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Into the Water Tower, With Flair

For six weeks this spring, an illegal Manhattan cocktail lounge gave 700 strangers a night they'll never forget.

Brussels Does Not Take Kindly To People Messing With Its Peeing Boy Statue

Belgians love giving their Manneken Pis fashion makeovers – just not this one.

When Gun Control Fails: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

Engineering Feat of the Day: A 7-Million Pound Building on 40-Foot Stilts

Oh, and it's 115 years old, too. 

Does Living Near Fast Food Restaurants Increase Your Risk of Obesity?

Research looking at African Americans in Houston finds a significant correlation.

New Hampshire Town Sues Parking Meter Vigilantes

Generosity and harassment go hand in hand in Keene.

Terrifying Images of the Damage Wrought by the Texas Tornadoes

At least 6 people were killed; scores more were injured.

The Heart of a New York Park Is for Sale in Stadium Deal

A plan to build a soccer stadium raises this question: If you have enough money, you really can buy anything in New York?

Did Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Smoke Crack on Video?

Three reporters who have seen the tape agree that's what it looks like.

This Map Explains Louisville's Entire Economy

Two-thirds of U.S. cities are less than 24 hours from Louisville by ground; and three-fourths can be reached within a 2-hour flight.

The Strange Beauty of Density Taken to the Extreme

Photos of Hong Kong high-rises that appear both claustrophobic and stunning.

A Quest to Save New York City's Disappearing Diners

Preservationist Michael Perlman, who calls diners "cornerstones of Americana," has a unique niche.

The World's Most Luxurious Metro Station?

Here's what a subway station looks like in Saudi Arabia.

Portland Police: Running Over Ducklings Is 'Not Going to Fare Well for the Agency'

The world cheers as an Oregon cop chooses rescuing ducks over fighting crime.

The Potential Problem With Personalized Google Maps? We May Never Know What We're Not Seeing

Google is promising a million maps for a million people with its redesign. But can it avoid confining us to customized urban bubbles?

One Climate Change Era Growth Industry: Giant Sewer Balloons

In a race to meet EPA guidelines, U.S. cities have installed dozens of these devices over the past decade.

America's Most Bikeable Neighborhoods

And city rankings, based on Bike Score.

Scheme of the Day: Florida's Secret Plan to Cause More Traffic Violations

Your daily dose of transportation intrigue.

The Truth About the Fecal Matter the CDC Found in Atlanta's Public Pools

Only you can prevent your municipal swimming pool from being filled with poo.