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Six Easy Tips for Traveling Like a Local

Localeur | Posted 07.17.2014 | Travel
Localeur

You're clearly looking to make sure you enjoy everything the city has to offer. Given this information, this is how you lay the foundation for great experience.

How To Be A Good (Or Better) Neighbor In 5 Easy Steps

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.10.2014 | HuffPost Home

Anyone who's ever moved (which pretty much accounts for all of us) knows one thing to be true: We don't ever want to do it again. There's the bidding ...

The Lower (Lower) East Side

Greg Jacobs | Posted 07.01.2014 | New York
Greg Jacobs

While the Lower East Side north of Delancey is being infiltrated by frat stars and state school grads, the Lower East Side below Delancey is seeing a rebirth of creative, unique, and amazing stores, galleries, and my favorite, restaurants.

This Food Market on Wheels Is Driven to Serve Low-Income Communities

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
F. Kaid Benfield

It's not unusual for a farmers market to dispense healthy, fresh produce by vehicle. It is very unusual, however, for one to target so-called "food deserts" and accomplish a hefty portion of their business by accepting food stamps and vouchers from other government assistance programs.

Pre-Game Fenway Park: 13 Spots in the New Kenmore Square

Fathom | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
Fathom

Despite being the site of major trolley and subway lines, Kenmore Square has never really been a destination. Unless you count the punk scene it attracted in the 1980s, or the methadone hub it became in the '90s.

When Life Gives Your Neighbor Lemons, Ask for Some

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

Something my garden constantly reminds me to do is to be generous, which is an admittedly easier thing to do when it offers me more vegetables than I could eat on my own.

Will New Orleans Reach Its Post-Katrina Potential?

Joah Spearman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Style
Joah Spearman

Pre-Katrina New Orleans was not amongst the cities catering to young creatives and entrepreneurs, but post-Katrina New Orleans is just the place for young creative, entrepreneurial types like me. Does the city fully accept this?

Questions I Would Ask

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.24.2014 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

As the school year ends for all levels of education, I want to put forward one final quiz especially for our high school and college students to answer. If you do not know the answer to a question, just move quickly to the next one.

What Is the New Great American Neighborhood?

Localeur | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
Localeur

What are the new norms, if any? Is it possible to have an ideal neighborhood in 2014 -- and if so, what are the drivers?

Cities Need Nature

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

We humans have an intrinsic emotional need to connect with nature. Yet cities also, and fundamentally, need the structure of hardscape urbanism in sufficient density to achieve environmental and economic efficiency and nurture social bonds.

A Photo Essay for Earth Day: My Place

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

    Kaid Benfield writes about community, development, and the environment on Huffington Post and in other national media. His...

Sustainable Neighborhood Revitalization, From Within

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Sustainable neighborhoods are the building blocks of sustainable cities. Neighborhoods are where development decisions are made and where increments of change -- whether good or bad -- actually take place, as well as where residents and workers experience the city environment on an everyday basis.

The Game I Played Growing Up in Philly

Christopher Norris | Posted 06.11.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

I told the crew that I had created this game, and not only did they not believe me, they didn't care. Just wanting to play, one of the kids threw me the ball.

Lights Go On Part XIII: Why I Believe Anything Is Possible

Thomas Bähler | Posted 05.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

My life, like so many others, is built upon relationships. Mine started on 3rd Avenue, between Arbor Vitae and Hardy streets in Inglewood, California....

Spike is Right! Housing Discrimination is NYC's Hidden Disgrace (Pt 2)

Antonia Marrero | Posted 05.05.2014 | New York
Antonia Marrero

With undercover agents, Fair Housing Justice Center has exposed an epidemic of housing discrimination on the basis of skin color, disability, source of income and LGBTQ identity in every NYC neighborhood.

New Report: More Working Mothers Are Low-Income; State Actions Needed

Brandon Roberts | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Brandon Roberts

State governments have significant authority and opportunity to assist low-income working families with children... if they have the will.

Anchoring the Corner

Alice Carey | Posted 04.01.2014 | New York
Alice Carey

I've lived on the same block in Greenwich Village nearly all my life and for a good part of it next door to Annie Leibowitz. So when the cat that anchored the front of the house disappeared, I knew something was up. It probably sensed Annie was selling up and left first.

ExxonMobil Won't Admit Baton Rouge Plants Had Safety Violations

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

ExxonMobil must pay $2.329 million in a settlement, announced by Louisiana's Dept. of Environmental Quality last August and finalized early this month, to address violations from 2008 into 2013 at its greater Baton Rouge facilities.

The Year's Most Searched ZIP Codes

realtor.com | Posted 02.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

Each year, millions of people log on to realtor.com to search for the perfect apartment rental or, perhaps, their dream home. A big part of that searc...

Second Guessing San Francisco

Christine Deakers | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Christine Deakers

San Francisco is saved for the particular hearts looking to have it all: a sunny Saturday at Dolores Park, perched on a hill, Instagram-ing your besweatered Frenchie named Monty, as you watch the motivational yogis through your socially-conscious-and-cost-effective-plastic eyewear.

How Divergent's Version of Chicago Is Similar to Our Own

Zara Husaini | Posted 10.23.2013 | Chicago
Zara Husaini

I won't specify which neighborhood fits each description in Chicago -- because frankly there may be more than one answer to each option -- but these are the five archetypical parts of a major city, and each of these genres is represented here in Chicago.

New York Neighborhoods Defined By the Residents Who Call Them Home

Greg Jacobs | Posted 12.11.2013 | College
Greg Jacobs

The differences quickly become noticeable with each New York City neighborhood. If these neighborhoods could be simplified into a single representative, they would probably look something like this

7 Neighbors Who Deserve Nobel Peace Prizes

Posted 10.08.2013 | HuffPost Home

While you can choose your neighborhood, you can't choose your neighbors. Whether you live in a city or the suburbs, you're bound to have a run-in with...

What Feminism Can Teach the Black Movement (And Vice Versa)

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 11.16.2013 | Black Voices
Harold A. McDougall

All social movements will need a "civic infrastructure" -- a participatory, "small d" democratic formation that is organized at a scale sufficient to respond to systemic social, economic, and political problems.

We Must Affirm Detroit as a Safe City

Benny Napoleon | Posted 11.10.2013 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

Neighborhood revitalization is the key to Detroit's transformation. Our city will never truly be transformed until we can affirm it as a safe city.