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The World's Most Expensive Cabs

Despite what New Yorkers think, they're not in New York — not by a long shot.

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An Etsy for Art Collectors

Cureeo hopes to make fine art collecting more accessible to potential buyers.

The Tragic Geography of Disconnected Youth

One in seven young Americans are neither working nor going to school.

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Radiating Death: How Walmart Displaces Nearby Small Businesses

The closer they are, the more they fall.

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The Internet Is the New Town Hall and Soon Cities Will Be Listening

"Sentiment analysis" of social media could change the way you report potholes forever.

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What Chicago Can Expect From a Long Teachers' Strike

During a 19-day strike in 1987, teachers eventually set up temporary classrooms.

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Denial of the Day: Rahm Emanuel Does Not Like Nickelback

350,000 students got the day off; the mayor clarified his taste in music.

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Chicago Teachers Strike Puts Charter Schools in the Spotlight

With traditional public schools out of session, will parents make the switch?

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How Climate Change Could Make Summer Crime Waves Worse

One researcher predicts we could see as many as 30,000 more U.S. homicides over the next 90 years thanks to rising temperatures.

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Packing Up: Where People Are Moving In and Out

Large, expensive U.S. metros were more likely to lose residents this summer.

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Pimp Your Block With Civic Bling

Need ideas for how to better your neighborhood? We've got 'em right here.

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The Case for Eliminating Disabled Parking Placards

They invite fraud, drain city revenue, and often fail to help those who need it most — new research proposes an alternative.

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Where Chicago's Guns Come From

This summer's horrific body count comes courtesy a large number of firearms purchased well outside the city.

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How Honest Is Your City?

An experiment tests the honor system across a wide range of demographics and places.

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America's Leading College Towns

Mapping the metros with the largest share and largest number of college students.

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Nabe or Hood? A Brief History of Shortening 'Neighborhood'

Finding the origins of nabe proved easier than explaining its current popularity.

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The Uncomfortable Politics Behind the History of Urban Fires

A new book offers a sweeping look at how fire – and the way we’ve responded to and manipulated it – has shaped cities in every part of the world.

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Where Your Sofa Is High-Demand Real Estate

New York City and San Francisco are the most "requested" destinations on CouchSurfing.org.

The World Cities That Tweet the Most

Jakarta bests New York and L.A. as well as Tokyo, London, and São Paulo, according to a recent study.