For a century and a half, The New York Times has been earnestly—and hilariously—defining the evolving language of cities.
Conservatives want to power-wash the city of its intrinsic character—which includes pot shops and sex shows, but also a uniquely Dutch balance.
After a weekend ban, 400,00 residents can safely turn their faucets back on. But the Great Lakes as a water source are still in bad shape.
Locals say one-size-fits-all regulation won't work across the diverse, resource-rich state.
The most dramatic increases were not in the usual places.
A Massachusetts city is denied FEMA assistance after being blindsided by a twister that did major damage—but not quite enough.
New data shows that seed-to-sale tracking and other tight controls have made the state's legal-weed transition a success.
Efforts to reform municipal governance systems have little impact on actual policies, researchers say.
The region as it never was, could have been, and sort of is.
The two-tiered assistance plan has long put rural recipients at a disadvantage, and touted changes may actually enforce inequality in benefits.
The good, the symbolic, and the ugly.
There's a worthy federal infrastructure program staring America right in the face: broadband.
A writer and activist suggests a powerful way to fight back against street harassment—by supporting victims in real time and online.
A once-obscure program that provides permanent resident status in exchange for foreign investment in troubled places is starting to pay dividends in some U.S. cities.
Alastair Bonnett on the intersection of place, identity, and imagination.
An interactive website offers real-time context for the escalating conflict.
An infectious-disease physician hangs up his lab coat to bring HIV screening to Manhattan’s gay nightlife.
The "poor door" controversy on Manhattan's Upper West Side is only the most outlandish example of New York's uphill battle on affordable housing.
An astronaut aboard the ISS takes a photograph capturing the violence raging on one part of Earth.