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It's Almost Too Bad That Bloomberg Wants His Legacy to Be Education

There's no doubt the mayor deserves credit for major improvements to New York City schools, but the one thing he'd like to be remembered for is also his least clear-cut success story.

A Very Brief History of Why It's So Hard to Get From Brooklyn to Queens

It wasn't always this way.

Why the 'Rent Is Too Damn High' Guy Still Matters

As zany and unrealistic as his campaign is, the message is undeniably, brutally true.

Richard Hell Looks Back on Punk's Roots in Place

Yes, there's plenty of sex and drugs in the musician's new memoir, but it also ponders the lasting cultural influence of punk on New York City.

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Bloomberg's Blind Spot on Class

From Sandy to the soda ban, the mayor really doesn't seem to be aware of his own subtext.

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'Detroit Isn't Some Kind of Abstract Art Project'

A new book provides some crucial perspective on Michigan's most embattled municipality.

Why Is 'Authenticity' So Central to Urban Culture?

The more alike our cities and neighborhoods become, the harder we try to stand out.

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Will Climate Change Alter the Geography of New York's Public Housing?

In the aftermath of Sandy, New Yorkers suddenly remembered that many of the city's housing projects are placed along the water.

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The Lifecycle of a 'Cool' Neighborhood

How a neighborhood evolves from the next big thing to over the hill.