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These Simple Devices Turn Every Sign Post Into A Bike Rack

The Cyclepark turns the multitude of sign posts found in cities into a network of bike parking spots, without the cost or space of installing free-standing racks. One of the challenges of urban cycling is finding a place to park your bike. Show More Summary

Taxpayer costs racking up for controversial Milwaukee streetcar project

By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter A STREETCAR NAMED UNDESIRE: The Wisconsin Public Service Commission has ruled the city of Milwaukee must pay an estimated $20 million to relocate utilities for a proposed streetcar project. MILWAUKEE, Wis. — It’s hard for Milwaukee Alderman Robert Donovan to imagine the proposed $64.6 million streetcar rail system in...

When Branding Is Too Good: A Cautionary Tale From New York's Citi Bike

Why would any other company want to join Citi as a sponsor? New Yorkers have racked up more than 7 million trips on Citi Bike, New York City's bike share system, since it launched late last May. More than 100,000 people hold annual memberships. Show More Summary

Cronut maker slapped by city

The Health Department dealt a blow to Cronut-loving New Yorkers on Friday, shutting down Dominique Ansel’s Soho bakery a day after a website posted a video of a mouse among the racks of pastries.

9 Ingenious Urban Hacks To Make the City Smarter

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Did you know a bike rack can become a fold-down seat? Or that you can charge your phone at sign posts? Or that a barricade is easily repurposed as a bench? These are just some of the small but imaginative hacks that make the concrete jungle a slightly more delightful and welcoming place. Read more...

Rack City: The Sexiest Celebrity Cleavage Selfies On Instagram

If you want to stay abreast of the latest sexy celebrity selfies, you've come to the right place.

On the Racked: LA's Best Home Decor Shopping, OAK NYC in DTLA, Lots of New Desert Shopping Options

CITYWIDE: Looking for our city's best places to buy cool home decor and furniture? There's a map for that. Racked LA's annual Home Goods 38 list includes spots like MUJI in Hollywood, Platform in Highland Park, and Bountiful in...

Save 'Goodbye Blue Monday' With Your Panhandled Pocket Change

Ah, crowdfunding, the fiscal solution to everything from cash-strapped celebrity music videos to phantasmagorical birthday celebrations. Bushwick's Goodbye Blue Monday, which has apparently racked up enough city fines to have run itself out of business, has started a GoFundMe page aimed at staying afloat. [ more › ]

Where can one safely park a bike in civic?

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

So I was thinking about riding my bike into the city when I go out for an evening, but I know that leaving it locked up in an open bike rack is has reasonable chance of it being vandalized or stolen. Are there any safe spots to lock a bike in the city at night? [...]

3 Reasons Why New York City's Restaurant Grading System Is In Need Of A Major Overhaul

Three-star Michelin restaurant Per Se's recent "grade pending" rating shocked the restaurant community. After racking up enough points to earn it a "C" from the Department of Health (DOH), many called for New York City's restaurant rating...Show More Summary

Barcelona vs. Manchester City: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Manchester City travel to Barcelona knowing nothing but a dominant win will ensure their passage to the Champions League's quarterfinal stage. The Premier League side face a 2-0 deficit after the opening tie and must rack up the goals...Show More Summary

India's Plan To Resurrect Ghost Libraries "You have come across them in your city, town or village — cramped, dusty and poorly lit buildings with racks of tattered, hard-bound books no one seems interested in. Show More Summary

Checkerboard City: Ice Ice Divvy

By John Greenfield From its June 28 launch to New Year’s Eve, Chicago’s Divvy bike-share system racked up an impressive 759,788 rides. But the acid test for the new system has been the remainder of this kidney stone of a winter, Chicago’s fifth snowiest on record, featuring more than twenty days with subzero lows. I […]

Tyga Bought A $20,000 Egyptian Tomb Because #YOLO

Despite going on record last year to reveal that he’s yet to receive one red cent in royalties from YMCMB, Tyga’s not hurting for cash. According to TMZ, the “Rack City” rapper spent $20,000 on an Egyptian tomb that’s being used as a...Show More Summary

Making It Rain On Them Hoes: Tyga Drops $120K To Decorate ‘Last Kings’ Flagship Store In LA

Rack, Rack City Bish… Tyga Hosts Grand Opening Of Last Kings Flagship Store Celebrities, media, influencers, family, friends and fans gathered at the Last Kings Flagship store on Melrose starting last Thursday as rapper Tyga celebrated his new apparel collection,

These Photos Capture The Unnoticed Beauty Of A City's Ghostly Abandoned Bikes

Take a second look at some of the objects you see every day. It's the sort of urban trash that usually gets ignored: Abandoned bikes chained to street lights or bike racks, with missing wheels or seats. But for more than a decade, photographer Raphael Xavier has been documenting bikes like this everywhere he goes. Read Full Story

All Bike Racks Should Have a Neat Storage Shelf Like This

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Everyday cyclists will know that when you come to lock up your bike in the city you end up dropping a whole heap of stuff on the floor to free your hands. So why don't all bike racks feature a cool shelf like this? Read more...

Plaza Hotel Says Citi Bike Racks Are Too Damn Loud

Though the rest of the city has become fairly accustomed to the remarkably cold-resistant Citi Bike program, the Plaza Hotel has not given up on its battle to send those unsightly racks far, far from its esteemed fringed awning. AndShow More Summary

Opening Report: Ladurée's Fancy New Macaron Shop Is Now Open in NYC

Haute French bakery Maison Ladurée has officially opened its second New York City location, and the hybrid macaron shop and full-service restaurant comes complete with hanging chandeliers and a cloudscape on the ceiling. Racked NY, which has been obsessively...

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