New York

Recycling Project of the Day: MetroCard Collages

A different kind of subway art.

How Amtrak Might Redefine Downtown Philadelphia

A proposal to make Market East Station the city's new Northeast Corridor rail hub could change everything for that district.

A Map of New York City's Moods

The Financial District is one of the angriest places in Manhattan, according to software that measures emotion.

The World's Leading Cities for Fashion

The places with a disproportionate impact on what gets made, admired, and sold.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Ants

Are cities creating new species of animals?

Defining a Great Street

What makes some spaces better than others?

A Handy App to Record Your Painful Bike Accident

The Bike Crash Kit for the iPhone contains all the things you need after getting run over by a car.

Throwing It All Away: NYC Subway Trashes More Trash Cans

Transit officials say a pilot program has helped reduce garbage inside stations, but results elsewhere have been mixed.

Is This the Most Beautiful City Parade?

Mind-blowing costumes, amazing music at the West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn.

Recycling the Tower in the Park for Retirees

These hulking superblocks were once derided by Jane Jacobs. But the buildings might be perfect for aging populations.

Possible Uses For a $290 Paper Bag In SoHo

It would make great wrapping for this package I need to mail.

Labor Day, in Pictures

Scenes from around the country.

America's Best Places for a Raise

Where you live can determine how much more you'll be making next year.

Pimp Your Block With Civic Bling

Need ideas for how to better your neighborhood? We've got 'em right here.

The Surprising Bliss of Tour Guiding in Your Own City

When you take the time to show off your hometown, chances are you'll discover something new to love yourself.

Mapmaker, Artist, or Programmer?

Self-described "map geek" Eric Fischer uses urban data to make some of the web's most intriguing spatial images.

Life-Size Video Game of the Day: Pac-Man

The ghosts are all around you at New York's Babycastles Summit.

Watch a Drawn Time-Lapse of Lower Manhattan Unfold Before Your Eyes

"Empire State of Pen," by Patrick Vale, captures the frenzied movements of creation.

Multigenerational Communities or Bust

Cities that don't work for people of all ages risk stagnating in the past.