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apr 20, 2019

The Hidden Horror of Hudson Yards Is How It Was Financed

Manhattan’s new luxury mega-project was partially bankrolled by an investor visa program called EB-5, which was meant to help poverty-stricken areas.

Kriston Capps

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Amid Notre-Dame’s Destruction, There’s Hope for Restoration

Flames consumed the roof and spire of the 13th-century cathedral in Paris. The good news: Gothic architecture is built to handle this kind of disaster.

Kriston Capps and Feargus O'Sullivan

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Cambridge’s New Bike Lane Law is ‘Bikelash’-Proof

The Boston suburb now mandates the addition of protected bike lanes on all streets due for planned upgrades. It’s a strategy other cities should follow.

Laura Bliss

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From Gentrification to Decline: How Neighborhoods Really Change

A new report and accompanying map finds extreme gentrification in a few cities, but the dominant trend—particularly in the suburbs—is the concentration of low-income population.

Tanvi Misra

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Amazon’s Slow Retreat From Seattle

Amazon has long fancied itself an urban enterprise. Is its pivot to smaller communities a way to avoid messy politics?

Sarah Holder

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The Geography of Online Dating

When looking for love, most people don’t look far from home. That's what a big-data analysis of interactions on a dating site revealed.

Richard Florida

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