Watch How Designers Re-engineered an Island to Make a Park in New York City

Parks aren’t always built just so we can enjoy the trees. On Governor’s Island in New York City, a truly unique public space will bring nature back to a former military base–and it’s engineered to withstand the catastrophic storms that climate change will bring. It’s called The Hills, and in this documentary, we talk… »11/06/15 3:15pm11/06/15 3:15pm

The Experimental Jungle Room Where NYC's Underground Park Is Taking Root 

When you walk into the Lowline Lab, the first thing you taste is oxygen. The Lab is hidden in an old warehouse, two blocks away from where the Lowline, a proposed underground park, is slated to open in 2020. The Lab is its prototype–part testing ground and part public sneak peek at the paradise that may one day grow… »10/21/15 11:53am10/21/15 11:53am

Her Screams for Help Were Ignored, But Her Murder Inspired the Creation of 911


In 1964, Kitty Genovese was returning home from her job as a bartender around 3 a.m. when she was attacked–two times–and then raped and killed by the same man. The string of crimes took place in her New York City apartment building, and 38 witnesses did nothing to help her. »9/03/15 12:30pm9/03/15 12:30pm

How NYC Would Respond to an Actual Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Attack

It's been 30 years since the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man first squished through Manhattan. With Ghostbusters returning to theaters tomorrow for an anniversary run, we thought it appropriate to consider a very serious question: How would New York City actually fight an evil god in the form of a marshmallow man?… »8/28/14 1:19pm8/28/14 1:19pm

Inside the Giant Data Center Hidden In the Middle of Manhattan

Between 1928 and 1932, two Art Deco skyscrapers were built in Lower Manhattan to house the telecommunications infrastructure for Western Union and AT&T. Almost 100 years later, the towers are still fulfilling their original intentions as data centers for Telx, an internet services company. »6/27/14 3:00am6/27/14 3:00am

Spider-Man's made his plans for New Year's Eve, as he'll be webslinging his way across NYC's Times S

Spider-Man's made his plans for New Year's Eve, as he'll be webslinging his way across NYC's Times Square to participate in the annual ball drop to promote The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Expect an exclusive clip to premiere on Times Square's many screens, possibly a bit of stunt work, and a shit-ton of bad jokes based… »12/09/13 3:30pm12/09/13 3:30pm

This map of gender segregation shows how New Yorkers live and die

In New York City, genders are unevenly mixed. As men and women age, they pour into and out of neighborhoods, pooling, dispersing and redistributing across the five boroughs in a mesmerizing demographic dance that datavisualization expert John Nelson calls "gender flow." In his latest visualization, he charts this… »10/16/13 3:05pm10/16/13 3:05pm