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Celebrities: they're just like we wish we had the time, space, and money to be.
BBC News
November 8, 2019, 6am PST
Two jokes in one: The Onion reports a totally fake news story about New York builds a super expensive fake subway station just to bust fare evaders.
The Onion
October 25, 2019, 5am PDT
Aruba is real. Jamaica is real. Bermuda, Bahama, Key Largo, and Montego are all real. There is no Kokomo located off the Florida Keys, however, as promised by a famous song by the Beach Boys.
South Florida Sun Sentinel
October 20, 2019, 7am PDT
Acorn Street in Boston has been described as the nation's most photographed street, and now residents who live on the private way are pushing for controls on the number of people visiting the narrow, cobblestone street.
The Boston Globe
September 27, 2019, 8am PDT
Trigger warning: this is going to get ugly.
Twitter
September 20, 2019, 1pm PDT
Bloor Street didn't land on this billion-year old rock; the rock landed on Bloor Street.
Toronto Star
September 13, 2019, 5am PDT
Kanye had 45 days to submit plans for the unpermitted buildings built on his property in Calabasas, California. Instead, the rapper tore the buildings down.
TMZ
September 6, 2019, 11am PDT
A humorous post offers advice on how to adjust to life trapped in a sea of cars swelled by school pick-up and drop-off schedules: think of it as "me time."
The Dallas Morning News
September 6, 2019, 5am PDT
A rational consumer might have anticipated the anxieties brought on by such small, expensive portable devices. Now the public is paying the price in the.
Gothamist
August 19, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Netflix show Patriot Act, starring Hasan Minhaj, assigns blame for the current state of public transit.
Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj
August 18, 2019, 1pm PDT
A complaint about an illegal Airbnb, a very visual response, and a headache for city officials in the city of Manhattan Beach, California.
Los Angeles Times
August 16, 2019, 2pm PDT
New England Patriot's Quarterback Tom Brady, one of the most famous people in the country, said on a radio show recently that he's considering architecture for a post-football career.
The Architect's Newspaper
August 14, 2019, 6am PDT
This pop quiz will probably expand knowledge about cities more than test it, because the questions and answers are pretty obscure.
The Guardian
August 9, 2019, 2pm PDT
Kanye West's first foray into the development business is off to an inauspicious start.
TMZ
July 26, 2019, 6am PDT
The Onion took some shots at presidential hopeful and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after summer rain showers flooded streets and sent water cascading into the city's subway system.
The Onion
June 28, 2019, 2pm PDT
It only cost him $1,000 to buy the whole train.
Jalopnik
June 14, 2019, 9am PDT
A new satirical essay for McSweeney's provides a template for NIMBY opposition to planning and development, and does not pull any punches in the process.
McSweeney's
May 19, 2019, 5am PDT
Spoilers are coming.
CityLab
May 17, 2019, 8am PDT
We really didn't see this one coming.
The Onion
May 3, 2019, 5am PDT
A satirical take on the "Leaving New York" genre of confessional makes believe Marvel Comics style. No spoilers included here.
McSweeney's