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Why City Noise Is a Serious Health Hazard

An audiologist explains why it's so much more than a mere annoyance.

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.

A Japanese Architect Has Turned Old Ethernet Cables Into Restaurant Decor

There's something decidedly sci-fi and apocalyptic about what Kengo Kuma has served up.

The Complete History of Paris Record Stores, From 1890 to 1960

Disquaires de Paris traces the history of vinyl record retail in the French capital.

3 Cities Using Open Data in Creative Ways to Solve Problems

On the heels of Bloomberg's $42 million open data initiative, here's a few programs already boosting civic reform.

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.

When It Comes to Housing Affordability, Are Cities Like Seattle Doomed?

At their annual gathering this week, America's urban planners confronted a growing crisis in the country's most expensive cities.

Flip Through 50 Years of Historic New York City Landmarks

The new book Saving Place looks back on a half-century of conservation by the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission.

A Sleek New Home For Your Random Stuff

These grown-up dollhouses can shelter your cell phone and sunglasses.

Nine to Five, After 65

The number of senior citizens in the workforce has nearly tripled since the 1970s.

Two Designers of Las Vegas's Iconic Neon Signs Died on the Same Day

Remembering neon pioneers Betty Willis and Brian "Buzz" Leming.

The Mysterious Death of Freddie Gray

When the Baltimore man was arrested, he was alive and well. By the time he reached a police station, he couldn't breathe or talk. What happened?

Russia's Wildfire Smoke Has Wafted Over America and Led to Some Incredible Sunsets

Abnormally warm temperatures have fueled deadly blazes in Siberia.

Move Over Segway, Here's an Electric Unicycle

The Unio is agile and takes up less space than a bike. Unfortunately, it's still a unicycle.

Almost 90,000 New Yorkers Are Begging to Get in Through the 'Poor Door'

A controversial building has seen an extraordinary number of applicants for just 55 available affordable units.

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.

What Are the Bounds of a Traffic Stop, According to the Supreme Court?

The nation's highest court has ruled that police officers can't draw out a stop for the sole reason of waiting for drug sniffing dogs.

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."

Is Your New City Giving You Allergies?

Geographic and genetic reasons why you're sneezing more after a move.