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Rebuilding Paradise: Residents Cope with Destroyed Homes, Toxic Water, and PTSD

How survivors are dealing with the aftermath of California's deadliest wildfire.
John Veit
6.18.19
e-bikes

New York City’s War on Bikes Is Dangerous for Workers and the Environment

Bill de Blasio says he's environmentally friendly, but he runs a city that actively antagonizes bikers.
Caroline Haskins
5.29.19
money-inequality

People Are Moving to Smaller Cities in Search of Affordable Houses That Don't Exist

Millennials are stuck renting in places they would never have chosen if not for the dream of owning a home.
Ankita Rao
5.23.19
climate change

Is Congestion Pricing the New Sweeping Regulation We Need?

On April 1, New York state will pass its annual budget. Experts say this might be the year that the state finally passes congestion pricing. The question is whether legislators can do it ethically.
Caroline Haskins
Ankita Rao
3.26.19
jobs

10 Great Cities for Finding a Job in 2019

If getting a better gig is on your to-do list for 2019, and you're open to moving somewhere new, here are some of the top places to look.
FREE Staff
1.3.19
The Burnout and Escapism Issue

Our Cities Are Designed for Loneliness

Our built environment is not working in our favor. Urban planners want to change that.
Ankita Rao
12.13.18
Late Capitalism

Amazon Has New York Afraid of Becoming Seattle on Steroids

Higher rent. More tech bros. And a massive monopoly beloved by the people who run things getting a ton of tax breaks. Can it be stopped?
Ankita Rao
12.3.18
Photography

What Brooklyn Really Looked Like in the 70s and 80s

"Rents were so low, you could work and make a decent living without a college degree."
Seth Ferranti
9.18.18
Free

How to Find the Best Free Things to Do in a City Near You

From live shows to group hikes, most cities have tons of free activities you can enjoy on your own or with a friend. The trick to finding these freebies is knowing where to look.
Gina Ragusa
8.22.18
Late Capitalism

Cities Are for Rich People Now and Wooing Amazon Only Makes It Worse

Local officials across America are trying to attract the mega-corporation's new headquarters. That is not going to help your rent.
Matt Taylor
8.6.18
Moveable

Replacing the NYC Subway System With Autonomous Cars Is a Terrible Idea

The subway may be ailing, but it's too important to give up on now.
Tracey Lindeman
6.15.18
soot

What It’s Like Surviving In Nigeria’s City of Soot

Port Hartcourt residents are protesting against the unregulated oil refineries that have polluted their entire city.
Oluwatosin Adeshokan
5.2.18
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