New York City

Why Are America’s Three Biggest Metros Shrinking?

After a post-recession boomlet, the New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago areas are all seeing their population decline.

Ending Natural Hair Discrimination

Measures at both the state and local level seek to protect natural hairstyles that African Americans are sometimes asked to change.

Ranking America's Small and Large Cities

Washington D.C. jumped six spots in this year's America's Best Cities rankings, which judge cities on 23 metrics sorted into six categories.

Smart Cities Can Get Smarter in Protecting Residents

COMMENTARY | As cities and residents race to become more connected, we must consider how to protect public and private digital property.

One City May Become the First to Directly Fund Abortion Access

The New York City comptroller has proposed directing $250,000 to an abortion access fund in response to tightening abortion restrictions around the country.

The Technology That Could Transform Congestion Pricing

COMMENTARY | As cities like New York move ahead with plans to charge motorists to enter certain urban areas, we need to think about the best ways to manage road tolling.

Measles Outbreak Hits 25-Year High

Officials confirmed 78 new cases of the measles, making the current outbreak the largest in more than two decades.

Requiring Buildings Become Eco-Friendly, From the Top Down

The New York City Council passed a bill that would mandate green roof space on all new and some renovated buildings.

New York City Leaders Launch Ambitious Climate Plan

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Some Muslim Immigrants Distrust Census in Trump Era

Arabic-speaking immigrants are wary of answering questions from government employees, including census workers, focus groups have found.

Featured eBooks

Checking on Landlords When the Heat is Too Low

Heat Seek records indoor temperatures when renters say their heat is out or insufficient.

One in Eight NYC Students is Homeless by Fifth Grade

New research found that homelessness among students in New York City varied widely depending on geography and ethnicity.

New York's Online Voter Registration Will Become Accessible to Blind Voters

Websites for the board of elections and DMV must be accessible by the end of the year under the terms of a lawsuit settlement.

N.Y.C. Mayor Looks to Tame Abuse of Official Parking Placards

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Alaska to end ferry service in October … Philly term limits … and a Florida mayor shoots at police officers raiding his home.

The CBD Crackdown Has Begun

In New York City and beyond, health departments are stopping restaurants from dosing customers with cannabidiol.

Cities Aren’t Built for Parents

The death of a young mother who fell in a New York City subway station has drawn scrutiny to the inaccessibility of public-transit systems.

Restrictive Handgun Law to Be Considered by Supreme Court

The New York City law restricts gun owners from transporting an unloaded handgun, locked in a container away from ammunition, outside their homes unless heading to a gun range in the city.

Whoopi Goldberg Tells N.Y. Mayor Her Big Complaint With the City

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Rapid DNA testing … D.C. mayor vetoes bill to decriminalize fare evasion … and rural Minnesota broadband.

Mayor Wants City to Be First in Nation to Mandate Paid Personal Time Off

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