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CA: Mayor Sets Out to Transform L.A. Streets Through 'Urban Acupuncture'

Mayor Eric Garcetti hopes to transform Gaffey and 14 other major thoroughfares into hubs of neighborhood activity. In a process the mayor describes as "urban acupuncture," the city plans to add bike racks, plazas, crosswalk upgrades and other amenities aimed at drawing in pedestrians and attracting new businesses.

Popular Clark Street Citi Bike Station Disappeared... For Now

Our Citi Bike alarm bells went off this morning after we received a tip that the racks at Clark Street in Brooklyn Heights were being removed. WHAT HAPPENED? Did one too many people slam their bikes into the docks? Did a clutch of wealthy NIMBYs quietly pay off a top level Alta Bicycle Share official? WHY GOD? [ more › ]

Turning An Old Railway Station Into A "Bike Hotel"

A need for bike parking prompted a Norwegian town to get creative. Like a lot of cities that want to encourage more people to bike, the town of Drammer, Norway, had a parking problem: There just weren't enough bike racks to go around. At the main train station, people locked up their bikes wherever they could find a spot and then worried about theft. Read Full Story

Video: Double-Decker Tour Bus Treated To Fire Hydrant Bath

It's hotter than the surface of the noxious, Earth-melting sun these days (okay, not today), and everybody's doing their best to stay cool without racking up gazillion dollar ConEd bills. Some crafty city dwellers bring the heat down...Show More Summary

Mitsubishi Mirage sedan pricing and specifications

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Mitsubishi Mirage sedan is now available in Australia from $14,490, bolstering the Japanese brand’s top-selling city car line-up. The pint-sized four-door is based on the five-door Mirage hatch, which has racked up 3916 sales and claimed a commanding 46 per cent share of its segment so far this year. The new Mitsubishi Mirage sedan is [...]

New York City, June 26, 2014

by Tom Scocca ?? The clouds deserved a better day underneath them. They were clean white and voluminous in the morning, with deep blue between them. But the air made for difficult breathing; the Citi Bike rack was full. The clouds continued...Show More Summary

On the Racked: Huge Westfield Century City Makeover, RetailWatch at One Santa Fe, Uniqlo Popping Up All Over

CENTURY CITY: Westfield Century City's $700-million makeover is going to be major. Set to be unveiled in spring 2017, the project promises 422,00 square feet of new retail space, 220 shops and restaurants, eight acres of outdoor space (including...

Riders encounter issues with Citi Bike

Broken docks, racks with no bikes available and non-working credit card machines make the popular Citi Bike system tough to use, customers said.

New York strippers accused of drugging, blackmailing rich men

Federal authorities busted a group of New York City strippers who allegedly scammed rich men by slipping illegal drugs into their drinks and racking up as much as $200,000 on their credit cards while they were in a daze. Investigators...Show More Summary

Weddings Week: The Best Engagement Photo Spots Around San Francisco

Nothing says "wedding season" like randomly stumbling across a bride and groom smiling for their photographer in front of a major city monument. As June gets underway, we've teamed up with our sister site Racked on a rundown of...

This GPS-Enabled Bike Bell Rings To Help You Find Your Ride

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

There are bike-friendly cities, and then there are places—like Amsterdam—with so many cycles on the street that people lock up at racks in multi-story garages, creating a completely nutso mass of wheels. How the hell are you supposed...Show More Summary

Pre-K centers across city have racked up thousands of violations

Mayor de Blasio's dramatic plan to expand pre-K relies primarily on community-based groups that have collectively been hit with thousands of health code violations since 2009, a Daily News investigation has found. From 2009 through last year, the city issued 39,000 violations against 1,158 groups that run pre-K and day care. Show More Summary

Will OKC Thunder Supporting Cast Need Major Overhaul This Offseason?

The Oklahoma City Thunder don't have many flaws. The Thunder finished the regular season second in the Western Conference, racking up a 59-23 record, the fifth consecutive season they've won at least 50 games. Now, they trail the San...Show More Summary

Detroit bailout bill leaves taxpayers on hook for pension underfunding

By Jarett Skorup | Michigan Capitol Confidential A Michigan House committee on Wednesday approved a package of bills that gives a partial bailout to Detroit and continues to allow the city the ability to rack up unfunded retiree liabilities. An 11-bill package was recently proposed to deal with the Detroit bankruptcy situation. The focal point...

On the Racked: Male Topknot Takeover; the City's Best Indie Shops; More!

Welcome to On the Racked, where Racked SF intern Darcy Boynton shared the week's top fashion and retail news.Photo by Nick Smith SAN FRANCISCO—It's time for an update of Racked SF's Indie 38, an annual list of the city's best...

This Inception-Inspired Silicon Skyline Is a Delightful Dish Rack

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

For many people who live in cities, dish-drying racks are an ugly necessity. You can find some decent-looking ones and some that you can fold up and hide. But this bendy silicon skyline of a dish rack would look terrific on any countertop. Read more...

Morning Roundup: What You Lookin' At? Edition

In the news: D.C. Council weighs in on insurance coverage for ridesharing, city can't keep up with increasing demands for bike racks, and more. [ more › ]

Citi Bike Rack Can't Stop Attacking The Elderly

One half of the West Village Citi Bike rack that pantsed an old man and hid his false teeth last May was removed by the DOT, but that gesture of goodwill isn't enough for the residents of 175 West 13th Street. “Somebody is going to die in an ambulance because of this stupid bike-share location,” an attorney for the co-op told the Post. [ more › ]

Morning Roundup: Bike Rack Edition

In the news: Water main breaks in Southeast D.C., the oral history of DREAM CITY, and more. [ more › ]

CitiBike racks up a win at The Plaza

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kern has ruled that city officials were not arbitrary when they decided to put CitiBike’s 147-foot-long rack so close to the hotel’s iconic entrance.

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