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  • City
  • December 29 2015, 5:20 PM
  • New York

How happy are workers at New York City’s “Happy” businesses?

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.

 

Number of the day December 18, 2015 10:30 AM

 

65.4%

 

percent of total income that a typical New York City household will spend on rent in 2016

  

 

  

  • City Index
  • December 9 2015, 1:00 PM

What are the most visited tourist attractions in cities around the world?

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. Image 1.

What Do You Do December 07, 2015 12:35 PM

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
in check.

 

 

13 miles of typography
on Broadway, from A to Z

 

13 miles of typography on Broadway, from A to Z. Image 1.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

13 miles of typography on Broadway, from A to Z. Image 2.

From tech bros to armed robbery,
what it's like to deliver weed by bike in NYC. Image 1.

What Do You Do November 16, 2015 11:54 AM

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.

 

  • City Index
  • November 11 2015, 1:38 PM

What do kids learn by age 10 in cities around the world?

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.

  • City Index
  • November 4 2015, 5:33 PM

How much does it cost to own a pet in cities around the world?

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
  • Wellness
  • October 19 2015, 2:55 PM

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?

  • News
  • August 14 2015, 1:53 PM

Former NYPD Commissioner says he "doesn't agree" with Benevolent Association's homeless shaming

Former NYPD Commissioner says he "doesn't agree" with Benevolent Association's homeless shaming

"The real solution to homelessness is housing."

  • City Index
  • August 11 2015, 11:19 AM

What are the penalties for animal cruelty in cities around the world?

What are the penalties for animal cruelty in cities around the world?

What are the potential maximum penalties for animal cruelty?

  • Map of the day
  • August 7 2015, 4:01 PM

This map shows Manhattan's lack of affordable neighborhoods

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
  • What Do You Do
  • July 23 2015, 4:56 PM

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.

  • News
  • July 22 2015, 9:03 PM

Wage will rise to $15 an hour for fast-food workers in New York

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

  • City Index
  • July 21 2015, 11:02 AM

What are the penalties for public urination in cities around the world?

What are the penalties for public urination in cities around the world?

The penalties change drastically depending on where you are.

  • City
  • July 17 2015, 12:28 PM

Augmented Reality: annotating the corner of Canal and Mulberry, NYC

Augmented Reality: annotating the corner of Canal and Mulberry, NYC

First stop, the border of Chinatown and Little Italy, NYC.

  • Map of the day
  • July 15 2015, 5:51 PM

This map of United States property value renders the country unrecognizable

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.

  • Map of the day
  • July 8 2015, 5:23 PM

One hundred dollars won't get you much in Washington, DC

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'
  • Life
  • June 4 2015, 3:07 PM

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.

  • News
  • May 29 2015, 11:10 AM

See 'Heaven Knows What', an impossibly genuine film about surviving NYC with a heroin addiction

See 'Heaven Knows What', an impossibly genuine film about surviving NYC with a heroin addiction

Heaven Knows What opens in select theaters today.

  • News
  • May 22 2015, 5:09 PM

Walk the digital streets of old school New York

Walk the digital streets of old school New York

OldNYC places historic photos onto an interactive map of New York City.

  • City
  • May 21 2015, 3:13 PM

The last Princess of FAO Schwarz Fifth Ave on the end of a dynasty

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.

  • News
  • May 18 2015, 6:26 PM

This sculpture is so ugly, it prompted a bill preemptively banning ugly public art in NYC

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.

  • City Index
  • May 15 2015, 11:43 AM

What are the penalties for loitering around the world?

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.”

  • Politics
  • May 14 2015, 1:06 PM

Battle for the ballots: inside the offices of U.S. third parties

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.

We took a 1997 Lonely Planet tourist guide to New York City and tried to use it in 2015
  • Experiment
  • April 8 2015, 10:32 AM

We took a 1997 Lonely Planet tourist guide to New York City and tried to use it in 2015

What has changed? What has stayed the same? Is the city described in the guide the same city that exists today? We've scoured the pages and walked the maps. Here's what we found.