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The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City

The author is the excellent Alan Ehrenhalt, here is one bit: Walking the streets of the Financial District today, one can’t help but think that it is, indeed, a throwback to an earlier version of the city’s life.  But not to the Wall Street of a century ago: That was an economically segregated one-use neighborhood, [...]
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In The Middle Of The Financial District, People Lined Up In Broad Daylight To Get Free Vibrators

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Clusterstock (2 years ago)

Yesterday, Trojan had a big giveaway in New York, offering people free vibrators out of what looked like hot dog carts. One of them happened to be set up on the corner of my street in the Financial District, a couple blocks from Wal... Read Post

Envisioning Urban Futures Through An Old-Fashioned Viewfinder

Business & Finance : Fast Company (last year)

In San Francisco, new versions of classic devices will help residents see planned changes for their city. This is how Tristan Randall envisions the future: you’re walking down a city street, and you come across a gadget that looks l... Read Post

The Inner-City Upperclass

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (2 years ago)

Howard Husock reviews Alan Ehrenhalt's The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City: Its thesis is straightforward but not uncontroversial: that a large group of "millennial young adults" prefer urban over suburban, and e... Read Post


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