Congratulations to Ken Herndon and D. Jason Crowder for correctly identifying our last sidewalk photo as Eighth Street between Main & Market Streets. Due to the proximity to the Slugger Museum, that block features a pentagon pattern on the edge of the sidewalk and reflected in tree planters that evokes the shape of a home plate on a baseball field.
As part of our continuing coverage of National Preservation Month, here’s a Now & Then edition of a sidewalk photo, although I doubt anyone will know where it is. Guesses in the comments.
- An update on new restaurants opening soon in downtown New Albany (NAC 1, NAC 2)
- 610 Magnolia has the nation’s best Manhattan (GQ via Ville Voice)
- Giant wind turbine blade from GE to be on display this Saturday (C-J)
- Rainbow Blossom hosting Sunday farmers markets beginning May 16 (Consuming Lou)
- Indiana wildlife officials seek to create 1,300 acre preserve near New Albany (C-J)
- Free waterfront walking history tours offered beginning Saturday (C-J, Wave3)
- Metro area gets a ‘C’ on infrastructure report card, still above national avg. (WFPL)
- TARC to sell summer youth bus passes: $30 for unlimited rides all summer (Biz First)
- Harrods Creek Bridge on River Road could open soon (Fox 41)
- Architects imagine the future of New York & the American city (Newsweek)
- Flip the parking lot and the building to promote walkability (Switchboard)
- What if the next round of ‘recalls’ targeted defective urban planning? (citiwire)
- Considering the real meaning of ‘mixed-use’ (GGWash)
- Is there such a thing as good federal urban policy? (NAC)
- Thoughts on place and placelessness (Via Architecture)
- Can you zone for a successful neighborhood? (TNR)
- The Urbanophile reconsiders density (Shareable)
- How zoning still encourages sprawl (Planetizen)
- And a few flickr photos of the day here and here.