Reshaping New York 

From buildings to bike lanes to painting over Broadway, how the city changed in 12 years of Bloomberg

Reshaping New York

From buildings to bike lanes to painting over Broadway, how the city changed in 12 years of Bloomberg

Posted 11 months ago
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Circular subway map reimagines New York as a colorful, geometric array

Circular subway map reimagines New York as a colorful, geometric array

Posted 12 months ago
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humanscalecities:

Quantifying cities’ emotional effects 
A new Web tool could help measure subjective impressions of urban environments, which may have consequences for social behaviors.
Place Pulse

humanscalecities:

Quantifying cities’ emotional effects

A new Web tool could help measure subjective impressions of urban environments, which may have consequences for social behaviors.

Place Pulse

Reblogged 1 year ago from humanscalecities
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Instagram Cities - New York

Instagram Cities - New York

Posted 1 year ago
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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.
Read more.

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.

Read more.

Posted 1 year ago
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Your Biking Wisdom in 10 Words

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.

Your Biking Wisdom in 10 Words

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.

Posted 1 year ago
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Personal Space

How much space each person has in some of the world’s major cities

Personal Space

How much space each person has in some of the world’s major cities

Posted 1 year ago
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‘On The Go’ Interactive Touchscreen Kiosks Coming to NYC Subways This Year

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. 

‘On The Go’ Interactive Touchscreen Kiosks Coming to NYC Subways This Year

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

Posted 1 year ago
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The Melting Pot Of New York, Seen In Its Multilingual Tweets

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.

The Melting Pot Of New York, Seen In Its Multilingual Tweets

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.

Posted 1 year ago
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laughingsquid:

Map Your Memories, Art Project Asks Strangers to Personalize a Blank Map of Their Locale

laughingsquid:

Map Your Memories, Art Project Asks Strangers to Personalize a Blank Map of Their Locale

Reblogged 1 year ago from laughingsquid
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Here’s What Would Happen if a Huge Asteroid Hit Your City

Around the time people in California are getting lunch today, a honking great clod of space rock will be zooming over earth at a hair-raising proximity.

Asteroid 2012 DA14 will soar above the planet at a height of about 17,200 miles, above the heads of astronauts on the International Space Station but below the orbits of our geosynchronous weather satellites. The interplanetary cannonball will be so in our face that it might tremble with “asteroid-quakes" caused by the tug of earth’s gravity; it’s set to become the closest asteroid flyby that we know of since the 1990s.

The Neighborhoods With the Most Single Ladies (and Men)

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.

The Neighborhoods With the Most Single Ladies (and Men)

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.

Posted 1 year ago
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Superstorm Sandy

an investigation of its impact on the Tri-State region by GSAPP’s Spatial Information Design Lab at Columbia University

Superstorm Sandy

an investigation of its impact on the Tri-State region by GSAPP’s Spatial Information Design Lab at Columbia University

Posted 1 year ago
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Impressive Animation of How “Manhattan West” Development Will Be Constructed Over Active Train Tracks

Imagine you had to build four towers, one of them nearly the tallest in Manhattan, on top of nearly a dozen active train tracks—without disrupting the daily train traffic. That’s the challenge faced by Brookfield Properties, the developers of the Manhattan West project a block west of Penn Station, and their team: The architecture firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, mechanical engineering firm Laros, Baum & Bolles and railroad & civil engineering outfit Parsons Transportation.