Search found 597 matches

by Viktor Vaughn
June 5th, 2015, 9:26 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Skateboarding
Replies: 54
Views: 4664

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

MNdible wrote:Because the world is aching to hear the transgressive voice of bored white rich kids getting gnarly.
Way to put millions in one neat little category.
by Viktor Vaughn
June 5th, 2015, 9:18 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Skateboarding
Replies: 54
Views: 4664

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Ha Ha. Skateboarders take your shitty concrete and make it art. If you're scared GTFO of the way, but they're not going to hit you or your kids. Skateparks are fun, but they are analogous to the climbing gym, good for training but not the real thing. Climbing actual rocks outside is real, as is repu...
by Viktor Vaughn
May 29th, 2015, 2:59 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Urban Poverty
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: Urban Poverty

You're confusing the problem of poverty with the problem of being uncomfortable by the presence of poverty.
by Viktor Vaughn
May 27th, 2015, 11:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 840
Views: 78548

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

The Transport Politic recently made the case against mixed traffic streetcars. http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2015/03/23/does-seattle-offer-the-path-forward-for-the-national-streetcar-movement/ I've said many times on this site that putting down rail without it's own right-of-way is an unproduct...
by Viktor Vaughn
May 20th, 2015, 2:15 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Historic Photos
Replies: 49
Views: 8084

Re: Historic Photos

MPR posted some great historical photos of Minneapolis mostly taken in 1939.

http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/20/vachon
by Viktor Vaughn
May 20th, 2015, 10:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1378
Views: 157567

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

The current public seating spaces are now the domain of the homeless , panhandlers, people living in shelters, thug wannabes, etc. That will only increase with more available seating. That's the demographic reality that's been glossed over in this renovation process, which I guess is for fear of be...
by Viktor Vaughn
May 8th, 2015, 9:25 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune
Replies: 233
Views: 18043

Re: Star Tribune

I'm not going to comment on the redesign yet, because it doesn't seem to be loading right on work browser so I'll judge after they work out the bugs. But I've been thinking lately about the last redesign where they changed the comments options from a thumbs up / thumbs down option to only being able...
by Viktor Vaughn
April 30th, 2015, 9:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 710
Views: 57533

Re: 2015 Transportation Funding Proposals

I get your point, but sooner or later (probably later) they're going to have to cut a deal. Killing SW in that deal gives the Republicans a victory for killing the "boondoggle" and allows the democratics to ditch their albatross, blame it on Republicans and get money for transit.Win/win. Republicans...
by Viktor Vaughn
April 30th, 2015, 9:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 710
Views: 57533

Re: 2015 Transportation Funding Proposals

I've been wondering about that too. The cost increase news was released at the perfect time to set up that type of deal.
by Viktor Vaughn
April 28th, 2015, 2:59 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 110563

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

What? No way. FMP, said it perfectly.
by Viktor Vaughn
April 28th, 2015, 10:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4470
Views: 406276

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I don't think anybody here buys the claim that SWLRT is going to much of anything for the Northside, but by all means, keep banging that drum. It's amazing how much more urbanists on the Internet know about the needs of Northsiders than all the actual Northsiders who have vocally and repeatedly tal...
by Viktor Vaughn
April 28th, 2015, 10:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4470
Views: 406276

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Northside would benefit a lot more if just a small portion of the SW money was redirected to aBRT and bulding better bus stop amenities. "I don't think anybody here buys the claim that SWLRT is going to much of anything for the Northside, but by all means, keep banging that drum." Thank you. That ar...
by Viktor Vaughn
April 28th, 2015, 9:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 168333

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Well, then my recollection is off. It seemed like a while ago. But before they were out of business entirely they changed their hours to more of a weekend only situation, so maybe it seems longer to me. I used to go there when I had a few minutes to wait for my bus after work. Once they ended their ...
by Viktor Vaughn
April 28th, 2015, 8:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 168333

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

They closed maybe two years ago.
by Viktor Vaughn
April 28th, 2015, 8:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4470
Views: 406276

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

This news really stings. It’s hard to accept that this light rail plan should be tossed into history’s dustbin with the many unrealized rail plans that came before. It’s difficult to change course after $59M of sunk costs. Yet, I think we have to treat this news as an opportunity. Before the news of...
by Viktor Vaughn
April 17th, 2015, 12:58 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 952
Views: 86735

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

That's true, but the pushback has been primarily from the left, not the right. I mean, the Miracle in Minneapolis article even wrote about our gaping disparities, but I still had to have an endless assault of links to the [insert left-wing blog/"news" site here] takedown from every one of my Facebo...
by Viktor Vaughn
April 17th, 2015, 12:36 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 952
Views: 86735

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

That snow is an asset. The powderiest snow in the US, from what I hear.
by Viktor Vaughn
April 17th, 2015, 12:11 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 952
Views: 86735

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

I think news of our success does get pushback because it's so widely attributed to liberal policies. Seattle and Portland are West Coast cities, Denver is near mountains, Salt Lake City has mild weather, mountains, and mormons, and Houstan has the booming energy industry. We're just a town on the pr...
by Viktor Vaughn
April 17th, 2015, 9:48 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 110563

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

But you're presenting this as if it was a choice. The Vikings and Gophers were never going to play in the same stadium long term, regardless of whether the Average Joe believed they should. You've bought into the Vikings bluff hook, line and sinker. It certainly was a choice to build a shared facil...
by Viktor Vaughn
April 15th, 2015, 8:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 301
Views: 66261

Re: Northside - General Topics

I can see the smoke pouring into the sky from my downtown office.

Go to advanced search