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Amazon’s Dystopian HQ2 Reality Show May Get a Twist Ending

With the finish line of HQ2 drawing closer, Amazon’s metro region deathmatch took an unexpected turn today which indicated there would be no single winner. Read More >>

science
Maybe Leave Dogs Out of This Anti-Vaccine Nonsense

Vaccines are good. Dogs are good—in fact, very very good, aren’t you girl? Read More >>

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Trump Found a Way to Make Manhattan Even Worse

Midtown Manhattan — with its noise, traffic, slow-moving tourists, and overpriced everything — is the one place most New Yorkers avoid at all costs (if they can help it). It’s also home to Trump Tower, a gargantuan gold-plated phallus jabbed straight into the city skyline where the President-elect is planning on spending weekends during his term in office. Read More >>

transport
Here’s Footage of NYC’s First New Subway Line in Nearly 100 Years

The above image just looks like a subway train, doing exactly the thing trains do. But this is no ordinary train—it’s the first glimpse at an infrastructure project first proposed almost a century ago. Read More >>

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NYC Looks Like an Amazing Acid Trip in This Stunning Video

When you put footage of New York City through a neural network, you get a city that looks like beautiful, moving artwork. Danil Krivoruchko and his team started shooting the city with an iPhone 6 in 240fps but completely transformed the footage in post processing and the results are hypnotic. Read More >>

environment
A Politician Would Like New York Trees to Have Their Own Email Addresses

It’s virtually impossible to get by in today’s modern world without digital communication. Perhaps that’s why a New York City politician has a plan to give 200 trees around the city their own email addresses. Read More >>

cities
The Unlikely Story of One of the Biggest Blackouts In History

Fifty years ago, at roughly 5:15pm, every light connected to New York’s power grid flickered out–along with those of 30 million people throughout the Northeast. Chaos didn’t ensue, oddly enough. Read More >>

urbanism
Watch How Designers Re-engineered an Island to Make a Park in New York City

Parks aren’t always built just so we can enjoy the trees. On Governor’s Island in New York City, a truly unique public space will bring nature back to a former military base–and it’s engineered to withstand the catastrophic storms that climate change will bring. It’s called The Hills, and in this documentary, we talk to one of its principle designers. Read More >>

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Teacher Who Crashed Drone Into US Open Must Do Community Service

The verdict is in on the New York City science teacher who accidentally crashed his quadcopter into the stands of the US Open tennis last month. The 26-year-old has been ordered to perform five days of community service. That’s honestly not so bad. Read More >>

cities
Why the London Garden Bridge is Inspiring So Much Outrage

It doesn’t take much to make some cities angry. But in London, a special kind of rage is flowing over a project that seems pretty unobjectionable: A footbridge over the River Thames. And the tension isn’t confined to London. Read More >>

design
Magic Wands for Everyone at the Museum of the Future, Today

It's weird to see a working Nest thermostat on display at a Smithsonian museum in New York. It's even weirder to tinker with the gadget, pushing buttons and changing settings. But touching and tinkering with technology is the Cooper Hewitt future museum's speciality. Read More >>

architecture
Someone Snuck Into NYC’s £2.6 Billion Train Station and Took These Pics

Picture £2.6 billion worth of cash stacked up in the shape of a train station. This is pretty much what the World Trade Center Transportation Hub looks like. Except more surreal. You'd also maybe need to throw in a whole bunch of screw ups and missed deadlines, because this alien cathedral of a train station is one expensive mess. Read More >>