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Why Urbanites Make the Best Use of Environmental Resources

The head of the environmental program at Bloomberg Philanthropies makes the case in this compelling video.

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Visualizing the New York Subway System's 'Data Exhaust'

What do 1.6 billion mass transit trips through the city look like?

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Where the Creative Class Earns the Most

Workers do well on the east and west coasts.

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Economic Baseball Theory of the Day: Is the Ichiro Effect Real?

Can a team's star player affect a city's economic trajectory?

Which U.S. Cities Have a Bigger GDP Than Greece?

Ranking the economies of Europe and some of America's biggest cities.

8 Truly Embarrassing City Souvenirs

From a Lady Liberty comb to 'I Heart London' nail clippers.

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The U.S. Airports Most Likely To Influence the Spread of Global Disease

The worst culprits aren't necessarily the ones you'd expect.

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Flying Above New York City

These riders swing through the air with the greatest of ease.

What if Coney Island Took Over Manhattan?

With a bit of CGI help, we now know what it would look like if New York City was one big amusement park.

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The Psychology Behind Why Creative People Cluster

Research reveals why highly creative people who are open to new experience find themselves drawn to certain places.

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New York's Lovely Abandoned Subway Station

Photographs of the phantom City Hall station capture transit charm of yore.

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A Brief History of NYU Land Battles

With a City Council vote on NYU 2031 imminent, a look back at four classic town-gown confrontations.

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The Radical Rise of Asian Soul Food

City streets are bursting with a gutsy, high-low mash up of street food and haute cuisine, old country flavors and new-fangled cooking techniques.

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How Urban Parks Enhance Your Brain

A break from the bustle of the city can do your mind good, recent research shows.

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How High Speed Rail Could Revitalize the Northeast

Shrinking the distance between vibrant urban cores and smaller communities could spark an economic boom.

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Dishonor of the Day: New York City Ranks Its Worst Landlords

One landlord racked up more than 700 violations.

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Abandoned Tunnel Use of the Day: An Underground Disco

London pays tribute to Saturday Night Fever with a party in some abandoned train tunnels.

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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.