New York City

Go cups and pedicabs: are we ready to be "World Class" yet?

I’ve just rambled back from New Orleans with a head full of ideas borrowed from working examples to re-fit our city experiment into something truly more livable for the normal folks.

Pamela Anderson votes horses

Pamela Anderson is saving horses from the streets of New York. Anderson says horse-drawn carriages should be banned and hopes to stop horse mistreatment in the city, according to Extra. "...

In praise of height and density

Despite its sleepy reputation, Vancouver has always been a brash city of big dreams and rough ambition, a big sprawling brat of a frontier town. It's fitting we mark noon every day with the...

K'Naan Sings a New Canadian Anthem

If I knew how to download and send two Itunes songs to everyone in the world, (and if I could afford it) I would send two songs from last night's K'Naan concert at the Orpheum Theatre, because I...

Matisyahu's "One Day" Official 2010 Olympics Song, or Just NBC's Top Pick?

Rumor has it that a Hasidic Jewish musician from New York City's song, "One Day" has been chosen as the official 2010 Games song. Click  here to hear the entire song.  Try not to get...

Life in smoke and ash

Life unfolded in a mist of receding ash and dust. The smoke altered with the shifting winds. It curled around divorces, addiction relapses, arguments, and loving acts. The EPA said the air was...

World Trade Center attacks: secondary impacts

Lied to by EPA Chief Christine Todd Whitman, pictured above with President George Bush, those of us living downtown, near Ground Zero, struggled to breathe poison. Relationships fell apart or came...