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by bobbyhawks
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 541
Views: 78868

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

KCPowercat wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:19 pm
This thing is turning into the aldi's of airport terminals.

It's fine the bones will be there to enhance as needed but it's not going to blow anybody's socks off with it's sexiness.
It is looking a bit like 2005's airport of the future.
by bobbyhawks
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 1077
Views: 153375

Re: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Personally I don't think that booing sitting out the anthem is especially better than booing empty gestures toward "unity," so I'm not sure how meaningful the distinction really is anyway. What I'm confused about is why anybody would expect anything else from a crowd of NFL fans willing to attend a...
by bobbyhawks
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westside happenings
Replies: 359
Views: 93503

Re: Westside happenings

we need a good Greek/Mediterrian place downtown, cross roads. There is one on Grand downtown that is not bad but can't think of a go to in Crossroads. Heck just a good Gyro spot would be great Ask and ye shall receive. The old Lil's/Novel/temp-Fox-and-Pearl-space on 17th street is now a Turkish res...
by bobbyhawks
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 862
Views: 85720

Re: COVID19

FangKC wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:19 pm
Today at the post office one of the clerks had his mask over his mouth but not his nose. Many humans cannot even operate masks correctly.
People have done this in literally every public interaction I've had. It is depressing. Car service center guy had a face shield on but no mask :(
by bobbyhawks
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 862
Views: 85720

Re: COVID19

I find that when people grow tired of discussing the actual issues because those discussions are hard and more nuanced than most want to admit, we resort to calling things "right" or "left" because that is really really easy and sounds totally true based on that one time we watched that one thing. I...
by bobbyhawks
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 862
Views: 85720

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: 13015

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: 87969

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: 87969

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: 2725
Views: 409505

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: 95
Views: 17778

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: 2725
Views: 409505

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: 1094
Views: 176246

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: 54044

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: 33
Views: 13458

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: 33
Views: 13458

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: 853
Views: 141872

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: 613
Views: 134905

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: 3113

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: 3113

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 ...