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After Sandy: The Best #CityReads of the Week

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

Staten Island Bands Together

FEMA finally arrives to assess damage, and finds a community already sifting through the rubble.

Plastic Beach

Manmade Environmental Disaster Movie of the Day: Plastic Paradise

See what I did there?

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Power Outlets for the People

Thanks to Sandy, New Yorkers have created an informal network of public phone-charging stations. But why did they have to?

Before-and-After Aerial Shots of New Jersey's Destroyed Neighborhoods

There sure is a lot of new empty space in these depressing images from NOAA.

Reuters

5 Beneficiaries of Hurricane Sandy

Devastation isn't bad news for everyone.

Murad Sezer/Reuters

A Massive Earthquake in Istanbul Is Inevitable

The Turkish capital is awaiting a disaster that will make Sandy seem small.

Kacper Pempel/Reuters

A Peek Inside the Narrowest House in the World

If you weren't looking for it, you might walk right past the Keret House in Warsaw.

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Anger and Tragedy on Staten Island

The city's oft-overlooked fifth borough may have been the community that was hardest hit.

US Coast Guard/Reuters

'We've Built Right Up to the Edge in the Most Foolish Way'

A historian of coastal settlements says we only have ourselves to blame for Sandy's destruction.

For Some New York Bikers, Flooding Was Just a Minor Hassle

Hurricane Sandy left behind untold destruction, painful memories and a wicked new environment for bicycling.

Reuters

Gas Shortage Underscores NYC's Move Away From Hybrid Cabs

A taxi lobby has fought the city's efforts toward a fuel-efficient fleet — and won.

Scarecrow Video

Meet the Independent Video Stores Making It in the Age of Netflix

There aren't many left, but the ones that have hung on are winning by specializing and moving into the events business.

Fabian Sixtus Körner

Bangalore Street Art Aimed at Curbing the Men Who Pee There

The 'Pee Project' is part of a tide of new public art that takes the city as its canvas and its inspiration.

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Accident of the Day: U-Lock Becomes You-Lock For a Few Hours

Way to lock up that neck.

Climate Desk

New York's Gas Crisis Is 'Like Something You See in the Movies'

Brooklyn drivers literally running on empty, stuck in gridlock.

Swoan Parker/Reuters

The Other Hurricane Sandy: The Storm's Impact in Haiti

The country's government has proven surprisingly capable in the face of its latest natural disaster.

Grim Scenes From New York's Flooded Subway System

Huge parts of the train network remain out of service. Here's why.

Carlo Allegri / Reuters

In New York, the Pay Phone Makes a Comeback, However Briefly

Nothing brings back old technology like a black out.