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Suffolk 83
04-12-2008, 07:09 AM
Other than here, alot of times I find word of mouth is the best way to find good websites...

not everyone's cup of tea I know but...

http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/forumdisplay.php?f=180

Members make you feel at home and you can ask just about any question(except where their spot is)

maybe not my favorite, but I like it

post yours...

bosdevelopment
04-12-2008, 07:59 AM
Bored? Updated hourly.

http://www.jimmyr.com

tobyjug
04-12-2008, 08:59 AM
www.prewarcars.com
www.cronaca.com
www.gunbroker.com
www.salvo.co.uk

Beton Brut
04-21-2008, 03:50 PM
Irredeemably crass greetings for all occasions: www.someecards.com (http://www.someecards.com/)

What if Sam Kinison and Hunter S. Thompson were ardent Red Sox fans? survivinggrady.com (http://survivinggrady.com/)

statler
04-22-2008, 08:04 AM
Square America (http://www.squareamerica.com/)

underground
04-23-2008, 07:02 PM
For sports humor, it's Deadspin (http://deadspin.com).
For actual sports info, it's FootballOutsiders (http://www.footballoutsiders.com)and BaseballProspectus (http://www.baseballprospectus.com).
For a listing of activities for the achingly hip in Boston, lemmingtrail (http://www.lemmingtrail.com).

statler
04-23-2008, 07:30 PM
For a website that lives up to its name there is damninteresting.com (http://www.damninteresting.com/)

unterbau
04-24-2008, 08:27 AM
These are a few of my favorite things:
www.boingboing.net and http://www.neatorama.com - Internet Ephemera

http://www.cityofsound.com/ - Great architecture and urban planning blog

http://www.slashfilm.com - One of the best film news sites

http://www.firejoemorgan.com/ - Maybe the funniest baseball blog out there (cowritten by one of the writers from The Office)

http://www.worldchanging.com/ - An excellent blog to accompany an excellent book

http://www.thingsmagazine.net/ - A fun meta(?)blog that links to recent news and other blogs regarding architecture, design and, well, everything

statler
04-24-2008, 08:39 AM
Oobject (http://www.oobject.com/) - Design blog

Institute of Official Cheer (http://www.lileks.com/institute/index.html) - Retro mockery

statler
05-05-2008, 10:20 AM
Eiffel Tower Pano (http://www.panoramas.dk/fullscreen/fullscreen32.html)

Suffolk 83
05-17-2008, 08:16 AM
http://www.tigerstadium.org/home.html This makes me almost shed a tear. Its going to be a complete shame if this is torn down. I can't believe MLB doesn't at least help someway. This is irreplacable. I wish I had some substantial change to donate to this.

Y-bot
05-17-2008, 09:10 AM
Maybe the wrecking ball will miss and knock the city down instead.

Lrfox
05-18-2008, 11:03 AM
Didn't know where else to put it, but google is celebrating Walter Gropius' 125 birthday by changing their "Google" graphic to some modern style buildings (conveniently placed to spell out "google") in his honor. Most of you probably know he was a pioneer of modern architecture, founder of Bauhaus, and designed the JFK Building in Boston (among many other things). No link necessary, I'm sure everyone can find google.

*Edit- A picture of Gropius' Lincoln, MA home for the hell of it- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Walter_Gropius_photo_Gropius_house_Lincoln_M A.jpg

tobyjug
05-18-2008, 12:51 PM
www.worldwidetelescope.org

statler
08-20-2008, 03:04 PM
10 Most Amazing Ghost Towns (http://www.oddee.com/item_96462.aspx)

bosdevelopment
08-20-2008, 04:35 PM
10 Most Amazing Ghost Towns (http://www.oddee.com/item_96462.aspx)

Kowloon walled city is the most intriguing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kowloon_Walled_City

statler
08-20-2008, 04:48 PM
Yeah, there is a great thread about Kowloon on SSP.

The Walled City Of Kowloon (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=55357) (ignore the odd password prompt)

Ron Newman
08-20-2008, 09:54 PM
But it has been demolished, unlike the others on that list.

Beton Brut
08-21-2008, 12:18 AM
Kowloon walled city is the most intriguing

Real world Blade Runner.

But it has been demolished, unlike the others on that list.

Gone but not forgotten -- look at what Steven Holl's doing (http://www.frontinc.com/sp_locat_linked_hybrid_.html) in Beijing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pn-ZANUXj4

And to stay on topic, if you have a taste for the post-apocalyptic, allow me to introduce Elena and her motorcycle (http://www.kiddofspeed.com/).

statler
10-04-2008, 09:32 AM
Design Observer (http://designobserver.com/)

statler
10-04-2008, 10:29 AM
The spread of Wal-Mart (http://projects.flowingdata.com/walmart/?walmart)

Lrfox
10-04-2008, 11:51 AM
^lots of fun

kz1000ps
10-04-2008, 06:35 PM
Jeez, I feel like I should be on acid in order to watch that.

Lrfox
10-05-2008, 10:51 AM
http://peterpereira.com/index.html

A New Bedford photojournalist who covers the city as well as international events. If you only check out one section (though most are pretty moving), make it the section on Illegal Immigrants (called: "Inclusive Isolation"); it contains photos of the detainees involved in the Michael Bianco Illegal Immigrant raid in New Bedford in March of 2007 in which 391 illegal immigrants were detained.

Lurker
10-06-2008, 03:12 PM
http://www.measuringworth.com

"It can be more difficult when the question is to determine the "historical" worth of something. The price, even deflated for inflation, is not enough. Was Andrew Carnegie richer than Bill Gates? Did Babe Ruth make more than David Beckham? Was the cost of a loaf of bread more then than now? These questions all depend on the context and the calculators on this web site enable users to make their own comparisons."

