From buildings to bike lanes to painting over Broadway, how the city changed in 12 years of Bloomberg
Quantifying cities’ emotional effects
A new Web tool could help measure subjective impressions of urban environments, which may have consequences for social behaviors.
The geography of the 1% of the 1%:
It’s hard to imagine donors being more cream of the crop than those members 1% of the 1% that reside in New York.
The Times is collecting riders’ shared wisdom about their biking in New York. Explore their comments, add your own, or view popular routes on Strava, a running and cycling app.
How much space each person has in some of the world’s major cities
Control Group — the designers behind the high-tech NYC I/O payphone redesign — is working with the New York City MTA to create new “On The Go” touchscreens for subway stations throughout the city. The new 47-inch displays will deliver real-time station directions including transfers and line alerts, countdowns until train arrival, and service updates, and will also include video cameras, microphones, and Wi-Fi, Fast Co. Design reports.
Mapping the languages of everyone using Twitter in New York shows the insane diversity of the city’s spoken languages and also where both tourists and local foreign language speakers are congregating.
In Washington, D.C., women often complain about the lack of available men. On the other hand, “Man Jose” gets that nickname for having too few available women for the men of Silicon Valley. But is it fact or fiction? In love, as with real estate, it’s better to get the inside scoop before you start your search.
an investigation of its impact on the Tri-State region by GSAPP’s Spatial Information Design Lab at Columbia University