Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
Yes, that Jose Canseco.
Incredible footage from the 1920s shows New York's traffic has always been a problem (especially when you're rushing to put out a fire).
Two activists talk about creating leafy green escapes among the high rises of Beijing and Hong Kong.
Residents worry the photos will hurt property values. But the site could raise the kind of awareness the "forgotten borough" will need as it rebuilds.
Rather than castles and squares, guides offer personal anecdotes of what it's like to live on the streets.
Proof that any project can garner accolades if it's eccentric enough.
A retrofit in suburban Lancaster, California, shows us the many benefits of street redesigns.
An upcoming exhibit reveals the L.A. that might have been.
Christopher Moloney photographs screen-grabbed movie stills against the city landscape.
How do pro fans stack up against those who favor the college game on a city-by-city basis?
Flint, Michigan's premiere DIY mecca has closed and reopened more than once. There's a lesson in its history.
Plans for the city's last remaining major parcel, the Zidell Yards, could be shaping up into a dream project.
With an end-of-year expansion, it is now the world's longest subway system.
The buildings (and controversies) that will define this year.
Coat hanger, bottle opener, laptop desk? A French artist shows that a skateboard can be all of these, and more.
A map of few words.
An artist chronicles the neighborhood's best sweet shops.
In the wake of the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, a look at the country through rape statistics.