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  • in reply to: Malaysia Airlines 17 shot down in the Ukraine #1030170
    columbusguy20
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    Wow. Just wow. My prayers are going out to the family and friends of all of those onboard.

    For a major airlines like Malaysia Airlines to have two major incidents mere months apart just leaves my head shaking. It’s a wonderful airline and consistently rated as one of the best in the world in terms of service. I flew them from New York City/Newark to Stockholm when they last operated that route in late 2006; the flight then continued on to Kuala Lumpur from Stockholm.

    in reply to: Need good advice!! (Grandview or Hilliard) #1028178
    columbusguy20
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    Look into the Fifth by Northwest neighborhood. It’s immediately north of Grandview yet you pay Columbus taxes and have the convenience of being close to everything in Grandview and the central Columbus area. For between $700-$800 you’ll definitely be able to find a 1-bedroom and perhaps even a smattering of 2-bedrooms. I live on King Avenue between Grandview Avenue and North Star Avenue and I’m within a 10-minute walk of two grocery stores, numerous restaurants, multiple bus lines, and that’s not counting all that is in Grandview. And, it’s a pretty safe area as well (since it’s “surrounded” by wealthy upper-class suburbs) with a low-key attitude and nice/interesting mix of people.

    And as others have mentioned, your best bet on finding a place is to look online at http://columbus.craigslist.org and http://metro-rentals.com

    in reply to: Kingsdale Shopping Center — Development News & Updates #1022872
    columbusguy20
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    [quote=1021132]

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>GCrites80s wrote:</div>
    How many square feet of medical space per capita is there in this country?

    America is growing older, fatter and sicker. We need more places for medical treatment.
    [/quote]

    Sad but true and funny at the same time.

    And there’s no better place to put another medical office building than Upper Arlington; tons of older people with disposable income.

    in reply to: Turn arrows in Grandview #1022871
    columbusguy20
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    As a resident of Fifth by Northwest, I am ALL for the neighborhood and streets being pedestrian-friendly and walkable and as urban as possible. But, I also realize that the times I do have to drive in and out of the area, there are certain intersections that DO call for a turn arrow, namely Northwest Boulevard/5th Avenue and Northwest Boulevard/King Avenue.

    I’d be interested to see how synchronizing the signals at those intersections like Upper Arlington has done with the intersection of Northwest Boulevard/Zollinger Road would possible help things move more smoothly.

    Just my two cents. :)

    in reply to: Columbus Population and Demographics #1018693
    columbusguy20
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    [quote=1018625]

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>RedStorm wrote:</div>
    Charlotte and Fort Worth will pass us in 5-7 years at the current rate, no?

    Yes, probably within the next few years. They’re the only 2 cities that will pass it anytime soon. The next one is not until Seattle at #21, but it has a long, long way to go. However, Columbus is catching up with 3 cities directly above it.

    #14 San Francisco<br>
    2010 Difference between it and Columbus: -18,202 2013 Difference: -14,889<br>
    #13 Indianapolis<br>
    2010 Difference: -33,412 2013 Difference: -20,840<br>
    #12 Jacksonville<br>
    2010 Difference: -34,751 2013 Difference: -20,030

    Assuming current rates, Columbus may end up moving up a spot in the rankings.
    [/quote]

    The thing about San Francisco, Indianapolis, and Jacksonville is that they are all consolidated city-county entities. If Indianapolis and Jacksonville were to be unconsolidated, those population numbers would probably be greatly reduced. As for San Francisco, the numbers probably wouldn’t change since it’s been a consolidated city-county since the mid-1800’s and has basically had the same boundaries since then.

    in reply to: Port Columbus (CMH) Airport News & Updates #404490
    columbusguy20
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    heresthecasey said:
    Some more non-news news,

    [b]San Francisco, Seattle on Port Columbus’ radar for direct flights[/b]
    Jul 23, 2013, 7:00pm EDT
    Evan Weese, Staff reporter- Business First

    In other developments, the airport authority is working to launch nonstop flights to San Francisco and Seattle, Whitaker told me. That would directly connect Port Columbus with every major U.S. hub, he said.

    “We’re hard at work trying to secure that service,” he said. “We’re going to get it. It’s just a matter of time.”

    [url=http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2013/07/san-francisco-seattle-on-port.html]http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2013/07/san-francisco-seattle-on-port.html[/url]

    Very pleased to see that the CRAA is working hard to get service to SFO and SEA, although I’m placing my bets on SFO.

    Virgin America would be really nice to have in Columbus but I don’t know if they’d ever consider Columbus to be honest. I’m all for Columbus and cheer for the city constantly, but Virgin America flies to places like AUS, MCO, SEA, and JFK among others which, in a strange way, all seem to fit in with their idea of “cool” or “hip.”

