A new trove of correspondence with his upstairs neighbors reveals Marcel Proust’s charming but desperate pleas for quiet.
Readers (and riders) respond to a recent CityLab essay about who deserves to sit.
With a new resident social worker, the Brooklyn Public Library is pushing staff and patrons toward a culture of inclusivity.
In his new book, Michael Ruhlman charts the overlap of food, commerce, and identity.
A walking tour and graphic novel series memorialize Manhattan’s earliest African residents.
A new exhibition highlights the curious potential of sounds that are tempting to ignore.
A new podcast and documentary take stock of individual choices against the backdrop of immense, looming threats.
In an uneasy critique of independent stores’ vanishing footprint, this art installation sells toilet paper, tins of fish, and tubs of ice cream, all made out of felt.
The Royal Ontario Museum is staging an exhibition devoted to snapshots—and what it means to be Canadian.
Food insecurity is most prevalent in rural, southern counties—which often lack robust networks to meet the need.
The state’s latest tourism campaign makes a point to focus on sites at the center of the LGBT movement and the push for abolition and women’s suffrage.
To avoid the next Fyre Festival-style debacle, organizers should heed these five lessons.
A new virtual reality project reconstructs the city’s historic soundscape.
Is it possible to move through a smart city undetected?
For locals, the urban amusement park season starts months before summer’s peak.
Chef Massimo Bottura’s Refettorios will soon land in U.S. cities to fight food waste and isolation, thanks to a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.
A new documentary series celebrates regular folks interacting with data, but leaves some big questions answered.
A new book invites Seattle residents to conjure the haunts that have vanished.
A new campaign is hosting dinner parties around the world to build communities and strengthen networks.
An Artist Swapped 'If You See Something, Say Something' Subway Posters With Pleas for Civic Engagement
“It’s a call to be vigilant everywhere.”
How did 18th-century urban dwellers make sense of their loud and stinky worlds? Historian Carolyn Purnell explains.