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The suburbs issue

Cul-de-sacs and cookie-cutter homes, big-box shopping centers with miles of parking lot. Picturesque picket fences and unimaginative bank buildings. Anxious teenagers not speaking to their disillusioned parents in oversized SUVs. We’re talkin...

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The homeownership obsession

The story starts with a gothic mansion, all stone turrets and peaked windows, a fortress-like structure. The camera descends from a dark swirling sky to a full moon to finally frame the mansion. A male voice narrates Shirley Jackson’s famous openi...

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Growing up in Levittown

Some of the tasks on the list were silly. Dance in a Kentucky Fried Chicken. Scream in a store. Lick a park bench. Some, however, were less silly. Sex on the high school turf resulted in an automatic win. As far as Amanda Luque knew, no one had do...

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Curbed is hiring a senior reports editor

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What $2000 rents in Chicago right now

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various Chicago ’hoods. We’ve found five rentals within $100 of today’s price, $2,000. Vote for your favorit...

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16 iconic signs that define Chicago

Chicago may be best known for its skyscraper-filled skyline, but it’s distinctive signs that decorate the tops and sides of buildings and advertise businesses arguably rank a close second. Some of the signs are obvious and...

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Designing the suburbs

Suburbs have a reputation for bland sameness: cookie-cutter houses, buildings that rarely challenge the status quo, and design that’s overshadowed by big-city neighbors. But that’s far from the reality. As suburbs undergo seismic shifts in demogra...

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What $6400 rents in SF right now

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column exploring what you can rent for a set dollar amount in different neighborhoods. Is one person’s studio another person’s townhouse? Today’s price: $6,400....