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Old 12-18-2017, 11:37 AM
 
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No.
FYI, the 1920s photo was taken on Texas Avenue at Main Street, with the building with the fur sale sign being the old Rialto Theater at 608 Main, between Texas and Capitol. That entire 600 block is now occupied by just one building, JP Morgan Chase Center, designed by IM Pei and built in 1982.
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Old 12-18-2017, 12:06 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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FYI, the 1920s photo was taken on Texas Avenue at Main Street, with the building with the fur sale sign being the old Rialto Theater at 608 Main, between Texas and Capitol. That entire 600 block is now occupied by just one building, JP Morgan Chase Center, designed by IM Pei and built in 1982.
A good amount of the buildings are still intact, and even those that were torn down were done so in anticipation that highrises like the JP Morgan would be built. A rescaling of downtown that wasn't able to be completed thanks to the oil crash.
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Old 12-18-2017, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Miami's all time recorded high temperature is 100 degrees F. Most daytime highs are between 90-95F in Miami's hottest months, and there are plenty of people who dine outside in those temperatures.

In Singapore, this is pretty much the daytime high almost every day of the year (In Miami, maybe just 8 months of the year, maybe) and as stated, al fresco dining is the rage here.

In cold climates, no one dines outside in the winter whereas in hot climates, plenty of people dine out in the summer. It's much easier to dine outside in 100 degrees (provided there is shade), than even 40 degrees (let alone freezing temperatures). Not just for me, but the majority of people as well judging by behaviors and where al fresco dining is most popular.
Miami's normal high is 90°+ from Jun 17th through September 9th, maxing at 91° from July 17th through August 24th
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Old 12-18-2017, 04:35 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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I'd imagine the "privileged" have cars. All my neighbors in Brooklyn (I have a property there) have automobiles, and if they have it in Brooklyn, why not in Texas? If they don't have a car in Houston, the only reason I could entertain is they can't afford it or they're trying to live some environmentally friendly lifestyle against all odds.
Yeah, most upper class or upper middle class people in Dallas or Houston own a car, that is very true. Most working class or working poor also have cars. Most of people I know who have gone car free by choice are young professionals who can afford to live in a walk-able area near to work.

At one point my two old roommates didn't own cars. Both were making good money and could afford to get one (one of them later did) but would just rather not bother with it. I would defiantly consider us privileged. (college educated, good jobs) I guess since I owned a car our apartment had a car.


I do know one dude who was a trust fund kid from Manhattan, (well I guess his parents actually moved to Brooklyn and bought a brownstone recently,but he but he grew up in Manhattan) who lived downtown who either called ubers or asked people to pick him up for stuff even though I'm positive he could afford to own a car. I think in some weird way it helped him feel like he was being "fugal" even if he ran his uber bill up after we told him we were not going to pick him up all the time. LOL.

That guy was not the norm at all though.
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Old 12-18-2017, 08:26 PM
 
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A 2016 article by the Seattle Times said new apartments in the city were averaging about 0.6 parking spaces per unit. I'd guess that's a good estimate of car ownership among the residents of those units...some people park on the street but there's not much room for that, and some of those new parking spaces go empty.

If you watch new buildings go up, even the $2,500 units are often a similar ratio, because those tend to be centrally located.
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Old 12-19-2017, 05:36 AM
 
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Just curious, what part of Brooklyn are you at that everybody has a car? One of the beach neighborhoods?
Bushwick.
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Old 12-20-2017, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Bushwick.
That’s interesting.... not what I was expecting at all.
Love Bushwick though
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:25 AM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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Pine to Vine lived in Houston for 26 years. His attitude about it is absolutely valid.
That 26-year experience is simply what he uses to polish the turds that are his arguments.
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:30 AM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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I’ve noticed this. It really is unfortunate. You gotta leave the US to get warm and walkable. Barcelona is a good one. Mexico City I imagine would be too. The closest thing we have is San Francisco. I wouldn’t call that a warm climate though, but I also wouldn’t call it a cold climate either.
Check out Seville if you really want to turn up the heat:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seville#Climate
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Old 03-09-2018, 03:48 AM
 
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That’s interesting.... not what I was expecting at all.
Love Bushwick though
While Bushwick is not autocentric, a ton of people in Bushwick, Bed Stuy, and North Brooklyn in general do drive. Many of my coworkers from Brooklyn and Western Queens drive. One of my coworkers lives in Bed Stuy near the Clinton Hill border and parking is so tight where he lives that sometimes he has to drive around for over an hour to find a spot.
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