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How New York's Toll System Got Completely Busted

High tolls can keep a transportation network efficient and equitable. Right now, the city's system accomplishes neither.

On a Mission to Help Neighborhoods With Scarce Resources for Pets

You've heard of food deserts, but what about pet food deserts?

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The Postal Service Is Getting Sued for Accidentally Using a 'Sexier' Statue of Liberty on Its Stamp

Oops.

The Rise of New York City's Skyscrapers After the 1929 Crash

A documentary revisits the iconic 1932 'Lunch Atop a Skyscraper' photograph.

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Why Bill de Blasio's Tax Hike Won't Cause the Wealthy to Flee New York

Don't listen to conservative arguments that higher taxes will scare off the city's elite.

Please, Allow Yahoo! Autocomplete to Insult Your City

This wonderfully poisonous map shows what Yahoo!'s search engine thinks of places, such as "Chicago is so two years ago" and "Philadelphia is ugly."

Brandon Bloch and Tim Sessler

The Hidden Art of Dive Bar Bathrooms

"A multitude of intermixed colors that provide a visually stunning experience."

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Why U.S. Cities Have Been Making it Harder to Feed the Homeless

Los Angeles is the latest city to consider a ban on providing meals to the homeless in public.

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The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Balloons Used to Be Extremely Creepy

Eighty years ago, the balloons were instead weird animals and dead-eyed people.

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3 U.S. Metro Areas Have Economies Larger Than Sweden

And other eye-popping comparisons.

How New Yorkers Reacted When a Stranger Slept on Them in the Subway

To sleep, perchance to freak out some fellow commuters.

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The Secret Art of Street Sweeping

How New York cleans 6,000 miles of roads every day.

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Hey, London: Stop Trying to Be New York

London is one of the world's great cities. So why do its businesses and marketers feel the need to import ill-fitting, faded concepts from across the Atlantic?

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The NYPD Shot and Killed 16 People in 2012, the Highest Number in 14 Years

There was also a 200 percent increase in officer suicides.

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A Beautiful Bike-Share Hack That You Can Wear

Would you buy this pendant made of gold-plated stainless steel?

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Maybe the 'Broken Windows' Strategy Could Cut Down on Traffic Deaths Too

Every 30 hours, a New Yorker is killed in a car crash. With the right approach, the NYPD could help bring that number way down.

HIV Is Still Very Concentrated in America's Cities

Ninety-two percent of new diagnoses occur in just a quarter of U.S. counties, and most of them are urban.

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RIP to New York Graffiti Mecca 5Pointz

Much of the art has been covered in white paint overnight.

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A Court That's More About Problem-Solving Than Punishment

New York City's Midtown Community Court is a national model for a different approach to dispensing justice.