New York City

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Newly Un-Flooded New York Subway Still Looking Pretty Horrible

Pumping out the tunnels under New York has revealed a gnarly landscape of storm damage.

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Superstorm Sandy Seen In a Beautiful Map of Pure Wind

Follow Sandy's track across the East Coast with this mesmerizing, real-time map of wind speeds. (Yes, that's the eye below Philadelphia.)

Reuters

Waiting for Sandy at the Edge of New York's Evacuation Zone

Being in the path of an approaching hurricane changes the way you look at your neighborhood.

Philip Stockton

Seeing New York City Simultaneously at Night and Day

It might take a minute to figure out that something's wrong with this short film.

Central Park Five/Florentine Films

Trailer of the Day: The Central Park Five

Revisiting a miscarriage of justice.

SOM

Grand Central Could Get a Giant, Elevating Observation Hoop

Architects honor New York's revered train station with a proposal that might make you want to dunk.

Guggenheim Museum/Stillspotting

An Entire Year of New York City's Noise Complaints

More than 270,000 noise complaints sketch a city that roars in the day and talks ferociously in its sleep.

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Vienna's Naked Subway Woman Adds To Rich History of Nude Commuting

It's almost as if journalists have never heard about this happening.

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Fear of a Tiny Apartment

By endorsing smaller and smaller living spaces, are we creating a world in which only the very wealthy can live in anything more than sardine-can habitats?

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South Carolina Town Terrorized By Exploding Toilet

The detonating commode went off in Town Hall and lodged porcelain shrapnel in a door.

Transportation Alternatives

Could You One Day Ride Your Bike All the Way Around New York Harbor?

Advocates are calling for the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to finally be opened up to pedestrians and cyclists.

Mapping New York's Hottest Jogging Routes

Using GPS technology implanted in shoes, artists envision the paths that runners love to tackle.

Sarah Goodyear

How Rust Became the New Urban Luxury Item

Everyone knows that the ghost of urban decay is as crucial to the High Line’s appeal as fancy design, if not more so.

Red Bull Racing

Commute of the Day: The Length of the Lincoln Tunnel in an F1 Race Car

Friday afternoon traffic this ain't.

New York City's Skyscrapers Blast Off to Mars

A far-out music video, using actual NASA footage, imagines New York's architecture taking a journey through space.

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Flushing Meadows and the Battle for the Real New York

Mayor Bloomberg may have finally gone too far with a proposal for a 25,000-seat soccer stadium and shopping mall.

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Don't Take Your Gun to the Playground in This North Carolina Town: This Week in Bans

Also, the Mongrel Mobsters can't pretty up their tombstones in a New Zealand town and New York City clamps down on blood-sucking circumcisions.

NYC DOT

Traffic Fatalities Are on the Rise in New York. Is Distracted Driving to Blame?

City officials think so, and they've launched a low-tech campaign to get people to pay attention.

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Open Data of the Day: New York City Will Have QR Codes Everywhere

Every business with a city permit will soon be required to display a QR code linking to the municipal database.