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New York

What was promised as the tallest building in the world built by modular construction is delayed and the subject of lawsuits. State documents, recently made public, describe water damage, tolerance challenges, and unanticipated repairs.
9 hours ago   City Limits
After breaking down the reasons why left turns are so dangerous, it's also obvious how difficult a problem they are to solve.
May 13, 2015   WNYC
A new study calculates the national consequences of restrictive housing regulations in three cities: San Francisco, New York, and San Jose.
May 12, 2015   New York Magazine
The New York Times editorial board questions the priorities of a city that can support sports facilities with hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funds but neglects its libraries.
May 7, 2015   The New York Times
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.
May 6, 2015   New Scientist
The Washington Post details the concern over the shadows cast by skyscrapers on the city street below. The latest high-profile case study of the ability of skyscrapers to block the sun: New York's Midtown.
May 5, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
A new study by Harvard economists provides the best evidence yet that where children grow up matters to the outcomes of their lives.
May 4, 2015   New York Times
A proliferation of 99-cent stores in the Woodhaven neighborhood in Queens has strangled the commercial offerings in the neighborhood. But can residents or the local business improvement district do anything about the trend?
May 4, 2015   TimesLedger
FEMA has been hard at work since Hurricane Sandy re-evaluating the risk of floods in New York. Newly proposed maps would cast a much wider net for flood risk on private property.
May 1, 2015   WNYC
Subway ridership statistics for 2014 were cause for celebration at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), but the city's bus lines are not experiencing the same growth in popularity.
Apr 27, 2015   StreetsBlog NYC
With real estate prices rising in the other boroughs, Staten Island is starting to look more like Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Extensive retail and residential developments are underway in what has always been New York City's suburban borough.
Apr 25, 2015   New York Times