New York

The Tragic Geography of Disconnected Youth

One in seven young Americans are neither working nor going to school.

Everything You Need to Know About the New York Soda Ban

It's official: New York City restaurants will soon be barred from serving sodas in containers larger than 16 ounces.

What to Consider in Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy

Updated data from metros across the United States.

These Nifty Solar Panels Can Transmit Sunlight Underground to the Lowline

A team shows off its invention, which would make underground parks possible.

The Internet Is the New Town Hall and Soon Cities Will Be Listening

"Sentiment analysis" of social media could change the way you report potholes forever.

The Future of Cities According to TechCrunch Disrupt

Three of the finalists in this week's startup contest offer city-themed innovations.

Ideas for Cramming 1 Million More People Into New York City

The city's population is expected to mushroom to 9.1 million by 2030. Here's a novel way to accommodate that growth.

The World Trade Center's Rocky Real Estate History

The original Twin Towers had trouble finding tenants, but the new buildings are off to a promising start.

New York State's Curious, Century-Old Law Requiring Every City and Town to Have a Historian

Is this still a good idea?

Reviving New York Harbor With Oysters: Why Hasn't This Happened Yet?

It's been more than two years since Columbia University professor Kate Orff made waves with her "Oyster-tecture" proposal. She's still pushing.

We Remember: September 11, Eleven Years Later

Private moments at public gatherings in New York and Washington.

Mementos of NYC's 'Missing Limb'

Long-time city photographer Steven Siegel recalls one of his favorite subjects, the World Trade Center.

Packing Up: Where People Are Moving In and Out

Large, expensive U.S. metros were more likely to lose residents this summer.

A Diary of Camping in New York City

One couple's quest to find serenity in "the wilderness" of Staten Island.

The Geography of Business Density

The most and least dense U.S. metros for business enterprise.

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.