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How the SFMTA Got Me – I Mistakenly Blocked 30 Feet of the Western Addition from Street Sweeping – Street Trees

TweetHere’s what the signs look like around the corner: Good, because it was a Friday. Oh, here we go: But then you get a ticket, anyway. Whoops. Here’s what the signs actually say: (At least this street tree didn’t topple over and kill me, as street trees have killed and injured so many others.) I […]

Shanghai's Free Trade Zone, stalling and fishing for ideas

4 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Shanghai, one of mainland China's most wealthy and cultured global cities, is experiencing a temporary lapse of innovative ideas for its free-trade zone (FTZ). [ more › ]

Public Works: Real-Time Pollution Data Delivered to Your Smartphone

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Chinese environmentalists have created a pollution app, spurring a growing demand for better industry regulation in the country. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Show More Summary

Today's Weather: Voodoo

Let's enjoy some stable weather while our friends on the East coast freak out over a few inches of snow for a while. [ more › ]

Sleep Machine

After eating a ton of soup (see below) for dinner before leaving work last night I got home with the mindset of “Do not sit down. Keep moving. You need exercise.” Unfortunately this mindset lasted no more than thirty minutes because of the reality that I had a lot to do, most of which involved […]

Here Are 10 of Illinois' Top 50 School Districts

SchoolDigger.com ranked 747 of Illinois' 863 public school districts based on schools' test scores. SchoolDigger determines a district's ranking by averaging the rank percentile of each school within a given district. Individual schools are ranked using the most recent reported test scores for Math and English. Show More Summary

Chicago lists 45 'problem landlords'

Chicago's building department published its first "problem landlords" list on its website Monday night in an attempt to crack down and publicly shame apartment building owners into providing tenants with basic services such as heat,Show More Summary

Cuomo shrugs off storm shutdown's effect on biz

Business impact? What business impact? Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday morning downplayed the loss of business that resulted from his decision to halt public transportation and ban travel from the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Real-Estate Deal Might Not Bode Well for Barbuto

Irreplaceable. The corner building at Washington and West 12th streets that has been home to Jonathan Waxman's now-classic and pretty much universally admired Barbuto is changing hands. Harry Jeremias, a real-estate developer with Harch...Show More Summary

Cartwheeling Comedy From Dane Baptiste

4 hours agoEngland / London : Londonist

Edinburgh best newcomer nominee comes to Soho.

Alternative London Workouts: Bootcamps

4 hours agoEngland / London : Londonist

Get those new year's resolutions back on track.

[UPDATE] NYC Travel Ban Lifted, MTA Service Will Resume This Morning

[UPDATE BELOW] Mayor de Blasio lifted the city-wide travel ban this morning after that devastating blizzard turned out to be just a bunch of stupid snow. There's about 7.8 inches in Central Park this morning—not the 24 inches or more that was expected—and current forecasts don't call for much more additional accumulation today. Show More Summary

For second day, thousands of flights canceled, including hundreds in Chicago

Although the winter storm hitting the Northeast may not be as bad as predicted, it still forced the cancellation of thousands of flights along the East Coast and more than 300 flights in Chicago. At O'Hare International Airport, more than 280 flights had been canceled Tuesday morning due to the storm, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation. Show More Summary

Travel ban lifted, public transit resumes

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will start phasing in service at 9 a.m. Tuesday and expects to be back on a Sunday schedule by noon. MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast... To view the full story, click the title link.

Donut Fest 2015: An epic tale of doughnuts and survival

Donut Fest seemed like such a great idea when I volunteered to go—the prospect of spending a cold Sunday morning eating doughnuts and drinking coffee sounded like heaven! Well, what would make it even more heavenly would be to eat the...Show More Summary

In Conversation With Elise Kornack

After a meteoric rise this past year and countless accolades including a very warm review from The New York Times and a Michelin star, Take Root's Elise Kornack is taking the restaurant business by storm. Her new age approach to farm-to-table...Show More Summary

Micro-Housing Opponent to Challenge Sally Clark for At-Large Council Seat

4 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O Bill Bradburd, on the far right, was part of a group that opposed a mall in Rainer Valley in 2009. Everyone's favorite on-one-hand-on-the-other-hand city council member, Sally Clark, has a new challenger for one of the two new at-large positions on the council. But don't get too excited. Show More Summary

Dime Stories: Godspeed, Mr. Cub

By Tony Fitzpatrick An older man rolled a baseball to a troublesome little kid at a country club one day. The older man, his skin touched by a half a century of playing the boys game in sunlight, was Ernie Banks and the boy was my son—and he still has the ball. It is widely known […]

Netizen reports photo of Puma marathon jersey for 'insulting' CY Leung

5 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Sports brand Puma has just received some free publicity thanks to one of its Facebook photos and a CCP-lovin' netizen. [ more › ]

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