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Old 04-09-2014, 03:30 PM
 
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I never claimed they were free of traffic. Though they'd be nicer if they had less traffic. Same with town squares or small parks. What's exactly is the hypocrisy?

As to the bolded, don't remember reading that, except ciscokid, who doesn't like any noisy street. I assume you're talking about small parks. Large parks you shouldn't be able to hear traffic noise, so that they feel not urban.

No even mentioned sidewalk cafes before
Reminds of the Starbucks experience in the suburbs with the outdoor tables typically situated right in front of a large parking lot, treating you to a fabulous view of all the parked cars. Or if you're in the city the outdoor tables are usually facing a very busy and noisy arterial. Not a very pleasant experience.
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:32 PM
 
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That's how suburban growth took off.
haha good point. everyone fleeing all at once lead to massive suburban sprawl.
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:52 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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That's how suburban growth took off.
Bull s*it!

I'm tired of suburbanites getting called all kinds of names! Now it's "coward", is it? What's next?
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Bull s*it!

I'm tired of suburbanites getting called all kinds of names! Now it's "coward", is it? What's next?
Actually I was talking about "White Flight." It is well documented in this country's history if you don't believe me.

You should address cisco kid about the "coward" comment.
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:47 PM
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Actually I was talking about "White Flight." It is well documented in this country's history if you don't believe me.

You should address cisco kid about the "coward" comment.
Sorry if you didn't like that I quoted you.

I seem to have a better grasp of US history than many on this board. I think "white flight" was a name made up by the media, like "obesity epidemic" or "junk food". It's funny how on the one hand, people say that certain neighborhoods were redlined (no denying that), yet at the same time, whites were moving out b/c of blacks moving into their neighborhoods. How do you explain that?

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Old 04-09-2014, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Again, who died and made you mod? Sorry if you didn't like that I quoted you.

I seem to have a better grasp of US history than many on this board. I think "white flight" was a name made up by the media, like "obesity epidemic" or "junk food". It's funny how on the one hand, people say that certain neighborhoods were redlined (no denying that), yet at the same time, whites were moving out b/c of blacks moving into their neighborhoods. How do you explain that?
You know that is the definition of "white flight," right?

Oh I don't care if you quote me for something I didn't say, I simply pointed that out so you could address the correct person because you wouldn't be getting an answer from me on something I never said.
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Again, who died and made you mod? Sorry if you didn't like that I quoted you.

I seem to have a better grasp of US history than many on this board. I think "white flight" was a name made up by the media, like "obesity epidemic" or "junk food". It's funny how on the one hand, people say that certain neighborhoods were redlined (no denying that), yet at the same time, whites were moving out b/c of blacks moving into their neighborhoods. How do you explain that?
The white flight is moving out because of black people. Redlining is the other side of the coin
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Please stay on the topic of town squares. Open a new thread if you wish to discuss an alternate subject.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:08 AM
 
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I don't know if this would fit, but it is somewhat of an area where people congregate: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=roche...310.48,,0,1.94
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:16 AM
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^^No, sorry. It doesn't fit the OP's criteria. Why, it probably isn't even in mid-town! (Sarcasm)
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