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Haiku of the Day: Beware Bikers

A sign in Brooklyn reminds drivers to look out for riders.

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May Day Around the World

A look at how different cities spent International Labor Day.

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Why City Kids Need to Play in the Street

Traditional street play is good for kids precisely because it allows them to figure out how to use their environment in creative ways on their own.

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The Rise of the Temporary City

Pop-up spaces are having a permanent impact on the way we build.

William Henry Jackson; The National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

The Evolution of the American Dream, from Colonial Times to Today

A big new exhibit at the National Building Museum explores the history of house and home in the U.S.

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Everyone Wants to Look at New York's Municipal Archives Photos

The city has released over 870,000 historic images and made them available online.

The Hit and Miss Architecture of New Courthouses

A tour of emerging trends in courthouse design.

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Real Estate Boom of the Day: Brooklyn Is Back

The borough is on track to hit $2 billion in property sales this year.

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New York's Next Skyscraper

Eleven finalists compete to add a new addition to the city's famous skyline.

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The Invention of Jaywalking

The forgotten history of how the auto industry won the right of way for cars.

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Status Quo of the Day: Rent Control in NYC

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case that could have made rent control illegal in New York.

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Why Is a Patent Troll in Luxembourg Suing U.S. Public Transit Agencies?

ArrivalStar claims it invented live transit alerts. Your apps, taxpayer dollars, and the open data movement are all at stake.

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A Budget By (and For) the People

More and more cities are experimenting with participatory budgeting. But who really gets to decide how the money is spent?

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The Fascinating Story of How Those Tropical Insects Made It Into Your Starbucks Coffee

Starbucks has said it's stopping the use of bug-based red dye. Why? Making the stuff looks like so much fun!

A 'Photographic Census' Captures New York's Characters

Tips on street portraits from New York's resident photographer.

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The Dark Cloud Hanging Over the Feel-Good Inner City Education Story of the Week

You'd think the national champion chess team at Intermediate School 318 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, wouldn't have to worry about their program's continued funding. But you'd be wrong.

Elena Olivo

Why the Federal Government Should Give More Power to Mayors

America's metro areas generate 80 percent of the country's GDP. But so far, that economic reality has not generated a proportional amount of political clout.

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Occupy Wall Street Gears Up for Round Two

Banned from a park, New York Occupiers take to camping on the sidewalks.

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Supporting Local Business with the Muscle of a 'Cash Mob'

At events all over the country, neighbors who want their money to stay local are swarming mom-and-pop shops.