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A Day in the Life of a New York City Cat

A tongue-in-cheek installment of a documentary portrait series features a feline New Yorker.

Ernest Burgess

The Most Famous Models for How Cities Grow Are Wrong

We need new ways to explain growing urban inequality.

Andreas Symietz

New York's Broken Umbrellas, Reimagined as Art

A spiky dome, locally sourced from streets and trashcans.

When Artists and Intellectuals Were Rich

Actually, there's never been a time like that. Why do people think otherwise?

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Didn't Pay Your New York Taxes? Then You Can't Drive on New York Roads

A brilliant plan to hit scofflaws where it really hurts.

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There Was a Dead Shark on the New York Subway This Morning

"I've been riding the subway for 15 years, and this is the weirdest thing I've seen."

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Watch Anthony Weiner Almost Get in a Fight

In GIFs!

Michael Ruiz

What's Killing New York's Lesbian Bar Scene?

Manhattan used to have a dozen options. Now, only 3 remain.

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Beyoncé, Bike Commuter

The superstar rode to her last Barclays show, setting off a flurry of excitement.

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Why Home-Cooking From Total Strangers May Be the Future of Food

The sharing economy moves into a new niche: dinner. Will queasy eaters and regulators buy in?

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The Fight to Rescue Lower Manhattan From the Next Sandy

The coastal areas of New York City have two choices: retreat, or advance to the shoreline with a bigger shield.

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Sorry New York and L.A. (and Other Cities), No More CBS (or Showtime) for a While

Time Warner and CBS are locked in a dispute over transmission fees.

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The Mysterious Paintings Popping Up in Doorways All Over New York, Explained

Turning the East Village into a puzzle of art and exploration.

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Has the Rise of Online Shopping Made Traffic Worse?

A case study illustrates how more deliveries could mean more congestion.

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Interactive Map of the Day: The Age of Every Building in Brooklyn

Plotting the ages of every structure in the borough.

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The Uneven Geography of America's Fast Food Jobs

Workers in seven metro areas are striking, but their wages are even worse elsewhere.

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New York and Chicago's Century-Old Skyscraper Contest

The cities have been locked in battle since 1885, with no signs of stopping.

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The U.K. Doesn't Want Motorists Using Google Glass, Obviously

Also, New York updates its list of offensive license plates, and one rebellious bureaucrat thwarts Pennsylvania's anti-gay-marriage laws.

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How Memory Alters Our Perception of Place

The curious results of walking tours in New York, Berlin and Mumbai.