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Yes, Toronto City Hall Is a Joke, But It's Not All Rob Ford's Fault

How a crack scandal has helped reveal the failures of a municipal government structure.

A Complete History of Fake Journeys

Oh, the places you'll pretend to go!

Meet the Nation's Toughest New Foreclosure Protection Law

The city of Lynn, Massachusetts, has approved extraordinary measures to shield homeowners and communities from predatory banks.

Don't Worry, Philadelphia Isn't Actually Bubbling With Radioactive Waste

At least, that's not what's going on in this widely circulated photo of a sinkhole filled with bright green ooze.

Typo of the Day: The Wrong Year Got Etched on the Gravestone of Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch

Whoops.

America's Landlords Are Far Less Likely to Rent to Gay Couples

Plus more findings from HUD's landmark first study on LGBT housing discrimination.

Where New York's Old Telephone Booths Go to Die

A photographer stumbles on a payphone 'graveyard' in West Harlem.

Should You Commute by Citi Bike? One Man's Hilariously Detailed Analysis

The question of taxis vs. bicycles, answered in graphs.

Seriously, We Have to Stop Giving Away Free Parking to the Disabled

The placards harm transportation systems, the environment, and city coffers. And they don't really help those with disabilities.

Brazilians Spend as Much as 26 Percent of Their Income to Ride the Bus

In the county's lopsided economy, public funds are propping up a public transportation system that the public can’t afford.

The Average Destination of International Flights From Every Country in the World

These maps reveal a country's migratory bias, nearby tourist attractions, and its business proclivities.

'We Don't Need the World Cup': Massive Protests Erupt Across Brazil

200,000 people took to the streets Monday to oppose political corruption and inferior public services.

Why America's Bridges Are in Such Dangerously Bad Shape

There are many answers, but they all boil down to the structure of federal transportation funding.

'Occupy Sandy,' Once Welcomed, Now Questioned

The movement's storm relief team still hasn't disbursed all the money it raised to help one of New York City's hardest hit neighborhoods.

Copenhagen's Gigantic New Mural Works Like a Flip-Book

The painting covers nearly 900 feet and looks like an animation to people driving by.

When You Think of Flint, Michigan, Think of ... Experimental Public Art?

Can virtual ball drops and bizarre car sculptures help people see the Rust Belt city in new ways?

Where You Live Actually Changes the Noises You Make

The science of why certain languages sound the way they do.

Foldable Bike Helmets: Will They Ever Get Off the Ground?

The company behind this "Turtle" helmet, which folds down to half its size, promises it will become part of the urban cyclists’ way of life.

In Singapore, Making Cars Unaffordable Has Only Made Them More Desirable

A paltry 15 percent of the city-state's population owns their own vehicle, but not by choice.