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Ambitious Kickstarter Wants To Sell You A Detailed Model Of The Entire Island Of Manhattan

A couple of New York-based architectural and design firms are Kickstarting what could be the ultimate souvenir of the city — next to those tiny Statue of Libertys you can find everywhere. Imagine hanging an incredibly detailed 3.6m long model of the entire island of Manhattan on your wall.


Take A Tour Of New York's Guggenheim Museum From The Comfort Of Your Desk

If you’ve never been to Frank Lloyd Wright’s inspiring Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, now you can check it out from your computer.


It's Suprisingly Easy To Turn Off Niagara Falls

New York State Parks is holding a hearing this week about what might seem like a controversial topic: Whether or not to turn off Niagara Falls. This is a process called dewatering, and yes, it’s happened before.


NYC's New Public Wifi Is Obscenely Fast

Today, the first of New York City’s public, gigabit wifi hotspots opened to the public. I tried them, so take it from me: They’re insanely fast. How fast? Fast enough that Starbucks’ free internet is about to get killed.


New York City Is Even More Stunning When The Light Hits It

Video: New York is one of my favourite places in the world because of so many things. However in certain moments it can be a miserable place to live, as you wonder if it’s worth it to be packed on top of people and if the city is all a big scam. That’s why it’s nice to be reminded about how special the city can be. Jonathan J. Scott made this short film showing the light hitting New York City just right and it’s gorgeous.


NYC's New Gigabit Wi-Fi Hotspots Work Like Payphones From The Future

It’s the biggest, fastest public Wi-Fi project on Earth: Starting today, New York is unveiling street-side internet hotspots that will blanket America’s biggest city and provide unprecedented Wi-Fi access to over 8 million people.


Black People In New York Suffer From Depression More Than Any Other Group In The City

While sitcoms are full of New Yorkers gabbing about therapy, the reality is that many people in the city suffer from mental health issues that go untreated. Health data gathered by city mental health workers shows that one group is overwhelmingly neglected: black New Yorkers.


In These Photographs, New York City Is Drowning

Photographer Zev Schmitz took a deep breath and created an incredible architecture photoseries of New York City. Every photo was taken from the waters that surround Manhattan.


Tim Wu's Already Taking Down Big Broadband Companies In New York

We all know the problem: You pay for one impressive-sounding broadband speed but you actually get a much less impressive speed. Now, New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman and his new teammate Tim Wu are doing something about the problem. They’re investigating!


Breathtaking Helicopter Footage Of Cities Around The World

This is behind the scenes footage from some commercial that Hyundai shot that basically toured the world. I have no idea what the final commercial looks like and I don’t really care because I’m totally obsessed with this truly spectacular footage they got of cities around the world from the vantage point of a helicopter.


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