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Why New York's Transit System Fared So Well During Sandy

A pre- and post-storm review, released by NYU's Rudin Center, has a few recommendations but mostly praise.

Urban Fixes to Fight the Next Sandy

Unconventional ideas for climate-proofing New York City.

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The Quiet Rise of the Much-Maligned Condo

You may be living in one yourself in the near future.

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Forecasting Flu Outbreaks on a City-By-City Basis

Researchers looking into New York City's flu rates think they may be able to predict local pandemics seven weeks before they happen.

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Stat of the Day: No One Was Slashed, Stabbed or Shot in New York City Yesterday

Has this happened before? Ever?

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The Empire State Building Becomes a Dancing, Twinkling Light Show

A sleek new system adds motion to the traditional "Tower Lights."

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Car Elevators: Not Just for Rich People

Automated parking garages are now popping up on both coasts. Could this save dense cities space?

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Cities With Denser Cores Do Better

Packed city centers are correlated with economic growth, talent levels, and diversity.

Improv Everywhere

Prank of the Day: Black Friday at the Dollar Store

Improv Everywhere doin' that thing they do.

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Map of the Day: Predicted Sandy Flooding vs. Real Sandy Flooding

More evidence that scientists know what they're talking about.

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How Cities Celebrate Thanksgiving

Traditions from around the country.

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Thanksgiving Parade Helium: Too Expensive?

The cost to fill all those balloons is nearly twice what it was 15 years ago.

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An Artist Transforms Old Milk Cartons Into Fluffy Clouds

A new exhibit on New York's Governors Island turns trash into funky plastic sculptures.

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Can We Please Stop Pretending Cars Are Greener Than Transit?

Freakonomics revives a tried, and tired, debate.

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Could All Old Pay Phones One Day Become Public Smart Phones?

250 LED "SmartScreens" are heading to New York's underused booths.

CARE for Sandy

Restoring Sandy-Damaged Photos, for Free

The storm ruined scores of images. But one organization wants to help bring some back to life.

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Incredible Sculptures Made From Bike Parts

It's astonishing to see what somebody can conjure from the leavings on a fix-it shop's floor.

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Resurrected Train Alert: New York's H Is Back

And a brief rundown of some other ghost letter trains.

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Amtrak's New App: Does It Actually Make Travel Easier?

You can buy and cancel your ticket with ease, but the railroad needs to upgrade more of its features.