I've been reading a collection of E.B. White's essays lately and stumbled across the wonderful "Here Is New York," wherein he tries to capture his city in print. I'm looking for similar odes to / summations of other places (preferably of essay-ish length.) [more inside]
Urban Planning/Theory Filter: I am looking for writings, preferably available online, about the relationships of adjacent neighborhoods over time. [more inside]
Best places to go for stained glass supplies in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area? [more inside]
What are some great examples of cities using new media to connect citizens? to promote a project? to do something awesome? [more inside]
How to determine the most important cities in a state? [more inside]
I live in Madison WI and am looking to move to a larger city, under the impression that being in a larger city will provide me with more exposure and greater opportunities. I was thinking of moving to the outskirts of Chicago because it's close to my family in Madison and I love it there. I also miss Denver CO where I was born, but am unsure what kind of an art community it has. Does anyone know what cities are best for making a living as an artist? I have a degree in illustration but am also trying to get into gallery shows as well if that helps. Thank you very much for any advice.
How big is the largest U.S. city without a Chinese restaurant? [more inside]
Best time to visit to find a place to live for August in a) Boston or b) Washington, D.C. metro area/suburbs. [more inside]
Where should I move? I'm finishing up grad school and searching for my first job. My intention has been (and is still) to settle in the Seattle area, but I'm curious about alternate suggestions, because it's good to have a Plan B. [more inside]
Help me identify progressive, funky towns and small cities in this Good Ol' U S of A. [more inside]
I once came across a website that recommends equivalent neighborhoods across cities. For example, if you asked for the San Francisco equivalent of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, it might recommend the Castro. Could someone point me to this website?
What sortve cities/towns should I consider moving w/ my indoor/outdoor cat? A yard, trees, plants, and small animals to hunt required...and things for me to do as well. [more inside]
Searching for videos where there are city overviews set to music with vocals. [more inside]
I love Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City. It's a non-fiction book about Chicago in 1893 which reads much like a novel. I'd like to read other books written in the same novel-esque style about some other cities or historic events. Know of any novel-like non-fiction reads?
Where can I get a comma or space-separated list of major U.S. cities? [more inside]
What are the flattest cities in the world? [more inside]
Simplicity means different things to different people. In general, do you think it is easier to live a simple life in the city - or the country? An urban environment - or a small town? Does anyone know of any studies done on how stress is raised - or lowered - by simple living in the city versus small town life?
Are there any small or medium sized cites that are producing a disproportionate number of famous, ambitious, or motivated people? [more inside]
Help me find maps of the world's larger cities! [more inside]
What one book will allow others to gain the truest insight into the soul of each city or region [more inside]
Something that's always confounded me about Manhattan and San Francisco in particular: Where do the middle-class families live? Suburbs, obviously, but surely there must be some that live in the city proper. But where?
Reading yesterday’s Tales of the City post, I got to wondering: are there any books set in Southeast Asian locations that “sell” their settings the way Tales of the City does for San Francisco, or The Number One Ladies Detective Agency does for Botswana? [more inside]
I need a vacation spot. [more inside]
Where can I learn about cities that are built over older cities? I'm more interested in the older cities and what those ruins can teach us. [more inside]
What is the "bad part of town" for your nearest metropolitan area... and what's the name of the most notoriously "bad" neighborhood(s) in that part of town? [more inside]
What potential or existing strategies are there for developing large urban economies without relying on international investment, transnational corporations, etc.? [more inside]
I like living in San Francisco, but I'm considering a move in the next few years. Can the hive mind recommend smaller cities with a similar vibe for me to explore? [more inside]
If you could move to any place in the world where would you go to and why? [more inside]
I'll phrase this as succinctly as I can - I'm looking for fictional US cities featured in comic books. Can you help? [more inside]
Do you know a derogatory nickname for a town or city? [more inside]
Looking for some cool cities with close proximity to agricultural work... [more inside]
Transportation systems have always dictated the form of cities and places. How does the advent of modern information & communication technology change this? [more inside]
If cities (or the pressure on city services) grow faster than the wealth held by individuals grows, how does the bottom not fall out given that municipal growth is largely funded by taxes? [more inside]
Is that an old, abandoned ferry in the Arthur Kill? [more inside]
What cities around the world are considered global crossroads where ideas are exchanged? [more inside]
"80% of people grow up to live within a 20 mile radius of where they were born." Is this true? [more inside]
We are semi-retired and live (and grew up) in Chicago. I went to college in a little river town along the Mississippi in Iowa and we're now thinking about moving to the Quad Cities as we are sick of the density, smog and crime in Chicago and long for slower, more peaceful days. There are some great running trails and fantastic old homes in Iowa in the Historic District, near the River, which appeal to us very much, but I'm worried about the lack of top notch hospitals/doctors and the fact that Iowa taxes both out of state pensions and Social Security. Any thoughts on the benefits or lack of same of the Quads? My husband and I both have some health problems but not immediate ones . Our specialists are in Chicago but I hate to think that we will not be able to enjoy the rest of our lives (we are 63 and 64) waiting for the Grim Reaper or trip to the ER. Thanks for any help.
I know there's "walking tour" audio you can buy for your ipod for major cities, but there must be quirky audio tourguides for offbeat neighborhood tours (that are free). I'm thinking, like in NYC, a guide to scenes from Woody Allen movies. What's the word for these walking guide audios, and where are some good ones for NYC, Philly, and Baltimore/DC?
MixCDFilter: I need songs that have names of american cities or states in the title. Would prefer cities though. [more inside]
Is there a city with an awesome public transportation system that won't break the bank? [more inside]
What is the point of "sister cities"? [more inside]
Help me figure out how find my perfect place to live: someplace temperate to warm, with a low cost of living and a growing population and economy [more inside]
When I moved from one town in Mass to another 4 years ago the rate DOUBLED. I can't move back there (commuting) but I'm looking for a town by town comparison. Googled it, Groups too, maybe too deep down, maybe queries were weak. Where if anywhere can I find this info? [more inside]
I am looking for a comprehensive list of cities by country, that can be uploaded to a database. The list needs to show the local name for the city, and if it showed the English version too that would be good, but not essential. I am able to pay if required, though obviously would prefer not to. [more inside]
I live in Beijing. I want to take a 3-day solo trip to another Chinese city to get a feel for how the majority of urban Chinese live--outside of Beijing/Shanghai/Shenzhen. Where should I go? [more inside]
Which video games have the most realistic depictions of real-life environments? [more inside]
LanguageFilter: Cypriot. Cairene. Dubliner. These are beautiful, and I'd like more. Name some favourite or exotic words denoting city of origin or residence. And what is the word for this type of word? [more inside]
What is the most independent-minded city in the US? [more inside]
If you had $1600 USD/mo in after-tax income, absolutely no debt, $15K (US) in savings, and a job that allowed you to work from anywhere in the world with a net connection, where would you live? [more inside]