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Yet Another Small Home Appears in the Berlin Subway

Is this an extreme effort to shorten somebody’s commute?

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Police Seek a 'Criminal Tarzan' Aboard the Berlin Subway

This young man was very, very excited to ride the train.

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A Station-By-Station Subway Map of Berlin Rents

The transit guide helps tenants work out if their landlords are charging them too much.

Ingolf / Flickr

How Hard Should Transit Systems Go After Fare Evaders?

Berlin has suffered a surge in scofflaw riders, but super strict enforcement also adds to overhead costs.

Courtesy of Lego

You Can Now Build Entire Skylines Out of Legos

Block by block, piece together the iconic skylines of New York City, Berlin, and Venice.

Thomas Mani/University of Basel

The Super Polluted Rhine Washes 191 Million Plastic Particles Out to Sea Every Day

The river’s microplastics concentrations are “among the highest so far studied worldwide,” says a researcher.

La Citta Vita / Flickr

Berlin Just Showed the World How to Keep Housing Affordable

Under a new plan, low-income tenants of public housing will pay less than a third of their income in rent.

REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Berlin's Old Nazi Airport Is Now a Syrian Refugee Camp

Once the site of an epic postwar international aid mission for Germans, the former Tempelhof Airport will now return the favor.

Wally Gobetz / Flickr

The Keys to Designing Cities With Fewer Traffic Fatalities

Reduce urban sprawl, for one thing.

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The Difference Choosing Ugly Vegetables Can Make

A Berlin café called Culinary Misfits makes the most of local food by cooking with cast-off produce.

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This Designer Fabric (Intentionally) Reeks of Whisky

It's a burst of fashion genius that could only originate in Scotland.

AP Photo/Richard Drew

The Spooky, Bleached-Out American Flags on the Brooklyn Bridge Turn Out to Be Art

A Berlin-based art-action duo has been identified as the source of recently placed flags that incited security concerns and fear among New Yorkers. Here are some of their other stunts. 

Jan Bommes/Flickr

The Bizarre History and Fiery End of Berlin's Iconic Abandoned Amusement Park

Communism, drug trafficking, arson—Spreepark saw it all. 

Henning Rogge

The Haunting Beauty of Germany's WWII Bomb Craters

A New York art exhibit explores the scars war left on the landscape.

Bloomberg Philanthropies

How the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge Is Being Received in Europe

Pretty well, actually. 

Reuters

The Uber Wars Are Shaping Up to Be Even More Heated in Europe

The ride-hailing company faces legal challenges across the continent.

Reuters

Now You Can Hire a Prostitute Like You Hire an Uber

In Germany, at least.

Max Roberts

A Painstakingly Recreated S-Bahn Map From a Divided Berlin

A 1980 version of the city's transit map, brought back to life.