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How a Rural Road Transforms Into a 50-Mile Garage Sale

For one weekend each July, Route 90 in upstate New York is a bargain hunter’s dream.

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Holding Down the Hot Dog Cart Amid New York's Street Food Wars

Faced with the threat of tickets and confiscated goods, vendors struggle to find legitimacy and make ends meet.

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Mapping Where LGBT History Unfolded in New York

A new preservation project will document around 1,000 sites throughout the five boroughs.

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How Manila Is Making Streets Safer for Women

Under new legislation, catcalling is a punishable offense.

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How Transit Shaped Coney Island

A century of mass transportation transformed the beach attraction from a rich-man’s playground to a more universal park.


A Park Beneath New York City's Sidewalks

The city has given a green light to the subterranean Lowline in a former trolley tunnel.

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A Local Grocery Store Unchanged Since 1939

John Cortese, 92, has been working at Golden Gate Fancy Fruits & Vegetables in Brooklyn since he was 14 years old.

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Pokémon Go Has Created a New Kind of Flâneur

"The game is her element, as the air is that of Pidgey and the water of Squirtle."

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Chronicling a World Connected Through Found Language

The #WordsWeLiveIn campaign invites users to share snapshots of phrases they stumble across.

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What to Say When the Police Tell You to Stop Filming Them

First of all, they shouldn’t ask.

Oliver Curtis

The View From Famous Landmarks

Oliver Curtis photographs the overlooked side of iconic sites.

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Toronto Fights Fare Dodging With Friendly Faces

The TTC is trying to crack down on fare evasion on streetcars—as nicely as possible.

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Bill Cunningham Made Me Feel Like a New Yorker

Once he took my picture, it was easier to visualize myself fitting in.

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Brutal, Bruising Ads About Train Safety From the L.A. Metro

Stay outta Safetyville.

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Can My Landlord Forbid Me From Smoking Pot in My Apartment?

Demystifying a cloudy debate.

Chryselle D'Silva Dias

The Typewriter Industry Is Still Hanging On in India

A small repair shop in Panjim has tinkered with the machines for over four decades.

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Turning Subway Rides Into Performance Art

A series at the New York Transit Museum invites artists to make work inspired by the city’s trains and buses.

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20 Beautiful, Bizarre Years at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Luke Ratray has photographed the Brooklyn event since 1996.