3.7.15

*** ¡Sidewalk Weekend! ***

Sidewalk Rating: Aces

The car instead gives freedom of movement. One can travel, uningibited … The city street acruires then a peculiar function – to permit motion; if it regulates motion too much, by lights, one-ways, and the like, motorists become nervous or angry.... the anxiety comes from the fact that we take unrestricted motion of the individual to be an absolute right.

[-Richard Sennett, the Fall of Public Man.]

[Arrow sign on West 7th Street, Saint Paul.]



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http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150630/lakeview/neighbors-are-mad-lincoln-hub-slows-traffic-but-that-was-kind-of-point


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"because big-box stores are designed to be functionally obsolescent, that comparable stores are those that have been closed and are sitting empty—the “dark stores” behind this method’s name."

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http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/see-12-miniature-stage-sets-with-vintage-barbies-as-models?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=atlas-page


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http://catandgirl.com/?p=4914


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http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/scenes-from-a-surprisingly-stylish-traffic-jam-in-1980s-london


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http://littlebrumble.tumblr.com/post/122461188831/pineapples-by-bike

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http://stuffaboutminneapolis.tumblr.com/post/122000103799/fred-and-arthur-roach-with-bicycles-on-bridge


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http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2015/07/slingshots-of-oceanic.html


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http://littlebrumble.tumblr.com/post/122913491161/in-college-i-asked-a-friend-to-come-up-with


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emotionally disturbed suburbanites convinced that, amongst all the concrete and imported palm trees, beneath the cars and swimming pools, there must be some sort of buried treasure, some great and lost thing that can redeem all this, making their lives of unbearable mundanity finally worthwhile.

[this.]

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http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/where-the-roads-have-no-name


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When it gets really hot in Baltimore, people in poorer neighborhoods spill out into the streets. This is because they don’t have air conditioning. Because crime goes up when the temperature goes up, the police department sees hot temperatures and people in the streets as a recipe for violence. So they respond by sending scores of cops into these neighbors to clear out the corners. The city ends up spending thousands of dollars on overtime just to basically harass the people in these neighborhoods for trying to keep cool.
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A generation ago, however, Dolores Park — and this city — had a different set of concerns. Veteran cops recall it as an open-air drug emporium; crime was so rampant that cash-rich drug-dealers actually begged police for protection from armed robbers lest they be transformed into human ATMs.
[this.]

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http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/06/housing_supply_and_affordabili.html#incart_related_stories
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There’d be a line out the door. We went from doing $2,000 or $3,000 a night in liquor sales to $10,000 a night. It got crazy there for a few years. I once saw a guy come out of the bathroom naked, get kicked out the front, then come back through the back door wearing a robe.

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http://kottke.org/15/06/super-mario-bros-was-designed-on-graph-paper


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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/pace-of-social-change.png


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http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2015/06/transecting-amsterdam.html


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http://www.ruralicitydc.com/blog/runroutes
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http://stuffaboutminneapolis.tumblr.com/post/121861069124/mcad-an-aerial-map-of-what-is-presently-known

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http://www.citylab.com/politics/2015/06/incredibly-detailed-map-europes-population-shifts/396497/?utm_source=SFTwitter

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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/06/2015-two-bedroom-rental-unit-housing-wage/


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http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/06/every-single-county-in-america-is-facing-an-affordable-housing-crisis/396284/?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet


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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/06/us-economic-performance-by-state/

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http://www.citylab.com/design/2015/06/when-maps-lie/396761/?utm_content=buffer8046f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer


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http://www.citylab.com/weather/2015/06/where-electric-vehicles-actually-cause-more-pollution-than-gas-cars/397136/


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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/06/18/5-charts-show-the-stubborn-persistence-of-american-hate-crime/?postshare=9611434769165320

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http://metrocosm.com/could-the-lottery-be-the-largest-tax/


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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/06/largest-company-by-revenue-in-each-state/


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https://www.distractify.com/sweden-039-s-new-russian-defense-nbsp-1197925008.html


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http://i.imgur.com/CnGdhOd.gif


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http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/nuclear-vogelsang-the-lost-soviet-city-everyone-wants-to-disappear



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http://curbed.com/archives/2015/06/26/barbican-properties-london.php


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http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/basically-every-city-in-the-u-s-has-a-piece-of-the-berlin-wall


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http://stuffaboutminneapolis.tumblr.com/post/122304218329/jaymehalbritter-look-into-the-crystal-ball


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http://curbed.com/archives/2015/06/25/giant-pigeons-a-surprisingly-nice-addition-to-city-streets.php


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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/26/mother-canada-statue-nova-scotia-stephen-harper


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http://peewee.com/2015/06/22/fridgehenge-pranksters-make-a-stonehenge-of-old-fridges/


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http://www.parkbugle.org/minnesota-chemical-company-celebrates-100-years-in-st-anthony-park/


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http://100alleys.blogspot.com/2015/06/60-9th-and-hennepin.html

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http://stuffaboutminneapolis.tumblr.com/post/122389077044/mashmpls-lines-leading-to-the-city-minneapolis

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2 comments:

Mike Hicks said...

Bowfinger is one of my favorite movies.

Bill Lindeke said...

ive only ever seen that scene!