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Zurich's Drive-In Prostitution Facility Is Officially Open for Business

The city says it wants to protect sex workers, but it's also clearly an attempt to keep prostitutes out of sight.

Storage Space in New York Now Costs More Than Your Entire Home

Meet the $300,000 underground closet.

Google Wants to Build Its Own Self-Driving Car

And they plan to do it without a major auto manufacturer partner.

How Drones Are Helping Peru Save Its Ancient Temples, Pyramids and Cities

They can map the country's historic sites faster than humans, while also monitoring the areas for intruders. 

'This Is Unacceptable': One Hit-and-Run Victim's Disappointing Experience With the NYPD

Four friends standing on a sidewalk were struck by a driver who fled, but police closed the case seemingly without even bothering to investigate.

5 Apartment Horror Stories Worse Than Having a Kitchen Filled With Raw Sewage

Rotting deer, migrating roaches, and icy stalactites, oh my.

Explained in 90 Seconds: How Climate Change Fuels Wildfires

Higher temperatures, prolonged drought, and fire suppression policy combine to make fires worse.

We've Entered the Age of the 'Anti-Mall'

Even the suburbs have figured out that walkable retail, not enclosed big box stores surrounded by parking lots, is the way to go.

4 Questions for New York's Next Mayor About a New Penn Station

So far the plan has received all cheers, but a historic opportunity requires a serious conversation.

On Coming Back to the U.S. After a Month Without a Car

Spending the summer in Europe opened my eyes. Or did it?

Seattle's New Streetlights Are 40-Foot-Tall Singing Flowers

The immense plants live under the Space Needle and blast anybody passing underneath with a harmony of voices.

Where New Yorkers Run Up the Biggest Power Bills

And where they pay the heaviest price for it.

All the Hurricanes of the Past 170 Years, Mapped

See where 11,967 cyclones overlap in space in this fascinating look at the planet's most powerful storms.

How a Song About Cheeseburgers Saved a Tiny Michigan Town: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to Resign; City Will Pay for His Legal Defense

The embattled mayor, who is facing accusations of sexual harassment from more than a dozen women, blamed a "lynch mob" of politicians and media interests for his ouster.

Brilliant Gadget of the Day: A Stylish Ring To Replace the Transit Farecard

Getting on the train just got much easier.

Putin Bans Protests, Most Drivers During the Sochi Olympics

And for a month before and after.

Being Homeless in Downtown Columbia, South Carolina, Might Be Against the Law

Police officers could be assigned to patrol the city center and keep homeless people out.

Hazy Skies in Hong Kong? Just Pose With a Fake Skyline

Those looking for a great photo opportunity no longer have to worry about bad weather.