http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/st-louis-region-s-growth-among-nation-s-slowest-but/article_98c892f2-2d6b-55ad-a109-d5a905403e0e.html A cringy article touting O'Fallon's growth; West County's failure to attract young middle class families. "O'Fallon is a vibrant community." Ouch. The only aw...
Let's assume for the sake of argument that Annie Rice is the most noble human being ever to walk the Earth. Virtually ever bullet point on her agenda is race-based. Fine, great. It's St. Louis. Let's say someone comes along and wants to open a store around Tower Grove offering up socks and underwear...
West Lake Landfill Documentary on HBO :shock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=Ix1Tz7c1DTw I've seen this. Absolutely crazy. Personally, I wouldn't live within 10 miles of the landfill. One of the most bizarre scenes is when the woman speaks at the meeting who unknowingly moved to t...
Speculating on what the next cool urban neighborhood will be is totally what 20-40 something white dudes do.

And it's ok. :o
What about South Broadway/Carondelet-Patch neighborhood? I think there was an article in the RFT a few months ago where they specifically mentioned trying to be the next Grove I was going to say the same thing and was wondering why South Broadway/Carondelet-Patch got left off the poll? That area wa...
I don't even know where to begin when it comes to driving in St. Louis city. I've been almost killed 15 times on a bike and about 5 times driving. I mean, I'm speechless. I would never use the Chouteau bike lane. Someone is going to get killed on the Chouteau bike lane it's only a matter of time it ...
Still basically nowhere in the City to buy a simple pair of Levi's jeans. We shouldn't have to go to the suburbs for that. Im just waiting for a basic sporting goods store. And let's not forget socks and underwear. We shouldn't have to go to the suburbs to get socks and underwear. St. Louis is a so...
If Amazon doesn't pick Denver, "there will be a sense of relief" says Colorado governor.

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/01/23/c ... q2-denver/
STLrainbow wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:26 am
^ let's steal from the Metro campaign and use the slogan "Downtown, Not All of Use It But All of Us Need It!"
Let's steal from the great John F. Kennedy and use the slogan:

"Ask not what your sh*thole can do for you, ask what you can do for your sh*thole".
The five or six wealthiest counties in the US are all clustered around DC. System broken.
Upon further review. Considering the exclusion of St. Louis, Detroit and Baltimore it's only a matter of time so I'll go ahead pose the question. Is Amazon racist? Is Atlanta their "but one of my best friends is black" city on the list? And what about San Francisco? No tech infrastructure? No talent...
Financial incentives for the guy with $105B. Crazy, right?

Clearly going after the three or four big fish (MLS, NFL, Amazon, McKee) is not working. Maybe try a new tact and make things easier for a million little fish to get some things done in the city. Incentivize the little fish. Try that.
There is no doubt that the Administrative State in the St. Louis region is a major problem, if not the number one problem.
Although I'm a little surprised we didn't at least make the first cut, it's probably better to be off the list now and not get needlessly strung along for another year. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh is proving itself a cut above it's peer cities. So much so that I'm not sure it's even a peer city of St. Lou...
Nice and relevant article by CityLab about how Camden reset their police department and cut murders by 3/4ths. Some cool discussion points about the value of community policing in destabilized neighborhoods. STL could take a few pointers. https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/01/what-happened-to-crim...
I dunno. More questions than answers, I'm just growing beyond frustrated. Not only am I going to have to move neighborhoods, I'm afraid I'm going to have to do it sooner than I ever planned. And I hate it. I hate bailing on a place because that makes it worse. But it's not exactly my call anymore. ...
There were 214 knife murders in London during a recent 12-month period. Also 391 knife attempted murders. A six-year high. Migrant-related. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/rise-in-london-stabbings-sends-uks-knife-crime-rate-to-sixyear-high-a3662941.html Surge in German knife crimes as well, mo...
We are literally talking about where to spend our food and alcohol money aren't we? I wouldn't take the frustration out on bars and restaurants. Someone name three places IN the city of St. Louis where you can buy socks and underwear? Socks & underwear: - Target - JCP - Burlington Coat Factory That...
We are literally talking about where to spend our food and alcohol money aren't we? I wouldn't take the frustration out on bars and restaurants. Someone name three places IN the city of St. Louis where you can buy socks and underwear? Name one place not named Target where you could by, say, a toaste...
The FHTC program isn't going anywhere. Trump has too many wealthy friends in the development game to cut FHTC much less a program started with much passion by his hero Ronald Reagan. It's a bargaining chip to gain concessions elsewhere. It's all politics. I'd be stunned if it gets axed.
ricke002 wrote:
leeharveyawesome wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:59 am
ricke002 wrote:

Then GTFO
ricke002 wrote:


You seem fun.
That's what most people do.

But, Ricke002, I'm not going anywhere. It's time for other people to GTFO.
You seem fun.
You say GTFO = genius

I say GTFO = no fun

Got it.

I'm next level fun, brother.
ricke002 wrote:
leeharveyawesome wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:28 am
I'd rather live in Nairobi than this area in its current state.
Then GTFO
That's what most people do.

But, Ricke002, I'm not going anywhere. It's time for other people to GTFO.
The Chippewa area needs an influx of immigrants. Latinos and Asians. Or pretty much anyone to displace the current residents. Give the current residents a one way ticket and a section 8 voucher to Houston or Atlanta. The amount of trash and garbage in the street is mind boggling. The problem is that...
I suppose you'll be happy to know that the cops never catch a good percentage of murderers in St. Louis. The murderers are mostly running loose in our emptied out little city every night.