Noted actor Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Treme, much more) has co-founded a company called Sterling Fresh Foods in New Orleans. Their mission is great – to try and bring fresh, quality food to food deserts.
From their site:
We offer a full range of supermarket products, including fresh produce, dairy, meats, seafood, and [...]
“The Spanish, the French and the Portuguese built cities where they settled, but the English just allowed cities to grow. The poorest street in Havana had dignity compared with the shanty-life of Kingston – huts built out of old petrol-tins roofed with scrap-metal purloined from some cemetery of abandoned [...]
Last Sunday, CBS re-ran this piece on Sunday Morning, called “What’s new is old.” What starts as a piece about historic preservation, morphs into a brief examination of the work of Roman and Williams, an architecture firm in New York City. It’s a nice piece, though in the brevity required [...]
One of the great things starting to happen in cities of all sizes is the redevelopment of neighborhoods lot-by-lot. It’s a phenomenon indicative of a mature development market. The first phase of redevelopment is marked by people occupying inexpensive property and rehabbing it. The second phase involves the bidding up of existing buildings, and the [...]
Been out the last few days getting in touch with my edginess, so I’m just now catching up on the conversation from last week. 2 primary threads were hopping, but both are essentially: what is the future for the CNU? Not NU necessarily, but CNU. I’d like to [...]
By request, this is re-posted from an email listserv:
I’ve spoken with a few people privately about this, but every time this discussion happens about frustrations with developers I feel like we completely miss the point, and what we can actually do about it.
If there ever was an effort worthy of the CNU as [...]