New York


Why Aren't Cities Littered With Dead Pigeons?

A wildlife expert and Smithsonian scientist help solve one of life's enduring urban mysteries.


A Chair as Adaptive Reuse

A Brooklyn-based woodshop has made a lounger out of a New York City water tower's reclaimed timber.

Courtesy of Eric Jaffe

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

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

Flickr/ Thomas Hawk

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

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.

Courtesy: Citibike

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.

New York City Department of Records

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.

REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

May Day Around the World

A look at how different cities spent International Labor Day.

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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.