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Accessing Yorkshire Village Shopping Center

In March I took MetroBus out to the suburban Yorkshire Village shopping center to meet my then-fiancé, now husband, for lunch. I hadn’t been in this area since I sold my car and the Sappington Farmers Market closed, both in 2012. Although the parking lot had been improved with planted...

Hamilton Height Park

Hamilton Heights Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. The city website does not have a location listed for the park, and it is not recognizable on google maps, etc. There is no way to find this park unless you really dig. The park doesn't even have the typical wood and white lettering park sign to identify it. Show More Summary

Poll: What Are Your Two Preferred Methods To Deposit A Check Into Your Checking Or Savings Account?

Banking has changed throughout the years, changing cities along the way. Every so often a new technology has come along that has changed the way we bank which go to thinking about methods of depositing manual checks (vs direct deposit of paychecks). The weekly poll question for this week is: You’ve...

A Day Trip Down South

Last month the hubby and I decided to go town to Sainte Genevive, Missouri. I’d been once or twice twenty plus years ago, he’d never been. The fastest way there is I-55 south, but we took the long way heading south from downtown St. Louis on Jefferson Ave until it...

Lindenwood Park

Lindenwood Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. This 14.08 acre park was placed into ordinance in 1947 and is located in the Lindenwood Park neighborhood, bordered by Pernod Avenue to the north, Prather Avenue to the east, Lindenwood Place...Show More Summary

Downtown Trolley Route To Reach Union Station, Downtown’s Pedestrian Wayfinding Information Outdated

On Monday I posted about how the downtown trolley route hadn’t changed in its first four years of service, the only significant change being the addition of one stop. After my post I learned, not via any reply to my emails, that the trolley route will be changing — it’ll...

Tilles Park

Tilles Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. Placed into ordinance in 1957, it is located in the North Hampton neighborhood bordered by Hampton Avenue to the west, Flyer Avenue to the north, Regal Place (roughly) to the east and Marquette Avenue to the south. Show More Summary

Readers Support St. Louis’ Challenge Of Missouri’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

Last week more than two-thirds of the readers supported the decision by St. Louis officials to issue marriage licenses to four same-sex couples in an effort to challenge Missouri’s ban. While I’d like my own same-sex marriage recognized by Missouri, beyond a joint tax return, I voted for “somewhat support.”...

Triangle Park Plaza Is Useless Public Space, In Poor Condition

In May I posted about the upcoming Civic Center MetroBus center revisions, see: Civic Center Transit Center Sans Trees, Awaiting Redo. Since then Metro held two open houses on the same day, presenting the design as I showed previously. My main criticism remains the useless plaza at the clark, right above....

North Sarah Phase III to Include Demolition of Occupied Homes?

Last week a friend tipped me that the St. Louis Community Development Administration had posted a listing of funding awards from this years affordable housing applications. The list includes Phase III of McCormack Baron Salazar's highly successful North Sarah development. Show More Summary

Only Change To Downtown Trolley Route Addition Of One Stop, Online Marketing Materials Inaccurate

The brightly colored Downtown Trolley MetroBus debuted four years ago. In the last four years service was expanded to seven days a week, it originally didn’t include Sunday. More recently the original buses used were replaced with new low-floor buses. Last September I complained the new pedestrian wayfinding downtown lacked...

Amberg Park

Amberg Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. This 2.76 acre park was placed into ordinance in 1963. The park is bordered by Gustine Avenue to the west, Dunnica Avenue to the north, Bamberger Avenue to the east and Keokuk Street to the south. Show More Summary

Poll: Where Do You Live?

The poll this week is very straightforward, I simply want to know where you reside.  Here is the list of options: St. Louis (North) St. Louis (Central Corridor) St. Louis (South) St. Louis County (North) St. Louis County (Central/West) St. Louis County (South) St. Clair County, IL Madison County, IL...

Ruth Porter Mall

Ruth Porter Mall is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. This narrow 8.12 acre strip of land from the intersection of DeBaliviere Avenue and Delmar Boulevard all the way north to Etzel and Blackstone Avenues in the West End Neighborhood. The park was placed into ordinance in 1975 and is the result of housing clearance in the late 1950's. Show More Summary

Eads Bridge 140th Anniversary

One hundred forty years ago the Eads Bridge opened after seven years of construction: The structure was dedicated 4 July, 1874. It had a double deck structure. The upper deck extended over the entire width with a vehicular roadway and two pedestrian walkways. In 1947, this deck was replaced with...

Getting To Fair St. Louis In Forest Park

Fair Saint Louis begins today in Forest Park. The event is usually held on the Arch grounds but will be relocated to Forest Park this year and next year due to City+Arch+River construction. For weeks now we’ve been hearing complaints about having to pay $30/car to park in Forest Park....

Readers: No Free Parking During Downtown Events

In the poll last week more than two-thirds of readers the voted clearly support Tishaura Jones’ decision to continue enforcement of parking meters. Q: Should the St. Louis Treasurer suspend parking meter enforcement during downtown events? No 99 [67.81%] Yes 41 [28.08%] Maybe 5 [3.42%] Unsure/No Opinion 1 [0.68%] Yes, but only...

Fare Increase Starts Today

Metro’s new fares begin today: The option most favored by the public was Option 2 which will raise the prices of the MetroLink one-ride fare, as well as the weekly, monthly, and university semester passes. The cost of the one-ride MetroLink fare will increase from $2.25 to $2.50. Weekly passes...

Fifth Anniversary of Citygarden, Five Biggest Flaws

Five years ago today Citygarden was officially opened to the public.  I want to talk about five big design flaws, but first some background and a few of the many positives. I’ve spent a lot of time in Citygarden in the last five years, observing the good & bad.   Here...

Turner Park

Turner Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. This 1.4 acre park, placed into ordinance in 1937, is located just southwest of the intersection of C.D. Banks Avenue and N. Sarah Street in the Vandeventer neighborhood. The park was named after J. Show More Summary

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