Design

When Pinball Was Illegal in New York (and Chicago and L.A.)

Can't hear those buzzers and bells.

Toronto's Reimagined Maple Leaf Gardens Fulfills its Destiny (at Long Last)

There's no hockey, but a grocery store and sports center are drawing people from around the city.

When Travel Writing Goes Wrong: 'Edgy' Berlin Edition

4 clichés every travelogue about Germany's capital apparently must include.

Norwegian Train Promotion of the Day: Hours of Free Footage Up for Grabs

Happy 50th, Nordlandsbanen!

Pointless Mayoral Sports Betting: Surely We Can Do Better Than This

America's mayors could clearly use some inspiration.

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5 Ideas for Keeping Street Cats Warm This Winter

Architects set out to create warm spaces for New York's 10,000 feral cats.

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Why We Shouldn't Mock the Idea of an Eiffel Tower in Hangzhou

There are serious cultural reference points to be found in China's obsession with 'duplitecture.'

Videos

Modern-Day Travis Bickle Makes a Sleeve Gun For His iPhone

Ladies, restrain yourselves.

Photos

One Way to Keep Super Bowl Profits Local: Sell Off Every Last Bit of Material

An Indianapolis nonprofit is recycling more than five miles of banners left over from Super Bowl XLVI.

Videos

Replica of the Day: Cities Made of Toothpicks

Toothpick cities, two ways.

What Our Urban Planning Vocabulary Says About Our Cities

A look at how the words we use have evolved.

The Case for Shared Green Spaces

 A recently revitalized "pocket neighborhood" in Little Rock strengthens the area and protects the environment.

Videos

Incredible Hallucinatory Graffiti, Courtesy of Your iPad

The Tagtool app may cost an arm and a leg, but the results are weirdly fantastic.

Skyscraper Record Breaker of the Day: Mecca

And other findings from a report on very tall buildings...

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The NHL May Have Been Quiet, But Teams' Real Estate Guys Sure Were Busy

During the lockout, some teams changed arenas, others asked for new ones, and some even pushed forward with condo towers and complexes.

Videos

Urban Super Mario Goes On Super Violent Graffiti Crime Spree

This is not the Super Mario Bros. game you want the kids playing.

San Francisco: 'Brooklyn to an As-Yet-Unbuilt Manhattan?'

If Silicon Valley wants to remain the world's high-tech capital, it may need to reform itself into an urban wonderland.

Bike Accessory of the Day: The Hotel Bell

Are you signaling a turn or calling the concierge?

Maps

The Best U.S. Cities for Losing Weight

The metros that offer you the best chance of shedding those extra pounds.