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What Does a Subway Entrance Say About its City?

A photographic survey of the world's metro gateways.

In Defense of Loitering

Cities have tried to ban people from hanging around. This is a big mistake.

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The Rise of the NBA Superstar City

What the geography of the All-Star game says about American cities and metros.

Paul Lowry

A Complete History of the Park Slope Food Coop's Boycotts

The Brooklyn grocery is in the news for wanting to ban products from Israel, but over the years it's also exiled grapes, apples, sugar, light bulbs, water, tuna salad, etc., etc.

John Locke

How New York Pay Phones Became Guerrilla Libraries

Artist John Locke is converting obsolete Manhattan phone booths into mini libraries. Now if only people would stop stealing his entire book collection.

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Would There Be 'Linsanity' if Jeremy Lin Played in Charlotte?

The size of a sports town does have its advantages to star players.

Can Subways Ever Really Be Rat-Free?

In New York, legislators debate whether a bill banning food will cut down on the city's vermin.

Flickr/Marcin Wichary

We Need 'Broken Windows' for Traffic Crimes

There's outrage in New York City over how many drivers get away with killing people every year. Here's one idea to help save lives.

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New York vs. London, in Debate Form

Two great global cities went head-to-head in a battle of words over which one is the best.

Jim Henderson

New York City in Line for Dozens of '100-Year Floods' Every Century

If the climate continues to warm, Manhattan could face crippling deluges every 3 to 20 years by the end of the century, say MIT researchers.

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The American Dream, Revised

A new exhibit explores radical solutions for the nation's housing woes.

Waterproofing New York City

A bold new design retrofits Manhattan, protecting it from climate change's rising sea levels.

Courtesy: Chuck Wolfe

Why So Many Romantic Comedies Are Set in Cities

Snapshots of cities most love-inducing qualities.

Video of the Day: The Quintessential Burger Joint

The joy of eating at one of New York's classic neighborhood spots.

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Getting a Handel on Transit Crime

Some public transportation systems are using classical music to deter criminals — but does it work?

This Week in Bans: 'Gay Lifestyles' Outlawed in St. Petersburg, Russia

Plus, Tucson kills its Mexican American Studies program to comply with state law; Gulfport, Mississippi, clears out lawn couches; a meat thief is banned in Britain.

Courtesy: Rat Free Subway

Gross Picture of the Day: New York City's Ugliest Rat

Quite possibly the world's worst photo contest.

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What the Latest Report on Racial Inequality Doesn't Tell Us

New numbers from the Urban Institute require some context.

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San Francisco Tops the Nation in Parking Meter Fines

Only New York City has comparatively expensive tickets for parking at an expired meter.