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Are Global Cities Really Doomed to Become 'Citadels' for the Rich?

Surely there's something we can do about this.

Sure, Apple Maps Stinks, But Look at These Crazy Cool Dalí-Esque Scenes

Developer Peder Norrby collects iOS Maps glitches that have an accidental artistry.

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The Grim Political Odds Facing the Bloomberg Climate Change Plan

No mayor can get a project this ambitious done on his own, and that's a huge problem for everyone.

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MoMA Pays Tribute to the Terrifying Beauty of Le Corbusier

This summer's sweeping MoMA retrospective is a deep dive on the controversial architect.

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Don't Forget, Window Washing Is a Lot Safer Than Driving a Taxi

Despite Wednesday's drama at Hearst Tower in New York, there's no major scaffolding crisis in the U.S.

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6 More U.S. Counties Are Now Majority-Minority

Welcome to your demographic future, Charlotte, North Carolina.

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The Case for Making Bike-Share Membership an Employee Benefit

An early wave of New York City companies is willing to foot the bill for workers who plan to commute with Citi Bike.

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A Sharp New Look for New York City Beach Signs

Redesigned signage is serving a critical role in post-Sandy coastal wayfinding.

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NYC's Hot-Weather Profile Could Resemble Alabama's in 30 Years

A new report provides the background for Mayor Bloomberg's climate change adaptation plans.

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This Month's Other Crucial Privacy Debate: The Rocky Future of Arrestee DNA Collection

Three arguments for, against, and qualifying the recent Supreme Court ruling.

A Massive Implosion Visible From Manhattan

Demolition crews exploded the tallest building on Governors Island this weekend to make way for new parkland.

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Visualizing the Stunning Growth of 8 Years of OpenStreetMap

Of course, these people know how to map their own mapping exploits.

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The Tiny, Tri-Lingual Library Hidden on New York's Lower East Side

A bite-sized bookshelf greets readers in English, Spanish and Chinese.

Money-Making Scheme of the Day: Trick Tourists Into Giving Money to Statues

Step 1: Make them think that statues are actually remarkably disciplined performance artists. Step 2: Profit.

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The Biggest Obstacle to Cycling's Egalitarian Aspirations? Distance

Biking as a class issue isn't going away; on the contrary, it's just beginning.

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What We Can Learn About a City by Mapping Its Parks

New data from the Trust for Public Land illuminates which neighborhoods offer excellent green space access ... and which really don't.

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'Staaten Eylandt' and Other Awesome Spellings on Original Maps of New Netherland

A look at early renderings of the U.S. East Coast, courtesy of the Dutch.

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The Ice in Restaurant Sodas Can Have More Bacteria Than Toilet Water

Reporting only the most crucial stories in world bathroom news.

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The New Global Start-Up Cities

Our first in a series examining the changing geography of venture capital and high-tech companies.