Jenny Xie

Justin Choy

Brilliant Invention of the Day: A Portable Rail Handle For Shorter Public Transit Riders

It's probably also more hygienic. 

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Adorable Runaway Kittens Shut Down Part of the New York Subway

A train delay you can get behind.

Skyline Chess

Game of the Day: The London Skyline, Reimagined as Chess Pieces

The Queen is The Shard, a rook is Big Ben, and so on.

The Guardian

Impressive Timelapse of the Day: A Multi-Story House Built in Just One Day

It's also fully insulated and hurricane-proof.

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Traffic Stunt of the Day: Dancing Zebras Help Pedestrians Cross the Street

A hilariously creative effort to stop cars at red lights.

Ring Theory

Brilliant Gadget of the Day: A Stylish Ring To Replace the Transit Farecard

Getting on the train just got much easier.

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Exposed: America's Totally Inconsistent Minimum Parking Requirements

Policies differ wildly from city to city and from restaurants to places of worship.

Awesome Photobooth of the Day: The One in the New York Public Library

Lovely self-portraits of people and their books.

JJ Tiziou

Urban Experiment of the Day: Can 1,000 Portraits Prove Everyone Is Photogenic?

A photographer from Philly wants to put your face on a billboard.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Throwback Video of the Day: 10 Years of Weather in 3 Minutes

A story told from space.

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Visualization of the Day: New York City's Wealth Gap, Mapped In 3D

A new kind of skyline.

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Idea of the Day: A Twitter Account To Shame Bike Thieves

The San Francisco police are taking their anti-bike-theft efforts to social media.

Visual Proof That Geographic Data Really Should Be Free

New York City and California have begun to offer up their GIS files to anyone who wants them, and early results are amazing.

Funny Video of the Day: A Sneaky 'For Rent' Sign That'll Follow You Around

Watch how an art installation turned into an idea for rejuvenating city streets.

Graphics by Arnorian/Photo by Dennis Dimick on Flickr

Transit Map of the Day: See the NYC Subway System From Above

Behold an aerial view of the complex and far-reaching NYC subway system.

Adam Sadilek

Can Twitter Predict Where You'll Get Food Poisoning?

A new system tracks food illness by parsing mountains of geo-tagged data.

District 7 Media

Goosebump-Inducing Time Lapse of the Day: Midtown Manhattan, in Sound

Watch this and feel like you’re there.

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Eco-Friendly Trend of the Day: Using Goats to Graze D.C. Cemetery Grounds

Their task? Chew down an acre worth of poison ivy and other plants invading trees and gravestones.

Street Art of the Day: A Breakdancer Comes Alive After Dark

Timing is everything in this ingenious new street art.