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Columbus taxi rates are higher than several cities’

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Columbus Dispatch wrote Columbus taxi rates are higher than several cities’, but only drivers are complaining Monday, November 5, 2007 By Tim Doulin Cab fares in Columbus are higher than in New York City, at least during nonpeak hours. A 5-mile trip in New York, factoring in a five-minute wait, costs $14.50. Here, the […]


Amended South Side plan ready for review

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This Week News wrote Amended South Side plan ready for review Thursday, November 1, 2007 SUE HAGAN Merion Village and Schumacher Place residents can peek into the possible future of their neighborhoods during presentations of the Amended South Side plan tonight and next week. They will hear about a lot of ideas in the areas […]


The Greater Parsons Avenue Vision Plan

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Merion Village Blog wrote Parsons Avenue November 3rd, 2007 There’s something I’ve always liked about Parsons Avenue. When the street is damp and the lights reflect off of the pavement and one squints just a little, it can look just like a street scape out of the 1930’s. There’s a few more things are not […]


Conservatory commissions light artist

Walker Evans Walker Evans Conservatory commissions light artist

This Week News wrote Conservatory commissions light artist Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007 By BONNIE BUTCHER Franklin Park Conservatory has commissioned artist James Turrell to create a permanent light installation in the Palm House, conservatory executive director Bruce Harkey announced at a press conference on Thursday. “The Palm House is the center piece of the park,” […]


Skybus Tix on sale to New York/Stewart

Anne Evans Anne Evans

Skybus Email wrote Announcing new nonstops to New York/Stewart (SWF). Tickets on sale now. Two flights daily from Columbus, OH, starting January 6, 2008. Two flights daily from Greensboro**, NC, starting February 25, 2008. New York/Stewart (SWF) is located just north of New York City in the Hudson River Valley. With this exciting new destination, […]


Columbus Tube Map


I had been meaning to do this, and I saw someone else do something like this I thought, but I didn’t like it… anyway… here you go: I know that this is completely not accurate, will probably piss some people off, and is most likely missing your cool neighborhood. Sorry. Maybe next revision? Let me […]


What Neighborhoods Comprise Columbus?

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columbushomesblog.com wrote What Neighborhoods Comprise Columbus? October 30th, 2007 I have a side project that I’ve been meaning to get to that is a Wiki of Columbus Neighborhoods. You could go crazy trying to decide what makes up a neighborhood and start calling every subdivision a neighborhood, which in a way, they are. I couldn’t […]


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