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The Crazy Logistics of Holiday Deliveries, In One Timelapse

A Tetris-like 24 hours in the delivery bay at a New York UPS Customer Center.

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Why Universal Pre-K Would Be Good for Poor and Well-Off Families Alike

Public high-quality programs save parents lots of money.

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The Forgotten History of How Cities Almost Killed the Common Squirrel

At last, historians have charted the great "squirrel experiments" of the 1800s, which saved the humble creature from urban extinction.

The Health Risks of Small Apartments

Living in tiny spaces can cause psychological problems.

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A Checklist for Reforming the NYPD

How one group is pushing Bill de Blasio to make good on his campaign promises. 

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We Don't Know Nearly As Much About the Link Between Public Health and Urban Planning As We Think We Do

Car culture may not be making us sick. Cities aren't necessarily healthier than suburbs.

Safer Streets Pay Off for Businesses

Case studies from New York City.

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Bloomberg Plans to Give Out Free Advice on How to Copy Him

The outgoing New York mayor ramps up "Bloomberg Associates," a free consulting group for any city that will listen.

An App for Making Friends on the Subway

Playdope connects people whose paths through the city overlap.

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A Before-and-After Guide to Safer Streets

Five image pairs — and simple rules — courtesy of New York City.

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America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor

Median incomes have been growing the fastest, however, in a very different part of the country.

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2 Very Different Ideas for Preventing Subway Deaths

To keep people from falling onto the tracks, New York City is testing lasers. Osaka, Japan, is betting on ropes.

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Homelessness Is Up in New York City, But It's Down Everywhere Else

The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development says he's optimistic about the homelessness trends in many places.

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Yep, There's Now a 'Sexy' Taxi Drivers Calendar

NYC cabbies strut their stuff for 2014.

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Biking in New York in 1897 Was a Dangerous Pursuit

A dreary chronicle of a month's worth of accidents.

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Why New Yorkers Are Hating on the NYPD's New Interactive Crime Map

The mapping system has some serious shortcomings. 

Why I'm Not Embarrassed to Have Been Fooled by the Google Bus Protest Hoax

People are angry about Silicon Valley's private shuttles for some very real reasons.

A Beautiful New Public Transit Map Shows How New York and New Jersey Connect

It's meant to help people get to the Super Bowl.

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Could a $500 Gadget Have Prevented the Metro-North Tragedy?

What would it cost to repurpose an advanced radar/GPS device to help control the speeds of trains?