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A man hails a cab in Times Square. Lam Thuy Vo/NPR hide caption

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Wes Breitenbach of Knoxville, Tenn., says the Tennessee River offers everything from moments of solitude to live music, "right in the heart of downtown." Courtesy of Wes Breitenbach hide caption

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A sign for Interstate 81 sits under an overpass in Syracuse, N.Y. City officials and residents are debating what to do about an aging stretch of the highway that cuts through the city. Zack Seward for NPR hide caption

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A cyclist rides in the the bike lane on Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. Becky Lettenberger/NPR hide caption

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Ryan Curtis leans in for a kiss from Love Kovtun on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland's Uptown neighborhood in April. New businesses and investment have helped revitalize the city's downtown over the past decade. Laura Morton for NPR hide caption

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Candy Chang, co-founder of the website Neighborland, writes on an art installation in New Orleans in April. As part of a public street art project that later became Neighborland, Chang put nametag-like stickers on empty New Orleans storefronts for residents to write ideas for improving the city. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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