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The 20 Characters You'll Meet on Every Neighborhood Email List

The longtime resident, the dog-poop vigilante and 18 other archetypes.

Kevin Scott

Your Friendly Neighborhood Indoor Mushroom Farm

Seattle's ever-changing experimental gallery storefront makes the transition from music store to farm.

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BOOM: The Fiery Demolition of Ohio's Fort Steuben Bridge

The 84-year-old structure went down in flames this week, a spectacular implosion caught from multiple camera angles.

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Allegiance of the Day: An Iraqi Border City Offers Support to Syrian Rebels

They're sending money, medical supplies and even a makeshift border patrol.

In Defense of Loitering

Cities have tried to ban people from hanging around. This is a big mistake.

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This Week in Bans: 'Pornographic' Songs Outlawed in Indonesian Cities

Scandalous songs like "Sorry I Got You Pregnant" are banned from radio in Jakarta. Also, a British town restricts sidewalk solicitors; Fruita, Colo., drops its "WTF" tourist campaign; a New York city tells frackers to get drilled.

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What's the Worst Service Alert a Transit System Can Send?

L.A.'s Metro Rail system offered up a serious contender this morning.

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Postcard From Cobija

Heavy flooding inundated the city, making transportation virtually impossible.

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A Chandelier for Your Parking Lot

An art museum in Louisville gets an absurd DIY urban intervention.

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The Resurrection of the Corner Store

Can clever zoning bring neighborhood stores back?

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The Grocery Store of the Future?

Virtual supermarkets may be coming soon to a transit station near you.

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How Climate Change Could Be the Ruin of Los Angeles

If the models hold true, L.A. is in store for a double whammy of floods and drinking water shortages.

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The Rise of the NBA Superstar City

What the geography of the All-Star game says about American cities and metros.

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Battered by Foreclosures, Stockton Looks Downtown

New plans focus on adding transit-oriented and infill housing.

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Problem of the Day: 'Too Much Beer, Too Many People and Never Enough Toilets'

Rio grapples with a public urination problem during Carnival.

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Boozy, Brawling Wisconsin Mayor Gets the Boot

Last night, Sheboygan voters tossed out Mayor Bob Ryan in the city's first-ever mayoral recall election.

A Table For Your Tiny Apartment

A stylish piece that can go from flat to self-standing all on its own.

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A Complete History of the Park Slope Food Coop's Boycotts

The Brooklyn grocery is in the news for wanting to ban products from Israel, but over the years it's also exiled grapes, apples, sugar, light bulbs, water, tuna salad, etc., etc.

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The Real Reason Cities Can Be So Much Greener Than Other Places

How the urban 'network' allows residents to live more efficiently at a number of levels.