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Allow This 1960s Folk Sextet to Sell You on the Virtues of the ZIP Code

The mailing system was born 50 years ago this week. Here's how the Post Office sold it to the country.

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A Heat Map Dining Guide to Hoagies, Hipsters and Bacon

Thanks to Yelp reviews.

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Social Media Map of the Day: Tweets by 'Hood, Rendered Topographically

Where people Tweet in San Francisco, New York City, and Istanbul.

Nathaniel Goodyear

Let There Be Light: Coney Island's Parachute Jump Gets Blinged Out

Will the post-Sandy makeover lure visitors back?

The Met's Museum Buttons Will Rest in Nostalgic Peace

The world of art lovers couldn't be any sadder that they'll be gone after this weekend.

Sarah Goodyear

Why I Rushed to Stonewall to Celebrate the DOMA Decision, Along With Thousands of Others

In the hours after DOMA was struck down, social media wasn't enough. I needed to go somewhere to share the elation I felt.

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New York's Stop-and-Frisk War Has Reached the Breaking Point

The City Council passed a policy to severely curtail the practice.

Peep at These Fantastic Vintage City Panoramas

You won't find better old cityscapes than the ones in this Library of Congress collection.

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Fantasy Versions of New York, Continuously Scrambled

Multimedia artist Brian Foo's latest project explores how urban forms shapes our lives.

10 Brilliant Pieces of Bike Infrastructure

Super-highways, car-shaped holding pens, and more.

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The Architecture of Electrical Power, Then and Now

Dazzling power structures both old and new, photographed by an expert.

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New York's Double Standard on NIMBYism

A tale of two transit projects: Citi Bike vs. the 2nd Avenue subway.

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It's Almost Too Bad That Bloomberg Wants His Legacy to Be Education

There's no doubt the mayor deserves credit for major improvements to New York City schools, but the one thing he'd like to be remembered for is also his least clear-cut success story.

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A Helmet That Automatically Steers You to the Nearest Bike-Share Station

New Yorkers can mount this thing on their heads and never worry about finding a Citi Bike dock again.

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In the Climate Change Economy, It's About Efficiency, Not Just Growth

North American cities are producing substantially less wealth per ton of greenhouse gas emissions than their European counterparts.

The Supermoon, as Seen From Cities Around the World

This was the largest and brightest the moon will look until August 2014.

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Beyond Pretty Pictures: An Unusually Ambitious Design Competition for Sandy Recovery

"There is a desperate need for the best science and information about what climate change will mean to families and communities."

100 Ideas for Improving the New York City Subway in 100 Days

From simple hand-sanitizer to a suction garbage system and beyond.

You Know You Want to Play These Risk-Style Games of 'Urban Domination'

Havoc Boards apply the classic competition for world conquest to ten different cities.