6.12.13

*** Sidewalk Weekend! ***

Sidewalk Rating: Underrated

I loved the place. I loved the decay, the vacant lots, the dirty snow and the tawdry taverns and the wooden stairs, covered with peeling paint, that were attached to the back of virtually every three-flat in the city. Maybe love is always what happens when you take up residents in your first real metropolis. Kansas City, where I grew up, didn't count; its urban character had been done in by decades of white flight and enervating sprawl. Chicago had bars, bands, bookstores. A great university. A real organic downtown, not a Potemkin business district propped up by a desperate chamber of commerce.

[Thomas Frank, Harpers December 2013.]

[Hard Times Café.]


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http://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2013/11/27/optimizing-the-street-grid.html#.UqIEO2RDsxc
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http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2013/11/why-some-places-gentrify-more-others/7588/


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http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/12/us-cities-leading-decline-driving/7767/


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http://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/its-thanksgiving-so-we-asked-some-brits-to-label-the-us-stat

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http://www.designboom.com/architecture/musee-des-confluences-by-coop-himmelblau-nears-completion-11-26-2013/


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http://ekisto.sq.ro/

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http://kottke.org/13/11/an-audio-map-of-us-dialects


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http://killingbatteries.com/2013/11/shanty-town-at-emoya-luxury-hotel-and-spa-is-ridiculous-culture-experience/


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http://blogs.reuters.com/fullfocus/2013/12/01/best-photos-of-the-year-2013/#a=7


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http://www.retronaut.com/2013/11/traffic-officer-miami/?utm_source=feedly


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http://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbanist/2013/11/25/is-the-potential-of-cycling-for-cities-underestimated/


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http://www.salon.com/2013/11/30/sorry_neoliberals_inequality_is_driven_by_greed_not_technology/

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http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/12/03/seven-graphics-that-reveal-the-present-and-future-of-nyc-streets/


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http://lbmdispatch.tumblr.com/post/68887381323/texas-city-the-town-that-would-not-die-it-was


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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152001489098631&set=a.10150342557898631.364883.651928630&type=1&theater


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http://new.artsmia.org/stories/age-of-innocence-revisiting-an-idyllic-view-of-fort-snelling-a-thanksgiving-reflection/


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http://finance-commerce.com/2013/11/greenway-boosters-would-welcome-streetcar-enhanced-bus-service/


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http://tcmedianow.com/video/wcco-6pm-report-coverage-of-the-downtown-minneapolis-thanksgiving-fire-november-26-1982-don-shelby-pat-miles-dave-nimmer/


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf4Vma9O9Xk


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO2vBywgGK4


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If we ever catch you on our property without our permission shoveling snow, we cannot be responsible for our actions. We may, for example, kiss you full on the mouth. We might hug you for an awkward length of time and offer you a beer.

[this.] 

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http://www.retronaut.com/2013/11/construction-of-the-rockefeller-centre/?utm_source=feedly


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http://www.retronaut.com/2013/12/balloon-accident/?utm_source=feedly



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http://boingboing.net/2013/10/03/john-wilcock-history-of-new-y.html


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http://justsomething.co/41-uncensored-instagrams-from-north-korea-by-david-guttenfelder/



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