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Who Should Get Their Name on a Bridge?

Queens Councilman Peter Vallone wants to end the trend of naming infrastructure after living people.

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The 10 Best Songs About the Subway

Inspired by a new contest to write a song inspired by the G train.

How Your City May Have Affected Your Raise

Wage growth varies considerably by metropolitan area, according to numbers from the most recent quarter.

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Can City Dwellers Have Nice Things?

Violence at New York's McCarren Park Pool has some suggesting all urban resources fall prey to the tragedy of the commons. Here's why this thinking is flawed.

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The Urban and Suburban Fortune 500

Where the biggest American companies are located relative to cities.

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Why U.S. Transit Systems Are Still So Far Away From Converting to Driverless Trains

Public sector transit unions are a potent force in setting transit agendas in American cities – more so than in Europe and Asia.

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NYC's Billboards Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Jilly Ballistic's genius street-art campaign to shame corporate products.

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The 8 Worst Things About Summer in American Cities

Commence fainting... now.

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The Underground New York Public Library

A subway-hopping photographer memorializes reading riders on a Tumblr blog.

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New York City Fixes Mayhem-Causing Subway Stair

In a blow to the national humor reserve, Brooklyn's 36th Street stop will no longer be wantonly tripping commuters.

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How East Coasters Kept Cool This Weekend

Turning urban infrastructure into de facto cooling equipment.

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The Science of Staring

New research explains why we decide to look at what everyone else is looking at.

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Survey of the Day: Police Officers Admit They Downplay Crimes

A survey of retired New York City police officers shows a "rotten barrel," according to the study authors.

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Is Your City Making You Single?

Why where we live determines how we date.

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Court Decision of the Day: NYC's Taxis Don't Have To Be Wheelchair Accessible

It looks like Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to remake the taxi industry will move forward.

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Why Is There an Upside Down Airplane in Central Park?

Without context, this is one heckuva scary photo.

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Welcome to 1940s New York

An interactive time capsule to all 116 New York City neighborhoods, from 1943.

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Mermaids on Main Street

Pictures from the annual Coney Island parade.

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Surveillance Cameras Could Make Us Better People

New research finds the "bystander effect" can be offset by the presence of public self-awareness.