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    The American Dream Mall Is Ridiculous Yet Not Ridiculous EnoughThey’ve stripped the dazzle paint from Xanadu.
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    A Slice of the SkyThe supertall 111 West 57th is what the ruling class builds for itself.
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    Look! Books! The Tired Old Mid-Manhattan Library Gets a Sharp New RenovationAn understated top-to-bottom rehab puts open access — and open books — front and center (and a café on the roof).
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    Little Island Won Me OverThe tiny public-but-private garden squeezes in a multitude of experiences.
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    How a Denser Los Angeles Can Still Look Like Los AngelesWhere the neighbors don’t want towers, a city competition provides some alternatives.
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    Riverside Park Is Falling ApartAll around the park system, decay is setting in and repair bills are mounting.
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    Could We Really Get a Good Penn Station?Yet another wisp of hope.
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    What Could Governors Island Be?An aquatic botanical garden, a film-set landscape, and more: Four fanciful transformation plans, commissioned by Curbed.
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    How Will We Remember This?A COVID memorial will have to commemorate shame and failure as well as grief and bravery.
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    Standstill Traffic May Be the Only Thing Keeping Crash-Death Numbers DownAnd until we redesign our streets, those numbers will keep going up.
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    A Speeding Driver Obliterated an Empty Streetery in a Dramatic Midtown CrashEight people are hospitalized, including two kids.
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    How We’ll Be Able to Hear Live Music This SummerLincoln Center and other institutions embrace the distanced outdoor concert.
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    Would You Want to Live in a Mid-Century Office Tower on East 38th Street?We asked an architectural firm to game out a (theoretical) conversion.
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    Here’s a Handsome Solution to New York’s Bike-Parking CrisisOonee’s pods can securely store seven bikes in one car’s worth of parking.
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    Scott Stringer Has Big Ideas About Your StreetAnd your sidewalk, and your commute. A first look at his comprehensive transit plan.
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    If Your City Were Really Dying, You Probably Wouldn’t KnowVisiting Annalee Newitz’s Four Lost Cities.
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    Even Before COVID, Superstar Cities Were ShrinkingIn London, Paris, Tokyo, and New York, the population is steady or falling. But that doesn’t mean they’re in trouble.
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    Is a High Line Extension Really What We Need on the Far West Side?Even if improving pedestrian access is the point, levitating over the city is not the solution.
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    Can an Armored Capitol Still Be the People’s House?The protesters shouted “This is our house!” as they sacked it.
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    Penn Station’s New Train Hall Is Only a Start. But at Least We’re Starting.A grand entrance to a rail system that needs much more.
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    What New York Needs to Learn From Guadalajara’s Biggest MarketA way to create a large-scale, wide-open, democratic shopping space in the urban fabric.
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    ‘You’re Walking Backwards’: The $6 Billion Venice Floodgates May Not Be EnoughProposed decades ago, they were not built for the coming sea rise.
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    The E-Scooter Is Part of a Balanced Transit DietAnd it should—with caution and regulation—be welcomed.
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    The Art on This Big Bushwick Project Is Not Just a Marketing PloyDenizen aims to engage with its Brooklyn surroundings.
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    New York’s Approval System for New Building Is a Recipe for MediocrityIn Gowanus, we’re dredging for an idea everyone can live with.
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    How Do You Chop 20 Stories Off a Too-Tall Building?The tower at 200 Amsterdam may have to come partway down.
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    A Pandemic Winter Is Coming to New York, and It’s Going to Be Unimaginably HardDuring the last surge, New Yorkers could at least spend a lot of time outdoors.
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    How Joe Biden Can Be the Amtrak President New York NeedsStart with a new Hudson River tunnel and build from there.
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    Greenpoint’s New Public Library “Makes You Want to Move In”We paid a lot for it, but we got something worth having.
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    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?
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    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.