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A New Tool in the Fight Against Hurricanes: Wind Farms?

Tens of thousands of wind turbines could dampen monster hurricanes into plain old bad storms, claim researchers.

Intricate Dioramas of Some of the World's Most Famous Skylines

Reconstructing the landscapes in amazing, large-scale detail.

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Yes, Police Can Arrest You for Failing to Identify Yourself

You've heard of stop-and-frisk. Now meet stop-and-identify. 

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Safe Streets Champion Bill de Blasio Was Caught in a Speeding Car

It's a pretty awkward situation.

POSH Stow and Go

How Much Would You Pay to Use a Luxury Bathroom in the Middle of Manhattan?

Soundproof toilets, baby changing stations, and showers, all cleaned by staff after each use.

Bob Gore

If a 6-Year-Old Can Help His City, Why Can't You?

An early candidate for the feel-good urban story of the year.

Yoonjin Lee

Meet New York City's Unofficial Curator of Lost Stuff

Yoonjin Lee makes abandoned gloves and lip balm look like they're crying out for help.

Selfiecity.net

A Hilarious Study of Selfie Photos in 5 Cities Around the World

Yes, there are regional differences to the form, and the expressions captured in them.

Google Street View

Animating New York's Building Boom With Google Street View

In GIFs.

Henry Grabar

Love in a Time of Public Transportation

Valentine's Day at the New York City Transit Museum's missed connections party.

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Watch This Man Snowboard Through New York City

The wildest morning commute.

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De Blasio's Decision to Keep New York Schools Open Demeans Teachers

The mayor's failure to declare snow days puts outsized pressure on educators and their students.

REUTERS

Bill de Blasio and the NYPD Are Off to a Rocky Start

A harbinger of things to come? 

Reuters

Imagine: A World Where Nobody Owns Their Own Car

It's possible, and sooner than you'd think.

Efficient Passenger Project

How to Make Enemies: Unmask New York's Biggest Commuting Secrets

By posting signs about where to board for the easiest transfers, EPP hopes to make riding a little easier. But the MTA is not amused.

Schema Design

What New York's Social Network Might Look Like If We Could Actually See It

A wild experiment in 3D data visualization.

Peter Wegner

These Mind-Bending Pictures Turn Manhattan's Sky Into Skyscrapers

What's revealed when you turn New York's streets upside down.

Reuters

Which Types of Traffic Signals Are the Safest?

New York rates four common options.

The Living

Soon to Grace the New York Skyline: Towers Made of Fungus

A cutting-edge building material promises structures that are both sustainable and ... compostable.