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The Absurd Beauty of Creating Musical Turnstiles in NYC's Subway

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy has a plan to give New Yorkers "one little gift of kindness."

Aaron Cassara

Jersey City: Cheaper, Yes, But Also a Real Sense of Community

New York-area Millennials moving there are finding a lot more than just low rent.

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One World Trade Center Is Officially America's New Tallest Building

At an "official" height of 1,776 feet, the new skyscraper supplants Chicago's Willis Tower. 

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3 Missed Chances to Pay for New York's Subway Expansions

It's time to cover the costs of transit investments by capturing the rising value of adjacent land.

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How States Rejecting the Medicaid Expansion Sabotaged Their Biggest Cities

Major urban areas are magnets for the uninsured, and the state politicians who turned down the Medicaid expansion are not the ones who will pay to treat them.

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A Clever Way for New Yorkers to Give Bill De Blasio a Piece of Their Minds

Talking Transition is going to collect comments, suggestions, and kvetching from people across the city.

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Why It's So Incredibly Difficult to Fight Urban Inequality

The most successful programs require huge cash investments and federal assistance — tough to come by in these troubled times.

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Where This Season's NBA Players Come From: L.A., New York and ... Saginaw, Michigan?

Big cities may produce the most players, but the smaller ones have much higher efficiency ratings. 

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When Letting Someone Take a 30-Minute Subway Nap Is Not the Right Thing to Do

An image of a young man sleeping on a stranger's shoulder has been held up as an act of kindness. Here's why that's wrong.

More Billionaires Live in Beijing Than in Los Angeles

But that may change next year.

Fletcher Foti

An Intriguingly Detailed Animation of How People Move Around a City

Watch the commuting patterns of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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Who's Afraid of a Liberal New York Mayor?

Bill de Blasio's sweeping victory doesn't mean the country's largest city wants to turn back time.

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An Amazing Drones-Eye View of the New York Public Library

See the famed building at new heights.

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A Fascinating Geography of New York's 'Two Cities'

In some places, the city's real estate prices are soaring, but it's not true everywhere.

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Election Day 2013: Races to Watch

Miami Beach and Minneapolis are neck-and-neck for "most entertaining" mayoral campaign season.

Chris Cook

Sunday's Solar Eclipse and the Empire State Building Made a Beautiful Pairing

The "hybrid" eclipse of the sun on November 3 was so rare it won't happen again until 2172.

Awesome Art Made From Recycled Skateboards

Tokyo artist Haroshi makes wildly colorful art from hundreds of stacked skateboard decks.

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How a Judge's Media Interviews Were Used to Block Stop and Frisk Reform

The fate of the controversial policy now rests with New York's next mayor. 

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This Cafe Has Brilliantly Disguised Its 'B' Health Inspection Rating

Embarrassed by the lackluster score posted on your front window? Just add a 'R-U-N-C-H'!