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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.

Sarah Goodyear

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.

Living City Block

Greening an Entire Block Instead of Just One Building

Most smaller commercial buildings can't afford energy retrofits on their own. But what if they banded together?

Robert Banat/Tom Fruin

In New York, a 50-Foot-Tall Sign Made From Other, Salvaged Signs

Artist Tom Fruin, who works with materials like crushed beer cans and drug bags, created this recycled wonder for a new hotel in Williamsburg.

Sarah Goodyear

10 Places to Find Peace and Quiet in Manhattan

True silence may be impossible to find in New York City, but these spots are as close as you can get.

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Where the Global 1% Live Now

The most important cities for the ultra-rich, and what it might cost those places.

Map of the Day: The Digital Neighborhood

What Foursquare can teach us about how people use a city.

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Unusual Urban Pastime of the Day: Subway Speed Riding

An international duo tries to ride the New York subway from end to end faster than anyone else.

City of Oshamanbe

Maybe What Your City Needs Is a Ridiculous Fuzzy-Suited Mascot

In the municipal mascot department, it seems that North America can't compete with Asia.

Wicked Delicate Films

Does City Life Have to Mean Life Without Stars?

A new film explores what we lose when light pollution cancels out the night sky.

Wooster Collective

Probably Offensive Street Art of the Day: Fatties, Step to the Right

A direct, if rude, way to attack America's obesity epidemic.

Sarah Goodyear

What Salamanders Can Teach Us About Urban Evolution

We have built a city up around them, but amphibians and mammals alike have persisted by genetically diversifying.

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Subway Platforms From Around the World

As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.

Sarah Goodyear

You Can Live the Tiny House Dream in a Brooklyn Backyard

An artist offers up a cabin experience in the city as an experiment in bartering for space.

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This Week in Bans: Park Slope Parents Decry 'Tempting' Ice Cream

Also, Tampa is going to ban water pistols (but not real guns) from the 2012 Republican National Convention, and more.

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The Kindness of Cities

Studies suggest city dwellers are meaner than their suburban counterparts. Here's what the researchers don't understand.

An Ice Cream Truck for Architecture Dorks

The Coolhaus truck serves up scoops with a modernist twist.

NYCLU

Lawsuit Challenges NYPD Patrols of Privately Owned Apartment Buildings

Plaintiffs allege the policy leaves black and Latino residents 'under siege in their own homes.'

Reuters

Which Cities Have the Most Global Clout?

New York and London top the list in a new ranking of 66 cities around the world.