New York City

David Friedman

A Pixelated Look at Early 2000s New York, Through a Game Boy Lens

Unusually retro shots of life in New York City.

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Tremble at These Surreal, Sky-High Urban Roller Coasters

These photo manipulations may inspire feelings of nausea, dizziness, and impending doom.

Jeff Ferzoco

48 Madcap Hours in the Life of Citi Bike

What patterns emerge when you plot 75,000 rides in the nation's largest bike-share program?

NASA

Tonight, a Star Will Disappear Over New York City

It's the first time in known history that something like this could be viewed by so many people.

Reuters

Will High-Tech Mass Transit Fares Leave Too Many Riders Behind?

Equity concerns surround a new ticket and schedule app coming to Long Island.

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The Developing World's Urban Population Could Triple by 2210

Can we possibly prepare?

Yoonjin Lee

Meet New York City's Unofficial Curator of Lost Stuff

Yoonjin Lee makes abandoned gloves and lip balm look like they're crying out for help.

Jon Burgerman

Bang! When Movie Posters Fight Back

Jon Burgerman's gruesome takes on New York subway ads.

Warner Brothers

The End of New York's Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides Is Also the End of a Film and TV Era

Bill de Blasio's plan to ban the Central Park carriages will force Hollywood to come up with some other way to convey romance in New York.

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The Secret Art of Street Sweeping

How New York cleans 6,000 miles of roads every day.

Midtown Community Court

A Court That's More About Problem-Solving Than Punishment

New York City's Midtown Community Court is a national model for a different approach to dispensing justice.

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A Documentary That Puts a Human Face to America's Fatherlessness 'Crisis'

Daddy Don’t Go tells the story of four New York City fathers trying to hold onto their kids.

Chris Cook

Sunday's Solar Eclipse and the Empire State Building Made a Beautiful Pairing

The "hybrid" eclipse of the sun on November 3 was so rare it won't happen again until 2172.

AP

How a Judge's Media Interviews Were Used to Block Stop and Frisk Reform

The fate of the controversial policy now rests with New York's next mayor. 

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One Sociologist's Epic Quest: Walk New York City, All 120,000 Blocks

A 6,000 mile journey.

New York City

Exploring the Hilarious Noise Complaints of 1930s New York

The irritating sounds of Manhattan's Jazz Age included yelping newsboys, river dredgers, a marching band of orphans, and a fog siren.

The Strange Floating Garbage Piles of Artist Masakatsu Sashie

If Magneto decided to attend art school, here's what he might produce: Huge levitating balls of rusty trash and city infrastructure.

Watch Manhattan Grow Over a Century Like a Massive Pile of LEGOs

A computer-generated visualization shows the island sprouting buildings that eventually clump together in one great clot of concrete.

The Ages of 1 Million New York Buildings, Mapped in Explosive Color

This could be the most detailed open-data map of urban gerontology in existence.