meaningless, it's how numbed we've become to the horror stories in our midst.
New data tracks the geography of technology investment.
Rearrange the letters to see what you can spell.
Should designs be altered to dissuade jumpers?
An East Village food shop owner discusses the post-recession difficulties facing Mom-and-Pops.
Citizens are considerably more friendly to bike lanes now than they were last year.
New York City and San Francisco are the most "requested" destinations on CouchSurfing.org.
It's time to recognize that most people are never going to "stop worrying and learn to love the traffic."
Your lasers, your bike locks, your pieces of wood, and any hopes you had of actually getting near the action.
Fasting and praying at gas stations can be a challenge, and that's under the best of circumstances.
Get a whiff of a place you miss.
Its flaws cloud rather than clarify the recent debate over NYPD tactics.
Every year, critics complain about amateur eaters and disappointing food. So why do so many cities keep the tradition going?
As a candidate, Obama promised to bring this transformative program to 20 cities around the country. That didn't pan out, but is the president to blame?
Now that USA Today has written about it, surely it's time to go back to being uncool again. I can hardly wait.
Poor design and over-development have put our burgeoning urban centers at serious risk.
Jakarta bests New York and L.A. as well as Tokyo, London, and São Paulo, according to a recent study.