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    Cleveland: Downtown Office Development News

    My company looked in to relocating to the United Bank building a few years ago. We turned it down primarily due to space and architecture concerns. There were many "historic hallways" that needed to be preserved, and that severely limited build-out options. I'm not surprised that they're throwing in the towel and converting to apartments.
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    Cleveland: Crime & Safety Discussion

    The biggest crime-whiners seem to be the long-time residents, not the newcomers...
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    Cleveland: Random Quick Questions

    If you don't need it right away, there's an app that lets you take a picture of your key and then they mail a copy to you.
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    The "Generation Gap"

    This is a point of confusion that annoys me. Recent conversation: Guy: This "juuling" thing has really taken off with kids. I saw an article that said it's all over high schools. Me: Yea, it's a shame because those things were invented to help people stop smoking. Guy: Leave it to millennials to ruin a good thing! I guess this guy just thought millennials meant anyone younger than him. Maybe he called them "millenials" because there isn't consensus yet on what to call the younger generation. Gen Z seems to be the most popular label. But with my generation, we were called Gen Y for a while (corresponding with coming of age around Y2K and a continuation of X, I guess) before "millenials" became more popular. Although I am a bit hesitant to promote the use of these labels in the first place, since they seem to do more harm than good.
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    The "Generation Gap"

    I thought of several possible titles for this topic - The Generation Gap (real or perceived), Generations in the Media, etc. The topic I want to discuss is how the media portrays the differences between generations (millenials/gen x/boomers/what have you), and how that lines up with your own experiences and perceptions. In my perception, as a "millenial" (though I'm nearly 30), the media has been consistently portrayed millenials negatively, and at conflict with other generations. Time Magazine has been rather egregious about this, having published negative articles about the current generation going back decades. Before millenials were narcissistic and entitled, gen x was portrayed the same way: https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/05/me-generation-time/315151/ Lastly, if you have some time to spare, the Citations Needed podcast episode on "the media's bogus generation obsession" is very good (like most all of their work). Their thesis is that the media uses generational tension as a palatable substitute for race and class conflict, topics that might upset the viewer or media higher-ups. Young people criticize old people, old people criticize young people, but the power/money/media presence is concentrated mostly in the older generations, and they can wield generational differences as a cudgel to push through their policies and influence public opinion. So that's what the media says - what is reality? In my opinion, the defining event for millenials was the financial crisis. As I was graduating college, jobs were scarce, the stock market was trashed (and gaining, but not like most young people could participate), and housing was unaffordable. Millenials work longer hours for lower wages, and have fewer guaranteed future benefits. Pensions, what are those? I also see a lot of hesitancy to investing in the stock market or real estate, because the perception is that the market could crash again at any time. Also, less money to play with. How much do these sort of cultural gaps matter? Not as much as the media seems to think, but they do matter somewhat. I think it's important for older generations to understand the circumstances that are causing millenials to marry later, live with their parents longer, and approach financial issues differently, because that can influence policy decisions. I'm posting this here because this is one of my few social media outlets that has members from a variety of ages and backgrounds and wanted to get opinions on this subject.
  6. Sounds like good news to me. That's a good looking building.
  7. "Our current project, The Beacon, and future project, nuCLEus, will connect the central business district in a way that has never been done before" future project. I had sort of given up on this whole thing, but we might be getting something... eventually.
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    Cleveland: Public Square Redesign

    What else needs to be done?
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    Cleveland: Retail News

    Zaytoon (and Boaz in OHC, I could eat Boaz every day) is much better than Raving Med, I won't miss it. Bought a few things from M Lang before, too bad he's closing up. Otto Moser's was not good food, it's not surprising that it's going away with all the extra competition these days.
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    Cleveland Relocation: need neighborhood, school recommendations

    If you have the money for it, you could even consider new construction. A newly built house in Cleveland gets a 15 year tax abatement. My property taxes are $500 a MONTH so the savings over time can be huge.
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    Cleveland sidewalks

    I've been trying to convince a friend to accept a job offer and move here, but I had to concede that Cleveland is a unique mix of great things and baffling ineptitude.
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    Cleveland sidewalks

    This is a pretty serious problem in my opinion. We've been dealing with the lack of sidewalk in front of the Athletic Club downtown for over a year now, and it gets dangerous sometimes. Now you also have the May Company renovation on Prospect, and the sidewalk is out of commission there. I drive past it on my commute and there are always pedestrians squeezed between the cars and the concrete barriers.
  13. Southern Tier was pretty packed yesterday before the game, but service was still fast, so that's good. Just wish they had a Happy Hour discount of some sort.
  14. I heard that a road connection between W 70th and W 73rd by the Shoreway was eventually going to happen. Do we know anything about that?
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    Cleveland sidewalks

    At least it seems like they're repairing some of them. The various stretches of Detroit that are under construction right now. Also W 69th Street north of Detroit, of which the upper half was one of the worst sections of road and sidewalk in the city. Work on the portion from Herman to Father Caruso is underway, and the portion from Detroit to Herman will be done in the spring.
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