New York

I Can't Stop Looking at Photos of Absurdly Tiny Homes

Why we can't stop looking at photos of absurdly small houses and apartments.

The Bicycle Light That's a Threat to Thieves

A couple of MIT grads have developed a light that's 1) extremely hard to steal, and 2) shaped like a pistol.

City Superheroes From the Minds of Babes

The Homeless Detective, ADHD Girl and other urban problem-solvers invented by New York City students.

Wild Idea: Put Schools On Top of New York Skyscrapers

A team of Portuguese architects propose a lofty concept to fix America's troubled education system.

What Happens to a Foreclosed New York Apartment Building?

For one thing, the rats move in.

The People Who Steal Transit Buses

A brief history of bus thieves from World War II to Darius McCollum.

Zipcar's Cities of the Future

Zipcar ranks U.S. cities on innovation, sustainability, and creativity.

Photos of the Day: Inside New York's 2nd Avenue Subway Construction

The MTA just released new pictures, and they are quite post-apocalyptic.

Gardens on Top of City Buses: This Would Never Work

Attention, media: Please stop writing about bus-roof gardens as if they could actually exist in real life.

For the Urban Poor, a Downside to Residential Mobility

A new study finds "unintended political consequences" of HUD's program to place poor families in higher-income neighborhoods.

Strange Urban Animal Infestations, a History

Miami and house-eating snails, Seattle against a band of coyotes, and more stories of urban outbreaks.

What Cornell's Roosevelt Island Campus Might Look Like

Cornell has chosen six firms to submit designs for its new campus. Here's a look at university projects they've worked on in the past.

The Worst Public Bathroom in New York

Plans to renovate the New York Public Library best not overlook the loo.

How to Turn a Water Tank Into a Work of Art

Artists across New York will leave their mark on 300 of the city's water tanks.

Parking Minimums Promote Driving, Even in Transit-Friendly New York

A new study finds a "clear relationship" between a guaranteed spot at home and commuting by car.

The American Worker's Housing Affordability Crisis

Nearly a quarter of working households spend more than 50 percent of their income on housing.

What Does a Subway Entrance Say About its City?

A photographic survey of the world's metro gateways.

In Defense of Loitering

Cities have tried to ban people from hanging around. This is a big mistake.

The Rise of the NBA Superstar City

What the geography of the All-Star game says about American cities and metros.