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What It's Like to Play a Grand Piano in a NYC Park Every Day

Colin Huggins brings his passion for music to Washington Square Park.

Peatónito

If Only Every City Had a Masked Lucha Libre Defender of Pedestrians

Peatónito is the alter ego of Jorge Cáñez, a 26-year-old political scientist in Mexico City.

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Commute Highlight Of the Day: The Legendary London Tube Announcer Who Focuses on the Positive

Carl Downer spends his work days giving commuters Rasta-inflected pep talks.

Scientists Hunt for Sewage in New York City’s Harbors

After Sandy, researchers are heading out to sea for a forensic look at the storm’s impacts.

Vigilante Justice of the Day: The Russian Bus Driver They Call the 'Punisher'

Bus operator Alexei Volkov claims to have precipitated more than 100 traffic accidents – mostly just to teach rude drivers a lesson.

City of Chicago

Creative Urban Budget Solution of the Day: Crowdfunding City Programs

Chicago is trying to raise $480,000 for a youth basketball league.

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The 'Insectothopter,' a Teensy-Weensy CIA Drone From the 1970s

The 1-gram listening device that flew like a dragonfly never really got off the ground.

Jay Gordon

A Day in The Life of 3 Million London Commuters, in 1 Minute

Oyster-card data reveals both stark patterns in commuting behavior and land use.

A Look at the 'Rhythmical Potty,' a Portable Toilet That Actually Rocks

Can the Porta-Potty experience be improved with bass-thumping soundtracks?

Extreme Skier Takes on Alaska's Abandoned Military Deathtrap

The old Buckner Building in Whittier is full of asbestos, jagged rubbish and collapsed walls – in other words, a perfect place to do a little skiing.

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Can Paris Cool Live Beyond the City Lines?

The view from the city's electronic music scene.

Rebecca Davis

Documenting Subway Travel's Most Intimate Moments

Photo journalist Rebecca Davis captures riders in a voyeuristic style reminiscent of Walker Evans.

Todd Bieber

Handiwork of the Day: The Ski Chair Sled

Kings of the playground.

Terrifying Footage of the Mississippi Tornado

A monster twister ripped through the town of Hattiesburg, destroying hundreds of homes and injuring at least 12.

A Bulldog's-Eye View of Manhattan

Meet Harry Grumbles, an English bulldog who loves bacon, the ladies, and "being awesome."

Please, Sit Back and Allow Moby to Explain All About L.A.'s Architecture

Did you know Moby is an architecture blogger now?

Russian Man Builds Fantastic DIY Playground with Logs, Roots, Car Parts

Originally hailed as a death trap, the jungle gym has now become a beloved part of Moscow.

That Adorable Local Ad That Defined Your Childhood Ran in 100 Markets

The "Hello News" jingle personalized local TV news for a generation of watchers.

Video Compilation of the Day: Movie Scenes Where Someone Gets Hit by a Bus

It's the oldest, dumbest trick in the book.