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  2. Well this is apples snd oranges or more apples and sharks. One is a late night comedy skit that highlights how well his talking points line up with the village drunk in front of a bunch of cops. Pretty hilarious. The other is a political hit job made to get the base(you) assuming that dear president is correct when he says Pelosi is “slowing down”. I’ve heard this from Fox viewers in the past 2 years saying how off her rocker Pelosi is at the same time they and you were insisting that Hillary was deathly ill.
  3. ^^World Class Glass, and World Class Signage in the same pic. We need some of this new construction on the lots between Chester and Payne, around E. 12th. Not changing the topic- I'll have to go there and take a pic to show just how much those lots suck when compared to the surrounding activity.
  4. ^Jimmy Kimmel does not have access to our country's nuclear arsenal.
  5. Toronto was always a different animal than the 3Cs were. It was always the main financial center of English speaking Canada as well as possessing the right geographic characteristics that no other Canadian cities had. It was primed to be the hub it became today. Montreal was that hub but the whole French language thing and the rift between Quebec and the rest of Canada hurt its growth, I believe. The interesting thing with the fast growth cities or faster growing cities of the last 20 years seems to be that they almost all center around a state capital and large research university combination in the town. Austin, Columbus, Salt Lake, Raleigh/Durham, Nashville, Atlanta all fit this mold. Throw in Indy and Denver who may not have the large research university in the city but have one within an hour drive and they all fit the mold. Outside of say Charlotte, how many other key cities have that type of growth? Yes, there are Dallas and Houston but Texas is its own unique animal so I discount that.
  6. DarkandStormy et. al. - is this propaganda as well or is this one okay? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK3LbVFgyqQ Objectively, that video isn't as funny nor relevant because Trump is a strict teetotaler so the parody aspect isn't there. Nevertheless, it's still slightly humorous to hear videos played back like this, particularly when the speaker is rambling on. Why folks on the far left can't take jokes is beyond me.
  7. The amphitheater is almost done! It looks great whenever I drive past it on Market Street Bridge. Way better than expected. I found this drone photo from KCAerials of the amphitheater - go follow them on Instagram, they have great drone photos of Youngstown! It's unfortunate that the parking lot is still in front of it but I think that the master plan is to replace it with park space. There's also a lot less open space between the amphitheater and river than I expected.
  8. I'm going to assume you're not a fan of Justin Amash anymore... despite the most Conservative voting record in Congress... Why is that again....
  9. Though the city continues to decline, I feel the city is truly positioned for growth in the near future. One of the reasons, if not the biggest reason why a person will relocate and choose to move here will always be jobs. The region's economy as of today is much more stable than when compared to the Clinton years, which had the highest levels of regional employment. The Clinton years were still dominated by manufacturing before NAFTA, which began to affect the regional economy after he left office. in June of 1990, the Cleveland region had 214,600 employed in manufacturing. Today, roughly 123,100 are employed in that sector. After the 2002 recession and NAFTA beginning to have an effect, by 2005 the region lost 50,000 manufacturing jobs which were never recovered. Robotics no doubt played into the job losses as well. Between 2005 and 2010, regional manufacturing employment dropped to 117,500 total jobs. That's a loss of almost 100,000 jobs in a single economic sector over the course of 20 years. Of those jobs, to date the region has only recovered 5,600. In 1990 the manufacturing sector took up 20% of the available jobs within the regional economy. The number was even larger before 1990, with manufacturing being one of the sectors most affected by global recessions. Today, the manufacturing sector takes up roughly 11% of the regional economy- which is much healthier for the region in today's world and on par with many other metros. The Education and Health Services sector had roughly 120,200 jobs in 1990, or roughly 11% of the total regional economy. Today, that sector employs 207,200, or roughly 19% of the regional economy. Education and Health Care wasn't affected locally by any recession since 1990. Education and Health Services has taken the place of manufacturing by an almost 1-to-1 basis. The region IS poised for growth in the future (finally). There's definitely issues which still need to be addressed- but even with the losses, the sky isn't falling anymore.
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  11. Areas outside floodwalls can be sketchy as hell... I'm thinking of you, Portsmouth. You'd think with everything out in the open it wouldn't be but people don't care.
  12. I said "fairly unique", which may not have been the best phrasing, but without finding hard numbers I've found a few references to Cincinnati having a worse landslide problem than anywhere else, so "uniquely bad" may be correct. e.g. this quote from a 2007 Cincinnati Post (RIP) article:
  13. Except newcomers don't have the stigma of "Kinsman" or other areas in town that have are in complete reset mode. You and I probably would never consider moving to them because the names have been burned into our memories as places to fear. But newcomers don't have that. Kinsman means as much to them as Hunting Valley does.
  14. ^ Seems like most people are going to Joseph Beth, LongHorn, First Watch, or BW3, and that's where it's tightest. It's also a tough haul from the garage to there with no sidewalks.
  15. yes, Adam Schiff actually said this-- "Trump and Barr conspire to weaponize law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies."
  16. The only big issue I have is with Rookwood (work a second job at one of the stores) is how much more parking there is on the Bed Bath and Beyond side opposed to the Nordstrom rack side. On any given summer Saturday or around the holidays it can be a pain to find any parking and they do not advertise very well that you can park in garage behind Potbelly’s.
