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A day in the life of a payphone

May 22, 2014
New York City has about 10,000 public payphones. But who's using them?
Posted In: payphones, New York City, Cellphones, wifi

Manhattan gets its first Dairy Queen

May 20, 2014
Will this arrival bring more than a Blizzard?
Posted In: Dairy Queen, ice cream, manhattan, New York City
The Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village apartment in NYC

New York's median rent is $1,100. Seems low...

Apr 28, 2014
Rents are rising in cities across the country.
Posted In: rent, New York City, Housing

The tech of New York's new taxi cabs

Jan 2, 2014
A look inside the new fleet of green Nissan taxis poised to upgrade the ride around the Big Apple.
Posted In: taxis, Nissan, New York City

The tech behind the New Year's Eve ball drop

Dec 31, 2013
The big event is more sophisticated than you think.
Posted In: New Years, New York City, LED

A tall tower threatens to darken New York's Central Park

Nov 22, 2013
A glut of new luxury towers going up in Midtown Manhattan has some residents worried their beloved Central Park will be overshadowed.
Posted In: New York City, luxury

The air up there

Nov 7, 2013
Air rights, and zoning rules, are what gives cities like New York their skylines. And air rights are worth big money these days.
Posted In: New York City, air rights, real estate

The 'two cities' Bill de Blasio will inherit

Nov 6, 2013
Incoming New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected on a message of repairing income inequality in the nation's largest metropolis. Just how bad is it?
Posted In: income inequality, New York City, Bill de Blasio

One year later, Oakwood Beach is lost to Sandy

Oct 28, 2013
A year ago this week, Hurricane Sandy plowed into the eastern seaboard, leaving dozens dead and causing more than $50 billion in damage. The repairs are ongoing in so many spots with applications on file from 25,000 New Yorkers in need of assistance, mostly to fix homes. But some communities are not rebuilding.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, New York City

Does income inequality stifle creativity?

Oct 9, 2013
Musician David Byrne argues that wealth inequality in New York is favoring the rich over the creative.
Posted In: income inequality, wealth gap, New York City, art, creativity

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