Lex Berko

Lex Berko

I Was a 1906 New York Tenement Inspector for a Night

An immersive educational event at Manhattan's Tenement Museum brings attendees up close and personal with housing reform history.

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The Private Lives of L.A.'s Mountain Lions

In these captivating photos, a mother and her kittens chow down on a deer in the Santa Monica Mountains.

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The Record-Setting Skyscrapers You've Never Heard Of: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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The Citizen Journalists of Rio's Slums: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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The Peculiar Way New Orleans Warps Time: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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The Urbanist Case for D.C. Statehood: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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The Last Seltzer Man in New York City: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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What's Really At Stake in the Battle Over Street Vending: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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What Fonts Can Say About a City: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Chicago's Gangster Past, Minus the Romance

A collection of photographs from the Chicago Tribune archives rejects spectacle in favor of brutal, messy truth.

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Questioning the Media's Narrative of Detroit: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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The Best #Cityreads of 2014

The pieces that stuck with us this year.

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Confronting Climate Change in an Alaskan Village: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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The Future of the American Trailer Park: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

A Brief History of Highway Sound Walls: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Rethinking Whole Foods in Detroit: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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What It Takes to Become a Taxi Driver in London: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Memorial Murals and the Erosion of Time: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Tracing the Scattered Pieces of the Berlin Wall: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.