As you said, I wouldn't want to see two lanes of parking removed and two lanes of traffic added to replace them. And I suspect you're quite correct, simply stripping out the parking along the entire length of the strip and replacing it with sidewalks would make it too dead. But a few parklets might ...
^Correct you are! I was going to post this as the next hint if no one came up with it:

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Anyway . . .

Here's a nice big one:

Recent discovery.

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It would probably help if everyone clearly knew precisely what "dumping" was; if the regulations on what you can and can't put in the brightside bins was more clear. And if "bulk" pickup were better advertised. I don't believe I've ever received so much as a letter than suggested to me when bulk pic...
^That'd be my guess: they intend to put on a new addition. Will be interesting to see what they have in mind, and I'll go out on a limb and guess many questions will be asked and the preservation board's answer will probably depend on what the developer has in mind and how much they aim to knock dow...
^Good guess, but no. This one is open to the public. Legal. Legit.

A hint; It's relatively close to this:

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^I can personally attest to several alleys with no parking that have recently gained storefronts because they're close to places with pedestrian density. (And parking.) Spontaneously, so far as I can tell. There was never any parking. There were never any storefronts. But there were back doors and b...
^You would know that! Heh! I thought I spent too much time in Midtown but I've got nothing on you, I suspect.

All right. Something a little different:

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If you follow my pictures this won't be any great mystery, but here's one I enjoy:

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^What jshank said. To be honest, even though I'm an aviation enthusiast, it's rare that I pick a routing because of the airport. (I do sometimes. Once in a while. Always nice to see a new one.) But I can't think of any airport so bad I'd avoid it or any so good I'd really go out of my way to go ther...
^I don't think anyone was suggesting closing Delmar, just eliminating the on-street parking. A bit of quick math suggests there's about two hundred spaces between Skinker and Trinity, which is the busiest and narrowest part. An even quicker estimate suggests there's half again as many spaces in the ...
^I think I'm going to just delete my lengthy gripe about everyone renaming everything every day and sum it up as: Bah! Humbug! Get off my lawn! (Or you'll get lost in the jungle.) So . . . Anyone want to donate to a bid to re-rename the dome formerly known as the that other bank dome as the TWA Dome...
So are there rules to this? The first person to answer correctly gets to post the next quiz? (Did this for a while on a naval discussion thread.) Which means Framer gets to go again, right? Though we maybe skipped urban_diletante. If there's no rule like that I could probably be induced to post a co...
So are there rules to this? The first person to answer correctly gets to post the next quiz? (Did this for a while on a naval discussion thread.) Which means Framer gets to go again, right? Though we maybe skipped urban_diletante. If there's no rule like that I could probably be induced to post a co...
As for electrification, does anyone know of any electrified lines in the U.S. that also carry freight? Anacostia Rail Holdings owns Chicago South Shore and South Bend . Anacostia operates the line with diesels, I believe, but it's still electrified for heavy daily commuter operations. Diesel under ...
You know what's really funny? SOM shows absolutely none of the new renderings on their website. (I also find it funny they DO have prominent renderings of Saarinen's Dulles ticketing hall. Okay, they added bays to each end. They made it longer. But . . . it's still fundamentally not an SOM design. A...
^Nice! Not sure how I missed that one. I don't get through there often, but . . . every now and then. Need to go take a better look.
City officials seem to be having a hard time connecting with affected business owners. They recently held a meeting for them, hoping to draw several dozen, but only four showed up. No asian or minority owners showed up at all: https://patch.com/missouri/universitycity/bagels-go-uneaten-poorly-atten...
^I'm a little suspicious of "street and lighting improvements" since it's so easy to describe the parking lots of the new businesses as "street and lighting improvements." Quite a few "special taxing districts" are nothing more than a quiet surcharge to pay for absurdly sized and landscaped parking ...
^I don't think anyone is suggesting we do nothing. I also think there are good examples of targeted investment helping people. Nothing we do will be perfect. People will always suffer chance. They will get hit crossing the street. Cancer will strike them down. (Trust me. I know.) They'll get a job w...
^That's a sobering analysis. The growth in renters is . . . telling. Haunting, even. There are ghosts in our collective past and they are speaking to our present and future and telling us to do better. And I'm not sure we're listening. (Ghosts are so damned hard to understand sometimes. Hindsight is...
^If you're living close to the margins that can be a painful difference, believe it or not. What do you give up? Sort of optional medicine that makes your life better but you can live without it? A cherished bit of comfort food? Rare leisure time? Especially when you're scrimping and stretching to g...
My frame shop was on the first floor of this building for two years back when the Health Dept. (and Grand Center) was still there. They also rented out a bunch of the upper floor spaces for artists studios. Sure gonna be weird to go back and visit after the renovation. I missed the studios and your...
^Long long ago I worked a season for Grand Center. (Hanging lights, building roadboxes, and generally trying to make empty buildings look lively and less empty in assorted simple ways.) I'd be dang tempted to try and book our old office. Just for old time's sake. (After all, I did a little work on t...
First note: I am a stagehand and musician. I'm a pretty good musician and a quite experienced stagehand, but I'm not a pilot, airline employee, or friend of an airline or airport executive. I take pictures. I read threads. I read books. To this amateur plane spotter and aviation enthusiast JAL007 co...
I think there are precisely two short shots I can't positively identify, and one of them features a reflection of a Schalffly sign in a store window. (And the second I have at least a guess.) I'm going out on a limb and guessing they shot literally every minute of the thing here. The trailer kind of...