Archive for August, 2009
As posted by the Raleigh Connoisseur on August 21st: I’m sure as most of you know, the era of little credit is upon us and recently it has affected the start of construction at Charter Square. The Raleigh City Council has given the developers an extension and ideas are being thrown around for temporary uses for the area on top of the concrete foundation. From the linked article in the N&O, some ideas are for an ice rink or for artificial turf to be laid across the concrete. Temporary use of the area while we wait for the economy to strengthen is a great idea because we have the flexibility to try new things.…[ Read More → ]
Raleigh, NC -101 Lounge + Café has released the schedule for Politics 101, a series geared towards local politics and the candidates involved in the 2009 election cycle for Raleigh. The series is composed of informal information sessions hosted by candidates that will be held throughout the month of September. All candidates for city council and mayoral races were invited to host an event for downtown residents and workers that are open to the public. “Raleigh has become very politically active and 101 is excited by the response from our elected officials and candidates for this series.” Says Jen Heasty, Event Coordinator for 101 Lounge + Cafe.…[ Read More → ]
My adage is that every room needs a focal point. That includes outdoor space.
While we do enjoy the city views from our terrace, what really entertains us as we drink our coffee each morning is the sparrows who tussle on the perches of our feeder like teenaged girls fighting for mirror space in the school bathroom.
We notice how the female cardinal seems braver than the male, as she shoulders her way to the feed; and I like the mourning doves whose calling reminds me of waking in my childhood bedroom.
Though we lived in the suburbs for many years, it took living in a fourth floor condo for me to fall in love with birds.…[ Read More → ]
I live in Glenwood South and was presented with a great question. Where are good places to walk our canine friends? Please blog your suggestions for all downtown residents to share.…[ Read More → ]
You can have it your way! Our DLA website is one week old and already showing modifications you’ve suggested.
Our objective is to build a website that provides a comfortable place where you can read and post blogs about topics of interest to all of you who live, work or play downtown.
You’ll see that we’ve added a feature to allow you to easily add or start your own blog. Prefer not to write a blog, but have ideas on topics? Please share them with us. There may be downtown shops or businesses that you find unique. Or maybe you want to spotlight interesting people who have stories to tell about life in downtown Raleigh.…[ Read More → ]
My husband and I sit in a busy restaurant that spills out onto sidewalk tables looking over Rittenhouse Square in Philly. We notice as a waiter casually passes a biscuit off his serving tray to a bent over, elderly man who shuffles by. When we comment, he shrugs it off and says he sees the man all the time. He lives nearby.
What we love about cities is the way people come face to face. Random acts of kindness abound.
Recently on the paper good aisle at the Cameron Village Harris Teeter I find a coupon someone has neatly placed on the exact size and brand of paper towels that will take $.50 off the price.…[ Read More → ]