St. Louis in the National Media

St. Louis references in the news. Oh yeah, don't forget our favorite "Top Lists."
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stlgasm wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:46 am
jshank83 wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:11 pm
Not a ton of substance to this article but it was nice to be mentioned.

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/e ... city-gems/

Thanks for sharing this. It’s refreshing to read an outsider’s perspective of St. Louis that doesn’t dwell on the doom-and-gloom or isn’t a paraphrased press release written by the CVC. It’s also cool that our urban appeal is recognized along with other classic legacy cities that are St. Louis’s true peers, and not random comparisons with Indianapolis or Columbus, etc.
I agree it is always nice to get an outsiders perspective. I married someone from the Bay Area in California and who went to school in the Northeast so we get a lot of outsiders she is friends with that come visit. All of them always are amazed by what St. Louis has to offer. We currently have a couple in from NYC and multiple times they have said things like we didn't realized STL had such in such (architecture was one of the things mentioned). Most people just think the Arch and AB is all we have. One friend came recently who lived in STL 20 years ago when she was young and hadn't been back here since. When she came to visit she thought it was a lot better than she remembered.

We talked a little bit about it at dinner and thought one of the reasons not many people know about STL is because STL has so many people who just stay here compared to other cities. Maybe they go off to college but then they come back. Thus, you don't have people a lot of people out there campaigning for it and talking it up like other places.

We currently have one couple we are trying to convince to move here from NYC. One has parents in Indy, the other in Arkansas so it would be in the middle. We are going up against them thinking Denver though, so I am not sure how that is going to work out.
jshank83 wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:11 pm
Not a ton of substance to this article but it was nice to be mentioned.

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/e ... city-gems/
Its funny how "racial tension" is listed as a downside for St. Louis but not for Cincy, Cleveland, Indy etc lol

Seattle would have racial tension if it actually had black Americans living in it
BellaVilla wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:27 pm
jshank83 wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:11 pm
Not a ton of substance to this article but it was nice to be mentioned.

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/e ... city-gems/
Its funny how "racial tension" is listed as a downside for St. Louis but not for Cincy, Cleveland, Indy etc lol

Seattle would have racial tension if it actually had black Americans living in it
It does list it as a downside for Cincy.
Indy isn't even mentioned in the article.
BellaVilla wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:27 pm


Seattle would have racial tension if it actually had black Americans living in it
Yeah, this has always bugged me too. All those uber-hip, ultra-"progressive" cities in the Northwest seem to think they know the secrets to racial harmony, without having to actually deal with it. Portland, especially, seems to think they're so "woke", yet they're one of the most white-dominated cities in the country.

" Portland does remain a predominantly white city, although the percentage has dropped over the last fifty years. In 1940, 98% of the population was white. In 2009, Portland still had the 5th highest percentage of white residents among the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the country, while a study in 2007 found that Portland's urban area has the highest percentage of white people in the United States."

http://worldpopulationreview.com/us-cit ... opulation/
stlgasm wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:46 am
jshank83 wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:11 pm
Not a ton of substance to this article but it was nice to be mentioned.

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/e ... city-gems/

Thanks for sharing this. It’s refreshing to read an outsider’s perspective of St. Louis that doesn’t dwell on the doom-and-gloom or isn’t a paraphrased press release written by the CVC. It’s also cool that our urban appeal is recognized along with other classic legacy cities that are St. Louis’s true peers, and not random comparisons with Indianapolis or Columbus, etc.
agreed; Twin Cities not as much, but Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Cincy for sure. All great and prefer them and STL immensely over the Nashvilles and Indys of the world
framer wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:49 pm
BellaVilla wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:27 pm


Seattle would have racial tension if it actually had black Americans living in it
Yeah, this has always bugged me too. All those uber-hip, ultra-"progressive" cities in the Northwest seem to think they know the secrets to racial harmony, without having to actually deal with it. Portland, especially, seems to think they're so "woke", yet they're one of the most white-dominated cities in the country.

" Portland does remain a predominantly white city, although the percentage has dropped over the last fifty years. In 1940, 98% of the population was white. In 2009, Portland still had the 5th highest percentage of white residents among the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the country, while a study in 2007 found that Portland's urban area has the highest percentage of white people in the United States."

http://worldpopulationreview.com/us-cit ... opulation/
And much of that new diversity in Portland is latino and Asian which there can definitely racial tensions between whites and those groups but its child's play compared to black/white tensions
BPV Shooting made the AP wire, meaning it will likely be reported on during morning newscasts nationwide.
A bit random, but on a more positive note than why St. Louis was in the national spotlight recently, I just yesterday saw a gorgeous video of the Arch at dusk facing towards Illinois used as one of Adult Swim's video bumps. I always felt like St. Louis was more than a pretty enough sight to be used in one of their video bumps, and I'm glad it finally happened. Kind of wish they'd have shown the cityscape at night as opposed to the Illinois side, but the end result was still quite nice. I'll see if I can't dig up the actual bump.
Saw this article on old train stations turned into hotels (oddly enough tweeted out by Frontier Airlines).

A couple paragraphs and pics about Union Station.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/d ... 566277002/
With the Greitens Trial beginning next week, a lot of regional and national media will be in St. Louis. CNN, MSNBC, Fox, and CBS will also be sending correspondents. It's really cool IMO to see this play out in St. Louis, we might as well be the capital, lol.

One thing I noticed while browsing facebook comments, some people in KC are 'annoyed' that this is all happening in STL. One comment in particular, "KC must not even exist. Everything in MO revolves around St. Louis."
Chalupas54 wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 7:55 am
One thing I noticed while browsing facebook comments, some people in KC are 'annoyed' that this is all happening in STL. One comment in particular, "KC must not even exist. Everything in MO revolves around St. Louis."
Then they really don't understand this case. Meanwhile people in STL are annoyed that city resources are being spent on this (myself not included).

Although it was kind of funny when a friend and I were driving down Tucker and we heard about the trial on NPR's new update at the top of the hour... while we were passing Civil Courts (with news vans out front).
It was very discourteous to the Good People of Kansas City that the Governor chose to commit his crimes in the City of St. Louis.
Here's how much Americans spend on Uber and Lyft in 32 major cities
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/11/how-muc ... -lyft.html
Jack Dorsey mentions St. Louis at Consensus 2018

https://work.qz.com/1279669/bitcoin-is- ... -it-there/
The Lesson of Eric Greitens, and the Navy SEALs Who Tried to Warn Us
https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-des ... to-warn-us