  17. ^ that landslides exist doesn't make it a unique issue though. certainly anything like that immediately brings to mind cinci's twin city .. and sure enough: https://www.wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-says-its-more-prepared-if-2019-brings-more-landslides also, this brings to mind that cleveland has plenty of issues with the valley slopes and along the waterfront that impede development. so not building along those otherwise very desirable plots due to difficult terrain concerns is a drag too.
  18. They have some landslide problems, but google "landslide capital of the United States"
  19. I’m skeptical that much of anything will be developed here besides the parking garage and music venue.
  20. musky

    2021 NFL Draft

    Locations, economic impact, costs, clearing up misconceptions — a deeper look at Cleveland hosting the 2021 NFL draft Cleveland has landed the NFL draft, and Northeast Ohio is as fired up as Baker Mayfield was to face Hue Jackson last season. Events of this magnitude bring a lot of talk about economic impact, generate plenty of questions about who gets what and produce a ton of snark from the Twitter trolls. So let's try to clear up some of the confusion as Cleveland gets set to celebrate hosting the 2021 draft with an event Thursday afternoon in Public Square: Location, location, location: A release announcing the news on May 22 said there would be "free celebrations at iconic downtown locations around FirstEnergy Stadium, including the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, as well as on the shore of Lake Erie." It didn't mention a specific location for the draft, and David Gilbert, the president and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, said in a conference call that a "final site won't be determined for a while." Plans for the event, Gilbert said, "will continue to change and evolve." The NFL, as you might expect, has a major say in every draft detail, which is why the original plan of holding the first two days of the draft at Public Auditorium and the final four rounds at the Pro Football Hall of Fame was scrapped after Cleveland wasn't selected to host the 2019 and '20 drafts that were awarded to Nashville and Las Vegas, respectively, in 2018. That proposal, Browns chief operating officer David Jenkins told us last year, created too many logistical challenges for the league. The Hall of Fame "will absolutely play a role" in the 2021 draft, Gilbert said Wednesday. But the Canton landmark won't host one of the three days. If you watched the 2019 draft on TV, you might have been captivated by the scene in Nashville, with the streets packed — almost Cavs championship parade-like — and fans watching from rooftops and the windows of highrises. What you might not have seen, Gilbert pointed out Wednesday, was "the NFL Draft Experience was about a 15-minute walk away over a pedestrian bridge to the parking lot in and around their NFL stadium. I think that it actually was more spread out as a full experience than what we saw on TV. I think that will be the same in Cleveland." We expect much of downtown to be part of what has turned into a three-day party, with the malls and the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland being heavily involved, as the locations were in Cleveland's original draft bid. "It largely is an outdoor event just by its nature," Gilbert said. And if you're concerned about the weather in Cleveland in late April, Gilbert, who was part of the Northeast Ohio contingent who made the trip to Tennessee for the draft last month, said it "was pouring rain when the first pick was announced in Nashville. Thankfully, football fans are a hardy crowd." Impact: There is a cost: Teams aren't cashing in: Same goes for the city: Yes, they should fix the potholes: The money won't go toward a megadeal for Francisco Lindor: Cleveland isn't going to celebrate its All-Star status with the return of Snow Days: Also not included: Appreciate this: https://www.crainscleveland.com/kevin-kleps-blog/locations-economic-impact-costs-clearing-misconceptions-deeper-look-cleveland
  21. Very good point. We could definitely see an increase in hotel development because of the draft. They would have to begin construction within the next couple of months though if they want it to be complete in time.
  22. The whole French Quarter phenomenon is a bit of a fake. The area was never the city's red light district or any kind of special attention until the 1960s. The House of the Rising Sun stuff actually occurred in an area that was completely demolished on the opposite side of Rampart. The actual notorious part of New Orleans in the 1800s and early 1900s was here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/New+Orleans,+LA/@29.9608825,-90.0747476,1015m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x8620a454b2118265:0xdb065be85e22d3b4!8m2!3d29.9510658!4d-90.0715323 You can see the outline of a former railroad station and its approach tracks slashing diagonally across the site, and then of course the public housing and RV park (!) that took this historic area's place.
  23. I bet people will still sell drugs down on that roadway outside the flood wall.
  24. I've become kind of obsessed with the "faux historic" buildings that populate the French Quarter, and I'm curious what everyone's opinion is on them. Most of them were built during the "Disneyfication" of the Quarter in the 1960s and replaced other buildings that were still historic, but didn't fit the overall aesthetic narrative that preservationists at the time were pushing for. Most of them look decent from street level as you're strolling past them, but if you spend enough time studying them you can tell they're a facsimile of lesser quality than the original buildings of the neighborhood. They're almost all hotels or parking garages, so their massing tends to be out of scale with the rest of the neighborhood. The hotel on the right is an infill block. Again, the building on the right is probably only 50 years old. These are both parking garages. I think this was one of the first infill projects in the Quarter, and you can see how it employs some of the same "broken facade" tricks that developers still use on their yuppie boxes.
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