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As much as some Americans like to trumpet the virtues of freedom to an almost nauseating degree, one aspect of living in this country is undeniably neat: we get to vote for stuff! Keeping in line with ancient tradition of democracy, Citibike wants you, yes, the fair denizens of Brooklyn, to help it stake out new locations across the entire borough.  Citibike built an interactive map that's teeming with potential stations. The beauty of it all...
These are the vehicles we least like to encounter when we ride our bike in Brooklyn, ranked from least to most piss-our-pants scary. 19) Vespa 18) Food delivery guy's motorized scooter 17) MTA Bus 16) FedEx truck 15) Garbage truck 14) NYPD car 13) Rental van 12) NYPD van 11) USPS truck 10) UPS truck 9) Double-decker tourist bus 8) Street-cleaning truck 7) Full-sized school bus 6) Mini-school bus 5) Car with New Jersey license plates 4) Dollar vans 3) Monsey Tours bus 2) 18-wheel tractor-trailer truck 1) Car with Massachusetts license plates Follow Kristin Iversen...
Some see the current fitness tracking/self-quantification craze as the holy grail of personal health; others see it as a exercise in navel-gazing. Does all this data on steps taken and calories burned actually serve some greater purpose, or is it just clogging up the Cloud? At the very least, collections of self-data have lent themselves to some cool visualizations, like this new series of heatmaps by the information designers at Human, a Smartphone app that monitors users'...
Just last week I was walking to my office in Downtown Brooklyn when a police officer handed me a brochure titled "Getting to Zero: Tips for Sharing the Street," which outlined the most important elements of Mayor de Blasio's plan for Vision Zero, what he calls his initiative to reduce traffic deaths and injuries to, uh, zero by the year 2024. The pamphlet touches on what it means to be a responsible pedestrian, driver,...

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