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Tips for Street Harassers

David Ostow | Posted 10.29.2014 | Comedy
David Ostow

To the harassers I say: I know you're only trying to make the world a better place with your unsolicited and often grossly inappropriate comments to passersby. I know that, but a lot of people don't seem to get it. The world is changing and so must your strategy.

Jaime Lerner's Pinpricks of Change

Jared Green | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Jared Green

Jaime Lerner, one of the most influential urban leaders of our time, has written down all of his hard-earned wisdom about the city in one slim yet rich volume, Urban Acupuncture: Celebrating Pinpricks of Change that Enrich City Life.

6 People You See on an NYC Playground

Leslie Kendall Dye | Posted 10.15.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Kendall Dye

For tourists with children, I've compiled a handy pocket guide to the types you will encounter most frequently on the NYC playground. Now you will know whom to ask for a spare diaper or Kleenex. And whom you should avoid.

10 Signs You've Had Kids and Moved Out of the City

Meredith Hale | Posted 09.18.2014 | Parents
Meredith Hale

You put on a pair of sensible flats because the idea of trekking around the city in heels makes you want to curl up in bed and watch Orange Is the New Black. You then take off your flats, curl up in bed, and watch Orange Is the New Black.

Single in the City and Want a Dog? 10 Things to Consider Before Taking the Plunge

Jillian Fischer | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green
Jillian Fischer

You've been told that dogs can cure all of you're singleton problems. Like helping you attract that cute blonde you met in the dog park. Or saving you from choking on that doughnut hole so you don't die alone in your apartment. However, raising Fido in an urban environment is a lot different than in suburbia.

The Beauty of Chicago

Erin Havel | Posted 09.24.2014 | Chicago
Erin Havel

I stumbled across this beautiful time-lapse video of the city of Chicago. A freelance photographer named Max Wilson took the shots over a two year period using his Cannon camera/lenses and Emotimo equipment.

How to Make Friends on the Rapid 7 Metro: The Problems and Perks of Being a Weirdo

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 08.31.2014 | Los Angeles
Ryan Chapin Mach

Generally, there's not a lot of behavior that will faze the people on the Rapid 7 to Santa Monica, but on my commute home the other day, they proved something I'd long suspected: everybody hates a loud talker.

City Life vs. Island Life: The Best of Both Worlds

Amanda Walkins | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Both city life and island life have their perks. I can personally recommend both, but of course, one or both may not be perfect for you. Here are my favorite aspects of each so you can decide for yourself.

A Love Letter to D.C.

Scott Shigeoka | Posted 05.04.2014 | DC
Scott Shigeoka

I don't care what anyone says but I love this city. D.C. is full of people who challenge me to think differently and inspire me to be a better person.

Sorry Neil, Rust Does, In Fact, Sleep

Richey Piiparinen | Posted 04.30.2014 | Detroit
Richey Piiparinen

The city, like the self, is constantly evolving, and the "right" to the city moves with it. The key is to find a sweet spot between too much circulation and too little.

6 Surprising Ways City Life Affects You

Posted 09.24.2013 | OWN

It gets under your skin and goes to your head. And we're not just talking about the stress. (But it's not all bad news.) By Jena Pincott It May ...

Coworking in D.C. -- Can a Stuffy Town Be Unstuffed?

Kat Haselkorn | Posted 11.04.2013 | DC
Kat Haselkorn

Coworking spaces in D.C. are popping up in droves. This explosion suggests that the culture of D.C. work life is shifting. We're getting less conventional and breaking away from stuffiness and tradition.

An East Side Story (Photos)

Rog Walker | Posted 09.28.2013 | New York
Rog Walker

It's the classic image of a bustling New York. Packed downtown areas littered with suits and the oblivious tourist. On the Lower East side, however, a different story is being told.

Passing Through: Boston, MA

Rog Walker | Posted 09.10.2013 | Black Voices
Rog Walker

We decided to spend the 4th of July in Boston this year. Although I've been once before, I didn't know much about Boston other than my dislike for the Red Sox (growing up as a Yankees fan). At the end of our trip, we left with a newfound appreciation for a great American city.

I Left My Ears in New York City

Mark Allen | Posted 12.01.2012 | New York
Mark Allen

New York city is inarguably a loud place, compared to the rest of the planet. "The roar," as I've heard some New Yorkers describe it, is the omnipresent, cacophonous sound of everything in the city happening at once, like a symphony warming up indefinitely.

Pardon My French: Our Heroine's Paper-Thin Walls

Katie Beck | Posted 09.01.2012 | Travel
Katie Beck

The international crowds in search of sand, sea and that golden Provencal sun are arriving in hordes now and the town is filling up.

Bloomberg Launches $9 Million Mayors Challenge

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 02.15.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's billionaire mayor is using his personal fortune to try to spark innovation in the nation's cities — inviting 1,300...

Top 10 Public Libraries of the New Age

Adel Zakout | Posted 04.23.2012 | Arts
Adel Zakout

As a child in school, I had a real passion for reading. Once I started a book, you couldn't pry it out of my hands if you tried; I would spend countle...

Magnificent Photos Of Dense Cities Around The World

Posted 12.03.2011 | Green

From National Geographic: It's the tide of urbanization that has spread around the world. In the developed countries and Latin America it has nearl...

Ode to San Francisco on My Way to New York

Michael Tong | Posted 09.28.2011 | San Francisco
Michael Tong

When people move to San Francisco, I often hear a lot of disappointment in their tone. This was, in fact, my own impression of the city when I first moved here two years ago from Washington, DC.

A Short-Lived Tyranny (of Choice)

Jeff A. Katz | Posted 09.14.2011 | College
Jeff A. Katz

"A college campus is habitat of abundance and access, with a fluid and fairly ruthless vetting apparatus. A city also has abundance and access, especi...

Are You A City Mouse Or A Country Mouse?

Bant Breen | Posted 09.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Bant Breen

While I like city living, the challenges of urban family life weaken my resolve. City living may be better in many respects, but does it offer better value for money?

You Don't Need To Know Where The Butter Dish Is

Katherine Dunn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katherine Dunn

Many things collide daily here -- animals, art, business, life, death, family -- but I've learned the trick is to approach this chaos as a treasure hunt.

Locksmith Horror Story: Has This Happened To You?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It's safe to say that most, if not all, of us at some point have locked ourselves out of our apartment, house, dorm, or room. It's never a good feelin...

Are 'Stink Bugs' The New Bed Bugs?

NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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