Henry Grabar

WNYC

Map of the Day: Predicted Sandy Flooding vs. Real Sandy Flooding

More evidence that scientists know what they're talking about.

Reuters

How Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Got Himself Removed From Office

The controversial mayor of Canada's largest city is out of a job as of this morning, thanks to a technicality.

Anton Willis/YouTube

Genius Gift Idea of the Day: The Folding Kayak

It's 12 feet long, weighs 25 pounds, and you can store it under the bed.

Krokodyl/Wikimedia Commons

Thanksgiving Parade Helium: Too Expensive?

The cost to fill all those balloons is nearly twice what it was 15 years ago.

Craig Small

Vending Machine of the Day: the Biblio-Mat

Feeling lucky?

Doug Wertman/Flickr

'Drivelapse' of the Day: Route 66 in 3 Minutes

Brian DeFrees captures the big and small spots along the highway.

Svgalbertian/Wikimedia Commons

Resurrected Train Alert: New York's H Is Back

And a brief rundown of some other ghost letter trains.

Flickr/Roger4336

Does the Height Act Actually Cost D.C. Billions of Dollars?

The figure that's been cited lately seems a bit misleading.

Stockton Ports

Goofy Sports Logo of the Day: Stevedore Steve and the 5 O'Clock Dock

Savoring the small intersection between minor league baseball and vegetables.

Fabian Brunsing

Inhospitable Park Bench of the Day: The Pay and Sit

Don't get too comfy.

Elvert Barnes/Flickr

Dispute of the Day: How Many Rocks Are Thrown at D.C. Buses?

The city says it happens all over the place.

Henry Grabar

App of the Day: A Global Map of Old Signs

Check out the unusual typography all around you.

Armelle Caron

Can You Tell a City By Its Blocks?

What if blocks could be extracted, stripped of all but their essential form, and lined up for inspection? Would we know a place by the sum of its parts?

Shutterstock/lapetitelumiere

L.A. Moves Forward With Its Own Immigration Reform

The nation's second-largest city has approved ID cards aimed at helping the otherwise undocumented.

Jordan Matters

Dance of the Day: In the Streets

You can dance if you want to; you can leave your friends behind.

Flickr/Chris Breeze

Balloon Flight of the Day: Across the Atlantic

Jonathan Trappe is hoping to fly from Maine to Paris in a lifeboat suspended from a handful of helium balloons.

Columbia Pictures

The Geography of James Bond: Skyfall Edition

An updated map to reflect the newest film.

Flickr/d_herrera86

Team Name of the Day: The Denver Nuggets

Heh, heh.

WETA

A One-Ton Gollum Now Greets Visitors to Wellington International Airport

Welcome to New Zealand, now give me back my precious!