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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.

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New York's Gas Crisis Is 'Like Something You See in the Movies'

Brooklyn drivers literally running on empty, stuck in gridlock.

Grim Scenes From New York's Flooded Subway System

Huge parts of the train network remain out of service. Here's why.

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In New York, the Pay Phone Makes a Comeback, However Briefly

Nothing brings back old technology like a black out.

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Next for New York: Real Flood Prevention Plans

Once the city recovers, it will have to decide what to do about the next storm.

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Making Our Coastal Cities More Resilient Can't Wait

Hurricane Sandy is the wake-up call.

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New York's Sustainability Catch-22

The city's greenest asset – its subway system – also became its greatest weakness this week.

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Deal of the Day: Cheap Sidewalk Lunch at a Fancy SoHo Restaurant

A silver lining, New York style.