Politics

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Hey, London Developers: Up Yours!

An artist's collection of "postcards" offers a grim and hilarious view of the hyper-developing city.

Baltimore's Day Off

The city's schools may have been closed, but Tuesday was still full of learning opportunities.

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Baltimore Picks Itself Up After a Long, Violent Night

After hours of rioting around the city, the clean-up begins.

America Is Ready for Gay Marriage

As the Supreme Court hears arguments toward a landmark ruling on same-sex marriages, public opinion has already turned largely in favor of gay unions.  

Rise of the Fragmented City

Does the number of governments in a given metro area really matter?

The Port of Oakland Will Shut Down to Protest Police Violence

In a rare sign of solidarity, shipping owners are supporting the day-long protest.

The Only Chart You Need to Explain America's Broken Gas Tax

Highway money is on pace to run out in July.

Why the Cities of Science Fiction Feel So Familiar: #Best Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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In One Upper East Side Bakery, a Victory for Labor Rights

The documentary "The Hand That Feeds" is a humanizing portrait of one battle in the wage war.

Celebrating New York Landmarks, Both Saved and Lost

An illuminating new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York focuses on the legacy of historic preservation.

It's About Time New York Solved Its Trash Problem

The city produces a massive amount of waste, none of which is managed very efficiently.

Will Cape Cod Privatize Its Emergency Mental Healthcare System?

The Massachusetts region has four times the suicide rate of the rest of the state. Would a privately run system help or hurt?

A Guide-Dog Discrimination Lawsuit Against Uber Will Move Forward

In response to a wave of ADA-related complaints about Uber and similar companies, a new ruling could raise the accountability bar for ride-hailing services.

Cities Don't Need Smoking Bans to Be Smoke-Free

Longtime holdout New Orleans just banned smoking in bars. But there are better measurements of what most major cities are doing to clear the air.

The Department of Homeland Security Is Coming to Silicon Valley

The agency hopes a new satellite office will strengthen its relationship with the tech industry.

How Earth Day Changed the Way We View Cities

In 1970, cities epitomized everything that was wrong with the planet. That's changed, partly because of Earth Day.

De Blasio's Vision for New York: Broadband for All by 2025

That goal is part of the mayor's forthcoming "One New York" equity initiative.

Yes, This Man Is Really Planning to Swim Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal for Earth Day

"It may be crazy to swim in the canal," says Christopher Swain. "But what's crazier is that the Gowanus Canal is so messed up."

Another Reason Brazil's Olympic Preparations Might Be 'The Worst Ever'

Dead fish are choking Rio's waterways, and the government doesn't seem to be doing much about it.