New York

A New Yorker's (Sadly Lopsided) Scorecard of Tokyo Transportation

Some notes on six weeks of travel in and around Japan's great city.

Just How Bad Is Noise Pollution for Our Health?

At best, noise is distracting. But the distraction can have significant consequences.

Virtual Murals for Real-Life Buildings

The new frontier of augmented reality apps comes to urban art.

Walk Score Launches Bike Score

How bikeable is your city?

Best Places for New College Grads, 2012

The job market for this year's college graduates is tough, but choosing the right city can make all the difference.

Why Do We Tax Car-Sharing Like It's Liquor or Cigarettes?

Taxes on quick car-share trips run as high as 60 percent.

Corporate Sponsorship of New York Bike Share Probably Not a Sign of the Apocalypse

The city is covered in advertisements. At least this one will help me move my butt from one part to the other.

New York City: The Nation's Second Leading Tech Hub

In the last few years, New York has risen to prominence in the world of tech start-ups.

America's Most Powerful Global Cities

Sizing up the global clout of U.S. cities.

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.