Henry Grabar, Slate

Henry Grabar


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Henry:

What Americans Are Getting Wrong About the Surge in Urban Crime

And what an old, discredited theory got right. → Read More

What Did In an Entire Generation of American Mayors

Lori Lightfoot joins an undistinguished club. → Read More

New York Wants to Demolish the Best Thing That Came Out of the Pandemic

All to get back a few parking spaces. → Read More

We Finally Know Why It Costs So Damn Much to Build New Subways in America

A new report makes it clear. Fixing it is another matter. → Read More

How One City’s Traffic Plan Kicked Off a Global Right-Wing Freakout

Move over, Agenda 21. There's a new urban-planning conspiracy in town. → Read More

The Grim Reality About Saving People Trapped by an Earthquake

It isn’t just the magnitude that determines how many people die. → Read More

What Kind of NIMBY Is Steph Curry?

Like his wealthy neighbors, the NBA star came out against mixed-income housing in his town. Here's why he lost. → Read More

A Texas Suburb Is Trying to Shut Down a Day Care After Golfers Complained

Not in your backyard. → Read More

One Thing People Will Still Splurge on When They Move to the ’Burbs

The car-centric lifestyle isn't everything. → Read More

“Hundred-Year Floods” Are Happening Way More Often Now

On the history, and obsolescence, of a crucial metric. → Read More

An Entirely Sensible Housing Plan in New York (That Is Nevertheless Going to Make Suburbanites Go Nuclear)

For America's most exclusionary towns, Kathy Hochul's new proposal nearly counts as radical. → Read More

Not Another Teen Curfew

Cities have turned to an old standby to reduce crime. There's just one problem. → Read More

What Elon Musk’s Absurd Twitter “View Counts” Really Tell Us

We looked at how great tweets stack up to great events. → Read More

What Made the Buffalo Snowstorm So Deadly

Western New York is used to winter weather, but this was different. → Read More

How Cities Will Survive After COVID

No longer can they thrive by putting business leaders first. They have to serve a different need. → Read More

Why the Dream of Turning Empty Offices Into Housing Is a Bust

Downtowns could use it. That's not enough. → Read More

The Misleading Thanksgiving Claim Making the Rounds

Reports of turkey inflation are rampant. We cry fowl. → Read More

How I Got Inside Elon Musk’s Head

With a burner Twitter account that only follows the people he does. → Read More

What Happens When an Entire City Votes on Closing a Street to Cars

Testy hearings. Angry drivers. Dueling ballot measures. And finally: Election Day. → Read More

No Amount of Plexiglass Will Solve CVS and Walgreens’ Problems

Locked cases. Shuttered branches. A standby of city life in the 21st century is firmly in decline. → Read More