A brief history of the least glamorous occupational holiday.
A vast new national study showing how income mobility dramatically varies by city.
Building-sized art, in all caps.
Animal care organizations report a quadrupling of kidnappings in recent years, buoyed by robust ransom opportunities.
Turning neighbors into the "eyes and ears of the police" can actually reinforce fear and violence.
Turns out they actually make excellent guards against approaching strangers since outsiders cannot calm them into silence.
The city's fiscal crisis is an opportunity to harness the region's economic promise.
You're not born to rock unless you can do it from the center of a choking cloud of demolition dust.
The so-called "X line" subway route could carry some 76,000 riders a day through the outer boroughs.
The results of a study of 82 million tweets from 1,300 counties.
Carol Ott spends her days publicly shaming bad property owners, despite hate mail and death threats.
On Friday, New York's power grid experienced its busiest day ever as miserable, sweaty people blasted their air conditioning.
Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
A Singapore nightclub developed a high-tech method of preventing drunk driving, and apparently it works.
Courtesy the town of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.
Citing the state's constitution, which bars actions that would reduce the pensions of public employees, a Michigan judge blocked the historic filing.
In Brooklyn, a one-year installation houses a bike park, an urban farm, a lawn for movie screenings, and a placid green space.
Need to get from the bedroom into the foyer? Try one of these quirky chutes.
We are becoming a nation of test preparation factories, and there's no evidence this strategy actually works.