The bright ball that hovers over Times Square on New Year’s Eve is a little bit reborn this year. Sure, it’s iconic and colorful and mesmerizing as it always is. This year, however, the ball captivates the world with 288 more newly designed Waterford crystals. And, boy, are they pretty.
The HoloLens headset from Microsoft is the world’s first untethered wearable that generates holograms before your eyes. It’s been nearly a year since we first strapped on a prototype, and as the tech goliath prepares to unleash a first batch of units to developers in the coming months, I was invited to check out just…
Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters! But where ya gonna call them? At their iconic firehouse headquarters, of course.
In 2014, the King County Library system of Seattle distributed over 21 million items between 48 branches. As library systems grow, they’re increasingly turning to technology to manage the logistics of getting materials to patrons.
Parks aren’t always built just so we can enjoy the trees. On Governor’s Island in New York City, a truly unique public space will bring nature back to a former military base–and it’s engineered to withstand the catastrophic storms that climate change will bring. It’s called The Hills, and in this documentary, we talk…
Crews working on water mains below New York City’s Greenwich Village made an appropriately spooky find for the week after Halloween: A 19th-century burial vault containing the remains of least a dozen people.
When you walk into the Lowline Lab, the first thing you taste is oxygen. The Lab is hidden in an old warehouse, two blocks away from where the Lowline, a proposed underground park, is slated to open in 2020. The Lab is its prototype–part testing ground and part public sneak peek at the paradise that may one day grow…
Think New York summers are pungent now? Imagine what it must've smelled like at the turn of the 20th century. Before the introduction of the automobile, horses were leaving about 2.5 million pounds of shit in the streets per day.
In 1964, Kitty Genovese was returning home from her job as a bartender around 3 a.m. when she was attacked–two times–and then raped and killed by the same man. The string of crimes took place in her New York City apartment building, and 38 witnesses did nothing to help her.
Costumers plying tourists for money isn’t anything new in Times Square: stop by and you’ll likely see a variety of characters to take a picture with, for a small fee. Now, the NYPD is asking Disney to help crack down.
Starting next month, visitors to the new 1 World Trade Center will be treated to a fully immersive time-lapse of New York’s ever-changing cityscape, during their elevator trip to the 102nd floor – but you can get a sneak peek of the experience right here, right now.
Bald Eagles have returned to nest in New York City! NYC Audubon announced on Friday that the city’s first active Bald Eagle pair in 100 years has taken up residence on Staten Island, an encouraging sign for a species that was once nearly extinct. Fun fact: “Local birders have named the male Vito.”
More proof that we are living in a future no one could have seen decades ago: this footage of all five New York City boroughs was shot with a drone. Not only is the final product breathtaking, so is the fact the high quality of the footage and the precision flying involved in getting the footage.
A New York City outpost of clothing store COS has a 200-year-old well tucked into its men's department. The structure is a remnant of the building's 18th-century past ... and it's where a woman's strangled body was discovered in 1799.
A new study examines how various insects act as tiny trash disposals in New York City's public spaces. Incredibly, these bugs eat thousands of kilograms of our waste each year.
Introducing Rana kauffeldi, the first amphibian to be discovered in New York since the Fowler's toad in 1882. Crazily enough, the elusive 'cryptic' leopard frog has gone unnoticed elsewhere; the darned thing is widespread along the Atlantic Coast of the United States.
It's been 30 years since the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man first squished through Manhattan. With Ghostbusters returning to theaters tomorrow for an anniversary run, we thought it appropriate to consider a very serious question: How would New York City actually fight an evil god in the form of a marshmallow man?…
Between 1928 and 1932, two Art Deco skyscrapers were built in Lower Manhattan to house the telecommunications infrastructure for Western Union and AT&T. Almost 100 years later, the towers are still fulfilling their original intentions as data centers for Telx, an internet services company.