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David Bowie's Birthplace May Soon Be Home to a Giant Lightning Bolt Sculpture
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New York's Golden Girls-Themed Cafe Is Finally Here
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Jaywalking Behavior Varies by Culture, Study Confirms
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Go Inside an Intensely Detailed Minecraft Version of Downtown Chicago
The virtual version of the city took years to complete.... READ ON
What a Square Mile of a City's Grid Looks Like Around the World
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Why Do Some Sections of Sidewalk Have Bumps?
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Indonesian City Considers Erecting a Giant Statue of a Vampiric Ghost
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Opening Your Car Door Like the Dutch Do Can Save Cyclists' Lives
The "Dutch Reach" forces drivers to check for incoming cyclists before a collision occurs.... READ ON
New York Is Launching a Citywide Book Club
All 8.5 million residents are invited to join.... READ ON
These Bike Path Maps Are Designed to Look Like Subway Routes
To make bike maps truly useful, make them simple.... READ ON
Maryland May Soon Be Home to a New Guinness Brewery 
It would be Guinness's first U.S. brewery in more than 60 years.... READ ON
City Maps Replace Transit Stops With Popular Instagram Hashtags
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Meet the Secret Grammarians in Ecuador Who Correct Graffiti Mistakes
These grammar police are taking it to the streets.... READ ON
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The Most Rat- and Roach-Infested Cities in the U.S.
One city reported vermin in 2 out of 5 households.... READ ON
Emperor Augustus’s Mausoleum in Rome Set for Restoration
The long-overdue restoration will be completed with a donation from an Italian telecommunications company.... READ ON

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