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The Worst Public Bathroom in New York

Plans to renovate the New York Public Library best not overlook the loo.

The Water Tank Project

How to Turn a Water Tank Into a Work of Art

Artists across New York will leave their mark on 300 of the city's water tanks.

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Parking Minimums Promote Driving, Even in Transit-Friendly New York

A new study finds a "clear relationship" between a guaranteed spot at home and commuting by car.

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The American Worker's Housing Affordability Crisis

Nearly a quarter of working households spend more than 50 percent of their income on housing.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?