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The Case Against Saving Midcentury Office Buildings

A new report suggests it would be better for the environment to tear them all down.

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How Baseball Stadiums Drive Housing Costs

Neighborhoods near Major League Baseball stadiums cost more – especially if the team has a better shot at winning the 2013 World Series.

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A $6.2 Million Apartment for a 2-Year-Old? Such is NYC's Luxury Housing Market

The high-end residential developments that have come to dominate Manhattan have the potential to generate not only tax revenue, but also solitude.

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Should You Buy That Beachfront Home in the Sandy-Ravaged Rockaways?

Homes ripped apart by the superstorm are proving to be magnets for bargain hunters—but not everyone is getting a good deal.

The Wu-Tang Clan Might Appreciate These Hip-Hop Street Signs

Rappers like to call out street names; New York artist Jay Shells likes to put their lyrics up at the actual intersections they mention.

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New York Pay Phones as Time Machines: A Perfect Metaphor

The New Museum and ad agency Droga5 are redirecting callers back to the year 1993.

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Gay Marriage and the Power of Cities to Change the Country

What was once popular opinion – and public policy – in San Francisco could soon be the national norm.

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The Stability of the World's Leading Financial Capitals

London and New York continue to top the list of global financial centers.

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Why Your Skyrocketing Rent Is Bad for the Economy

It hurts when that money leaves your bank account. But where does it go?

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Is Racial Profiling Institutional at the NYPD?

New evidence from the stop-and-frisk lawsuit.

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Anatomy of a Parking Sign That Actually Makes Sense

Why you don't use Helvetica to tell people where they cannot park.

4 Ideas for Fixing Stop and Frisk

Experts weigh in on how law enforcement should engage in and implement these tactics.

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Hispanic Segregation Is Declining in U.S. Metros

At least, that's the case for every national-original group but Mexicans.

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Presenting Digital Harlem — and the Australians Who Run It

The odd partnership has produced enormous historical insight into everyday life in the neighborhood.

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The Minimalist Living Movement Could Use a Different Spokesperson

Multimillionaire Graham Hill has taken a lot of heat since his New York Times column, but he's still out there trying to sell his "living with less" message.

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The Strange Beauty of Airports Photographed From Above

Jeffrey Milstein has turned a lifelong fascination with airplanes into a gorgeous portrait series of jet hubs.

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Introducing CityLab

We're getting ready to launch a new series on city-level experimentation around the world, and we need your help.

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New York Graffiti Crew Redecorates an Abandoned Theme Park

TrustoCorp totally had its way with the old Rock-a-Hoola water park in California's Mojave Dessert.

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Bloomberg Swaps the War on Soda for the War on Cigarettes

The mayor is pushing a new city law that would force retailers to keep all their cigarettes stocked out of public view