The traffic safety app Nexar’s new “Live Map” feature lets anyone peek in on near-real-time video footage of city streets.
America’s urban rebirth is missing something key—actual births.
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Stonewall’s anniversary has cops and LGBTQ activists revisiting their fraught history—and debating if police belong at celebrations of gay and trans rights.
Fifty years after Stonewall, Felipe Rose—“The Indian” from the Village People—remembers New York City’s Greenwich Village as the gay rights movement took hold.
How many squirrels live in New York City's Central Park? Finding the answer was surprisingly complicated.
Major dailies gave a megaphone to the police, while alternative outlets served as an important platform for those without a voice.
Three supertall New York City skyscrapers reveal just how creative lawyers can be in gaming the city’s zoning codes.
It’s now a fantasy-steeped hotel honoring the airport design of a bygone era, but the TWA Flight Center at New York’s JFK Airport was never quite real.
Travel from China to the U.S. fell for the first time in over a decade. That could mean money lost for big cities as well as smaller places near national parks.
Washington, D.C., considers training a group of residents to give tickets for some parking violations. Would it make streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists?
A New York lawmaker wants to fine pedestrians who text while crossing streets. Street-safety advocates say that’s ineffective, and may even cause more harm.
There are more than 2,000 playgrounds spread across New York City. Ariel Aberg-Riger explores the creative and political history of concrete jungle’s jungle gyms.
A swinging hotel just opened inside the defunct 1960s-era terminal designed by Eero Saarinen at New York’s JFK Airport.
With the population of the distinctive species in decline, cities around the U.S. are trying to add monarch-friendly spaces.
In a dense city that’s filled with humans, neighbors become spectators to one another’s personal lives.
As cities like New York move ahead with plans to charge motorists to enter certain urban areas, we need to think about the best ways to manage road tolling.
A new campus has a mandate to better connect the institution to the world, but its presence has left neighbors asking, “What about us?”
The once-ubiquitous form of lighting was novel when it first emerged in the early 1900s, though it has since come to represent decline.
The Climate Mobilization Act lays the groundwork for New York City’s own Green New Deal.