End of Line for Oakley Station: aww, hell no…

The EV Grieve Last-Minute Gift Guide: from “gentrify this” to “my parents met at Superdive,” EV Grieve has some East Village-centric gift ideas.

Wigilia: some history and a sample menu for a traditional Polish Christmas Eve dinner. Yum!

Shakedown Street: what if streets were closed to all vehicular traffic and instead opened up to seven other uses?

Detroit, Midwest Leaders Visit European Cities on Rebound: leaders from Detroit, Flint, Cleveland and other Midwest cities visit Leipzig and Manchester.

Minneapolis-St. Paul: White, Liberal and Cold: bon mots from The Urbanophile.

Hammels Wye: photographer Nathan Kensinger investigates a pocket of Queens.



Cincinnati Design Guide: researched and written by me with help from Sean Fisher of BuyCincy; corrections and additions are absolutely welcome [and needed, I’m sure].

To Avoid Student Turnover, Parents Get Rent Help: a rent subsidy pilot program in Flint, MI is designed to keep kids from having to change schools.

Zipcar Low-Car Diet: for those who live in any Zipcar city except London, if you forgo your car for one month, you’ll get a loaded public transit pass, a free 1-year Zipcar membership, some driving time and more.

‘Black Guy’ Booth Livens Up Corvallis Saturday Market: a prank/social commentary, plus some indignant white folks.

Greensburg, KS Sustainable Rebuilding: a year after a tornado practically levelled this town, Greensburg is rebuilding as a green community.

Home Not-So-Sweet Home: NYT’s Paul Krugman on home ownership versus renting vis a vis the American Dream.

Clarence: The Traffic Calming Sasquatch: yup.