The average speed of traffic has been falling for years, and it’s having a ripple effect on the city’s transit network.
Some places are already taking action, but New York City is lagging behind. Here’s a blueprint for keeping local retail healthy.
On the outskirts of New York City, a new housing model aimed at Millennials asks: What is city living?
“We have time to respond. We must use it wisely.”
What better place for a giant statue of E. coli?
Readers (and riders) respond to a recent CityLab essay about who deserves to sit.
One former dog-walker has set out to map the city’s varying degrees of doggy density.
When grown-ups cow to the youngest passengers, we’re doing them a disservice.
A mural celebrating Jewish heritage anchored a wall on New York City's Lower East Side for 40 years, then disappeared overnight. Now, the original artists are looking to start over, and bringing newcomers along.
Watch New Yorkers swarm a Citi Bike station like mad ants while cars sit virtually idle across the street.
With a new resident social worker, the Brooklyn Public Library is pushing staff and patrons toward a culture of inclusivity.
One nonprofit wants to reward results, and change the funding model in the process.
A walking tour and graphic novel series memorialize Manhattan’s earliest African residents.
A bill introduced to New York’s City Council would compel landlords to eradicate mold, vermin, and other asthma triggers that are particularly pervasive in low-rent units.
For many Latino immigrants in New York City, an informal network of unregulated loan operators serve as the lenders of last resort. But borrowers soon find themselves buried in seemingly endless debt and haunted by intimidation tactics.
New York City, Houston, Miami, and San Francisco have all taken steps to mitigate the risks associated with rising sea levels and global temperatures. Are their successes a blueprint for action at the state and local level?
As cities make their data more transparent and accountable, this project in New York found one way to use technology to engage the residents in the planning process—by prompting locals to text in ideas.
A man was killed Monday morning riding on a Citi Bike in Chelsea.
These photos, taken by middle- and high-school students, reveal glimpses of the contributions immigrants make in their community in the South Bronx.
“It makes me laugh every time,” says a Brooklyn cyclist who uses an assault-grade bike horn.