The Vessel in New York's Hudson Yards is a structure that invites parody — it has already been likened to a giant shawarma, a beehive, a pine cone and a wastebasket.
Researchers tracked the rent burdens and levels of exploitation faced by those living in concentrated poverty and uncovered the staggeringly high profit margins made by the landlords who own properties in these areas.
The LSE Cities Urban Age Programme has created density diagrams for cities around the world. Can you identify them?
No matter how clever you are, attempts to deliver the mot juste invariably backfire and leave you feeling even angrier.
Airbnb, the nation's second-most-valuable startup, is battling cities from Boston to San Diego over collecting taxes and enforcing zoning rules.
Parents are finding access to affordable, quality childcare nearly impossible. Washington, DC, wants to be the model of how to fix that.
The store has more than 132,000 titles, many of them not available on the internet, or anywhere else. "We will fight to the death to keep this open."
Remaking healthy urban areas means repairing damage done to communities once blown apart to serve the automobile.
And every stranger along the way helped him? Only in New York.
With super-tall glass towers, a luxury mall, and a ’grammable urban spectacle, Hudson Yards is very much a development of its time.
A relic of dated 2000s thinking, nearly devoid of urban design, it declines to blend into the city grid.
The New York Times Magazine published a long, deeply reported story by Alec MacGillis about the resurgence of violent crime in Baltimore, where he lives. The piece was compassionate, detailed and closely observed. It was also misleading, in a way that could very well make things worse for the people of the city.
Companies like Lime and Bird encourage competition among contractors, which subjects them to the threat of physical violence for little pay.
This February, only 16 months after it turned on its service, Google Fiber announced plans to turn it off, making Louisville, one of only 19 cities to get Google Fiber since its launch in 2010, the first to lose it. Now, the most visible sign of the tech giant's screw up is lying all over the roads.
Up to 4% of people are said to hear a strange low-pitched noise known as the Hum, but no source has ever been found. City life is one possible cause.
Will the rest of America learn to love it too?
Silicon Valley wants its own universally recognized landmark, something that symbolizes its power and reach.
Nearly half of older homeless people fell into trouble after age 50, new research shows. Meet three people who worked hard in life but fell through a tattered safety net
For decades, a gang of Chicago police tortured and forced confessions from people in custody. Now, in a historic move, the city is teaching this shameful history in schools — but not everyone thinks it should.
Is it Vilnius, Seoul, Moscow or Kiev? And what do alcohol consumption statistics tell us about a city and its culture?
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