Housing

Ben Marcin

Heartbreaking Photos of Lonely Rowhouses

In "Last House Standing," Ben Marcin shoots neighbor-less rowhouses surrounded by dreary, vacant lots.

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Israel Looks Poised to Demolish Its Bedouin Villages

The country plans to relocate tens of thousands of Bedouins who currently live in communities the government won't recognize.

The Best of 'What Is Special About My Town'

Atlantic national correspondent James Fallows has been collecting essays and stories from around the United States.

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A Brief History of How Living Alone Came to Seem Totally Normal

From 1970 to today.

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A Playground Built to Keep Sex Offenders at Bay

The scheme was cooked up by a Daytona Beach homeowner's association.

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The Suburbs Are Dead, Long Live the Suburbs

Leigh Gallagher on her new book, The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream Is Moving.

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Storage Space in New York Now Costs More Than Your Entire Home

Meet the $300,000 underground closet.

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5 Apartment Horror Stories Worse Than Having a Kitchen Filled With Raw Sewage

Rotting deer, migrating roaches, and icy stalactites, oh my.

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Where New Yorkers Run Up the Biggest Power Bills

And where they pay the heaviest price for it.

Mike Riggs

Can You Top This Horror Story About a Disastrous Upstairs Neighbor?

We’d like to see you try. (Really.)

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Suburbs Might Be Just as Green as Cities

According to a new study, the carbon emissions of urbanites and suburbanites are more or less even.

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How Cleveland Can Help Solve America's Student-Loan Crisis

Offering college graduates reduced debt in exchange for moving to distressed cities could address two public-policy problems at once.

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Inside the World's Tallest Slum

Torre de David was supposed to be an office skyscraper for Caracas. Then the city's economy collapsed, and squatters took over.

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Nancy Cook

The Secret to Chattanooga's Downtown Revival Was There All Along

How the city turned the Tennessee River into one of its biggest selling points.

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One New York Developer's Ingeniously Awful Plan to Segregate the Poor

Send them through the back door!

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Housing Prices Rose in 69 out of 70 of China's Biggest Cities

That's pretty scary.

A Retirement Home for the Homeless

The unique challenges of helping the elderly if they've lived most of their life on the street.

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The Dramatic Racial Bias of Subprime Lending During the Housing Boom

Blacks and Latinos were more than twice as likely as comparable whites to receive such high-cost loans.