    Point to point service on a foreign airline would be great in my opinion but I don’t know if the current political climate nor US airlines makes it likely. I mean, given some of the nut jobs in Congress right now, letting in some “foreign” airline would be the end of the world for them. Lol. Not only that, but allowing airlines such as Air France, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Japan Airlines, and Qantas, with their superior product and service would spell doom; but then again, lots of flyer are too damn cheap to care what kind of service they get as long as they can get it cheap.

    in reply to: bono Pizza #418039
    columbusguy20
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    I hope he decides to stay in 5xNW. Bono Pizza fits in perfectly with the whole vibe of the neighborhood: relaxed, laid back, unpretentious, friendly, affordable, and a hidden gem.

    in reply to: The Joseph – Pizzuti Short North Hotel – News & Updates #390563
    columbusguy20
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    The SN is getting a little to “rich” for my blood with a fancy-shmancy LeMeridien and two-level Anthropologie. Pretty soon, I may not be able to afford to step foot on High Street between I-670 and 2nd Avenue. [sarcasm on]

    :P

    But good news for the SN and downtown as a whole.

    in reply to: Columbus Traffic- Tops state in time stuck in traffic #533478
    columbusguy20
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    tdziemia said:
    I will take Columbus traffic any day.
    Last week I went to see my son in Philadelphia. On a Thursday evening, I spent 1 hour driving into the city from King of Prussia (i.e opposite the rush hour flow). That’s a distance like driving from Powell into German Village.
    The next day, Friday, I spent 2 hours and 15 minutes exiting the city at 4 p.m., to go about 4 miles farther than that Thursday drive. I’ve made it to downtown Cincinnati in 2 hr 15 minutes from Columbus, even around rush hour.

    Oh, by the way, there is no lack of commuter rail service there (2 main subway lines in the city, and a half dozen lines out to suburbs).

    Times like that I LOVE this town.

    I second that. People who bitch about traffic in Columbus have never been to Los Angeles. It takes me less than 15 minutes to get from the airport to Upper Arlington while in Los Angeles, it takes you 15 minutes just to LEAVE the airport and get out on to Century or Sepulveda.

    in reply to: Jeni's Expanding Across US #542620
    columbusguy20
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    Opening up a store in a prime market like Chicago is a very well-earned accomplishment.

    in reply to: South of Lane #540834
    columbusguy20
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    Always good to see another business in an often “overlooked” but very nice area. It will be a much needed addition since the only other food option along the Mallway is Park Creek Kitchen.

    in reply to: City of Columbus to Take Over Columbus City Schools? #540520
    columbusguy20
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    Kind of sad to see but it may be necessary. As a former employee of CCS, there are quite a few board members who I would LOVE to see GONE although Mike Wiles is NOT one of those board members. Speaking from personal experience, few people at State Street, in my opinion, actually know about what goes on or how things function at the schools and satellite offices.

    Then again, the school board is elected and perhaps those who voted for the current school board need to look more closely when they vote again.

    I attended some of the best schools that CCS has to offer so I can attest to there being GREAT schools in the district. It’s great to live in a major urban district that offers Spanish and French immersion, K-8/K-6/6-12 schools, two single-sex middle schools, an arts-based high school, an international school, and a school that collaborates with OSU and Battele. Not to mention the districts focus on renovating/rebuilding schools and right-sizing where needed.

    in reply to: Port Columbus (CMH) Airport News & Updates #404480
    columbusguy20
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    Nice addition. And hoping that this will be a mainline service, although given the distance and the fact that Delta flies a 737, it’ll be mainline more likely than not.

    Now, if we can just get United to open up CMH-SFO, Delta or Alaska CMH-SEA, and American to up-gauge CMH-MIA/JFK/ORD/DFW to mainline, we’ll be set.

    in reply to: Proposed 32 unit apartment on Chesapeake Ave in 5XNW/Clinton Twp #477276
    columbusguy20
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    cbustransit said:
    the chesapeake area was part of clinton township. its closely related to the neighborhood behind Lennox called University View. Columbus has a long history with circuses…and the circus would camp out by the railroad tracks on that side of town. According to somebody who lives on Chesapeake, the homes in University View were the places where white circus workers lived. Black circus workers lived in the chesapeake homes, very few of which are left.

    little pockets of interesting all over the place!

    I used to live on King Avenue directly behind Chesapeake Avenue and it turned out that one of the secretaries in my office lived (and she still may) in one of the homes along there. I can corroborate that Chesapeake Avenue was where black families lived in general while she was growing up there 60 years ago. Supposedly, black families could only live on certain streets in the 5xNW area; she told me that they couldn’t live west of Tremont Road and on portions of King Avenue west of North Star Avenue due to the deed restrictions and/or red lining.

    But it really is an interesting little area of Columbus and I can’t wait to move back to King Avenue this summer.

    And I really wish they would open up Chesapeake Avenue to the Kroger on Northwest.

    in reply to: Uptown Westerville – News & Discussion #538996
    columbusguy20
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    Uptown Westerville is a really great suburban downtown. It has two local-owned coffee shops; numerous restaurants (Thai Taste is highly recommended); a wine shop; shopping; a pet store; and antique stores.

    I’m glad it’s getting more of the recognition it deserves. My parents moved to one of the neighborhoods across from Hoover Dam and when I go to see them, we like to go to Uptown for a few hours to eat, walk around, get some coffee, and catch up with one another.

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