New York

Reuters

A Lukewarm Report Card for High-Occupancy Toll Lanes

These roadways have performed well by some traffic standards, but problems remain.

Warner Bros.

This Week in Bans: U.K. Libraries Fight Off Waves of Pint-Sized Droogs

Also, Bogota outlaws public handguns; L.A. says no to beach football; a palm-reading aptitude test is no longer acceptable in China; and Hoboken bans Snookie.

Reuters

New York vs. Boston: Which Is the Better Sports Town?

A statistical examination of the long-term sports successes and failures of the cities in this year's Super Bowl.

Thinkmodo

How Marketers Pulled Off That Flying People Over New York City Stunt

The team behind the film Chronicle is behind the elaborate viral video.

Reuters

Why You Should Buy an iPad in Bangkok Instead of Buenos Aires

Comparing the price of an iPad and more than 20 other consumer goods across a selection of the world's major cities.

Dan Taylor

How to Find the Least Crowded Subway Car

A British blogger conceives an answer: digital platforms that indicate the passenger volumes of various cars.

Map of the Day: All the Single Ladies

The best neighborhoods for snagging a single man (or woman) in New York.

An Artistic Comparison of Paris and New York

A side-by-side take of the cities' quirks.

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Why Chinatown Buses Are Still So Popular

Given other curbside alternatives, why do many intercity travelers remain loyal to the Chinatown service?

Reuters

Love in a Subway Car

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Philadelphia transit agency is asking couples who met on board to share their stories.

The Week In City Bans: Oakland Bags Bags, Boston X's Out Alcohol Ads

Cities ban things! Also in this week's edition: D.C. outlaws Occupy protesters and large dogs are no longer welcome in one Chinese city.

How We Plowed Before Snow Plows Were Invented

A short history of snow removal in America's cities.

Reuters

Should the Post Office Be Saved?

Today's business-centric view of the mail system stands in contrast to its historical civic mandate

The Geography of Venture Capital

New York and Boston are trying to get a bigger slice of the VC pie. But a new report suggests they're going to have to work a lot harder.

Reuters

A Homeless Man's Unused Subway Card Empire

John Jones says he's made $20,000 reselling tossed Metrocards. Should that be legal?

Red Peak

Watch a Bicycle Get Stolen Piece by Piece Over 365 Days

New Yorkers are surprisingly honest when it comes to dismantling an unattended bicycle, as this neat time-lapse video shows

Reuters

Zen and the Art of Snow Plow Maintenance

When it comes to allocating resources to remove snow, cities can often only guess and hope for the best

Mark Byrnes

Empowering Regions to Reinvent Themselves

In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave ten regions the opportunity to propose their own economic fixes

Sarah Goodyear

How a Shy Artist Dealt With Having the High Line Right Outside Her Window

Hyemi Cho never expected to have throngs of tourists peering into her apartment, but she came up with a painterly solution