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Flooding in NYC subway stations, tighter standards for lead exposure, & more

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The NYC subway system was no match for Mother Nature last week: Twitter users shot video of rain inside several stations (Business Insider)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced tighter standards to protect children from lead exposure (press release)

Exploring Shelter Island, which is only accessible by ferries from Greenport and Sag Harbor (Cool Hunting)

On open-source app Hush City, users help map out quiet spots in cities around the world (CityLab)

An affordable housing lottery opened for 84 studios on the Lower East Side. Rent starts at $331 per month (thevillager.com via Housing Connect)

Why Ginko trees thrives in cities—despite their horrendous smell (Slate)