More and more cities are experimenting with participatory budgeting. But who really gets to decide how the money is spent?
Starbucks has said it's stopping the use of bug-based red dye. Why? Making the stuff looks like so much fun!
Tips on street portraits from New York's resident photographer.
You'd think the national champion chess team at Intermediate School 318 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, wouldn't have to worry about their program's continued funding. But you'd be wrong.
America's metro areas generate 80 percent of the country's GDP. But so far, that economic reality has not generated a proportional amount of political clout.
Banned from a park, New York Occupiers take to camping on the sidewalks.
At events all over the country, neighbors who want their money to stay local are swarming mom-and-pop shops.
Most smaller commercial buildings can't afford energy retrofits on their own. But what if they banded together?
Artist Tom Fruin, who works with materials like crushed beer cans and drug bags, created this recycled wonder for a new hotel in Williamsburg.
True silence may be impossible to find in New York City, but these spots are as close as you can get.
The most important cities for the ultra-rich, and what it might cost those places.
What Foursquare can teach us about how people use a city.
An international duo tries to ride the New York subway from end to end faster than anyone else.
In the municipal mascot department, it seems that North America can't compete with Asia.
A new film explores what we lose when light pollution cancels out the night sky.
A direct, if rude, way to attack America's obesity epidemic.
We have built a city up around them, but amphibians and mammals alike have persisted by genetically diversifying.
As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.
An artist offers up a cabin experience in the city as an experiment in bartering for space.