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Even New York's Projects Are Gentrifying: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism.

Friday's NASA Rocket Launch Will Be Visible From South Carolina to Maine

Here's how to maximize the chances of spotting the flaming Minotaur V, scheduled for an 11:27 p.m. EDT blast-off.

Amazingly Helpful GIFs of the Day: What Every New Yorker Should Know

Secrets and unwritten rules, illustrated.

How Biofuel Technology Turned Restaurant Grease Into Gold

As its value has risen, a growing class of criminals are focusing on stealing and selling used cooking oil.

Can You Spot the Wild Animals Hidden Behind Brooklyn's Windows and Grates?

The borough appears to have suffered a zoo break, with gorillas, chimps, and even an iguana inside building ventilation shafts.

Twitter Knows Which Parts of New York City Smell Bad

And other glimpses of the mood of the city.

Even if Private Schools Didn't Exist, There Would Still Be Rich Suburbs

Families with options find all sorts of ways to avoid under-performing schools.

Maybe Start Practicing Saying 'New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio'

He's leading two new polls.

Let's Make Old Payphones Into Electric Car Chargers

It would address a major barrier to the use of EVs in big cities.

The Coming Battle Over Electric Bicycles

E-bikes are poised for a boom, but are we ready for them?

'The Accidental Playground': Why What We Need in Our Parks Is More Freedom

It was paved in broken concrete, overgrown with weeds, and strewn with broken glass. In other words, it was the perfect urban recreation space.

Superstorms Like Sandy Might Be Less Likely to Hit New York City, Thanks to Climate Change

Scientists expect stronger hurricanes. But according to a new study, the East Coast is at lower risk of a direct hit.

How Lasers Will Give the U.S. East Coast Precise New Post-Sandy Maps

The survey will kickoff the most revolutionary American mapping project in a century.

Memo to U.S. Open Players: The Subway Is the Easiest Way to Get to Your Match

Rather than complaining about the city's traffic, we recommend you make use of the excellent public transportation.

The Quest to Design the Ultimate Public Chair for Battery Park

Should New York's newest outdoor furniture look like a pretzel, a folded-up newspaper, or Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase?

Adorable Runaway Kittens Shut Down Part of the New York Subway

A train delay you can get behind.

When Airport Hopping in New York Was Cheaper, Faster, and a Little More Dangerous

New York Airways used to help air travelers get from airport to airport (and Manhattan) by helicopter.

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.

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

Meet the $300,000 underground closet.