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A Visual History of Manhattan's Grid

A new exhibition examines the master plan that made New York what it is today

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Start-Up New York?

New York City is well positioned to overtake Silicon Valley as the country's tech innovation leader

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'New York is Not a City of Alleys': A Film Location Scout's Pet Peeves

Nick Carr, a New York City location scout, explains why "Ghostbusters" captured the city so well and what annoys him the most about certain directors

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Building a Better Bus Route, With No Defined Stops

The flexible-route bus concept would blend the regularity of traditional bus service with the range of a taxi

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America's Best Clean Water Cities

Philadelphia has the nation's best practices according to a new report from the NRDC

Laura McPhee

The Multiple Personalities of New York's Gateway National Recreation Area

Photographer Laura McPhee captures the essence of one of the country's most-visited, and most imperiled, national parks

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Bloomberg's Long War Against Protests

The New York City mayor's decision to clear out Occupy Wall Street is just the latest example of his autocratic leanings

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How Manhattan Sped Up its Buses Without Rapid Transit

The city's select bus service cut down idle time by collecting tickets at stops, rather than on the bus

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Jane Jacobs and the Power of Women Planners

In a field dominated by men, Jacobs broke through with groundbreaking, decidedly female ideas about how cities should work

Ingrid Burrington

Mapping 'Missed Connections'

An artist analyzes the geography of New York Craigslist personal ads

Reuters

The Geography of Great Restaurants

Why tolerant, happy places provide the best places to eat

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So Are People Moving Back to the City or Not?

A new analysis shows downtown cores are gaining population, but the numbers are still up for debate

Martin Prosperity Institute

Where the Twitterati Live

Why the world's most popular tweeters are clustered in a handful of American cities—and Brazil

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The Politics of New York's Stalled Taxi Plan

A sweeping new proposal by Mayor Bloomberg would expand cab coverage beyond Manhattan. So why hasn't it gone anywhere?

Reuters

Why $1 Billion Doesn't Buy Much Transit Infrastructure Anymore

Blame pricier consultant fees, high labor costs and age

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When Mass Transit Riders Attack

Abuse of transit workers by passengers is rising in many cities - do service cuts and fare hikes play a factor?

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How Occupy Wall Street Is Reinventing Public Space

Sociologist Saskia Sassen on the way the movement is taking over the streets

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Subway Internet Access Is on the Rise, Except in America

U.S. ranks second to last in new survey of which metros offer online access

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America's Best New Parks

By mixing fresh design with a variety of uses, these spaces represent the future of city parks