NEW YORK CITY

amazon

Amazon Won't Build HQ2 in New York, But it Will Continue Grifting Taxpayers Elsewhere

It's a huge win for New Yorkers, but Amazon's practice of extracting subsidies from state and local governments is still hugely successful all over the country.
Jason Koebler
2.14.19
climate change

Here's an Interactive Map That Shows How Climate Change Will Affect Your Town in 60 Years

If we do nothing to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the weather in New York City will feel like Alabama and Los Angeles will be as hot as the tip of the Baja Peninsula.
Becky Ferreira
2.12.19
aquapocolypse

Here's Why New York City's Blue-Sky Electrical Explosion Was So Big

Thursday night, an explosion at a Con Edison electrical facility lit up the entire New York City Sky an unsettling shade of aqua.
Caroline Haskins
12.28.18
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING

First Case Filed Under NYC's New Revenge Porn Law

An ex-boyfriend and other Tumblr users shared intimate photos of a CUNY associate professor. Now, she is fighting back using New York’s recently passed revenge porn legislation, and is putting much of the blame on Tumblr.
Joseph Cox
4.13.18
Moveable

Urban Gondolas Offer Low-Tech Relief to Traffic-Jammed Cities

Boston, Toronto, and New York City look to the skies to solve congestion.
Tracey Lindeman
3.28.18
very rare

I Went to the First Live Auction for Rare Pepes on the Blockchain

When the establishment art world butts up against memes and Bitcoin.
Jessica Klein
1.19.18
Algorithmic Bias

New York City Passes Bill to Study Biases in Algorithms Used by the City

The bill is believed to be the first in the country to push for open sourcing of the algorithms used by courts, police, and city agencies.
Roshan Abraham
12.19.17
AI FRom space

Play God With this New AI that Predicts Wealth from Space

Rewild whole neighborhoods or go full Robert Moses—the choice is yours with the newly launched Penny platform.
Becky Ferreira
7.25.17
Smart Cities

How an Old Industrial Ship Yard Created 7,000 New Jobs

Brooklyn Navy Yard President and CEO David Ehrenberg tells Motherboard how his non-profit reclaimed an industrial workspace and updated it for the 21st century.
Samantha Cole
5.28.17
woof

Here’s a Bubble Chart of the Most Popular Dog Names in NYC

We already looked up all the swears.
Sarah Emerson
5.8.17
daredevils

Meet Instagram's Subway Surfing Daredevils

Don't try this at home.
Samantha Cole
4.12.17
Bright Lights

People Watching at the Galaxy S8 Event Was More Fun Than Playing With the Phones

The event was grand. The people were grander.
David Bixenspan
3.30.17
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