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The Most Honest Cities Around the World

I came across an interesting experiment in Reader’s Digest, in which reporters prepared 192 wallets with a name, cellphone number, family photo, coupons, and business cards, along with the equivalent …

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Food Composting Comes to NYC

I first came to New York City in the late 80s, and one aspect of city life that made an immediate impression on me was the immensity of the garbage problem. There was (and still is, for the most part)…

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NYC Soda Ban Goes Flat

Just a day before New York City was supposed to get un-super-sized on its soda consumption with a controversial proposal, championed by Mayor Bloomberg, to limit the size of sugary drinks served in re…

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Post Hurricane Sandy: Where Are All of New York City’s Rats?

Even as a pet rat lover, I am not thrilled to think that there are as many rats as there are New Yorkers, living in the dank, dark underbelly of the City. No matter how I look at it, a cute black and …

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Teenage Yogis: Fostering Peace in the Face of Rising Violence

Can yoga and meditation help a teenager struggling with the death of a parent or violence in his community? Juquille Johnston was six years old when his father was shot and killed in the streets of …

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Urban Cat Livin’ the High Life (Photo)

In New York City, there's no better way to get around than on a human's head—if you're a cat, that is. Not convinced? Check out this photo of a NYC panhandler and his feline pal, and then tell us i…

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5 Amazing Parks in the Sky (Slideshow)

When a railroad becomes defunct, what happens to the tracks and stations left over? All too often, they are abandoned to overgrowth and rot. However, in a few special cases, the community takes the ra…

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Tidal Energy Project Makes Waves in NYC

New York City, one of the hungriest consumers of energy in the world, is going green with a project designed to capture tidal energy from the city's East River. The project is the first of its kind in…

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5 Worst Cities for Parking

By Adam Verwymeren, Networx It’s the bane of big-city life, the never-ending search for a parking spot is one of the most frustrating things about living in a densely populated area. And after all …

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Coming Around to the Bagel

I have altogether stopped eating bagels, which is kind of sad. Not sad because I am technically Jewish, but sad because I hold fond memories of really liking bagels. My reasoning is twofold: the first…

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