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
2.14.19
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
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