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A Fascinating View Into One Of The Most Violent Years In NYC's History

NYC had 328 murder victims in 2014, its lowest figure ever. For those who live or visit it’s hard to believe that this was one of the world’s most violent cities. 1990 was the pinnacle of a spiral of crime that started in the 1960s and exploded in the 1980s. Listen to some of the people who lived it all in Austin Peters’ NYC, 1981.


It's Official: Someone Bought NYC's First $US100 Million Apartment

Here are some things that cost $US100 million: Making the film Gravity. Recent US airstrikes in Iraq. And now a two-storey penthouse occupying the 89th and 90th floors of the new super-luxury high-rise at 157 West 57th St.


Imagine If We Could Have The Internet Plan New York Just Announced...

Good news if you live in New York! Your internet is about to get faster and cheaper, and all it took was the shuffling of funds from big corporate banks to companies working hard to improve infrastructure for the good of the people — if you live in New York. Good job, New York. Your turn, everywhere else.


Why New York's Penn Station Sucks

New Yorkers are known to disagree about a lot of things. Who’s got the best pizza? What’s the fastest subway route? Yankees or Mets? But all 8.5 million New Yorkers are likely to agree on one thing: Penn Station sucks.


New York Has Never Been Photographed Like In These New Stunning Images

It’s always exciting to receive a message from a master likeVincent Laforet telling you about his new photos. This time he has outdone himself (once again!) so I had to share it right away. Never in my life I’ve seen New York from this perspective and with this stunning quality — so perfect it feels unreal.


The Failed Plan To Build A Mega-Manhattan

A Really Greater New York. That was the title of the 1911 proposal by an engineer and planner who imagined paving over massive amounts of New York Harbour to make room to build the New York of the future. Oh, you like the East River and would miss it? Too damn bad!


NYC's Skyline Could Get A Lot Darker, And That's Great

Big city bright lights, the city that never sleeps, blah blah blah. New York has a big-time problem with light pollution, and now a plan is in the works to significantly dim its skyline to cut carbon costs. It’s about damn time!


Some Billionaires Want To Give NYC A $170 Million Park In The Hudson

Last month, Mayor De Blasio announced a push to fund green spaces in New York’s poor neighbourhoods. This probably isn’t exactly what he meant: very wealthy power couple Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg have announced plans to fund a giant park in the Hudson River.


The Plan To Turn NYC's Old Payphones Into Free Gigabit Wi-Fi Hot Spots

Today, the New York City mayor’s office announced the winning bid to transform the city’s existing payphone infrastructure. LinkNYC will bring free gigabit Wi-Fi connectivity to some 7000 street towers. It’s one of the largest and most ambitious citywide Wi-Fi networks in the world.


New York At Night Beautifully Recreated With 3454 Oil Paintings

I’ve had this night in New York before. Actually, anyone who has lived there has had this night. And though you might not immediately recognise it, you will. That’s because the art in this video is lifted straight from those nights you don’t exactly remember but you know were awesome. Basically, New York on any given night.