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  1. infrastructure
    Climate Change Is Putting More Poop in New York’s WatersA crappy side effect of all this rain.
  2. climate change
    Scenes from Ida’s Chaotic, Tragic Night in New York CityThe bus driver stuck in raw sewage, a delivery worker who biked through a foot of water, and other stories from the flood.
  3. housing
    Those Flooded Basement Apartments are a Deadly Part of the Housing CrisisThe most dangerous place to be last night was on the ground floor.
  4. evictions
    Hochul’s First Big Win Is a New Eviction MoratoriumNew legislation extends the freeze to January 15.
  5. 9/11: 20 years later
    9/11 Gave Us Two Decades of Anxious ArchitectureAfter the attacks, we had a chance to build the downtown that New York deserves. Two decades later, timidity and fear have us hemmed in at every turn.
  6. the group portrait
    The U.S. Open’s Longest-Tenured Ball BoysAt court with the most senior ball-lobbers and towel-profferers in tennis.
  7. the jab
    $100 For a Covid Shot in New York? It’s Worked Well ElsewhereThe new incentive comes as Delta-variant cases are ramping up.
  8. the city politic
    20 New Yorkers (From Fran Lebowitz to Ron Kim) On Ranking The Mayoral CandidatesFran Lebowitz, Ron Kim, Chelsea Manning, and more weigh in on the mayoral primary candidates.
  9. the law
    40 Eviction Cases Were Thrown Out Over ‘Wuhan Virus’ NoticeTurns out, the courts don’t like it when you alter official notices with racial slurs.
  10. election 2021
    Here’s Everyone Running for New York City Mayor (So Far)Meet the twenty-plus candidates.
  11. discount shopping
    There Are Only 7 Homes in New York City Under $100,000Despite what a couple of mayoral candidates think the average Brooklyn sales price is.
  12. cityscape
    New York’s First Climate Adaptation Battle Is HereThe city wants to bury East River Park to save it.
  13. election 2021
    In Conversation With Dianne Morales, the Tenants’ Candidate“I’m not promising to take New York City back to normal. I’m promising something new.”
  14. public space
    Last Night in Echo ParkOn the scene as the LAPD evicted an enormous community of unhoused residents from the shore of Echo Park Lake.
  15. ideas
    Social Workers Instead of Police? Denver’s 911 Experiment Is a Promising StartSix months into a pilot program that deploys squads of caregivers in place of cops, there are signs of success.
  16. back to work
    The High-Tech Upgrades of the Pandemic Office Are Mostly for ShowThermal scanners, UV lights, and fewer grout lines won’t save us.
  17. gulp
    Could the Florida Water-Supply Hacking Happen in New York City?Good news: There are a lot of checks and tests that go on here. But that doesn’t mean we’re careful enough.
  18. street view
    If Your City Were Really Dying, You Probably Wouldn’t KnowVisiting Annalee Newitz’s Four Lost Cities.
  19. loser
    Trump-Branded Buildings in Manhattan Have Lost 21 Percent of Their ValueAn indication that the gold-plated name has become a toxic asset.
  20. streets
    What Does Polly Trottenberg’s NYC DOT Tell Us About What She’ll Do in D.C.?Trottenberg moved the needle forward on street safety, but some say she could have done more.
  21. paying respects
    The MTA Has a New Citywide Memorial for Its Workers Lost to COVID-19“It’s so important for New Yorkers to understand the price that has been paid by so many.”
  22. evictions
    Thousands in Rent Debt, No End In Sight: Five New Yorkers’ Stories“I feel like if COVID doesn’t kill me, the stress will.”
  23. public space
    New Union Square Plan Takes Over Streets to Make a Bigger, Greener ParkThe $100M proposal would make the area more pedestrian-friendly.
  24. family ties
    Being a Trump Is a Liability Now – Even If You’ve Sued DonaldFred Trump III was asked to leave his position at Cushman & Wakefield.
