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Reuters

A Global View of Architectural Conservation: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

oe24.at

Vienna's Naked Subway Woman Adds To Rich History of Nude Commuting

It's almost as if journalists have never heard about this happening.

JS Munro

Beneficial Reuse of the Day: Cow Blood Construction

Just what it sounds like.

S. Mitra Kalita

Economic Recovery Could Kill Airbnb

It's become the go-to site for hosts and guests who are desperate and underemployed. But that could change quickly.

Povl Thomsen

Finally, Pigeons Have Their Own Burger King

I'll take the week-old hotdog bun and a cigarette butt, please.

Reuters

Can Turkey Capture the Islamic Tourism Market?

"Halal" hotels are fast establishing themselves in such seaside vacation regions.

Reuters

Massive Car Bomb Rocks Central Beirut

At least eight were killed in the explosion.

Flickr/zoonabar

In India's Cities, Separation Doesn't Mean Safety for Women

Women-only trains and taxis may only be reinforcing the threat of sexual violence in places like Gurgaon.

Urban Land Institute

This Brownfield Could Become a Model of Urban Development

Sacramento will transform its decrepit lot into a new train and bus station, thousands of new homes, stores, and parks.

Reuters

Why Amtrak Keeps Breaking Ridership Records and Will Continue To Do So

The rail operator's recent success should end the debate over its privatization.

San Francisco Sure Looks Creepy Without Any People In It

Filmmaker Ross Ching explains how he managed to depict the Golden Gate Bridge with no traffic, among other famous locations.

Seungji Mun

Behold, the 'Dog House Sofa'

It's supposed to strengthen the emotional bond between master and pet.

Sasaki Associates

The Next Phase of Chicago's Riverwalk: Fishing and Floating Gardens

The concept: to provide the kind of swimmable setting found in quieter river locales.

UpTakeVideo/YouTube

Billboard Intimidation of the Day: Anti-Voter Fraud Signs in Ohio and Wisconsin

Anonymous advertising is against Clear Channel Policy, but this contract was signed by mistake.

Washington City Paper

Washington Redskins Now Known as the Washington Pigskins, to Some

For those who find the name offensive, an alternative.

Shutterstock

Brooklyn's Barclays Center Sponsors 2012 Urinebowl

Park Slope residents are complaining that stadium fans are peeing all over the neighborhood.

Noah Christman

Uncover the Secret Oases of San Francisco

An iPhone app that maps downtown’s indoor parks, rooftop terraces, urban gardens, and bamboo forests.

Rachel Fritz/Rick Nolthenius/NASA

Huge Fireball in the Sky Shocks San Francisco

One witness said "it looked like we had seen the International Space Station come down."

Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

Online Grocery Shopping Is Returning to the Physical World

A Chinese supermarket giant has announced plans to build 1,000 "virtual" supermarkets.