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Old 04-24-2014, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I feel you on this one, never could understand why things like this happen. I love NOLA but the red tape can be UNBEARABLE at times. smh
Very true. It's embarrassing and a statewide issue.
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(and I like twisting the knife)
ya don't say?
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:08 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Very true. It's embarrassing and a statewide issue.

ya don't say?
Just realized it.
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:39 AM
 
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That's just an effect of the free market working. Would you rather the New York of the 80s and 90s?
90's, for sure

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I can sympathize with them about the slower culture. Which parts of North Carolina have turned into New York? With high COL, etc?
Charlotte suburbs for example. They weren't turned into New York, but the migrants from my home state drove up the real estate prices, introduced liberal politics and then fled elsewhere or back to NJ when they realized there were no New York jobs to pay for it all. Same with Denver. And I forgot mention Austin, TX - blue dot in a red state. I spent three days there and have only met one guy who was born in Texas - our fishing guide.

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Is keeping the status quote worth the crime and lack of adequate education?
Not at all. But neither is giving large corps a free place to stay and let them do as they will.

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I'll take Starbucks over a boarded up building.

Can't argue with that. It was the symbolism of it. Starbucks is a harbinger of corporate development. If a Starbucks appears in the area, start buying real estate around it. Yes, it means improvement is coming to your city, but some of you will eventually have to watch the results from afar.
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:42 AM
 
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It's neither...I, and many others simply call it a cold drink
So if you want a Coca-Cola you order " a cold drink" they will just know and bring you a coke, not juice or iced tea?
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:20 AM
 
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So if you want a Coca-Cola you order " a cold drink" they will just know and bring you a coke, not juice or iced tea?
Nah, they'll ask what kind of "cold drink" do you want. Then you'll precede to say Coke, Sprite, Tea etc....
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Charlotte suburbs for example. They weren't turned into New York, but the migrants from my home state drove up the real estate prices, introduced liberal politics and then fled elsewhere or back to NJ when they realized there were no New York jobs to pay for it all. Same with Denver. And I forgot mention Austin, TX - blue dot in a red state. I spent three days there and have only met one guy who was born in Texas - our fishing guide.
Austin isn't that blue. The college kids are, but it's not some large blue metropolis. It felt very much like Texas politics for the most part. Most people I met were from Austin, but it's a huge college town, what did you expect? Are people from New York and Jersey the only ones who drove up prices? Or is that just an effect of higher demand? I've been to Charlotte (not the burbs) many times since the 90s, will be going in May, even it doesn't seem very liberal.

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Not at all. But neither is giving large corps a free place to stay and let them do as they will.
Who's giving them a free place? What does it mean to let them do as they will, is it wrong for them to operate on a certain street but not a mom and pop shop? I understand your concern but I don't see a problem with the CBD having a few small Chase branches or an Apple store on Canal St.

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Can't argue with that. It was the symbolism of it. Starbucks is a harbinger of corporate development. If a Starbucks appears in the area, start buying real estate around it. Yes, it means improvement is coming to your city, but some of you will eventually have to watch the results from afar.
Watching results from afar isn't necessarily a bad thing, when it's an overall positive thing for everyone in the metropolitan area.
If Treme or St Roch were to completely gentrify, I wouldn't be angry. I'm sure some of the residents would, but it's the name of the game, and what's the problem with improving oneself?
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:47 PM
 
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So if you want a Coca-Cola you order " a cold drink" they will just know and bring you a coke, not juice or iced tea?
Or you could say "I want a Coke" and then be asked "What kind?"
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Old 06-07-2015, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Macao
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There's a big tug of war going on in the lower 9th ward now where there is a company who wants to come in, redevelop the old holy cross school thats been sitting dormant housing rats and probably termites and who knows what else, but the neighbors are complaining that 75 feet will be too tall for that neighborhood......thats not that tall and is crazy to me that when someone wants to come in to that area, bring jobs and fix up something run down, opponents want to dismiss it..smh
Any follow-up on that? What happened with that?
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