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  1. neighborhood news
    Manhattan Rents Drop, Stray Pig Busts Into a Brooklyn Backyard, and Other NewsThe important — and unimportant — things that happened around town this week.
  2. streets
    Stoop-to-Stoop: A Week of Curbside Finds From a Stooping Pro“I was looking for a cup of coffee, but instead stumbled upon this really nice desk.”
  3. whut
    Trump Keeps Talking About ‘Tiny Windows,’ And No One Knows What He MeansMake fenestration great again?
  4. street view
    Two New Office Buildings Open, When Nobody’s Going to the OfficeMillions of new square feet. Pretty good architecture. Is anyone going to rent it?
  5. developing
    Where Could the City Squeeze New Housing Into Soho?The exclusive neighborhood could see thousands of new apartments — some of them “affordable” — if the city gets its way.
  6. the encyclopedia of new york
    It Came From New YorkDisco. The freak show. Neoconservatism. Q-tips. They all started in the world’s most creative, inventive city.
  7. transit
    First Look: New York’s Digital Subway Map Comes Alive TodayAnd, almost incidentally, it resolves a five-decade fight for graphics supremacy.
  8. neighborhood news
    Another Challenge to Evictions Pause Fails, Van Halen Avenue, and Other NewsHere’s what’s going on around town this week.
  9. streets
    This Spring, We All Drove Much Less. Yet Traffic Deaths Went Up. Why?The lure of the open street.
  10. look book
    The Look Book Goes to a Bed-Stuy Stoop SaleOrganized by a fashion editor and a photographer, a sale where passersby picked up a snakeskin hat, white leather bell-bottoms, and a pink kimono.
  11. street view
    The Next Mayor’s Next CityBill de Blasio’s successor will get the chance to make New York life easier, nicer, and fairer — or just keep us going the way we were before.
  12. encounter
    Theo Henderson Influences L.A. City Policy. For 7 Years, He’s Lived in the Park.His podcast, We the Unhoused, is made from wherever he can charge up his phone.
  13. rankings
    How 50 New York Buildings Scored on Their Energy-Efficiency Report CardsAnd, yes, they will have to post them in their lobbies.
  14. neighborhoods
    When NIMBY Met MAGA on the Upper West SideA group of liberal residents wanted to oust hundreds of homeless men from a local hotel. Then Tucker Carlson took up their cause.
  15. public art watch
    The Ooh-La-La Fake Feminism of That Big Naked Medusa Statue By the CourthousesIt’ll certainly co-star in endless selfies.
  16. the establishment
    The Panic Attack of New York’s Power BrokersThe city’s “permanent government” has always built its way out of crisis. But what if it can’t?
  17. neighborhoods
    Heshy Tischler Wants to Be Borough Park’s Donald TrumpOrthodox Brooklyn’s most visible agitator, shortly before his arrest this past weekend: “You just wait for round two.”
  18. tenants
    Governor Cuomo’s ‘Moratorium’ on Evictions Won’t Really Stop EvictionsIt’s “still full of loopholes,” as one lawyer put it.
  19. skyline
    The Industry City Megadevelopment That Wasn’t, and How the Deal Fell ApartDevelopers pulled the plug on a major rezoning, and the implications could be felt across the city.
  20. public art watch
    How Do We Create an RBG Memorial That Isn’t Terrible?As Governor Cuomo calls for a Ruth Bader Ginsburg statue in Brooklyn, we asked people with arts-commission experience where the pitfalls lie.
  21. institutions
    LACMA’s Past Is Demolished Without a Plan for Its FutureThe museum bulldozed its old campus without a clear plan for its replacement. Does it owe L.A. one?
  22. neighborhoods
    New Yorkers Step in to Keep City Parks From Turning Into ‘Junkyards’The city is neglecting its parks in the pandemic, just when we need them most.
  23. cityscape
    Wildfires on West Coast Have People Obsessing Over Air-Quality Apps“I just caught myself cheering at a 142 after a day of 160s.”
  24. cityscape
    What You Need to Know Now About the Upper West Side Homeless-Shelters SagaThe latest: Residents of the Midtown Harmonia Hotel will not be transferred.
  25. cityscape
    ‘We Bike Too’: A New NYC Club of Black and Brown Cyclists Takes the StreetsThe Good Company Bike Club rides for equity, inclusion, and change—but most of all, for fun
  26. the market
    No, the Pandemic Is Not Emptying Out America’s CitiesDespite what cable news is saying every day, a mass migration to the suburbs isn’t happening.
  27. neighborhood news
    Scavengers Unearth Buried History — and Maybe Radiation — at Dead Horse Bay“It’s the closest you can come to time travel.”
  28. cityscape
    New Yorkers Are Using a 1930s-Era Tactic to Stop EvictionsAmid waning protections for renters and unemployment rates not seen since the Great Depression, eviction defense is poised for a resurgence.
  29. looking
    The Surprisingly Innovative Design of New York’s StreeteriesGive people room to create, and things start to get interesting.
  30. cityscape
    The Porch PuzzleOn the front porch, the desire to be neighborly butts up against the desire to be left alone.
  31. cityscape
    How Coronavirus Is Impacting the Housing MarketThe economy is grinding to a halt. Will the housing market follow?
  32. cityscape
    10 NYC Tenants’ Rights Your Landlord Doesn’t Want You to KnowThese are some of the most crucial tenants’ rights every New York City renter should know.
  33. cityscape
    The Homeownership ObsessionHow buying homes became a part of the American dream — and also a nightmare.
  34. cityscape
    What if You Could Walk to the Airport?There’s a difference between an airport terminal that radiates civic virtue and one that’s a true public space.
  35. cityscape
    EvictionlandMore and more Americans experience eviction, and gentrification is partly to blame.
  36. cityscape
    Mansplaining the CityWhy are men driving the conversation about the future of our neighborhoods?