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by bobbyhawks
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 627
Views: 33771

Re: COVID19

One hopes that if heat and humidity does have a significant impact, New Orleans will actually show it quite clearly within a few weeks. Mardi Gras being just a month ago was (hopefully) a/the cause of the initial spike, but weather in NO hasn't been above 85 degrees until this Monday (23rd). My only...
by bobbyhawks
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Aggressive panhandlers
Replies: 16
Views: 11698

Re: Aggressive panhandlers

Now that downtown has been sapped of it's non-resident street life, we're back to the occasional jogger, dog walker, homeless, and panhandler. For those new the scene, this is what it was like on nights/weekends until about 2010? It still feels way busier to me. The number of newly built apartments...
by bobbyhawks
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?
Replies: 313
Views: 79377

Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

I generally get great results with YTTV on the gig connection (also with Netflix). It highlights how bad and compressed some other streaming services are. HBO Now buffers frequently on Android TV and shows signs of poor compression, and Amazon Video is so highly compressed, it is almost distracting...
by bobbyhawks
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?
Replies: 313
Views: 79377

Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

I generally get great results with YTTV on the gig connection (also with Netflix). It highlights how bad and compressed some other streaming services are. HBO Now buffers frequently on Android TV and shows signs of poor compression, and Amazon Video is so highly compressed, it is almost distracting....
by bobbyhawks
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2452
Views: 340895

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Very late to the game, but I'm really disappointed with the direction of City Market. In my opinion, they should have gone more in the direction of creating a large stone plaza that you can occasionally drive on, rather than making it into a driving area that you can occasionally walk on with curbs...
by bobbyhawks
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 78
Views: 12220

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

FWIW, the apartment complex (I think only 4 apartment building) on my street in the Westside North has never had to advertise a vacancy in my over 10 years of living here, but has had a "For Lease" sign up for a few months now. I don't think it says anything by itself, but it shows there is now comp...
by bobbyhawks
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2452
Views: 340895

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Very late to the game, but I'm really disappointed with the direction of City Market. In my opinion, they should have gone more in the direction of creating a large stone plaza that you can occasionally drive on, rather than making it into a driving area that you can occasionally walk on with curbs ...
by bobbyhawks
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 1092
Views: 156569

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

That is really great news except that it is United and United is horrible.
by bobbyhawks
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: North Kansas City
Replies: 178
Views: 48172

Re: North Kansas City

Iron District's hours might be just as big a threat to its survival as opening just before winter. The hours are confusing... especially the bizarre gap on Saturdays. Then each individual vendor can set their own hours within those already limited and confusing hours. So there's really no clear way...
by bobbyhawks
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: KU-MU rivalry reborn?
Replies: 30
Views: 10601

Re: KU-MU rivalry reborn?

I honestly haven't heard KU fans calling for the basketball game to come back, so maybe I'm unplugged from the vast majority. As for football, that one limits your scheduling options a lot more. Basketball games can be thrown on the calendar at will, but football games are harder to schedule in the ...
by bobbyhawks
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: KU-MU rivalry reborn?
Replies: 30
Views: 10601

Re: KU-MU rivalry reborn?

Part of me is excited to see them play again. Part of me is sad there will never be a meaningful game between them ever again (unless they meet in the NCAA tournament). People will get amped up on both sides, but I think KU did this just to deflect from other news they've been making. I'm still bitt...
by bobbyhawks
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 795
Views: 120118

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Have they resolved the heating/cooling inefficiency issues with shipping containers (see also condensation/humidity/toxins)? Are the containers really environmentally friendly after you account for the heating/cooling/insulation needs? I'm all for repurposing and recycling, but there are some import...
by bobbyhawks
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 512
Views: 108075

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

That would be the perfect opportunity for somewhere like Freshwater to relocate, but it sounds like that isn't it due to the comments above. I'd love another wine concept from the Rieger folks since Ca Va has been so well-curated (but would hope they keep the main restaurant where it is). I could al...
by bobbyhawks
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Beardsley Road
Replies: 6
Views: 2657

Re: Beardsley Road

I did go to the meeting last night, and while I understand the intended context, it was a bit of a faceplant. Work has already started on the project, so it isn't totally clear why this meeting happened now and not a month ago (will be finished by summer 2020). Most people at the meeting were older ...
by bobbyhawks
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Beardsley Road
Replies: 6
Views: 2657

Re: Beardsley Road

I may try to hop down to this. One would hope this is seen as an opportunity to put a pedestrian walkway and cycle lane all the way through to the River Market, but that would require more than just fixing the portion of the bridge/support that is damaged. The upper Beardsley portion (South of 12th ...
by bobbyhawks
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Rye
Replies: 99
Views: 21895

Re: Rye

It has been years since I've been, but Brookville Hotel (in Abilene) is the best non-fast food fried chicken I've had in the region.

I probably won't come back to Rye for food, but I will likely be back for bourbon.
by bobbyhawks
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: beer.
Replies: 2054
Views: 202716

Re: beer.

Stopped into Rochester Brewing on First Friday. Had a hazy IPA (b/c of course) and a black currant sour. Really enjoyed both. Quality offerings in a nice space. I wish them well and will return. I've been glad to see them work the dual coffee roasting/beer brewing concept. They have terrific mornin...
by bobbyhawks
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Rye
Replies: 99
Views: 21895

Re: Rye

So, had my first visit to Rye on the Plaza this past weekend... Am I missing something about the fried chicken? The batter was unique, but it is far from great as has been described by many. I tried a bit of food from all four people at my brunch (B&G, omelette, and chicken sandwich), and nothing wa...
by bobbyhawks
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: beer.
Replies: 2054
Views: 202716

Re: beer.

Their beer is pretty good, though. Better crafted than most I've tried in KC.
by bobbyhawks
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2343
Views: 350488

Re: Westport

brewcrew1000 wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:47 am
How is Sama Zama still in business? I like the place but it always seems dead
^ This +1.