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When a Mural Is in Jeopardy: Best #Cityreads of the Week

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

NYC Wants to Convert a Former Youth Jail into Housing

The city is looking for backers to convert a former roach-infested youth jail into a mixed-use affordable housing complex.

How to Find a Place to Store Your Bags When You're Not a Hotel Guest

Taking a trip over the long weekend? Here’s how to avoid dragging your luggage with you if you don’t have a place to crash.

Ka-Pow! Developers Are Using Comic Books to Sell Condos

A one-act play about a comic book about a condominium development.

6 Lessons From Rebuilding Haiti's Capital

After a devastating earthquake, some innovative urban development work is going on in Port-au-Prince.

Swipe to Find Your Dream Apartment

HomeSwipe is the Tinder of apartment hunting.

Is That a Confederate Flag in a New York City Subway Station?

It sure looks like it, but the MTA claims otherwise.

Rebuilding Life in Newark After the 1967 Riots

Mayor Ras Baraka’s journey from impressionable child to the seat of power in a wounded American city.

A Mesmerizing Drone Tour of the Port of Oakland

Peek into a major player in global commerce.

There's a T. Rex-Shaped Bike for Sale on Portland's Craigslist

Act like a mad paleontologist who reanimated a dinosaur for only $2,000.

No More 'Poor Doors' in NYC

A new provision will prohibit separate entrances in apartment buildings with units for low-income and market-rate tenants.

Why Black Churches Are at Risk (and Not Just From Arson)

The ATF says recent blazes at black churches are likely not hate crimes. But black churches still face serious existential problems.

This Summer's Fireworks Are Bigger and Louder Than Ever

Pyrotechnic nuts share the craziest new firework trends.

How U.S. Schools Are Failing Immigrant Children

A 40-year-old Supreme Court decision obligates schools to assist English-language learners. San Francisco has just been ordered to figure out how.

Make a Print of Any Place on the Globe

For a custom map, just click, drag, and zoom.

Inside London's New Subterranean Urban Farm

The farm, located 115 feet below a busy South London street, uses hydroponic techniques to grow pesticide-free crops.

Juárez to Tourists: It's Safe to Come Back Now

The Mexican border city’s murder rate is nowhere near where it once was. But Americans haven’t gotten the message.

18 Reasons America Should Adopt a Per-Mile Driving Fee

The complete case, in one chart-filled list.

Overtime Gets a Break

President Obama announced a regulation to more than double the threshold for overtime pay. How much will this help the American middle class?