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The New York Times Living City Series: Finally, a Second Avenue Subway

The Upper East Side is at last seeing progress on its new subway line. For the residents and businesses in the area affected by this vast construction project, it has been an exercise in endurance.

This is a screenshot of OpenPlans' Shareabouts app. The software is in development, but will add users to add content to a map of New York City.
John Farley  |  April 16, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
While the city is in the process of making its data transparent, the work of one nonprofit illuminates what the future of urban systems might look like.VIDEO
Craig Shepard leads a silent walk through Vinegar Hill
Bijan Rezvani and Daniel Ross  |  April 9, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Every Sunday, composer Craig Shepard invites the public to join him on a walk to an outdoor performance, where his own music melds with the sounds of the city.
Subway station benches sold like hotcakes from the MTA's memorabilia website. Photo courtesy of the MTA.
Sarah Berson  |  April 5, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Ever feel like the subway is your second home? You can bring parts of it home with you, as-is.
Jonathan Piel tries out the model of bicycle to be used in New York City's first bike share program, which launches this summer. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  March 29, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The city's first attempt at a bike share program launches this summer -- without controversy.VIDEO
Waiting for the bus
John Farley  |  March 28, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: March 29, 2012 1:54 PM | 4 Comments

Will a system that allows New Yorkers to find out how far away the next bus is boost lagging ridership rates? MetroFocus looks at how successful similar programs have been in other cities.

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Photo courtesy of Sam Schwartz Engineering.
Georgia Kral  |  March 27, 2012 4:00 AM | 7 Comments

He projects that 50-cent tolls for cyclists and East River bridge tolls could amount to $1.2 billion annually.

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Photo courtesy of Participatory Budgeting NYC.
Georgia Kral  |  March 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Residents in four City Council districts prepare to vote on $1 million in capital spending.VIDEO
This 48-foot long snake once lived, 600 million years ago. A replica is on display in Grand Central Terminal Thursday and Friday. Photo by Mark Von Holden/ Smithsonian Channel.
Georgia Kral  |  March 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
A replica of the pre-historic Titanoboa snake will be on view for the first time ever.VIDEO
The 9th Avenue Bike Lane was partially paid for with federal funds awarded through the Transportation Enhancements program. Flickr/ K_Gradinger
Georgia Kral  |  March 8, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
With the transportation bill stalled in Washington, the future of funds for non-motorized transportation is unclear.
Even with all of the technology and maps available, navigating the city can leave you scratching your head. Flickr/Ed Yourdon
Doris Martinez  |  February 24, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
You're running to an appointment but your smartphone's dead and there's not a subway map in sight. Here are a few rules of thumb to help you navigate the city the old-fashioned way.
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