  25. last gasps
    City Cancels the Wollman Rink Contract That Built Trump’s MythThe rink was a minor success that Trump blew out of proportion.
  26. capitol riot
    Visualizing a Riot: Where the Attacks on the Capitol Played OutHow the insurrection approached and moved throughout the federal building.
  27. street view
    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.
  28. heartbreak for hotels
    No, de Blasio Is Not Trying to Crush the Hotel IndustryHe’s planning for the long term at the expense of the quick fix — while doing the unions a favor in the process.
  29. getting around
    Can a Worker-Owned App Pull Drivers From Uber and Lyft?A cooperative tries to revolutionize ride sharing.
  30. keeping the trains running
    $4 Billion Down, $8 Billion to Go: The Stimulus Temporarily Saves the SubwayDraconian service cuts are off the table for the time being, but the MTA still needs far more federal funds than it’s getting.
  31. it’s cold inside
    New York Kids Will Be Shivering In Class All WinterWindows open, pencils up.
  32. city hall
    Corey Johnson Wants to Tame the Giant Squid of City PlanningThe squid may have other ideas, though.
  33. street view
    ‘You’re Walking Backwards’: The $6 Billion Venice Floodgates May Not Be EnoughProposed decades ago, they were not built for the coming sea rise.
  34. getting around
    ‘The Whole Economy Depends on It’: Chuck Schumer on His Push to Bail Out the MTAThe New York senator talks about trying to persuade red-staters to keep our transit system from collapsing.
  35. testing tips
    Here’s Where to Get a COVID Test Without Waiting for HoursFrom some non-CityMD walk-in spots to the speediest Health + Hospitals locations.
  36. city people
    Now That an Urban Planner Is on the City Council, Can She Help Fix Los Angeles?Nithya Raman is calling for systemic change — including breaking up her own district.
  37. street view
    New York’s Approval System for New Building Is a Recipe for MediocrityIn Gowanus, we’re dredging for an idea everyone can live with.
  38. evictions
    For Millions Facing Eviction, There’s a Lot Riding on Trump’s Lame-Duck PeriodJust one more thing to worry about before January 20th.
  39. please stay home
    Curfews Will Do Almost Nothing to Stop the Spread of COVIDThe virus doesn’t know what time of day it is.
  40. street view
    How Do You Chop 20 Stories Off a Too-Tall Building?The tower at 200 Amsterdam may have to come partway down.
  41. the numbers
    It’s Not Your Imagination: Manhattan Rents Really Have Fallen a LotAnd it’s likely to continue for a while.
  42. coronavirus
    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.
  43. paying respects
    What America’s First Ad Hoc COVID Memorials Look LikeFrom white flags in D.C. to red felt roses in Los Angeles.
  44. the rent is too damn high
    Only 15,000 People Met New York’s Criteria for Rent ReliefMore than 1.3 million New Yorkers statewide are at risk of eviction.
  45. symbolism
    An Architecture Critic Looks at Four Seasons Total LandscapingIt’s the perfect backdrop: Trump’s political run, begun on a golden escalator, ends in a razor-wire parking lot next to a sex shop.
  46. getting around
    Uber and Lyft Just Bought a Law in CaliforniaThe companies spent $200 million to pass Proposition 22, which establishes gig-economy drivers as a new employment class.
  47. first tuesday in november
    New York City’s New Congressional Class Really Believes in Affordable HousingExpect plenty of new bills aimed at making renting in the city less painful.
  48. he’s got a new cubicle
    An Architecture Critic Just Won a State Senate Seat in PennsylvaniaThe DSA’s Nikil Saval, former editor-in-chief of n+1, knows his cities.
  49. street view
    How Joe Biden Can Be the Amtrak President New York NeedsStart with a new Hudson River tunnel and build from there.
  50. first tuesday in november
    Cities Are Preparing for Election Night Protests With Curfews and PlywoodBoarding up windows, locking down, and anticipating an unsettled outcome.
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