For those who always wanted to know more about the design of the buildings in their own backyard, a new book, "How to Read New York," offers a crash course. Sketches and blueprints give you x-ray vision into the details of some of New York's most iconic -- and most overlooked -- buildings.VIDEO
As an executive producer for a show set in New York, a very important part of my job is helping to decide where we shoot. Here's my advice on how to scout a good location in New York City.VIDEO
Some of New York's fading wall murals advertise cure-all tonics and horse carriage repairs from as far back as the 19th century. One photographer has documented these historic ads for 15 years, and sees them as an analogy for life in the big city.
In Manhattan, one in two households are occupied by singletons. Have Carrie and her "Sex and the City" girl gang taken over? Or is some other social meme at work...
A South Bronx high school teacher explains how building an "edible wall" of produce transformed his students from "super-sized and under-credited" to healthy graduates.VIDEO
That Duane Reade across the street just might have been a slaughterhouse and your corner Starbucks, well, that was likely a grain storehouse, or maybe the local malt house...
City Journal's Steve Malanga critiques Cuomo's plan to build a convention center in Queens, a tactic he says has failed to grow business in other cities and ultimately leaves taxpayers on the hook for ballooning costs.
Despite how little most people know about the process, nothing has played as dramatic a role in shaping the city as zoning regulations -- particularly under Bloomberg.