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^ That's the distinction to make right there. Wander more than a few feet from the Yale campus and you're suddenly in Detroit-East (with a little bit of Little Italy mixed in).

My question is, what's the best city for Bigfoot watching?
post #962 of 8178

What's missing? 

 

lefty

post #963 of 8178
Here's a bright spot: the Hudson around NYC is not that polluted. The worst area is the Albany/Troy waterfront area which, if Riverkeeper is correct, is more polluted than the Gowanus!

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Fouled-Hudson-hits-home-4133280.php
post #964 of 8178
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

This is of course a personal opinion, but the downtown areas of major cities are designed for adults, not kids. Kids may find a way, but it just seems like something huge is missing here. I guess people adapt, but something just doesn't jive with me on this topic.
Kids adapt because they don't know any different. Howard Stern had some rapper named Game on recently, he talked about how his parents were both in the Bloods gang of LA and that he would watch them get strapped up with guns and then leave to go do gang things. This was his version of normal. Point being just because you adapt doesn't mean its in the best interests of the kids.
Again, personal opinion.

Kids only grew up in cities or on farms until the 1950s so I'm not sure what you're basing that on.
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New Haven is probably the worst "city" in the US. Phoenix? That is like LA without a soul. And unimPortland??? I do have a soft spot for Portland, ME.

I've never been to the west coast Portland but the one in ME is a place I'd like to live.
post #966 of 8178
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Your appreciation of this fact belies your childlessness.
As a point of reference, here in San Francisco, generally considered to be more family-friendly than Manhattan, we have to drive our kids to school. No schoolbuses, and schools are not assigned by location.

 

True. If I actually had kids I'd probably raise them in a field somewhere like badgers.

 

My sister lives in a very nice house and neighbourhood in LA and has to drive the first kid 30 minutes to school, then drive the other another 45 minutes. Extracurricular activity means two cars heading off in opposite directions. Her kids are being raised as passengers.

 

lefty 

post #967 of 8178
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

This is of course a personal opinion, but the downtown areas of major cities are designed for adults, not kids. Kids may find a way, but it just seems like something huge is missing here. I guess people adapt, but something just doesn't jive with me on this topic.
Kids adapt because they don't know any different. Howard Stern had some rapper named Game on recently, he talked about how his parents were both in the Bloods gang of LA and that he would watch them get strapped up with guns and then leave to go do gang things. This was his version of normal. Point being just because you adapt doesn't mean its in the best interests of the kids.
Again, personal opinion.

So Game had two men for parents? confused.gif
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Piob, you are an idiot.
post #969 of 8178
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

^ That's the distinction to make right there. Wander more than a few feet from the Yale campus and you're suddenly in Detroit-East (with a little bit of Little Italy mixed in).
My question is, what's the best city for Bigfoot watching?

True that about New Haven, though there are some great neighborhoods on the outskirts.

Bigfoot? Fucking-A... glad you asked

Portland & Eugene, OR
Seattle, WA
Vancouver, BC
Falllstaff, AZ
Santa Fe, NM
Traverse City, MI
Burlington, VT
Roanoke, VA


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Kids only grew up in cities or on farms until the 1950s so I'm not sure what you're basing that on.

Nothing except personal experience. I readily admit I may be way off. Just remembering how I grew up and compare it to a concrete jungle? Naw. I loved busting thru the screen door and onto my bike and off to do whatever.

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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

True. If I actually had kids I'd probably raise them in a field somewhere like badgers.

My sister lives in a very nice house and neighbourhood in LA and has to drive the first kid 30 minutes to school, then drive the other another 45 minutes. Extracurricular activity means two cars heading off in opposite directions. Her kids are being raised as passengers.

lefty 

Maybe, but what about being raised in elevators?
post #970 of 8178
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Maybe, but what about being raised in elevators?

Get a walkup?
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I expect my children to live in a city as adults, so it seems sensible to raise them in that environment.
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So you'll be packing them up and fleeing SanFo any day now?

 

lefty

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Well played. smile.gif

Don't you need to save that material for the I Hate(d) SanFo (But Now I Kinda Miss It) threak? Or will you be x-posting?
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post

Kids only grew up in cities or on farms until the 1950s so I'm not sure what you're basing that on.

Somebody should have told my mother and father that.
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Well played. smile.gif
Don't you need to save that material for the I Hate(d) SanFo (But Now I Kinda Miss It) threak? Or will you be x-posting?

 

I have the get the aftertaste out of my mouth first.

 

lefty

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