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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.

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.

The Latest Sign of Bike-Share's Social Equity Problem

The share of Capital Bikeshare members making more than $100,000 is growing.

A New Japanese Train Has Broken the World Speed Record Twice This Week

The maglev train clocked in at a blazing 374 miles per hour, but its top operating speed will be slower when the train is filled with passengers.

It's a Restaurant, It's a Boutique, It's an Experiment in Crowd-Funded Real Estate

D.C.'s Maketto was built on literal buy-in from residents. Now, this crowd-sourcing model has spread to projects including 3 World Trade Center.

Who Wants to Be a Police Officer?

How high-profile cases involving excessive force and racial bias are affecting U.S. law enforcement recruiting efforts.

California's Poorest Could Start Paying More for Water

Tiered water rate structures promote conservation and keep prices down for low-income families, but a new ruling calls them into question.

8 Critical Rail Projects That Amtrak Can't Afford

A major rail advisory commission presents a sobering new wish list for the Northeast Corridor over the next five years.