New York

Animals are more than just guests or co-habitants in our cities, according to an article in New Scientist—they're a critical component of the infrastructure that keeps cities running.
12 hours ago   New Scientist
Tom Vanderbilt argues that manufacturing will never disappear from our cities, because the creative class will always seek small-scale industry to make their ideas a reality.
Apr 13, 2011   The Wilson Quarterly
This episode of <em>99% Invisible</em> explores public spaces and their role in political change, and how over hundreds of years, riots have defined New York's Tompkins Square Park -- despite efforts to design unrest out.
Apr 9, 2011   99% Invisible
Comedian Mark Malkoff set out to demonstrate the state of public bus transit in NYC by racing a city bus while riding a child's tricycle.
Apr 8, 2011   Streets Blog
Buffalo is the emptiest city in the state of New York, with 15.7 percent of its housing standing vacant. The problem is spreading to the nearby suburbs.
Apr 8, 2011   The Buffalo News
With millions of dollars in federal funding on the line, Brooklyn officials are calling foul on new Census numbers that set the population at 8.175 million people rather than the 8.4 million that locals supposed.
Apr 7, 2011   WNYC
With the U.S. government urging a 50-mile evacuation zone around the Fukushima plant, Karl Grossman contemplates what a comparable emergency would mean for the Indian Point nuclear plant in New York state.
Apr 5, 2011   CommonDreams
New outdoor, publicly accessible ping pong tables are taking hold in New York City, adding an extra element of health and activity to some of the city's public parks.
Apr 5, 2011   The New York Times
Following trends seen in Europe and China, a public park in New York City has installed a ping pong table.
Mar 25, 2011   DNAInfo
Jess Zimmerman, writing for Grist, takes a look at the absurdly overheated rhetoric coming out of New York concerning that city's new bikelanes.
Mar 24, 2011   Grist
A lawmaker in New York has introduced a plan to ban cars from Central Park and Prospect Park.
Mar 24, 2011   The New York Post