> From: Matt Jensen [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > On Thu, 15 Mar 2001 Grlygrl201@aol.com wrote:
> > > ...
> > > where i live, the sprawl is so bad that there is just no
> way you can put
> > > anyone on any kind of route. there are no zones of
> commerce, per se. we've
> > > got cheap land going forever. there's no bedrock here,
> just limestone. we
> > > can't build upward like nyc, we can only expand
> laterally. so we do. most
> > > people have to drive miles just to get out of their
> neighborhoods. it really
> > > sucks.
> Forgetting all the other sociopoliticoeconomic issues for
> right now, are
> you saying you can't build two- or three-story buildings on
> your limestone
> land? I would think a few blocks of 2-3 story buildings could offer
> enough retail and service density to form a lively community
> that is also
> walkable. (Probably all of the interesting, livable
> communities I've seen
> have been based on a few walkable blocks of 2-3 story
> buildings.) How big
> a limit is the limestone?
> -Matt Jensen
One of the great pleasures of living in NY is the fact that, even though my
circle of friends isnt neighborhood based, we are all pretty much within
walking distance (or a short cab/subway ride) of each other.
"Mankind is basically a battlefield... a dark cellar in which a well-bred
spinster lady and a sex crazed monkey are forever engaged in mortal combat,
the struggle being refereed by a rather nervous bank clerk."
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