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A Guide to Legal Loitering

The law protects your right to loiter, but the line between "hanging out" and "committing a crime" is blurry.

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It's Just Not That Easy to Get Rid of Your Car

Research proves we're prone to emotional attachments with our vehicles. So here's some advice from someone who finally let go of hers. 

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My Misadventures in Urban Composting

How I learned to stop worrying and love my worms.

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Craft Beer Drinkers: Be Wary of 'Exploding Swill'

"One piece of glass flew into someone's open mouth," reports a man attacked by beer.

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The Bay Area's Worst Bike Ride Is Also Its Best

This ride's for you (if you like hulking seafaring machines and a Superfund site).

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Where to View This Weekend's East Coast Rocket Launch

On Sunday, set your sights east to catch the fiery ascent of a resupply for the International Space Station.

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The Sign Says You've Got 72 Miles to Go Before the End of Your Road Trip. It's Lying.

How do they measure distance markers? It's complicated. 

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The Drought-Era 'No Excuses' Guide to Conserving Water

8 of the worst water-wasting habits that you can start changing today.

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What to Do When You Find a Wild Animal in Distress

It doesn't take much to help injured, sick, or out-of-place urban wildlife.

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New York City Residents Can Control Their A/C From Their Smartphones This Summer

And it's totally free if you're already a Con Edison customer. 

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How to Put All the World Cup Games on Your Calendar

It takes 15 seconds, and you'll never miss a game you want to see.

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The Tiny House Lover's Guide to Romance

Living and loving in a super small space requires ... unique compromises. 

How Not to Lock a Bike Like an Idiot

Tips from an exasperated New York City bike mechanic. 

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The Secret Time-Saving Trick Hidden Inside Every New York City Taxicab

What to do if you're in a rush.

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The Apartment Dweller's Honest Guide to Noisy Neighbors

Learn it, live it. 

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Our Indispensable Guide for Cooling Your Overheated Apartment

Is your unit sweltering, even on the coldest days? We can help.

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The Procrastinator's Guide to Winter Bicycle Commuting

This year, I've told myself, is going to be different. It can be different for you, too.

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An Ex-Cop's Guide to Not Getting Arrested

Extremely frank tips for avoiding a night in jail.