New York

Hurricane Sandy Provokes the Largest Preemptive Public Transportation Shutdown in U.S. History

As Sandy bears down on the East Coast, some of the biggest cities in America come to a virtual standstill.

A Street Sign Kerfuffle, a Hipster Alliance and More: Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

Hurricane Sandy: How Bad Is It Looking, Really?

The "Frankenstorm" approaches.

Seeing New York City Simultaneously at Night and Day

It might take a minute to figure out that something's wrong with this short film.

Lessons From a Reinvented Military Base

The story of how this urban asset was re-purposed holds truths for cities engaged in similar transformations.

Trailer of the Day: The Central Park Five

Revisiting a miscarriage of justice.

Somebody's Watching You: A Style Surveillance Project in Brooklyn

"Our camera does not discriminate."

The Best Cities for Green Commuters

Which areas have the most bikers, the most walkers, and the most public transit riders?

'Everybody Is Resistant to Change'

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg explains why he'll win you over on sodas, and everything else, in the end.

Grand Central Could Get a Giant, Elevating Observation Hoop

Architects honor New York's revered train station with a proposal that might make you want to dunk.

This Atlas of 20th Century Architecture Weighs As Much As a Spare Tire

150 specialists, 750 buildings, 5,500 photographs, 100 years. Plus a crucial carrying case with a handle.

New York Islanders Will Move to Brooklyn

The announcement is expected to take place at 1 p.m. today.

The Vacation Architecture of the Working Class

Meet the bungalows of New York City's Rockaway.

A Matchmaker for New York's Privately Owned Public Spaces

A year after Occupy Wall Street, Jerold Kayden is on a mission to convince skyscraper owners that their plazas can be better.

The New Geography of Finance

Despite the crisis, the U.S. finance industry has grown since 2008.

As Local Governments Shrink, Private Consultants Reap Rewards

Meet the high-paid experts who are pitching our cities and states on how to save money.

An Entire Year of New York City's Noise Complaints

More than 270,000 noise complaints sketch a city that roars in the day and talks ferociously in its sleep.

The Best Thing About This Season's NYC Ballet Might Be the Seats

Three studios created creative seating areas for the famed "jewel box."

A Global View of Architectural Conservation: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.