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EUCLID CORRIDOR BUS STOP DESIGN - AM I MISSING SOMETHING?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 02/10/2008 - 15:35.
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The Euclid Corridor Bus design doesn’t make sense to me. 

FROZEN PIPES BREAKING ALL OVER NORTH EAST OHIO

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 02/07/2008 - 17:05.
When you don't have the money to keep the heat on, and it gets cold, the pipes freeze. 

And break.

Then when it warms up like it did over the past two days, the pipes thaw out.

And water floods everything.  

And when the building is filled up, the water pours out under the doors and into the street - just like it is doing at Sweet Daddy's.

SHIP OF STATE IN THE REALNEO

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 02/01/2008 - 18:34.

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My bike

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 01/31/2008 - 22:11.

 

 Man riding the curb lane off ramp at West 25th I-71 exit

*Note this man is riding on the highway off-ramp for the West 25th exit (not recommended!!!:)

 

BILL MACDERMOTT PRESENTS UNISOLAR INFO AT MID TOWN BREWS HOSTED BY WEBTEGO

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 01/22/2008 - 22:18.

On January 10, 2008 Bill MacDermott addressed an audience of about 30 at Webtego in Cleveland, Ohio.  

 

Bill is a solar convert - and  a franchise distributor of Unisolar products.

 

TOWN CRIER RINGS IN CUYAHOGA COUNTY BICENTENIAL - BUT NOT ON AGENDA

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 01/16/2008 - 17:46.

The January 14, 2008 Cuyahoga County Commissioner's meeting started sounding much like a New England Town Meeting.  

Coming down the hall towards the fourth floor Commissioner’s public meeting room, the Town Crier's sharply ringing hand bell competed with his yells of  Hear Yea! Hear Yea!

 

What would Jane do?

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 01/07/2008 - 00:39.

 

See this face.  Is it hard to believe that this woman took on the establishment in New York and forced planners to consider the human element in the design of cities? 

Any agency in Cleveland contemplating radical change to the streetscape should ask themselves.  What would Jane think of your idea?

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URBAN BRANDING - TRUTH OR LIES?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 01/06/2008 - 15:33.

Carl Pope told  his audience at Levin College that today's branding strategies no longer involve an image (like the Coke logo/bottle or the Mercedes three point star) - branding today is just a phrase.

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FREE WALL - YOU'VE GOT MAIL - BANNER FOR REALNEO

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 01/04/2008 - 23:48.

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I spoke with the auto wrecker which is just under the bridge from the free wall today.  He isn't happy with the graffiti workers because when the graffiti is on the junk yard fence, the city inspectors make the junk yard paint over the graffiti. 

So, please, put the graffiti on the bridge abuttments, not on the private junk yard fence!

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THE REAL CLEVELAND - STREET CONVERSATIONS WITH REZA

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 01/04/2008 - 19:16.
Post in progress,  need to upload images from one computer and do Word on another.  to be finished soon...It's Wednesday Jan 9, and I still haven't been able to edit my final draft of this pc. Patience please,  will get final soon...thanks

Photo archives

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 12/29/2007 - 13:06.

I have been so impressed with the photos at RealNEO.  How will these photos be archived for future use?  A consortium of libraries has started to digitize and archive photos-click on the photo to learn more-

  [where: 44114]

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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FREE STAMP - CLEVELAND, OHIO

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/20/2007 - 22:41.

Homeless home under Free Stamp in Cleveland

10.18.11 Occupy Cleveland needs a permit for Willard Park and for Public Square.   Downtown Cleveland Alliance needs access for Xmas decor. Right.

Christmas in Cleveland will be hard for many.

But some have shelter, colored with red, white, and green.

The FREE STAMP is a negative, as is much of Cleveland.

Karmic Hockey in a Santa Suit

Submitted by danielray Pickrel on Sat, 12/15/2007 - 23:56.

I've wanted to be a professional skater for the longest time.

Too much violence in the standard hockey and too many jumps in figure skating.

So my consulation has been to clown about the city on skates. As people ask about why I busy myself with picking up trash while skating I develope new spectators for Karmic Hockey. I make it semi-professional by picking up aluminum cans. The greatest concentration of cans is a Brown's Tailgating Party. With all the snow i believe I turn in the skates for a Santa suit.

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JUDGE GAUL FIRES MYERS UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT SCALDINI

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 12/14/2007 - 14:31.

Here is the sequence of events during the last week concerning Cleveland, Ohio's Myers University:

The President of the University, Mr. Scaldini, announces Monday that the University will close its doors at the end of this semester because the school is out of Money. 

CLEVELAND PLUS - CHRISTMAS RATS BITING PEOPLE IN PUBLIC SQUARE

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 12/07/2007 - 13:55.

 

“We’ve got it all, together” here in Cleveland, Ohio!   And I'm not talking about the Nutcracker rats, either!

 

FACELESS TRAVELERS AND THE US BORDER PATROL

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 11/21/2007 - 18:17.

The mood in the United States is changing towards people who don’t look like they are from here.

For years I have traveled around the US and around the world and, besides being inspected and asked to produce my passport at the physical border crossing between nations, I have only been stopped inside a county once - in the 70’s – by soldados in Patagonia when Argentina was governed by the military right before Peron returned to power.

ADAM HARVEY SPEAKS TRUTH TO POWER

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 11/12/2007 - 22:32.
 

There’s a little mystery on the plywood construction wall around the Marcel Breuer designed Ameritrust Tower in Cleveland, Ohio.

HARD TIME IN THE RACK

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 11:35.
Tower City and the Downtown Alliance Corporations around Public Square are moving the Cleveland  bedroom up Superior.   Downtown Cleveland is saying "NO" loud and clear.

What's the future of the old Cleveland Psychiatric Institute?

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 10/31/2007 - 12:39.


What's the story with the old Cleveland Psychiatric Institute?  When I worked at Metro and cruised the underground tunnels in the 1980s, one tunnel was always fenced off and guarded like some Victorian-era fortress. 

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IMPROVE YOUR SOIL THIS FALL

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 10/29/2007 - 12:05.

 

This Fall, rather than raking and blowing those autumn leaves off your lawn and garden  why don’t you just mow them into your lawn and leave them in your garden.

 

TAX ABATEMENT /PUBLIC INVESTMENT IN NEW HOUSING WHILE DEMOLISHING TAXPAYER’S HOMES

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 10/27/2007 - 12:37.

“Battery Park” is a multi square block development on West 72 south of  the CSX tracks just on the bluff above Edgewater park and the Shoreway.

 

Right next to Battery Park is the old Detroit neighborhood where there are numerous vacant houses.