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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. street view
    If Your City Were Really Dying, You Probably Wouldn’t KnowVisiting Annalee Newitz’s Four Lost Cities.
  4. loser
    Trump-Branded Buildings in Manhattan Have Lost 21 Percent of Their ValueAn indication that the gold-plated name has become a toxic asset.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.”
  7. 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.”
  8. public space
    New Union Square Plan Takes Over Streets to Make a Bigger, Greener ParkThe $100M proposal would make the area more pedestrian-friendly.
  9. 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.
  10. last gasps
    City Cancels the Wollman Rink Contract That Built Trump’s MythThe rink was a minor success that Trump blew out of proportion.
  11. capitol riot
    Visualizing a Riot: Where the Attacks on the Capitol Played OutHow the insurrection approached and moved throughout the federal building.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. getting around
    Can a Worker-Owned App Pull Drivers From Uber and Lyft?A cooperative tries to revolutionize ride sharing.
  15. 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.
  16. it’s cold inside
    New York Kids Will Be Shivering In Class All WinterWindows open, pencils up.
  17. city hall
    Corey Johnson Wants to Tame the Giant Squid of City PlanningThe squid may have other ideas, though.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. please stay home
    Curfews Will Do Almost Nothing to Stop the Spread of COVIDThe virus doesn’t know what time of day it is.
  25. street view
    How Do You Chop 20 Stories Off a Too-Tall Building?The tower at 200 Amsterdam may have to come partway down.
  26. the numbers
    It’s Not Your Imagination: Manhattan Rents Really Have Fallen a LotAnd it’s likely to continue for a while.
  27. 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.
  28. paying respects
    What America’s First Ad Hoc COVID Memorials Look LikeFrom white flags in D.C. to red felt roses in Los Angeles.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. street view
    How Joe Biden Can Be the Amtrak President New York NeedsStart with a new Hudson River tunnel and build from there.
  35. first tuesday in november
    Cities Are Preparing for Election Night Protests With Curfews and PlywoodBoarding up windows, locking down, and anticipating an unsettled outcome.
  36. transit
    First Look: New York’s Digital Subway Map Comes Alive TodayAnd, almost incidentally, it resolves a five-decade fight for graphics supremacy.
  37. cityscape
    COVID-19 Studies Are Proving That Density Is Not the EnemyThe real risk factor is different.
  38. cityscape
    New York Is Getting Loud AgainAs traffic and infrastructure work begin to return, the city sounds more like itself. But not quite the same as before.
  39. cityscape
    New York City Is Facing a Census EmergencyAnd if we’re undercounted, the results may be dire.
  40. cityscape
    The 15-Minute City: Can New York Be More Like Paris?And should it?
  41. cityscape
    Theaters and Malls Are Empty. Fill Them With Spread-Out Classroom Desks.Concert halls, armories, the Javits Center: They could serve as schoolrooms with kids widely spaced.
  42. cityscape
    For Blue-Sky Urban Ideas, It May Be Now or NeverAs the worst of the crisis (possibly) recedes, opportunity.
  43. cityscape
    The American Nursing Home Is a Design FailureEven before COVID, its dynamics were deeply flawed. But there are people thinking about how to fix it.
  44. cityscape
    To Trumpers, the Shared Space of the Street Is an Unprivatized ThreatIt’s just [waves hands] that dirty area between the car and the front door, right?
  45. cityscape
    It’s Time to Do Away With Rush HourWhen the pandemic ends, let’s consider what we learned about shuffled work times and staggered shifts and keep the good parts.
  46. cityscape
    Opening Up Everything Too Soon Is, Effectively, Age DiscriminationWithout universal testing, you’re locking up the elderly.
  47. biography of a building
    Exploring a Real-Estate Time Capsule in HarlemInside Graham Court, a Gilded Age rental from the architects behind the Apthorp.
  48. cityscape
    How Do We Rethink Public Space After the Pandemic? Start With Rolls of Tape.This is a chance to test new ideas for the urban fabric without expensive build-outs.
  49. cityscape
    The Return of Fear in New YorkThe city, a child of disaster, remembers its past.
  50. cityscape
    De Blasio’s Street-Closure Mini-Program Was Pathetic, and Now It’s OverGrudgingly implemented, on far too small a scale, and prematurely ended.
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