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The Quest to Design the Ultimate Public Chair for Battery Park

Should New York's newest outdoor furniture look like a pretzel, a folded-up newspaper, or Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase?

Who Is Bill de Blasio: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism.

Dumb Idea of the Day: Bicycle Hitchhiking

This does not look safe.

San Diego's Pandas Are So Much Better at Sex Than D.C.'s

The National Zoo may have an adorable new cub, but it was no simple feat.

Over 50 Percent of Food Stamp Recipients Live in the Suburbs

Meet the new geography of poverty.

7 More National Parks Threatened by Fire

Yosemite isn't the only park facing a growing risk of wildfires.

Israel Looks Poised to Demolish Its Bedouin Villages

The country plans to relocate tens of thousands of Bedouins who currently live in communities the government won't recognize.

The Extraordinary 30-Year Growth of the U.S. Hispanic Population

In GIFs.

Shanghai's Hilarious New Take on the Giant Floating Duck

The rubber duck is now a cooked bird, complete with "crispy brown skin" and a yellow papier mache head.

The Best of 'What Is Special About My Town'

Atlantic national correspondent James Fallows has been collecting essays and stories from around the United States.

What Gives American Factories Their Competitive Edge: They're Easy to Close

U.S. workers: Cheap to hire, easy to fire.

A Record-High Number of Young People Are Still Living With Their Parents: Why?

A story about jobs, bachelors, bachelor's degrees -- and a very weird government definition of "home."

Texting a Driver Could Make You Liable for a Crash

A New Jersey court rules that senders bear responsibility if they've "knowingly engaged in distracting conduct."

Chinatown Buses Beware: Feds Launch Surprise 'Strike Force' Inspections

A broad two-week crackdown on inter-city charters and vans.

Mapping San Francisco's Chinatown Before it Became a Tourist Hub

According to a controversial 1885 map, it was rife with gambling parlors, opium dens, and plentiful houses of "white prostitution."

Brilliant Invention of the Day: A Portable Rail Handle For Shorter Public Transit Riders

It's probably also more hygienic. 

Adorable Runaway Kittens Shut Down Part of the New York Subway

A train delay you can get behind.

Why the Fast-Food Worker Strikes Are Doomed

Even if you're rooting for food service workers to have much higher wages.

These States Are Going to Become Green Energy Powerhouses

Wyoming and New Mexico are primed to become major exporters of wind power; solar power is going to take over California.