De-crowding the L, NYC 3rd Most Artistic City, Pilot Study Uses Mussels to Naturally Clean Bronx River

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MTA reports that L trains should be less crowded after additional weekend trains are added, and a new signaling system should be finished early next year. A new scale looking at the number of artists relative to population, called the “location quotient” ranks NYC as #3 for most artistic city.  A new pilot project will evaluate the potential for mussel aquaculture to increase biological filtration in the Bronx River.

Soon, L Will Mean Less Crowded, Subway Officials SayWant to find a seat on the L train? Head to the back three cars. Avoid peak hours entirely. And if it's between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on a Saturday, forget it. Hipster haven, mobile supper club, amateur burlesque: the L train is many things to many people.

The Most Artistic Cities in AmericaArt Basel Miami Beach kicks into full gear this week, bringing nearly half a million people from across the globe to greater Miami. Art and design have played big roles in Miami's revitalization, from South Beach's restored Art Deco treasures to the more recent redevelopment of the Design District and the Wynwood Arts District, homes to galleries, private museum collections, bars and restaurants.

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