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Old 09-02-2008, 11:06 AM
 
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I stayed at the Suburban Extended Stay on Taylorsville. It's a bit out of the city and near all the big box stuff, but the prices were right (I think 31.99 per night on a weekly rate, otherwise 40 a night) and it has a kitchenette, it's safe, clean, and I never felt unsafe.
How would I get there from the airport, is there a city bus that goes there? I would like to be closer to the city.downtown if possible price wise. If anyone knows of a place. Thanks again!
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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How would I get there from the airport, is there a city bus that goes there? I would like to be closer to the city.downtown if possible price wise. If anyone knows of a place. Thanks again!
Sorry, I didn't realize you wouldn't have a car at your disposal. I was driving so it was easy. I guess it would be better for you to stay closer to town.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:47 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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The general vibe you get from city officials and most citizens is that the West End and much of the South End is past the point of no return, so why not leave it as is to keep the problems from spreading to the East End and Downtown
I guess that works until it spills into the East End. Then what?
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:52 PM
 
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By the way, why does the city, police, etc have a problem with cleaning out W Louisville? Lots of cities have cleaned up their bad areas. What sort of challenges does Louisville have that prevents it from doing so? Just curious
Like....where? Every city I have lived or traveled in has MUCH worse ghettos than Louisville. The reason so many Louisvillians play up the W end as being so bad is because they have never seen or interacted with a real big city ghetto. Also realize many people moving to Louisville come from small KY towns, and many native Louisvillians move away and are replaced by them, so it is all in perspective. Urban decay is a post WWII reality that is here to stay, even with gentrification of downtown areas. From a crime stand point, West Louisville is dangerous, yes. Is it as dangerous as the "hood" in most major cities? Not a chance.
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:00 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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Like....where? Every city I have lived or traveled in has MUCH worse ghettos than Louisville. The reason so many Louisvillians play up the W end as being so bad is because they have never seen or interacted with a real big city ghetto. Also realize many people moving to Louisville come from small KY towns, and many native Louisvillians move away and are replaced by them, so it is all in perspective. Urban decay is a post WWII reality that is here to stay, even with gentrification of downtown areas. From a crime stand point, West Louisville is dangerous, yes. Is it as dangerous as the "hood" in most major cities? Not a chance.

I understand comparatively that Louisville's West End isn't as crime-ridden as other cities. What I'm asking is what is being done about it, if anything?
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:08 PM
 
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There's nothing wrong with downtown, but there's nothing to do if you live there. The West is a little rough in places. It's not all bad.
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:38 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I understand comparatively that Louisville's West End isn't as crime-ridden as other cities. What I'm asking is what is being done about it, if anything?
Since Mayor Abramson, the King of Crescent Hill, is running the city pretty much nothing. The only area west of I-65 outside Downtown that is improving is the U of L area, and that's because of private funding.

Heck, one of Louisville's most prominant councilman (Tom Owens) owns a slummy industrial site next to U of L and not only refuses to redevelop his sight but recently prevented a Plasma lab from going in a building next door that was formerly a strip club. TO claims to be a Liberal who wants redevelopment in urban areas
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Since Mayor Abramson, the King of Crescent Hill, is running the city pretty much nothing. The only area west of I-65 outside Downtown that is improving is the U of L area, and that's because of private funding.

Heck, one of Louisville's most prominant councilman (Tom Owens) owns a slummy industrial site next to U of L and not only refuses to redevelop his sight but recently prevented a Plasma lab from going in a building next door that was formerly a strip club. TO claims to be a Liberal who wants redevelopment in urban areas
Hmmmmm... I never did like that Tom Owens character.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:05 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Tom Owens is like most Liberals. They support noble sounding causes as long as major sacrifices are made by everyone but themselves.

It is that ugly green metal building that is directly behind Reynolds Lofts. I actually interviewed TO's son about the building when I worked for the U of L student paper and he said that they had cleaned up the site "as much as possible" - is the dude blind or does he never drive down 3rd Street? That thing is a terrible eyesore for U of L.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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That used to be a paint factory, I think.

As for the West End the big suprise is what happened to Park-Duvalle. When I was in Lou last I made a point of driving through there, and the place is amazing. Absolutely a total transformation, with some nice houses, too. Though they did keep that once-controversial fire station.
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