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by FangKC
Sat Dec 20, 2003 4:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Quality Hill: Carlton Tower and Carriage House Apartments
Replies: 47
Views: 8864

Haven't hear or read a thing.

I haven't heard or read anything new recently about DST's plans.
by FangKC
Sat Dec 20, 2003 4:42 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Retro Inferno to Move to 1500 Grand after New Year
Replies: 7
Views: 2183

Visibility Might Help

Once the entertainment district and the arena are thriving, the crowds they will attract can only help the store. People will see the place when they walk or drive by who might never been aware it existed. I only became aware of the store when I attended the American Royal parade and was watching al...
by FangKC
Sat Dec 20, 2003 4:28 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: A "real" science museum at Union Station
Replies: 46
Views: 8254

Union Station Goes Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi (wireless Internet service) is now available at Union Station. Bring your laptop and cruise the Internet for free. The service is made possible by Birth Telecom and tech guys. Now if they only had a beer garden.
by FangKC
Sat Dec 20, 2003 4:18 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Retro Inferno to Move to 1500 Grand after New Year
Replies: 7
Views: 2183

Retro Inferno to Move to 1500 Grand after New Year

Retro Inferno, the furniture store that specializes in mid-century modern furnishings, is moving from their present location at 1712 Main to 1500 Grand Ave. in early 2004.
by FangKC
Sat Dec 20, 2003 3:50 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 646
Views: 100355

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

The whole point of going to a zoo is to look at animals. The number of animals that Omaha has compared to KC is unacceptable. It's very simple, more animals are needed. The fact that there are no bears or tigers is mind-boggling. That's like selling a car with no engine or seats. I mean, at bare min...
by FangKC
Sat Dec 20, 2003 2:47 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: What do you consider home?
Replies: 20
Views: 2712

What do you consider home?

I was conceived in Independence, Mo, but grew up in a small town in NW Missouri. When I go back, everything seems familiar, but I feel like an alien there. After I left my hometown, I lived in Columbia, Mo; Estes Park, Co; Phoenix, AZ; New York City, and KC (in that order). New York City felt most l...
by FangKC
Thu Dec 18, 2003 11:20 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KS v. MO #123
Replies: 46
Views: 5437

Borders

It's just too bad that those involved in setting the state and territorial boundaries didn't have the good sense to have placed the Missouri-Kansas border about 60 miles due west of where it is now. Then we wouldn't be having this argument. ;-) Sort of makes one pine for the old city-states of the a...
by FangKC
Thu Dec 18, 2003 1:32 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Broadway Streetscape
Replies: 15
Views: 3598

Some Type of Reform Needs to Happen at KCPD

The inner core of Kansas City will never compete with the suburbs, or truly "take off" until city leaders deal with crime issues, and the perception of crime. For example, as I've said several times in other posts here, there are no police officers apparent on the streets of downtown. Many area resi...
by FangKC
Thu Dec 18, 2003 4:02 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: out in westport
Replies: 57
Views: 7302

Religious Zealots Bringing on the Apocalypse

My concern has always been that misguided religious zealots will cause the Apocalypse to occur not because it is God's plan, but because religious fanatics of many faiths believe it must. In fact, when you watch Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, and compare them to the radical Islamic clerics, it app...
by FangKC
Thu Dec 18, 2003 3:42 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Broadway Streetscape
Replies: 15
Views: 3598

The Fuzz

I'm always amazed at how few cops I see around KC. I guess they must be prepping and preening for their appearances on "COPS."
by FangKC
Thu Dec 18, 2003 3:25 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: What's the deal with Waldo?
Replies: 10
Views: 2284

How did it get that name?

How did that area come to be known as Waldo? I know there was a streetcar station called that, but was that before the neighborhood developed, or was the train station called that because the area already had that name. I remember seeing TV ads for the old Waldo Astoria dinner theater when I was a k...
by FangKC
Thu Dec 18, 2003 3:17 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Is the Crossroads named so because...
Replies: 10
Views: 3280

Crossroads of the Continent

KC is the closest to being right. As early as 1928, Kansas City was being referred to by that name. An article was published in The New Republic magazine on May 16, 1928, entitled "Kansas City: Crossroads of the Continent" that was written by Shaemus O'Sheel. The name caught on primarily because Kan...
by FangKC
Tue Dec 16, 2003 3:41 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Phog.net is buzzing about Kemper Arena
Replies: 27
Views: 4126

Kemper is no longer suitable

I think it's obvious that Kemper is no longer suitable as the city's premier arena. It's okay for tractor pulls and monster truck rallies, and perhaps we should keep it for that purpose. Its location has always been its downfall. People don't stay downtown after events because there is nothing in th...
by FangKC
Tue Dec 16, 2003 1:53 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Over $1 billion in development?!?!
Replies: 7
Views: 1351

Arena in Wyandotte Cty

DeadManWalking wrote:My real question is what the 8500 seat arena is going to be used for.
Hog-calling contests and buffalo chip-tossing (or cow-pies).
by FangKC
Mon Dec 15, 2003 10:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: A "real" science museum at Union Station
Replies: 46
Views: 8254

Yes, Greece

Ah yes, Greece, I should have guessed that. Do you have one of those long Greek names that end in "_____opoulos?" :lol:
by FangKC
Mon Dec 15, 2003 7:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: A "real" science museum at Union Station
Replies: 46
Views: 8254

Welcome

Welcome Alexi. Glad to have another MU person here. ;-) Don't worry about blabbing on and on. I do it all the time, and more extensively than you have done. :lol: Not many named Alexi here, is your family from Russia or Eastern Europe originally? Or did your parents just want a name that was differe...
by FangKC
Mon Dec 15, 2003 1:53 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: I'm Graduated!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1797

Details

Who is this Gary person? What is expanding photography? How much does it cost to go to his classes for a quarter? How many quarters does it require to graduate?
by FangKC
Mon Dec 15, 2003 1:22 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 18th and Vine
Replies: 551
Views: 111848

Yep

Yes, 18th and Vine is an island of sorts--unconnected to downtown in many ways. I agree that the western approach on 18th St. leaves a lot to be desired. The industrial feel is sort of responsible for the disconnectness from downtown. I'm sure those industrial warehouses were seen as an improvement ...
by FangKC
Sun Dec 14, 2003 11:43 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: I'm Graduated!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1797

Congrats

Congratulations Sonic. From what photo school did you graduate? You might try to set up a meeting with the photo editor at the KC Star to see if you can get work as a part-time photographer, or stringer as it's sometimes called. Often times, they hire people do take photos at odd hours when their re...
by FangKC
Sun Dec 14, 2003 11:31 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC Photo of the Week (12/1/03, My new home)
Replies: 10
Views: 1579

The letdown.

Is part of the letdown of moving to the new building because you no longer work in Missouri's tallest building? :(