New York City

When Manhattan Was Mostly Hills and Shrubbery

In the 1830s, there was plenty of green space to go around in New York (and snakes).

Reuters

Memo to U.S. Open Players: The Subway Is the Easiest Way to Get to Your Match

Rather than complaining about the city's traffic, we recommend you make use of the excellent public transportation.

REUTERS

2 Unpublished Studies Say Stop-and-Frisk Doesn't Work

There's no evidence stop-and-frisk works, but there's burgeoning evidence that it doesn't. 

Reuters

Beyoncé, Bike Commuter

The superstar rode to her last Barclays show, setting off a flurry of excitement.

Alice Austen

The Original New York Street Photographer

If Alice Austen weren't a real person, some novelist might have had to invent her.

Brooklyn Historical Society

This Is What Brooklyn's Transit System Looked Like a Century Ago

Even around 1918, the public-transit system in New York was fairly robust.

Reuters

Spitzer and Weiner Lead in New Poll

A little disgrace never hurt anyone, especially in New York City, where the scandal-plagued comeback kids are beating their straitlaced opponents.

AP

New York Takes Aim at Terrorism With Odorless Gas Release in Subway

There was more gas than usual on the New York City subway system Tuesday morning, if that's even possible.

Nathaniel Goodyear

Let There Be Light: Coney Island's Parachute Jump Gets Blinged Out

Will the post-Sandy makeover lure visitors back?

Reuters

The Grim Political Odds Facing the Bloomberg Climate Change Plan

No mayor can get a project this ambitious done on his own, and that's a huge problem for everyone.

A Massive Implosion Visible From Manhattan

Demolition crews exploded the tallest building on Governors Island this weekend to make way for new parkland.

Stereotank

World's Tiniest Library Pops Up In New York City

The "inhabitable" library looks more like a weird robot or a doughnut on stilts.

Anthony Weiner

Anthony Weiner's NYC Mayoral Campaign Website Features ... the Pittsburgh Skyline

Whoops.

Treedom Project

One Man's Quest to Free Street Trees From Their (Literal) Chains

"And I'm just one guy with one set of eyes."

An Entire Century of Broadway Shows, Squished Into One Graphic

Steven Wong's visualization of Broadway's history shows the creeping influence of long-running musicals.

Seth Wenig/Reuters

How Gross Is the Air of the NYC Subway, Really?

The results of a microbial analysis.

Dan Hendrick/NYLCVEF

New York's Mayoral Hopefuls Highlight Their Green Bonafides

At a forum last night, 8 of the city's 9 candidates tried to sell the crowd on their passion for sustainability (even biking!).

Streetfilms

New York Tries Out Bike Parking Corrals to Protect Separated Bike Lanes

A corral with enough room for 16 bicycles replaces a single car parking space.

Karl Sluis

Yo, I'm Trying to Sleep Here! New York's Wonderful Map of Noise

This visualization breaks down Manhattan's noise problem at the micro-level of ice cream trucks, loud TVs, "banging/pounding" and more.