New York

The Radical Rise of Asian Soul Food

City streets are bursting with a gutsy, high-low mash up of street food and haute cuisine, old country flavors and new-fangled cooking techniques.

How Urban Parks Enhance Your Brain

A break from the bustle of the city can do your mind good, recent research shows.

How High Speed Rail Could Revitalize the Northeast

Shrinking the distance between vibrant urban cores and smaller communities could spark an economic boom.

Dishonor of the Day: New York City Ranks Its Worst Landlords

One landlord racked up more than 700 violations.

Abandoned Tunnel Use of the Day: An Underground Disco

London pays tribute to Saturday Night Fever with a party in some abandoned train tunnels.

Who Should Get Their Name on a Bridge?

Queens Councilman Peter Vallone wants to end the trend of naming infrastructure after living people.

The 10 Best Songs About the Subway

Inspired by a new contest to write a song inspired by the G train.

How Your City May Have Affected Your Raise

Wage growth varies considerably by metropolitan area, according to numbers from the most recent quarter.

Can City Dwellers Have Nice Things?

Violence at New York's McCarren Park Pool has some suggesting all urban resources fall prey to the tragedy of the commons. Here's why this thinking is flawed.

The Urban and Suburban Fortune 500

Where the biggest American companies are located relative to cities.

Why U.S. Transit Systems Are Still So Far Away From Converting to Driverless Trains

Public sector transit unions are a potent force in setting transit agendas in American cities – more so than in Europe and Asia.

NYC's Billboards Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Jilly Ballistic's genius street-art campaign to shame corporate products.

The 8 Worst Things About Summer in American Cities

Commence fainting... now.

The Underground New York Public Library

A subway-hopping photographer memorializes reading riders on a Tumblr blog.

New York City Fixes Mayhem-Causing Subway Stair

In a blow to the national humor reserve, Brooklyn's 36th Street stop will no longer be wantonly tripping commuters.

How East Coasters Kept Cool This Weekend

Turning urban infrastructure into de facto cooling equipment.

The Science of Staring

New research explains why we decide to look at what everyone else is looking at.

Survey of the Day: Police Officers Admit They Downplay Crimes

A survey of retired New York City police officers shows a "rotten barrel," according to the study authors.

Is Your City Making You Single?

Why where we live determines how we date.