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First up, you have "thousands" of cops being deployed this weekend : After a violent winter and spring, Chicago will start off the summer with “thousands” of officers deployed to city parks, beaches and neighborhoods, Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said Thursday.[...]Show More Summary

To alleviate the parking crisis, try Weiner's idea

To the Editor: Your recent editorial about “free parking” begs the question, where is this free parking? New York City motorists pay some of the highest state and local taxes in the... To view the full story, click the title link.

How a huge landslide shaped Zion National Park

SALT LAKE CITY, May 26, 2016 - A Utah mountainside collapsed 4,800 years ago in a gargantuan landslide known as a "rock avalanche," creating the flat floor of what is now Zion National Park by damming the Virgin River to create a lake that existed for 700 years. read more

Minneapolis Parks Are Best in U.S. According to New Study

The Minnesota city came out on top in the Trust for Public Land's 2016 ParkScore rankings Ever wondered how your city stacks up against others across the U.S. when it comes to the accessibility of wide open spaces (namely, parks)? AShow More Summary

In Praise of the (Other) Great Spring Migration

It's spring time in New York City. Along with longer days and rising temperatures, many New Yorkers look forward to the arrival of migrating birds that grace the city's shorelines and parks, especially bird watchers eager to spot orioles,...Show More Summary

NYC Faces Legal Challenge For Making Homeless People "Move Along"

Police officers order homeless men and women to "move along" from city parks and sidewalks on a daily basis, in violation of a city law that prohibits profiling based on housing status, according to a complaint filed today against the city by the New York Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the advocacy group Picture The Homeless. [ more › ]

San Francisco Parks Trounce 95 Other Cities in US Rankings

Land Trust Ranks city parks fifth best in nation; sixth place Portland green with envy San Francisco has the fifth best public parks system in the country. That might not sound terribly impressive when you come out and say it, but considering...Show More Summary

Video of an automated parking garage in West Hollywood, CA

12 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The City of West Hollywood is using automated parking to fit more vehicles into a garage. It's neat, but I wish Los Angeles would use its resources for better public transportation. The garage requires a much smaller physical footprint than would a conventional parking structure with a similar capacity. Show More Summary

Photos: A Brooklyn Navy Yard Cemetery Has Become A Park

Brooklyn's newest public park rests four feet above what was once a burial ground—not so uncommon, as plenty of our city's parks were formerly potter's fields. The Naval Cemetery Landscape sits at the Southeast edge of the Navy YardShow More Summary

Notorious Bird Criminal Stole Knife From Crime Scene

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Vancouver is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Canada, filled with tourist-friendly parks and beaches. It’s also home to Canuck, who the CBC describes as “Vancouver’s most notorious crow,” suggesting some sort of city-wide crow notoriety ranking. Why so notorious? Well, Canuck stole a knife from an active crime scene among other things. Read more...

After Ola Zone, Uber’s U Zone Dedicated Parking Spot Comes up at Bengaluru Airport

This was uber quick! Less than a week back Ola had signed an MoU with Bengaluru International Airport to provide cabs instantaneously to the city along with a reserved parking spot at the airport. How could Ola’s biggest rival stay behind...Show More Summary

2 large rodents escape a Toronto zoo

TORONTO (AP) — The hunt continues for two large rodents that escaped a Toronto zoo. Megan Price, a spokeswoman with the city’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division that runs High Park Zoo, says the search for two missing capybaras, which resemble tailless beavers with short legs, is focused on the area’s creeks. The animals, native […]

Virginia Pastor Who Works With Children Is Under Arrest For Possession of Child Porn

Virginia minister Christopher Alan Hogge is the director of social services for the city of Franklin, and the pastor at Battery Park Baptist Church in Smithfield. He works with children in both jobs, which is why this is doubly disturbing:48-year-old Christopher Alan Hogge was arrested Monday on eight counts of distribution of child pornography. Show More Summary

Jake Gyllenhaal Steps Out After 'Sunday' Musical News!

Jake Gyllenhaal and his mom Naomi step out for a walk together on Tuesday (May 24) in New York City. That same day, it was announced that the 35-year-old actor will perform in a one-night only engagement of Sunday in the Park with George, playing the title role of George. PHOTOS: Check out the latest [...]

Laying The Groundwork For A New Building

As the plans for a new mixed-use building in the parking lot at 1050 West Wilson go through the city's approval process, readers noticed soil testing going on at the site last week. If and when the plans are approved, look for construction to start quickly.Thank you to reader MW for the photo and info.

New Budapest museum will feature a sweeping green roof resembling a skateboard ramp

The firm calls the project The Gate of the City Park and it is expected to open in 2019. Architects István Ferencz, Marcel Ferencz and György Détári take pride in the project’s striking design, shaped much like a skateboard ramp andShow More Summary

MM: Decatur Sets Max Booting Fee, DHS Recognized, and Critical Thinking vs. Cynicism

Decatur sets maximum booting fee at $75 [AJC] Governor recognizes Decatur High, Museum School, DeKalb School of the Arts [Decaturish] Primary rundown: Runoffs galore! [CL] Atlantans Declare Inman Park Festival the City’s Greatest [Curbed] Some Thoughts on Hope, Cynicism, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves [Brain Pickings] Photo courtesy of Inman Park Facebook page

Summer In The City -- Parks Programs In/Around Uptown

Learn to spin fire, juggle, walk a tightrope, and perform Asian dances. (Not at the same time, but hey, knock yourself out.) Be part of the world's biggest swimming lesson. Enjoy live theater, or create your own play and perform it. Take your kids to learn crafts. Show More Summary

Jake Gyllenhaal To Star In One-Night "Sunday In The Park With George" Production

Movie star, straphanger and heartthrob Jake Gyllenhaal will be returning to City Center this fall, in a special gala concert of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George. The one-night production is set for October 24th, and a "limited" number of tickets will go on sale tomorrow (May 25th) at noon. [ more › ]

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