In the old days, every taxi driver in New York City was required to prove at least a basic working knowledge of the city's streets and landmarks. A new licensing exam does away with geography, assuming that taxis will rely on GPS.
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An op-ed in the New York Times provides a firsthand account of the growing concern over water in a state that has yet to set limits on its explosive growth.
Mar 16, 2015 New York Times
In a bid for revenue and rejuvenation, Newark is selling vacant lots for $1,000. Buyers promise to build a home and stay for at least five years.
Mar 14, 2015 New York Times
In a sad turn of events, Frei Otto passed away on March 9, prompting the Pritzker jury to move the announcement of the award up by two weeks. The Pritzker Prize is regarded as architecture's highest honor.
Mar 11, 2015 New York Times
We know not everyone is pleased with the winter right now, but there's no denying the beauty of the United States when it's covered in snow.
Mar 6, 2015 New York Times
As social media platforms evolve into specific niches, the Nextdoor platform is quickly expanding its online version of neighborhood-level interaction.
Mar 5, 2015 New York Times
The design reveal is more than just a showcase for architects Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick. The project also raises tough questions about how far suburban cities in the South Bay Area are willing to go to support the current tech boom.
Mar 2, 2015 New York Times
The cities of the Rust Belt don't get much good news these days as they suffer the effects of de-industrialization. But things may be turning around in Cincinnati, where a major investment by General Electric may herald a downtown revival.
Feb 26, 2015 New York Times
Dave Taft pens an ode to the merits of the red cedar—a common tree in New York City and dry, empty lots all over the East.
Feb 21, 2015 New York Times
Ecologists and planners have been warning that water may be the oil of the 21st century. With oil prices plunging, water is getting more dear in some places. Sao Paulo, Brazil's great megacity and economic heart, is already facing a dire shortage.
Feb 20, 2015 New York Times