Queens

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
4 days ago
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
Green New Deal

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is the Climate Change Hardliner the Planet Needs

Ocasio-Cortez upset the NY-14 primary with a progressive agenda that included transitioning the US to renewables by 2035.
Becky Ferreira
6.27.18
Internet

The Internet Café Is Alive in Queens

Old-fashioned pay-by-the hour cyber cafes are thriving in immigrant-heavy neighborhoods.
Matthew Sedacca
12.10.15
Features

Behind New York's Library Network

A look at how the library infrastructures of New York City work, and the “middleware” that holds them together.
Shannon Mattern
7.21.15
Motherboard Blog

Building a Drone With a Bunch of Eight-Year-Olds Is Way Better Than Just Buying One

It's more difficult, but in some ways less dangerous.
Arthur Holland Michel
11.14.13
Motherboard Blog

An Anti-Wall Made Out of Skateboard Bones

Party Wall is as much party as it is wall.
ALEX PASTERNACK
7.29.13
Motherboard Blog

What the Ultra-Orthodox Anti-Internet Rally Was About

A beautiful evening at the ball park to fight the web.
ALEX PASTERNACK
5.22.12
Oral History of Gaming

Motherboard TV: Babycastles, the DIY Arcade

Tucked between a bodega and a bar in a former industrial neighborhood on the border of Brooklyn and Queens, an unassuming door leads to New York’s newest, most radical punk scene. But the slouched-over kids and bearded scenesters who slide into the...
ALEX PASTERNACK
5.19.11