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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby mulad » October 29th, 2015, 3:44 pm

Groan. Households are what I searched for, but not the page I landed on. Oh well.

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Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » November 2nd, 2015, 5:12 pm

Best pizza in each state, by Thrillist.

https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/th ... in-america

Minnesota: Punch Pizza

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Wedgeguy » November 6th, 2015, 11:07 am

Nathan wrote:Look! We didn't make a list!

https://www.thrillist.com/cars/nation/t ... ns-houston
That is one list I'm glad we are not one!

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby xandrex » November 18th, 2015, 11:15 am

This seems to be a bit of a catch-all for lists. Not exactly a shocker (the info is pulled off WalkScore, but these lists never are much of a surprise, I suppose).

https://www.redfin.com/blog/2015/11/the ... kyxSWSrS3d

The most walkable neighborhoods in Minneapolis. Pretty much a list of what you'd expect. Though I'm actually pretty curious how Lyn-Lake beat out Uptown.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Wedgeguy » November 18th, 2015, 12:01 pm

I'd say that they consider the greenway and the promenade as more a part of Lynlake ,than Uptown. While Uptown maybe walkable, most visitors arrive by car where I think that more of Lynlake are from the neighborhoods surrounding the area. Just my guess. Also you look at the point spread for many of these and they are only a few point apart which would be insignificant statistically. The difference between 1 and 10 is 9 points. Not a huge gap when you are looking at 100 points for your 100% data base.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Silophant » November 18th, 2015, 12:06 pm

What's that Downtown West place that got second? Do they mean WeDo?

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Wedgeguy » November 18th, 2015, 2:19 pm

Found it interesting that Lynlake with the 4, 114 , and 21, 53, beat out the Uptown for transit score (66). Uptown has the 6, 12, 17, 21, 23, 53, and 113, a score of (60).

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby trigonalmayhem » November 19th, 2015, 11:12 am

That list confirms that the walk score is a terrible metric to use for actual walkability. The reality of almost all of those places is sidewalks that are too narrow and often obstructed, speeding cars just a few feet away and dangerous street crossings because of wide turn radius corners and a refusal of drivers to yield. No place in the city deserves anything higher than a C grade for walking and even that is generous. It's too bad there isn't a good way to quantify the actual walking experience.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby seanrichardryan » November 19th, 2015, 6:19 pm

trigonalmayhem wrote:...No place in the city deserves anything higher than a C grade for walking and even that is generous. It's too bad there isn't a good way to quantify the actual walking experience.
I understand your shtick is 'everything is terrible' , but really? Nicollet Mall? Milwaukee Avenue? Washington Ave SE? What exactly is your grade A, B, or more importantly, which European city center would you most like to emulate?
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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » November 20th, 2015, 9:30 am

Measured by zip code, Edina's 55424 (the quadrant between 44th, France, 62, and 100) is the 51st wealthiest zip code in the nation.

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/p ... 1448033004

The walkability, sidewalks, curbs, and grid(!), are cited as reasons the neighborhood more than other parts of the city is favored.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Gman12 » November 20th, 2015, 10:21 am

Anondson wrote:Measured by zip code, Edina's 55424 (the quadrant between 44th, France, 62, and 100) is the 51st wealthiest zip code in the nation.

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/p ... 1448033004

The walkability, sidewalks, curbs, and grid(!), are cited as reasons the neighborhood more than other parts of the city is favored.
Interesting how it changes with different metrics. For 4 bedroom homes top 8 are in California...and then Orono. And Medina 22nd.

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/b ... state.html

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby trigonalmayhem » November 24th, 2015, 3:15 pm

seanrichardryan wrote:
trigonalmayhem wrote:...No place in the city deserves anything higher than a C grade for walking and even that is generous. It's too bad there isn't a good way to quantify the actual walking experience.
I understand your shtick is 'everything is terrible' , but really? Nicollet Mall? Milwaukee Avenue? Washington Ave SE? What exactly is your grade A, B, or more importantly, which European city center would you most like to emulate?
Any of them? Seriously nicollet is more about sidewalk cafés than walking or serving as an actual transit spine (and I doubt this will improve with the redesign), Milwaukee is a two block aberration (albeit a pleasant one, but where are the pedestrian only business districts?), and Washington is marred by still trying to cater to automobiles on either end and insulting traffic control devices for pedestrians. Of the three Washington is probably the best these days, but if you're not a college student or employee good luck feeling comfortable around there or living nearby to take advantage of it.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby MNdible » November 24th, 2015, 3:21 pm

All is for the worst in this worst of all possible worlds.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » November 29th, 2015, 1:46 pm

Minnesota has the best Somali restaurant scene in the country.

A nice tour of some Somali restaurants, and the burgeoning Somali restaurant business in Minnesota. https://munchies.vice.com/articles/minn ... omali-food

I've been meaning to check one near me on Blake Road in Hopkins at I've seen continue to get rave reviews for a hole-in-the-wall joint.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby KML_1981 » December 8th, 2015, 2:35 pm

Some pretty good company in Fodor's. Seems like the only one that's at a neighborhood level though, so kinda interesting.. Others are countries or states or cities.

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... tions.html

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby xandrex » December 8th, 2015, 4:06 pm

I thought it was odd that they list a specific neighborhood and then recommend things outside that neighborhood. Why not just say "Minneapolis"?

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Nathan » December 16th, 2015, 9:08 am

11th best food city according to another thingy

https://www.zagat.com/b/the-top-17-food ... m=social#7

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby min-chi-cbus » December 16th, 2015, 12:15 pm

That's cool.....sounds about right (slightly better than average in terms of population).


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