I've been slighly navigationaly challenged in working through some issues on this little - now four year old - neighborhood blog. Like other blogs, I should have a current comment stream somewhere in the sidebar to facilitate more organic interaction. I hope to have that up and running at somepoint soon.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, major cities across America created massive Beaux Arts public spaces -- from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia to the fabled White City of the Chicago World Exposition in 1893 -- as part of a City Beautiful movement aimed at putting a clean and positive face on the nation's rush toward urbanization.
At the end of the 20th century, with those same cities under siege from a rapid loss of manufacturing jobs and suburban flight, urban planners again looked to salvage cities by improving civic spaces, but now with a more commercial bent toward attractions like new ballparks, aquariums or shop-lined river walks.
In addition to some enhanced connectivity, I'll be saving links that readers send in here - fixreaders - over in my delicious bookmarks, which is about the coolest way to collect and share bookmarks. I'll collect them in a post periodically, too.
fixBuffalo readers might remember this post about an amazing ballpark, right here in the neighborhood.
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