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The Homogenization of the Global Music Festival

Pitchfork Paris is a lot more Pitchfork than Paris.

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The Power of Bicycles in Disaster Recovery

For New Yorkers, cycling didn't just come in handy while the subway was shut down.

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Do Foreclosures Increase Crime After All?

On the heels of a study that showed no link between home closures and crime, new research finds a clear (though modest) connection.

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The Skyrocketing Costs of Running for Mayor of a Major U.S. City

While the 2012 presidential election will likely be the most expensive in history, a similar money-race is happening on the local level.

The Story Behind New York Magazine's Hurricane Sandy Cover

How the photo was shot, and what it means.

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Occupy Wall Street's New Gig: Hurricane Relief

Sandy seems to be bringing out the best in a lot of New Yorkers, including the Zucotti Park organizers.

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'Much of the Beach Is Gone'

Fire Island, a beach community off the coast of Long Island, struggles in the wake of massive Sandy damage.

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5 Ways Hurricane Sandy Could Reshape New York's Economy

Using 9/11 as a guide to figure out the super-storm's impact.

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Romney's Murky Urban Agenda

As Massachusetts governor, Romney was a believer in smart growth, climate change and mass transit. But the same man may not enter the White House, if he wins.

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The Needlessly Inscrutable Geography of Scientific Funding

Data are scarce, but a look at grants from the National Institutes of Health gives us at least a partial picture.

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After Sandy: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

Staten Island Bands Together

FEMA finally arrives to assess damage, and finds a community already sifting through the rubble.

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Power Outlets for the People

Thanks to Sandy, New Yorkers have created an informal network of public phone-charging stations. But why did they have to?

Before-and-After Aerial Shots of New Jersey's Destroyed Neighborhoods

There sure is a lot of new empty space in these depressing images from NOAA.

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5 Beneficiaries of Hurricane Sandy

Devastation isn't bad news for everyone.

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Anger and Tragedy on Staten Island

The city's oft-overlooked fifth borough may have been the community that was hardest hit.

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'We've Built Right Up to the Edge in the Most Foolish Way'

A historian of coastal settlements says we only have ourselves to blame for Sandy's destruction.

For Some New York Bikers, Flooding Was Just a Minor Hassle

Hurricane Sandy left behind untold destruction, painful memories and a wicked new environment for bicycling.

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Gas Shortage Underscores NYC's Move Away From Hybrid Cabs

A taxi lobby has fought the city's efforts toward a fuel-efficient fleet — and won.