What’s the Biggest Favor Someone Can Do in Your City?

In some cities, the nicest thing you can do is shovel someone’s driveway. In some, it’s to lend them shade. In some, it’s to let them pass on the freeway, or top off their parking meter. In your city, what’s the best favor someone can do for someone else?

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What’s the Biggest Favor Someone Can Do in Your City?

In some cities, the nicest thing you can do is shovel someone’s driveway. In some, it’s to lend them shade. In some, it’s to let them pass on the freeway, or top off their parking meter. In your city, what’s the best favor someone can do for someone else?

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What’s the Best Outdoor Dining in Your City?

Good outdoor dining isn’t just a couple of wobbly chairs on a sidewalk. You gotta dress up the place a little bit; you gotta serve food that belongs outdoors. Give your diners some distance from the traffic, or else have a very good reason to stick them right out on a busy sidewalk. So tell us in the comments: What’s…

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What’s the Biggest Scam in Your City?

In New York, there are kids who walk around with a sign-up sheet, asking for donations to buy uniforms for their school basketball team. There is no school basketball team. At an NYC drugstore you can buy Chateau Diana “wine product” but you will never get drunk on it. Fancy restaurants slip you more fish than you…

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What’s the Best Outdoor Event in Your City?

In New York we’ve got Shakespeare in the Park, the Mermaid Parade, the weekly Smorgasburg food court, the Socrates Annual, Summer Streets, Rooftop Films, and my favorite, the annual Brooklyn Book Festival at Borough Hall. Albuquerque has a hot air balloon festival. Pittsburgh has the Three Rivers Regatta. Rochester,…

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Tell Us Your City’s Best Parking Hacks

During a Chicago winter, you can reserve a parking spot with a folding chair, a playpen, or a giant teddy bear. Or at least you can try. It’s one of the greatest parking hacks in the world: If you shovel out a snowed-in parking spot in Chicago, and you put a placeholder in the space, a lot of people will honor your…

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Ask Us Your Most Basic Cooking Questions

Almost two years ago, we launched The Grown-Up Kitchen, and asked you all for your most fundamental cooking questions. Knowing what readers didn’t know let me fill in those gaps in knowledge, which (hopefully) made for better, happier home cooks.

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Tell Us Your Street Food Tips

My best street food hack was hiring the Wafels & Dinges truck to cater desserts at my wedding. Food trucks are the trendiest form of street food right now, but your favorite eatery might be a cart, a stand, a trailer, or someone rolling a cooler through the park.

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Ask Lifehacker to Settle Your Dispute

The great king Solomon was asked to settle a dispute between two women, both of whom had recently given birth, one of whom had smothered her child in its sleep. Both claimed other had smothered her child, both claimed the living child was her own. “Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to…

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Tell Us Your Public Transit Hacks

This week on Hack Your City, we’re not taking hacks for one city—we’re taking hacks for all of them. We want your tips on taking public transit, wherever you live. For example! In New York, a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry is a well-known alternative to a trip to the Statue of Liberty. But a less appreciated…

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