The Best of Curbed
10+ most popular Curbed articles, as voted by our community.
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Curbed on Future Cities
One Way to a Better City: Ask Disabled People to Design It
Wouldn’t everyone fare a little better if (to take just one example) airport luggage-screening counters were lower?
Why It Costs So Much to Build Our Subways
An NYU study finds that most of the overspending isn’t where you think it is.
Curbed on Housing
How Can Fewer People + More Apartments = Higher Rent?
Getting to the bottom of a COVID-era real estate mystery.
Curbed on Semiotics
The Infinite Semiotics of the Office Bathroom
It is an unavoidable intersection of power and poop.
Curbed on Society
Secrets of the Christmas Tree Trade
Turf wars. Protection money. Scientology. And my boss, a man who’s half-convinced he really is Santa.
Two Supportive-Housing Projects Make the Case for Building Many More
They’re cheaper than the alternatives, acceptable to the neighbors, and successful among people who were living on the street.
Curbed on Visual Design
Why Is NYC’s New Tourism Logo Shouting at Me?
It doesn’t say ‘Welcome,’ it yells “STOP!”
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I Went to Trash School
An education in “juice,” how to protect your shins, and keeping 12,000 daily tons of garbage at bay.
The Ugliest Divorce in Manhattan Real Estate
HFZ’s luxury developers staked their futures on Bjarke Ingels’s High Line debut and lost everything.
Here’s Why Everything at Walgreens Is Suddenly Behind Plastic
The recent spike in shoplifting is both overblown and real. And almost everyone is profiting from it (including you).
New York Now Has More Airbnb Listings Than Apartments for Rent
Even though Airbnb’s listings count has dipped this year.
Hoboken Hasn’t Had a Traffic Death in 4 Years. What’s It Doing Right?
For starters: Street corners rebuilt for visibility, and decisive politicians.
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