Trevor Boddy on "the urban design strategies used to foster socially mixed high density housing in Lower Manhattan and Vancouver
Vancouver, requiring developers to build amenities for dwellers of the high-rises they build, has been the darling of urban design practitioners recently.
Vancouver has two area codes, get used to it
I have a 778 number, and always wondered about whether the area code was a turnoff (like in the Seinfeld episode with the new area code for Manhattan).


Hugh: “In New York, you always think that if you try harder, work longer hours, make more money, spend more time at the gym, put more effort into networking, read more books, go to bed earlier, drink less booze, avoid negative people, be less shallow about the whole sex thing, be more supportive to your close friends, eat more vegetables and stop smoking so many damn cigarettes, you will eventually be able pull off that great Miracle Of Miracles i.e. you'll finally, finally, finally be able to live in Manhattan while simultaneously leading a healthy, productive, emotionally-balanced life.”

If You Don't Live in Manhattan, You Suck

Inspired by this article on NYC bloggers, and this parody of A-List bloggers (especially the one about Anil Dash), here's this not terribly original template of a NYC blogger's weblog entry that I just sent to my NYC friend:

blah blah blah The City blah blah blah I love New York so much blah blah blah blah blah blah there's this great restaurant in Midtown blah blah blah Chinatown smells blah blah blah blah if you don't live in Manhattan, you suck blah blah blah what, there's life outside NYC? blah blah NYC is so great! blah blah I may not be living there now, but NYC will always be home