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urban legend

Fig. a myth or piece of folklore that is totally false. That story about the rats in the sewer being as big as dogs is an urban legend. It's just not so.
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If you are involved in urban real estate in New Jersey, Urban Core III is a must-attend event because it addresses the critical issues confronting your current and future projects.
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We already knew that," says Sharon Lewis, research director for the Council of the Great City Schools, a coalition of large urban districts.
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