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Mosaics of silver-colored dogs line the walls of a New York subway station.

The New Stars of a NYC Subway Station: Very Good Doggos

Artist William Wegman’s famous Weimaraners are now immortalized in mosaics in the New York subway.

A drawing of humans assembling a modular municipal installation next to a photo of three men assembling one in real life.

When Soviet Industrial Designers Imagined a Better World

Thanks to tireless work by the Moscow Museum of Design, a forgotten institute’s lost work is being introduced to a new generation of designers.

Life in East New York’s Sprawling Transit Hub

Much of Broadway Junction’s character derives from its impressive size, maze-like layout, relative isolation, and a design that contains little regard for conventional beauty.

The Bodega Signmakers of New York

How these curbside canvases came to be, according to the men who make them.

The Barbers of Mexico City

Five local hairstylists speak to CityLab about the state of their city’s coiffing preferences.

The Crossroads for a More Peaceful Bronx

Decades after photographing its abandoned buildings and makeshift playgrounds, Camilo José Vergara sees an unmatched contrast between past and present in the economically devastated borough.

‘Up to Lexington, One, Two, Five’

Camilo José Vergara takes his camera to the intersection Lou Reed sang about in 1967.

When Caribbean Culture Meets Gentrification

Camilo José Vergara takes his camera to Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood.

The Indigenous Voice of Mexico City

Slowly, native culture seems to be emerging from the shadows.

The Malcolm X Murals of America

Thirty years ago, his likeness could be found in many poor, minority communities. Today, these images are disappearing as the buildings they were painted on have either collapsed or have been demolished.

Life in 'The Hub'

Street fashion trends spotted in this part of the Bronx often spread to the rest of the world. Its diversity and density make it beautiful and memorable.

The Hidden Workers of New Delhi's Shiny Satellite City

A French photographer captures the disconnect between the promise and the reality in the Indian capital’s hyper-privatized township.

A Mexican Village Where Aztec-Era Agriculture Remains

“We could solve the subsistence problem ourselves without asking anything of the government...” says an owner of 12 chinampas. “If things continue like this the chinampa economy will have disappeared completely in 20 years.”

A man walks by a Black Panther poster in 1990s Harlem.

The Black Panther Party’s History of Urban Street Art

The group’s Minister of Culture designed posters that were glued on the walls of decaying buildings in mostly black and Latino neighborhoods.

Mexico City Police Emergency Officer in a hazmat suit

The Many Police Forces of Mexico City

A glimpse into the often maligned and rarely appreciated police forces that manage the megacity.

A tudor home with a chimney in the middle of the exterior.

Homes Are a Language of Self-Expression in Queens

Photographer and architect Rafael Herrin-Ferri explores the borough’s expressive architecture.

Two different Eiffel Towers rise above manicured lawns. The one on the left is an image from Tianducheng, a city in China, and the one on the right is an image from Paris.

Which One Is Paris?

Francois Prost’s new photo series looks at Tianducheng, a town built to look exactly like the City of Lights.

'Happy Holidays!' From New York's Parking Garages

For tourists in Midtown looking for the True Spirit of Christmas, photographer Chris Maggio knows just where to go.

Buckminster Fuller's Biosphere as it appeared during Montreal's Expo 67.

In Quebec, Buckminster Fuller's Domed Dreams Live On

A show in Montreal focuses on the province’s forgotten history with the geodesic dome leading up to Expo 67.

Rockingham Speedway in North Carolina

A Highway to Progress, Foiled By Old Values

A Carolinian drives along a familiar road to make sense of what exists in between the South’s most regressive and progressive narratives.