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by Nick
August 24th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Future of the forum
Replies: 36
Views: 2455

Re: Future of the forum

Not really abruptly. It’s fine!

I also got donations from Grant Simons, Matt Steele, and Nathan Jorgenson.
by Nick
August 20th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Future of the forum
Replies: 36
Views: 2455

Re: Future of the forum

Alrighty, got $30 from Silophant, LakeCharles, and a Bradley, we should be set for a few months. Thanks!
by Nick
August 20th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Future of the forum
Replies: 36
Views: 2455

Re: Future of the forum

It sounds like technically there was a $40 charge for an “SSL certificate” (this sounds fake) so if three people want to Venmo me $10 that would be cool: @Nick-Magrino

You can make your screen name the comment and I’ll post er in the thread 😎
by Nick
August 20th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Future of the forum
Replies: 36
Views: 2455

Re: Future of the forum

It sounds like things are being taken care of--I've got my credit card info punched in the thing so if we're good until year end, I will start the shake down in November.
by Nick
August 10th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 822
Views: 103601

Re: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project

I also unironically think it will be very nice to have a fast, frequent connection from downtown to the 494 strip. I don’t figure too many people will (the walking conditions aren’t amazing) but I definitely will take the Orange Line to REI, Best Buy, Dick’s, etc.
by Nick
July 28th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE - St. Louis Park
Replies: 162
Views: 34406

Re: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE - St. Louis Park

Also pretty funny that the situation to the north is barely ten years old, it’s still an at-grade intersection in the 2008 Google Streetview images.
by Nick
July 15th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 449154

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

For those with long commutes, the drive is worth it for one of 4 things typically: the pay of the job, the size of the house they have, the amount of land they have, or the location of the land. Driving further to have land in the country with a decent size house on it is worth it for some. I’d add...
by Nick
May 3rd, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Future of the forum
Replies: 36
Views: 2455

Future of the forum

Hello all, As you may have seen in the other thread, there is interest at streets.mn in taking a more active role in how the forums work. I haven't been involved with streets.mn for a while, but they have been paying the bills and doing the occasional technical work for the forum for sometime now. I...
by Nick
April 18th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE - St. Louis Park
Replies: 162
Views: 34406

Re: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE - St. Louis Park

Has it been someone’s full time job to work on this project specifically for...ten years?
by Nick
April 14th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Updates - Announcements - Problems - Suggestions
Topic: Forum Integration Committee
Replies: 12
Views: 4404

Re: Forum Integration Committee

I’ve been impressed by how the past two updates to Skyscrapercity have made their forums increasingly dysfunctional and difficult to navigate. Maybe we could do something like that
by Nick
March 17th, 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Iconic Local News Commenters
Replies: 6
Views: 2048

Re: Iconic Local News Commenters

0.) I will never log off

1.) this guy is a recent favorite https://twitter.com/nickmagrino/status/ ... 35905?s=21
by Nick
February 28th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 889
Views: 100010

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

It’s wild how much a few mid-2000s PowerPoint presentations really took hold of everyone with streetcars. We need to be planning ahead, working on compelling PowerPoint presentations now, so we can have effectively set up one side of an issue in the 2030s, even after a ton of examples of it in actio...
by Nick
February 25th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1574
Views: 186620

Re: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S

The medium to high end outerwear cluster always seemed a bit odd to me—everyone knows what size North Face jacket they wear. It’s a category that’s particularly vulnerable to online shopping.
by Nick
February 14th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Population / Density - General Discussion
Replies: 260
Views: 54318

Re: Minneapolis Population Growth - Onward to 500k!

I believe the correct plural of Chili’s is Chili.
by Nick
February 8th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 449154

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Very interested to see what happens with their express routes and the ridership between the two if/when they keep them. Not something I would use much anymore, but I’m still annoyed Metro Transit nerfed the off peak 94 to put people on the slower train. If urban users were forced into that, southwes...
by Nick
February 5th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 395
Views: 63716

Re: City Center

They appear to have used some of the Nicollet Mall frontage for a hallway that maybe has a fire escape? That would rock.
by Nick
January 31st, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Louis Park - General Topics
Replies: 531
Views: 79432

Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

I was at Microcenter midday during the week a couple months ago and it was packed. Hopefully they’d be able to find another spot or move into a new space in a redevelopment.
by Nick
January 16th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 403
Views: 58240

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

What does PDEW stand for