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Touring Brooklyn's Lost Subway Tunnel

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just a few feet below the surface of Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn lies the world's first subterranean railway tunnel. Watch the video.

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The Takeaway

American Cities Adapt to Shrinking Populations

Monday, March 15, 2010

Across America, dozens of towns have seen their populations shrink in the past few years. For cities like Detroit or Cleveland, the demographic decline started well before the economic downturn. For others, like Las Vegas, it’s a brand-new phenomenon. Local governments are trying to adjust to the new reality, and some of them are choosing to downsize. The Kansas City Board of Education voted last Wednesday to shut down nearly half its schools due to dwindling enrollment. And last week, Detroit's mayor announced that the city will demolish thousands of its vacant homes.

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Features

Field Trip: Lightwalk

Friday, January 01, 2010

If you missed your chance in December to wander around Soho with Leni Schwendinger, an artist and designer who works with light, well you are lucky - you have another shot.

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Features

A New York Moment: Elle Muliarchyk

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A New York Moment explores New York scenes as captured by NYC photographers.  That means you. 

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Get Outta Here! Take a Field Trip to West Harlem Piers Park

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It's been six months since West Harlem Piers Park opened, finally connecting Riverside Park to Riverbank State Park and providing an unbroken, no-dismount bike ride from the Battery to 200th Street. 

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BLDGBLOG's Geoff Manaugh shows us his NYC

Monday, December 14, 2009

At the heart of the WNYC Cityscapes project are different perspectives on New York City. Geoff Manaugh is the urbanist behind the popular architecure blog BLDGBLOG. We gave him a camera to make some videos for us. Here is his first.

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Features

Museum of the Phantom City

Monday, November 30, 2009

iPhones and mobile devices have changed the way we navigate the city. Apps like Google Maps and Yelp put an unprecedented amount of information about the city at one’s fingertips.

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