New York

A Transit Chief in the Mayor's Office?

MTA leader Joe Lhota is expected to resign today to prepare for a mayoral run.

Outdoor Smoking Bans: Impossible to Enforce, or Inevitable?

Declaring public space smoke-free is becoming exponentially more common. Enforcing it is not.

Mapping the New York Neighborhoods With the Most Out-of-Towners

Out-of-state migrants are skipping the outer boroughs and heading straight to Manhattan.

Map of the Day: Predicted Sandy Flooding vs. Real Sandy Flooding

More evidence that scientists know what they're talking about.

Measuring a Neighborhood's Green Spaces So They Can Grow

One New York City neighborhood had basically given up on open space. But thanks to some new data, they were able to advocate for it, and get it.

5 Beneficiaries of Hurricane Sandy

Devastation isn't bad news for everyone.

In New York, the Pay Phone Makes a Comeback, However Briefly

Nothing brings back old technology like a black out.

Deal of the Day: Cheap Sidewalk Lunch at a Fancy SoHo Restaurant

A silver lining, New York style.

No, Looters Did Not Ravage New York During the Hurricane

Keeping calm and carrying on, literally.

A Close-Up Look at Breezy Point's Hurricane-Caused Inferno

"I think we all can agree we're seeing complete and utter devastation."

What Would New York Look Like If the Storm Surge Was Permanent?

It would be a lot smaller, for one thing.

These Unbelievable Pictures of Sandy's Destruction Are Actually Real

There are plenty of fake photos floating around this morning, but these images aren't lying.

No One Knows When New York's Subway Will Reopen

Seven subway tunnels are flooded.

The Webcams to Watch as Hurricane Sandy Hits the East Coast

The Atlantic Ocean's largest recorded tropical storm is bearing down on the Northeast.

Somebody's Watching You: A Style Surveillance Project in Brooklyn

"Our camera does not discriminate."

The Shame of Demonizing New York's 'Dangerous' Delivery Cyclists

We love to complain about these guys, but we love cheap, fast delivery more.

The (Not So Great) Economics of Micro Restaurants

Serving a dozen diners a night is getting more popular but not more profitable.

In New York, Low-Income Smokers Spend 25 Percent of Their Money on Cigarettes

And they paid nearly 40 percent of the state's cigarette tax revenue.

Hotel Allows Bathroom Users to Flash New York City

Also, a flatulent doll teaches South Koreans to poop and dinosaur commodes rumble into New Zealand.