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In One Upper East Side Bakery, a Victory for Labor Rights

The documentary "The Hand That Feeds" is a humanizing portrait of one battle in the wage war.

This Pencil-Thin Tower Sets a New Bar for Skinny High-Rises

An upcoming residential tower on 44th Street in Manhattan is only 47 feet wide. Can super-slender in-fill projects help NYC's housing squeeze?

In 2025, IKEA Thinks Your Kitchen Will Include Drones

Innovations and prototypes from IKEA's Concept Kitchen 2025, on view in Milan.

Celebrating New York Landmarks, Both Saved and Lost

An illuminating new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York focuses on the legacy of historic preservation.

Capturing the Creation of a Huge, Immigration-Themed Art Project in NYC

This time-lapse video details how a French artist installed a massive street portrait of an immigrant pedestrian for the New York Times Magazine.

What Sweden and Japan Can Teach the U.S. About Its Aging Workforce

The global population is getting older. What can countries do?

A Monthly Guide to Peak Tornado Season in America

Where and when you'll normally encounter the most violent twisters—mapped.

How to Tell If Infrastructure Is for Exercise

For everyone wondering whether the bus is a good place for burpees.

It's About Time New York Solved Its Trash Problem

The city produces a massive amount of waste, none of which is managed very efficiently.

What Does It Mean When Police Unions Denounce Protestors as 'Lynch Mobs'?

Lynch mobs served as de jure law enforcement for decades in a South defined by its lack of due process for African Americans. The term speaks volumes about the current dynamic between police and a distrustful public.

5 Subway Lines New York Hasn't Built But Should

A transit wish list for wealthier times.

Will Cape Cod Privatize Its Emergency Mental Healthcare System?

The Massachusetts region has four times the suicide rate of the rest of the state. Would a privately run system help or hurt?

Forget Noise-Cancelling Headphones: Just Listen to Wikipedia Being Edited

Zen out with hi-tech ambient sound.

How Tel Aviv Used Technology to Change the Way Citizens Interact With Local Government

DigiTel, a project launched in 2013, is an "e-government" app and a smart card, all in one.

A Guide-Dog Discrimination Lawsuit Against Uber Will Move Forward

In response to a wave of ADA-related complaints about Uber and similar companies, a new ruling could raise the accountability bar for ride-hailing services.

Americans Are on the Fence About Open Data

They have mixed feelings on whether or not it will improve governance.

Whether or Not Millennials Are Buying Cars Is Beside the Point

Some will, some won't—it shouldn't change how cities adjust their transportation policies.

Build Your Own Bamboo Bicycle

The eco-friendly, trendy cycle designs are far cheaper when assembled at home.

The Geography of Well-Being

A new index takes a holistic look at America's inequalities. Yes, that's plural.