Elsewhere

3CDC Shows Preliminary Plans for Next Big Over-the-Rhine Projects: major plans for 15th St. from Race to Vine.

Meet Cincinnati USA – We Do What We Love.: randomly, I just met Mr. Yellow Pants last weekend.

What It Means to Keep Chain Stores out of San Francisco: “This is not about, is this good for my business? It’s about, is it good for the neighborhood? That’s more important to us than foot traffic, or even profitability.”

Diary: Google Invades: “neatly dressed, uncool, a little out of place, blinking in the light as they emerged from their pod” — tech workers emerging from a Google bus in San Francisco.

Priced out of New York: on the shame of having to leave Manhattan for Brooklyn and then for the scary world beyond [in this case, Portland].

Ask a Native New Yorker: How Guilty Should I Feel About Being a Horrible Gentrifier?: “If you ask most of my native New Yorker friends this question, they’re going to tell you that you should feel guilty about gentrifying your neighborhood, and the best thing that you could do is ship yourself back home to St. Paul or wherever ‘the fuck’ it is that you’re from.”

Transparent House in Japan: a see-through home in Tokyo, designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects.

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