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A Radical Approach to Adding Density in New York's Outer Boroughs

Picture octopus-like high-rises engulfing transit hubs.

Cute Alert: A Seal Hits Rockaway Beach

We may have the Polar Vortex to thank for its adorable appearance on the shores of Queens.

Sarah Goodyear

A Growing Plea in New York: Pedestrian Deaths Cannot Be Tolerated

A new group called Make Queens Safer is dialing up the pressure on Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio.

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The End Is Near for New York City's World-Famous 'Graffiti Mecca'

A recent court ruling paved the way for demolition of the popular destination.

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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.

Sarah Goodyear

Everything Is Illuminated: The Secret Lights of New York City

Leni Schwendinger is leading a community effort to rethink the way neighborhoods look after dark.

A Very Brief History of Why It's So Hard to Get From Brooklyn to Queens

It wasn't always this way.

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The Heart of a New York Park Is for Sale in Stadium Deal

A plan to build a soccer stadium raises this question: If you have enough money, you really can buy anything in New York?

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A Quest to Save New York City's Disappearing Diners

Preservationist Michael Perlman, who calls diners "cornerstones of Americana," has a unique niche.

Sarah Goodyear

How to Protect the Rockaways From Another Sandy

A community bands together to call for change, but it's not clear what exactly needs to be done.

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

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

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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.

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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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Welcome to 1940s New York

An interactive time capsule to all 116 New York City neighborhoods, from 1943.

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Surveillance Cameras Could Make Us Better People

New research finds the "bystander effect" can be offset by the presence of public self-awareness.

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Parking Minimums Create Too Many Parking Spots

The regulation causes developers to build more spaces than they would otherwise, according to a new report.

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The People Who Steal Transit Buses

A brief history of bus thieves from World War II to Darius McCollum.

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Parking Minimums Promote Driving, Even in Transit-Friendly New York

A new study finds a "clear relationship" between a guaranteed spot at home and commuting by car.

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In Queens, Are 2 Convention Centers Better Than One?

Two proposals create convention competition in Queens and raise questions about need.