Lincoln, Nebraska

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Lincoln, Nebraska

Postby warwickland » Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:53 am

Spent some time there saturday morning riding my bike around and soaking in all that is Lincoln...sort of. I dont have much time to recall much, unfortunately.

I was there quite early, however, so there wasnt a lot of activity until around the time i left. but the city is surprisingly bike friendly, with bike paths all over the city, and out into the sprawl. Downtown was surprisingly urban, with nice wide sidewalks and decent streetwalls. There are quite a lot of historic and nicely scaled buildings. A few skywalks as well to my chagrin. The historic haymarket is sort of like our rivermarket, but with what seems like more covered outdoor seating facing the street on what might have been loading docks at one time. The sprawl to the east of downtown is ridiculously low density, especially on the very fringe.

edit: here are some mediocre pics from around downtown lincoln and the unl campus. downtown lincoln is much more urbane and varied than i would have thought. the city had a strange vibe, even though there werent many people out at the time. i wish i could have seen downtown at night.

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old haymarket.
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there was a unl student puking in the middle of the street as i took this picture.  :lol:

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wtf?
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whoops.
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Re: Lincoln, Nebraska

Postby chrizow » Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:03 am

excellent.  i'd like to hear more.  i like college towns, and i've heard lincoln is a pretty cool one, as Big 12 towns go.

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Re: Lincoln, Nebraska

Postby trailerkid » Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:33 am

chrizow wrote:excellent.  i'd like to hear more.  i like college towns, and i've heard lincoln is a pretty cool one, as Big 12 towns go.


my friend, who's a bit of trendoid, really didn't like Lincoln when he lived there. Was going to move to L and ended up moving to MPLS after a year in Lincoln. His taste isn't all that refined or anything and if he didn't like it I know I couldn't stomach it.

Lincoln is a lot like if Topeka and Lawrence were one town... :puke:
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Re: Lincoln, Nebraska

Postby swid » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:20 pm

**Edit: this was really meant to go in the corresponding thread in the Out of Town Talk section, but for some reason my eyes glazed over it. Oops.**

If you're in downtown Lincoln and are looking for a Manifesto-type speakeasy/cocktail bar, The Other Room will meet your needs quite nicely (if there's space inside; it only seats 25).

More generally, if you haven't been to Lincoln in the past year or two, the Haymarket area of downtown has changed quite a bit; a new arena opened up last fall, along with an adjacent entertainment district explicitly modeled after Power & Light.

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Re: Lincoln, Nebraska

Postby shinatoo » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:30 pm

swid wrote:**Edit: this was really meant to go in the corresponding thread in the Out of Town Talk section, but for some reason my eyes glazed over it. Oops.**

If you're in downtown Lincoln and are looking for a Manifesto-type speakeasy/cocktail bar, The Other Room will meet your needs quite nicely (if there's space inside; it only seats 25).

More generally, if you haven't been to Lincoln in the past year or two, the Haymarket area of downtown has changed quite a bit; a new arena opened up last fall, along with an adjacent entertainment district explicitly modeled after Power & Light.


Just got back, great place. Bartender was nails. She was wearing a Manifesto shirt.
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Re: Lincoln, Nebraska

Postby Highlander » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:28 pm

shinatoo wrote:
swid wrote:**Edit: this was really meant to go in the corresponding thread in the Out of Town Talk section, but for some reason my eyes glazed over it. Oops.**

If you're in downtown Lincoln and are looking for a Manifesto-type speakeasy/cocktail bar, The Other Room will meet your needs quite nicely (if there's space inside; it only seats 25).

More generally, if you haven't been to Lincoln in the past year or two, the Haymarket area of downtown has changed quite a bit; a new arena opened up last fall, along with an adjacent entertainment district explicitly modeled after Power & Light.


Just got back, great place.


Did you get your million dollars?

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Re: Lincoln, Nebraska

Postby shinatoo » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:08 pm

Highlander wrote:
shinatoo wrote:
swid wrote:**Edit: this was really meant to go in the corresponding thread in the Out of Town Talk section, but for some reason my eyes glazed over it. Oops.**

If you're in downtown Lincoln and are looking for a Manifesto-type speakeasy/cocktail bar, The Other Room will meet your needs quite nicely (if there's space inside; it only seats 25).

More generally, if you haven't been to Lincoln in the past year or two, the Haymarket area of downtown has changed quite a bit; a new arena opened up last fall, along with an adjacent entertainment district explicitly modeled after Power & Light.


Just got back, great place.


Did you get your million dollars?


Huh?
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Re: Lincoln, Nebraska

Postby swid » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:42 pm

shinatoo wrote:
Highlander wrote:
shinatoo wrote:
Just got back, great place.


Did you get your million dollars?


Huh?


What? You didn't see the lowest-grossing Best Picture nominee this year? Alas...

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Re: Lincoln, Nebraska

Postby shinatoo » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:42 am

swid wrote:
shinatoo wrote:
Highlander wrote:
Did you get your million dollars?


Huh?


What? You didn't see the lowest-grossing Best Picture nominee this year? Alas...


The Oscars are like the Big 10, slow, boring and Nebraska never wins.
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