New York

Turn Your Pasta Into Architecture

A conceptual project turns a box of spaghetti into an ode to a New York skyscraper.

Why Microsoft Chose New York City

Another step in New York's rise as an urban center for tech.

History Lesson of the Day: The Many Hats of New York's Horses

Once upon a time, they held many different jobs.

The Top U.S. Cities for New Home Construction

Where construction markets are picking up again.

Can Inactive Landfills Become Assets?

An ancient Roman landfill offers ideas about how our old dumps could be more useful than we realize.

Haiku of the Day: Beware Bikers

A sign in Brooklyn reminds drivers to look out for riders.

May Day Around the World

A look at how different cities spent International Labor Day.

Why City Kids Need to Play in the Street

Traditional street play is good for kids precisely because it allows them to figure out how to use their environment in creative ways on their own.

The Rise of the Temporary City

Pop-up spaces are having a permanent impact on the way we build.

The Evolution of the American Dream, from Colonial Times to Today

A big new exhibit at the National Building Museum explores the history of house and home in the U.S.

Everyone Wants to Look at New York's Municipal Archives Photos

The city has released over 870,000 historic images and made them available online.

The Hit and Miss Architecture of New Courthouses

A tour of emerging trends in courthouse design.

Real Estate Boom of the Day: Brooklyn Is Back

The borough is on track to hit $2 billion in property sales this year.

New York's Next Skyscraper

Eleven finalists compete to add a new addition to the city's famous skyline.

The Invention of Jaywalking

The forgotten history of how the auto industry won the right of way for cars.

Status Quo of the Day: Rent Control in NYC

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case that could have made rent control illegal in New York.

Why Is a Patent Troll in Luxembourg Suing U.S. Public Transit Agencies?

ArrivalStar claims it invented live transit alerts. Your apps, taxpayer dollars, and the open data movement are all at stake.

A Budget By (and For) the People

More and more cities are experimenting with participatory budgeting. But who really gets to decide how the money is spent?

The Fascinating Story of How Those Tropical Insects Made It Into Your Starbucks Coffee

Starbucks has said it's stopping the use of bug-based red dye. Why? Making the stuff looks like so much fun!