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Do they move?

What New Jersey tells us about income-tax flight in de Blasio’s New York

Mar. 31, 2014


The quiet, massive rezoning of New York

Bloomberg's neighborhood parameters determine how the city will grow, and how it won't

Feb. 24, 2014


Beyond local

What would it take to create a truly regional rail system for the New York area?

Jan. 27, 2014


‘Exceptional apple cake’ and other ingredients of a non-redundant food-blogger cookbook

If you live in New York City, you have lots of reasons not to cook, and, as Deb Perelman points outs, “Five-for-a-dollar dumplings are just one of them.”

Nov. 28, 2012


How some upstate environmentalists came to embrace fracking

"That's where the company drilled the well," he said. "We sat here for a months with the tower blinking and the compressor hissing, all summer long."

Aug. 9, 2012


In the stacks: How the library keeps track of what New York wants to read (and tries to meet the demand)

A strict one-to-five ratio is maintained: One copy for every five requests that come in.

Feb. 16, 2012


The golden era of the noble, ineffectual ‘respect our neighbors’ sign

Until the rules went up in pastel colors on the left-hand door of Heathers on East 13th Street, it was easy to pass by without realizing that, behind those black doors in that black front, there was a bar.

Feb. 1, 2012


The other Manhattan project: A thankless quest to understand New York’s atmosphere

Atmospheric scientists have found New York to be an extraordinarily difficult place to make sense of.

Jan. 19, 2011


Fast times on Avenue A: The life and death of Superdive

For a while, Superdive in the East Village was a spectacular success and a massive nuisance. And now it is gone.

Nov. 29, 2010


The Pollster: Mickey Carroll discusses his ‘blunt instrument’

This is the fourth in a five-part series called "The New York Vote," a partnership between WNYC and Capital New York. We will be painting a portrait of the New York electorate in 2010, as explained by a diverse cast of political players.

Today a look at how Mickey Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, became a believer in polling.

>> Watch the video and read the story here: A Professional Reader of Voters’ Minds Discusses His ‘Blunt Instrument’

Oct. 27, 2010