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Michael Bloomberg, Civil Libertarian Extraordinaire?

Sure, the mayor crusades against soft drinks and cigarettes. But he's got a great record where it counts.

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The Neighborhoods With the Most Single Ladies (and Men)

Just in time for Valentine's Day.

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Should We Replace the Term 'Congestion Pricing'?

Readers offer their suggestions — with road fare emerging as a top choice.

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The Scary Truth About Climate Change: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

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Watch from Space as the Blizzard Eats New England

Meanwhile on the ground, there are automotive pile-ups, white-out conditions and reports of ferocious thundersnow.

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New York's Real-Time Snow Plow Map to Get its First Major Test This Weekend

PlowNYC is about to hit the big time.

A Bulldog's-Eye View of Manhattan

Meet Harry Grumbles, an English bulldog who loves bacon, the ladies, and "being awesome."

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Acid Trip of the Day: New York Infrastructure Comes Alive

This is a final project for a Bachelor's Degree?

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The Study That Could Upend Everything We Thought We Knew About Declining Urban Crime

An NYU sociologist now says New York's famed police tactics had nothing to do with the city's turnaround.

New Englanders Probably Shouldn't Look at These Photos of the Catastrophic Blizzard of 1978

Considering the "historic" blizzard in this weekend's weather forecast and all.

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Legendary 'Fritz the Cat' Director Plans a Film About Coney Island

Ralph Bakshi's newest animation deals with the "freaky midways" of Coney Island, as well as "Kennedy’s assassination, the mafia, Bobby Dylan, Vietnam, Dick Tracy, Miss America, and more."

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The Surprising Role Jackie Kennedy Onassis Played in Saving Grand Central

A reminder of how celebrities can do good for cities.

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How Virtual Traffic Lights Could Cut Down on Congestion

Car-to-car communication could decrease urban congestion by 60 percent, one computer scientist says.

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Wikipedia Nearby Is Basically a List of Interesting Things Near You

The fruits of Wikimedia's new GeoData extension.

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For These Muralists, It Took 3 Years to Spell Out the Alphabet

Would you get an "S" tattooed on your arm just for the sake of completing an art project? These guys did.

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Lost Frontiers and Foolish Funding: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

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Why All of Grand Central's Clocks Are Wrong

The secret to catching a train there, revealed.

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8 Pearls of Wisdom From Ed Koch

The late New York Mayor was never for want of words.

Watch a Locksmith Do His Work in New York's Smallest Free-Standing Building

"I wanna see a guy with an MBA in business, give him 125 square feet. He wouldn't be able to do it."