How happy are workers at New York City’s “Happy” businesses?
We talked to employees at a few businesses in New York City with “happy” in the title. It was a little awkward.
What are the most visited tourist attractions in cities around the world?
We round up the most popular tourist attractions to visit or, if you hate tourists, to avoid.
What it’s really like to work
for Parks and Rec
In the latest installment of our anonymous interview series, we spoke with four government workers who help keep our public green spaces
From tech bros to armed robbery,
what it’s like to deliver weed by bike in NYC
In the latest installment of our anonymous interview series, we spoke with three bike messengers who brave cops, robbers and inclement weather to deliver your weed.
What do kids learn by age 10 in cities around the world?
This week we broke down—as specifically as possible—the skills and teachings children must master by the time they reach the age of 10 in several cities from across the globe.
How much does it cost to own a pet in cities around the world?
We spoke to vets and shops around the world for a global view on the costs of keeping pets. From New York to Barcelona, here are the basic annual costs, and a few things extra.
You shouldn’t need a prescription to stop a deadly overdose
Naloxone won’t make you “high” or “trip.” It's a lifesaving antidote that reverses overdoses from opioids like heroin, OxyContin and Vicodin. So why isn't it available at your local pharmacy?
Former NYPD Commissioner says he "doesn't agree" with Benevolent Association's homeless shaming
"The real solution to homelessness is housing."
What are the penalties for animal cruelty in cities around the world?
What are the potential maximum penalties for animal cruelty?
This map shows Manhattan's lack of affordable neighborhoods
While Manhattan's average residence is more expensive than it's ever been, some neighborhoods are getting cheaper with time.
I was a hipster mover for yuppies, hoarders, and cat killers
In the latest installment of our anonymous interview series, we talk to an illegitimate moving company employee who endured hoarders, stabbings, and a catricide to help yuppies unload their stuff.
Wage will rise to $15 an hour for fast-food workers in New York
The wage will be a 70% increase from the state's current minimum wage of $8.75 an hour
What are the penalties for public urination in cities around the world?
The penalties change drastically depending on where you are.
Augmented Reality: annotating the corner of Canal and Mulberry, NYC
First stop, the border of Chinatown and Little Italy, NYC.
This map of United States property value renders the country unrecognizable
The Tri-state Area and California constitute the majority of United States land value.
One hundred dollars won't get you much in Washington, DC
The Tax Foundation has released a map which reveals how far $100 will get you in each US State.
Behind the costumes: Talking with Times Square's 'Hello Kitty', 'Cookie Monster' and 'Mario'
Over the course of a few days, we talked to several people working in costume and photographed their daily lives behind the masks. The interviews were conducted in Spanish.
See 'Heaven Knows What', an impossibly genuine film about surviving NYC with a heroin addiction
Heaven Knows What opens in select theaters today.
Walk the digital streets of old school New York
OldNYC places historic photos onto an interactive map of New York City.
The last Princess of FAO Schwarz Fifth Ave on the end of a dynasty
As FAO Schwarz gets ready to move out of its 5th Ave location, we take a trip down memory lane with the FAO Princess Heather Sparx on fixing baby dolls, personal shopping and the ass-grabbing dads.
This sculpture is so ugly, it prompted a bill preemptively banning ugly public art in NYC
After Ohad Meromi's Sunbather was installed publicly in Long Island City, Queens, the city has been getting complaints from locals that the eight-foot tall, bubblegum-pink sculpture is ugly.
What are the penalties for loitering around the world?
This week, City Index examines the very blurred line between “standing around” and “breaking the law.”
Battle for the ballots: inside the offices of U.S. third parties
Why is the US a two party system? We visited the offices of the other parties.