I had a few exchanges on Twitter recently and the question being discussed was simple. Do you consider Glenwood South to be a part of Downtown Raleigh? This followed with more conversation of what is and isn’t consider to be in downtown. In cases of real estate or jurisdiction, hard lines specifying what’s in or [...]
My wife and I were recently traveling around New England and during one of the stops, I had a thought that I wanted to share. One of the things her and I do when traveling into new states in this country is to make a point to visit the capital city and see the capitol. [...]
Oak City Cycling is promoting cycling as a viable commuting alternative. Here’s a great video of what these guys are up to in and around downtown Raleigh.
Now that we’re into the spring season, outdoor seating during the warmer hours is in high demand. Downtown Raleigh actually has a plentiful amount of outdoor seating options with some doing it better than others. That’s for another post but here I wanted to highlight an interesting seating situation. Take a look at the photo [...]
One of the things that get me excited just as much as new shiny towers is when downtown spaces are reused in a creative way, especially the smaller buildings. Reusing a building before demolishing and building new, especially with so many lots available, will not grow our downtown at all. The Alfred Williams Company gets [...]
Click to see the full map. Reading about New York City’s recent expansion of Wi-Fi in city parks made me start to think about what we have in terms of free connectivity to the internets while being outdoors. As a refresher course for those that don’t know, there is free, public Wi-Fi in certain sections [...]
The Contemporary Art Museum in the warehouse district has now opened. CAM Raleigh has been covered in different places on the web and the best two reads out there are: CAM: A Work of Art, Housing Works of Art via Goodnight, Raleigh! The long road to CAM, and what it means for Raleigh via Indyweek [...]
For the parents out there, you’ve got some time to think of a way to tell your kids that there won’t be any water ball fun in downtown now that the city has decided to drop Raleigh Wide Open this year. The economy is to blame on this one, and they feel the money is [...]