New York

Why Tuesday Could Be a Turning Point for Gay Marriage
November 02, 2012

In the next few weeks, the battle for marriage equality faces two crucial hurdles.

Don't Focus On National Early Voting Numbers
November 01, 2012

The early voting states lean to the right.

After Sandy, a New Panic: Rats!
October 31, 2012

Many likely drowned or came up from the subway. Most are where they've always been — right under your nose.

In Soviet Russia, Storm Weathers You
October 31, 2012

As I sat stranded in a friend’s Manhattan apartment, watching nature make a mockery of my plans, I had a hard time tearing myself away from local Channel 4’s coverage of what New York's Governor has called “Sandy’s fury.” Sopping beachfronts were swarming with reporters barely able to stand in the wind; governors, mayors, and officials of all sorts were giving press conferences, detailing what was closed where, whom they’ve talked to and when, and what they’d done to manage the fallout of a historic storm.

The Big Infrastructure Question Posed by Sandy
October 31, 2012

In light of this week’s storm, one big question post-Sandy is what could have been done to prevent the devastating damage to the city of New York, its infrastructure, and its economy? Monday morning quarterbacking, for sure, but it’s the question on everyone’s mind now. And for obvious reasons, that’s tough to answer. After all, what is the proper way to prepare for a once-in-a-century event? (Whether 100-year storms now happen every year is another, but related, discussion.) In comments after the storm, New York Gov.

Daily Breakdown: State Polls Show Obama Ahead, National Polls Show A Tight Race
October 31, 2012

The split between the popular vote and the Electoral College isn't as simple as Ohio.

How to Tell if FEMA is Doing a Good Job or a Lousy One
October 30, 2012

What does FEMA do, exactly, in the aftermath of a hundred-year storm? And how can we tell whether it's working?

“Is the Booze Alright?” Red Hook Resurfaces After Sandy
October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy observed the borders of gentrification as scrupulously as Brooklyn residents do.

The First Twitter Superstorm Was Itself a Storm
October 30, 2012

The hidden downside of storm tweeting.

As Sandy Strikes, Storm-Night Exploring, Instagram and Ruin Porn
October 30, 2012

It turns out the most risk-embracing New Yorkers are the dog owners, closely followed by the smokers, and then the amateur photographers.

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