New York City

The Week In City Bans: Oakland Bags Bags, Boston X's Out Alcohol Ads

Cities ban things! Also in this week's edition: D.C. outlaws Occupy protesters and large dogs are no longer welcome in one Chinese city.

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Watch a Bicycle Get Stolen Piece by Piece Over 365 Days

New Yorkers are surprisingly honest when it comes to dismantling an unattended bicycle, as this neat time-lapse video shows

Reuters

Despite Budget Crunch, the Great Film Production Incentives Race Continues

There have been more films shot in cities like Detroit and New Orleans in the last couple of years than ever before

Reuters

Why Do Some Neighborhoods Get Overrun With Chain Stores, While Others Don't?

Researchers are working on better understanding the interrelated shifts of retail, demographics, and hyperlocal economies

Reuters

The Evolution of Traffic Accidents in New York

Fatalities are on pace to hit their lowest mark in a century. A look back at the way things were when traffic statistics began

Photo by Flickr user Nonsequiturlass, used under a Creative Commons license

5 Cities Where Mass Transit Riders Are Richer Than Drivers

Median rider income is well above that of auto commuters in Idaho Falls and a few other metro areas

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The Methodology of Bike-Share Station Placement in New York City

Taking lessons from its predecessors, America's largest city has crafted a three-pronged approach for bike-share deployment

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Why Are There No Gay Bars In Harlem?

Gentrification has long since arrived in Harlem, with plenty of LGBT residents. But they appear to be socializing elsewhere. Why? And does it matter?