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  • in reply to: Who Are We Kidding? Weinland Park Cannot Be Saved #461378

    berdawn
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    Walker said:
    And you stepped back in just to point that out and stir the pot? Good call.

    More talk about Weinland Park. Less personal drama, everyone. Thanks.

    Wow, thanks for confirming his opinion, Walker. consider this the last of my personal drama then.

    in reply to: Who Are We Kidding? Weinland Park Cannot Be Saved #461372

    berdawn
    Member

    KingLincolnUrbanEnthusiast said:
    Dear Berdawn,
    This is NOT your neighborhood – it is our neighborhood! How amazing it is that the last few years have seen a plethora of self appointed and self selected local spokespeople, who presume to speak on behalf of WP and the community as its gurus- a little humility would go a long way towards increasing your credibility. You don’t know me, what I know or don’t and you have the gaul to protest about my opinions on “your” neighborhood… you have lots to learn and your smugness is disappointing. Anyway, thank you for your efforts in your neighborhood and I am excited about the future of WP and the upside…

    I’ve lived here longer than you and by your statements to Labi, that’s the bar you have chosen to set. I do sincerely appreciate that you have figured out how to turn off your caps lock, though. I have the gall to ask that you listen to the people who live here rather than stating as fact opinions you have formed by being what one must infer from your posts as an investor who hopes to profit from this neighborhood because I actually fucking live here. It is clear that you don’t know me or much about the neighborhood if you include me a “self-selected local spokesperson” who desires credibility.

    in reply to: Who Are We Kidding? Weinland Park Cannot Be Saved #461371

    berdawn
    Member

    DavidF said:
    The irony is strong in this one.

    That’s not the noun I would have chosen.

    in reply to: Naming Contest for New Drink Menu at Hubbard Grille #466843

    berdawn
    Member

    That spice came from Kroger, maybe even the Weinland Park Kroger.

    in reply to: Who Are We Kidding? Weinland Park Cannot Be Saved #461365

    berdawn
    Member

    KingLincolnUrbanEnthusiast said:
    Labi,

    “If you want to comment on King Lincoln, fine, but please stop acting like you know anything about Weinland Park.”

    I appreciate your passion about WP propsects. When you have owned property in WP since 1998 and in VV for 15 years look me up. I have experienced it first hand and the issues and challenges and probably (not guaranteed) know more about WP than most people you will ever meet. What I have shared is the truth – not sugar coated turds. WP is a great place with lots of potential, but please don’t preach to me about WP…I know better… You are doing lots of great stuff, but please give other folks the benefit of the doubt…unless you know better.

    I’ve owned property in WP since 1997, does that mean that I can tell you to PLEASE stop writing as though you know much about my neighborhood?

    in reply to: Breaking Bad on AMC #167816

    berdawn
    Member

    whoo-eeee. Finally saw the finale. I thought it was great, despite all the outlandish bits. when Walt sent his neighbor to “check the stove”, I knew it was over for him, morally speaking but man, that was a big box of plot.

    in reply to: Anyone know anything about the new Hot Dog and Ice Cream restaurant #446601

    berdawn
    Member

    I was out in the hinterlands yesterday and tried Two Mad Dogs and was made very happy. These are ginormous hot dogs but I really wanted a Mr. Shifter AND a chilli/slaw dog. As we’re discussing this, the server said, we can just cut them in half for you. ah! genius! the fries weren’t great but our dogs were very good. They even put half of each hot dog in each basket.

    in reply to: Earl Smith Vs. Michael Coleman #442127

    berdawn
    Member

    Who on earth thought this would be a good idea?

    Dear Mr. Smith, please invest in a thesaurus and a staff.

    in reply to: Who Are We Kidding? Weinland Park Cannot Be Saved #461333

    berdawn
    Member

    I am

    the_linotypist said:
    One of the warning signs I was too naive to heed when I moved to Weinland Park was how much I had to dial around to find a restaurant that would deliver food to Weinland Park. I heard quite a succession of “we don’t deliver there” when calling the pizza and sub restaurants in the OSU coupon books.

    I am grateful Donato’s wouldn’t bring me pizza. Thanks to them, I now have the joy of thin-crust Adriatico’s in my life. I do miss Bento’s delivery.

    in reply to: Who Are We Kidding? Weinland Park Cannot Be Saved #461329

    berdawn
    Member

    leftovers said:
    Just wondering what the percentage of owner occupants in WP is? It seems like this area has been investor owned for quite a long time. When looking for property it seems that the investors are able to gobble up a lot of the properties (at good prices) almost immediately as they go on the market.

    9-11%

    in reply to: Giant Columbus statue news #462264

    berdawn
    Member

    Twixlen said:
    He would need seasonally appropriate outfits as well. Just think of all the employment this would bring to Columbus.

    so, he’d be like the porch geese?

    in reply to: Big Lots to sell wine and beer #441095

    berdawn
    Member

    groundrules said:
    You guys know that you can go the new Kroger on High at King and get a 40 of Cobra for $1.80, right?

    Pro tip for the day.

    A pretty good Malbec for $10!

    in reply to: New 5-Story Mixed-Use Development Proposed for High Street #461807

    berdawn
    Member

    shirtandpants said:
    Honest question here: where DO you people think that Section 8 housing should go? Nobody wants it in their neighborhoods, so where should we put it? Where do you expect that Section 8 residents and other low-income folks will move when they get priced out of their own neighborhoods?

    The irony here, of course, is that the people who seem to be the most vocal opponents of Section 8 housing are the ones who apparently moved into low-income areas on purpose, presumably for the low cost of housing. I’m just really confused about why, if you are so anti-Section 8 housing, did you move into an area full of it? So you could get a bargain house and bragging rights when you finally run all the poor people out and your neighborhood becomes cool? Franklinton, Merion Village, Hungarian Village, OTE, and others all seem to be vying for this right now….so where are all of those poor people supposed to go when you run them out?

    Seriously, please someone answer this because it makes no sense to me that a board full of people could be this selfish.

    I’m not sure how much you know about Section 8 housing, so I will start by explaining there are four types of subsidized housing: vouchers that a landlord may choose to accept; multiple, multi-unit buildings owned by an individual or company that are federally designated (for 25-years) and rented to individuals and families; very large multi-unit buildings that are owned an operated by a municipal organization (the CMHA in this case), and tax-credit units that are typically mid-size complexes that are rented to income-eligible individuals and families for 15 years before being able to be sold as market rate (I’ve not seen evidence this works in Columbus). The majority of the subsidized housing in Weinland Park is federally designated and new tax credit units are in the works.

    Increasing the percentage of non-market rate housing does nothing other than make it more affordable for investors to purchase and less likely that individuals and families with any other option will choose that particular neighborhood. Distributing subsidized housing throughout a county is more expensive but ultimately better serves those who need it by providing them with a neighborhood with more assets.

    in reply to: Weinland Park Redevelopment – News & Updates #424884

    berdawn
    Member

    Cameras typically don’t have much of an effect on crime but they do aid greatly in the prosecution.

    in reply to: Post a Funny Photo / GIF / Video / Etc #229439

    berdawn
    Member

    rus said:

    I really want this.

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