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Why New York City Is Known as “The Big Apple”
Why New York City Is Known as “The Big Apple”

A brief history of brilliant branding.

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Before I Die: A Global Ethnography of Anonymous Aspirations in Chalk and Public Space
Before I Die: A Global Ethnography of Anonymous Aspirations in Chalk and Public Space

“Thinking about death clarifies your life.”

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Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York
Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York

“I’d entered the city the way one enters any grand love affair: with no exit plan.”

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An Illustrated Field Guide to Biking in 8 Major European Cities
An Illustrated Field Guide to Biking in 8 Major European Cities

Across the Old World on two wheels.

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Drawn to New York: Counterculture Cartoonist Peter Kuper’s Illustrated Chronicle of 34 Years in Gotham
Drawn to New York: Counterculture Cartoonist Peter Kuper’s Illustrated Chronicle of 34 Years in Gotham

“This city is change. That’s its glory — it’s a perpetually unfinished canvas, offering up possibility to each successive wave of artists.”

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How to Do the “Step-and-Slide”: The Rules of Avoidance, Alignment, and Attraction for Deft Urban Walking
How to Do the “Step-and-Slide”: The Rules of Avoidance, Alignment, and Attraction for Deft Urban Walking

The intricate art of the pedestrian jig, essential for maintaining personal space in a public place.

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