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by jw138
May 12th, 2015, 6:30 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: Historic Photos
Replies: 49
Views: 8175

Re: Historic Photos

Anondson wrote:Excelsior and Monterey, 1966. Undergoing a widening project. Another from the SLP Historical Society.
I'm trying to figure out the parking convention on the right hand side of the photograph. It kind of looks like the wild west...
by jw138
May 7th, 2015, 8:31 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 29166

Re: Minneapolis Fiber Internet and Cable Services

Travis, what's the average lag time between when the main trunk line gets laid in the street in front of a house and when that individual house's NID box gets connected to it and goes live? Does the trunk need to get run down the entire contiguous north/south span (10+ blocks) before any of the NID ...
by jw138
May 5th, 2015, 12:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: South Nicollet Ave - Lake to Crosstown (Lyndale-Kingfield-Tangletown-Windom)
Replies: 166
Views: 22611

Re: Nighthawks (38th & Nicollet)

Great article on the opening this week:

http://minneapolis.eater.com/2015/5/5/8 ... choenefeld

It's nice to see the sidewalk seating! Once the 40-seat patio is done in the fall, this corner will really be happening outside!
by jw138
May 5th, 2015, 8:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Metro Transit Service Improvement Plan 2014
Replies: 72
Views: 10423

Re: Metro Transit Service Improvement Plan 2014

http://www.metrotransit.org/Data/Sites/1/media/about/improvements/sip/11_AppendixJ_NewAnnualRidesandResources.pdf Lots of great improvements! My favorite though is the addition of the following for a number of routes: Add late night and early morning trips to facilitate connections to nontraditiona...
by jw138
May 4th, 2015, 10:31 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 29166

Re: Minneapolis Fiber Internet and Cable Services

mattaudio wrote:Any idea where USI is installing these days? I can't wait for them to get over to Northrop!
http://www.scribblemaps.com/maps/view/fiberusi

Green is existing service and purple is 2015 build-out.
by jw138
April 30th, 2015, 12:01 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 29166

Re: Minneapolis Fiber Internet and Cable Services

Only the first port of the 8-port switch is usable for Internet. If you subscribe to USI's VoIP/phone service called Ravon, that is usually then connected to port 2 of the switch. The remaining ports are not usable for Internet. Ah, ok. I'd imagine that USI will supply an IPTV service similar to Ce...
by jw138
April 30th, 2015, 9:25 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 29166

Re: Minneapolis Fiber Internet and Cable Services

BoredAgain wrote:I live on Blaisdell as well. They are installing the mainline in the boulevard in front of my house today.
Just curious, which side of Blaisdell are they running it down... east or west?
by jw138
April 30th, 2015, 8:35 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 29166

Re: Minneapolis Fiber Internet and Cable Services

Saw them working on Blaisdell Ave. yesterday as well. So pumped! I live on Blaisdell and yesterday they came out to do the internal install (NID box, internal fiber, switch, & configuration). They said the external install would be a couple days to a couple weeks away and that I could call today to...
by jw138
April 28th, 2015, 11:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 954
Views: 131356

Re: Southside - General Topics

What are the chances of future C2 rezonings along Nicollet and 38th? Once "Scary Kmart" is redeveloped, this could be the catalyst for further redevelopment stretching south and then to the east across sections of the city somewhat under-served.
by jw138
April 27th, 2015, 9:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 954
Views: 131356

Re: Southside - General Topics

It's the 5 contiguous acres of commercial zoning that kills it. These little nodes are only half block depth (to the alley) and don't contain any larger parcels that help you out with that calculation. Somehow, I doubt "contiguous" includes properties across the street either. They likely have to b...
by jw138
April 25th, 2015, 11:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 954
Views: 131356

Re: Southside - General Topics

Best Food Market at 3756 Nicollet Ave S closed its doors for good on April 18th. Even though the place was run down and constantly being broke into, it was nice to have a little market like this in the neighborhood. The space is sandwiched between Kyatchi and Hot Wok, directly across the street from...
by jw138
April 15th, 2015, 7:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)
Replies: 466
Views: 54537

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Pedestrian bridge update: http://finance-commerce.com/2015/04/deal-near-for-vikings-stadium-pedestrian-bridge/ Are there other renderings? That rendering makes it look like passengers will have to walk westbound a ways from the platform before gaining access to the stairs. At that point some may ch...
by jw138
April 5th, 2015, 8:34 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 29166

Re: Minneapolis Fiber Internet and Cable Services

Hmm, the table of streets shows mine's coverage stopping *1.5 blocks* short of our house, but the map of Field shows us getting service. I really hope the map is right but I suspect the table is correct. Dammit. Note that all of the addresses in the updated table are listed as "Summer 2015". I susp...
by jw138
April 3rd, 2015, 11:37 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Favorite Buildings
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Favorite Buildings

For me, it's Northland Plaza in Bloomington: http://northlandpl.com http://www.emporis.com/buildings/125014/northland-plaza-bloomington-mn-usa I love the way the building reflects onto itself as you drive by on France Ave. Your senses loose track of which lines, panels, and shadows are real and whic...
by jw138
March 20th, 2015, 8:51 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 29166

Re: Minneapolis Fiber

We actually have started, the weather has been kind to us so far and we are working hard to get everyone live as soon as possible. New area installation should start by April 1 and we will be going full stream all summer long. Any chance the website will be updated soon with the 2015 build-out map ...
by jw138
March 13th, 2015, 2:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Midtown Crossroads - (2839 11th Ave S)
Replies: 18
Views: 2763

Re: 2839 11th Ave S

Awesome! Can't wait to see what the Greenway is going to look like 15 years from now!
by jw138
March 13th, 2015, 12:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: South Nicollet Ave - Lake to Crosstown (Lyndale-Kingfield-Tangletown-Windom)
Replies: 166
Views: 22611

Re: Nighthawks (38th & Nicollet)

A sneak peak at the menu:

http://blogs.citypages.com/food/2015/03 ... s_menu.php

I don't know what to think about the "Minnesoter Dog" but the corned beef hash looks pretty awesome!

The article states that opening is at the end of April.
by jw138
January 27th, 2015, 8:11 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 29166

Re: Minneapolis Cable Television

Hopefully MLB will figure out a standalone web-only service soon That's actually been around for quite some time: http://www.mlb.com/mlb/subscriptions/ Only the offseason subscription is being offered now for $25. The regular season is something like $100-$120 for the entire season and you can watc...
by jw138
January 27th, 2015, 4:36 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 29166

Minneapolis Cable Television

A search didn't find a top level topic for cable television service. Hopefully I'm not duplicating a more appropriate one by starting this. The City Council approved Comcast's request to transfer its franchise agreement to "GreatLand Connections": http://www.southwestjournal.com/news/city-hall-updat...

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