For examples read:
http://www.measuringworth.com/worthmeasures.html

statler
01-31-2010, 06:32 PM
http://theselvedgeyard.wordpress.com/

Tons of photographs of the famous and not so famous, of man & machine, of truly vintage and more recent vintage with no real theme or thread. Some really great stuff.

A very small sample:
http://theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/white_triplex_n041953.jpg?w=600&h=557

http://theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/basement-bar-1960s-drink.jpg?w=600&h=595

http://theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/robert-yager-cholo-la-gang-gun-12.png?w=300&h=450

http://theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/marlon-brando-godfather-bird.jpg?w=600&h=421

tobyjug
01-31-2010, 07:51 PM
This is great!

commuter guy
01-31-2010, 08:56 PM
I especially liked the photo essay on vintage taverns and bars.

statler
02-16-2010, 10:11 AM
Oscar Grillo Oscartoons (http://oscartoons.blogspot.com/2006_03_01_archive.html)

czsz
02-16-2010, 11:49 AM
http://theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/robert-yager-cholo-la-gang-gun-12.png?w=300&h=450

Looks uncannily like Obama?

tobyjug
02-16-2010, 01:15 PM
^^^ I thought Lou Reed.

TikiNYC
02-23-2010, 12:02 PM
www.guitar-tube.com

www.wronkled.com

www.pleaserobme.com

www.carstuckgirls.com/

and the one in my signature.

Sleep New York (http://www.sleepnewyork.tk)

bostonbred
02-23-2010, 05:00 PM
NOT seeing SVETLANA or the RCA on BOGuz tube websight

Lrfox
02-23-2010, 07:15 PM
This one will make you laugh and your skin crawl at the same time:
Crappy Taxidermy (http://crappytaxidermy.com/).

czsz
02-27-2010, 03:38 PM
http://arcilook.com/

statler
03-01-2010, 12:42 PM
Explainthisimage.com (http://explainthisimage.com)

ablarc
03-01-2010, 01:58 PM
http://arcilook.com/
You need a guy with an English accent to even DREAM of selling something as useless as this.

czsz
03-01-2010, 10:10 PM
Selling?

bostonbred
03-02-2010, 01:53 PM
THIS bing the GOOD webersite too learn abote frendly Pandas Beer name CHINA!!!


http://www.chinahush.com/

pss you READ stri of HOW to be MAN.. Gut advises for sum of you postrs

TikiNYC
03-06-2010, 02:36 PM
Wow.

So much competition

Us

www.twitter.com/thenewyorkforum

Them

www.thenewyorkforum.com

Get your NYC gossip at the last link.

Its great. Really really great.

vanshnookenraggen
03-06-2010, 05:47 PM
The thread is called "Educate everyone on a good website", not a shitty half bit gossip troll fest.

statler
03-11-2010, 08:07 AM
http://mrdoob.com/lab/javascript/harmony/

TikiNYC
03-18-2010, 03:10 PM
http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/groundzero/

http://therealnews.com/

http://www.youtube.com/user/Exposethefrauds

www.twitter.com/unclericewisdom

kennedy
03-23-2010, 09:23 PM
http://mrdoob.com/lab/javascript/harmony/

That's awesome!

tobyjug
04-06-2010, 04:33 PM
This?

http://wikileaks.org/

Lrfox
04-09-2010, 10:15 PM
I think I saw "wikileaks" in a Boston Globe article recently. Cool stuff, but not my cup of tea.

I've been enjoying FourStory recently: http://fourstory.org/

BostonUrbEx
04-15-2010, 11:59 AM
Probably been posted here at least once, but... www.wikimapia.org

Haven't made any additions, myself, in while... but I'm sure some people here have some information to add somewhere. :)

TikiNYC
04-18-2010, 03:43 PM
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/

Hilarious and informative.

statler
04-19-2010, 11:49 AM
Color Photos NYC 1941:

http://citynoise.org/article/10506

vanshnookenraggen
04-19-2010, 11:59 AM
Thank you so much for that.

statler
04-19-2010, 12:21 PM
I assume you've already found them, but if not:

Set II (http://citynoise.org/article/10507)

Set III (http://citynoise.org/article/10512) which includes my favorite picture of the the series:

http://citynoise.org/upload/41040.jpg

vanshnookenraggen
04-19-2010, 12:57 PM
That building today probably has rooms for $3,000 a month.

TikiNYC
04-19-2010, 04:27 PM
NY Times

Where else can you learn about impending doom. (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/21/world/asia/21grid.html?pagewanted=1)

I just hope the grid is left sufficiently untouched to keep the Chicom ESB lights on.

GW2500
04-28-2010, 12:28 PM
Hulu.com > History Channel> Cities of the underground . Probably anyone is cool, but NY's and Moscow's were really cool.

TikiNYC
04-28-2010, 03:53 PM
David Jack
(http://www.youtube.com/user/TheLogicJunkie)

Lurker
05-03-2010, 10:31 PM
http://architectureandmorality.blogspot.com/

I think this post: http://architectureandmorality.blogspot.com/2009/10/park-not-neighborhood-problems-and.html is quite fitting considering the issues with the R.K. Greenway.

TikiNYC
05-18-2010, 11:11 AM
For those considering going to college or getting an MBA MBA Underground (http://mbaunderground.blogspot.com) has a lot of cool information about what not to do.

TikiNYC
05-31-2010, 02:17 PM
Have any of you ABers ever been to college?

Funny vids about college (http://www.youtube.com/collegeisascam)

College is a scam (http://www.twitter.com/collegeisascam)

MBA Underground - a forum about MBAs and college (http://www.mbaunderground.blogspot.com)

Pray tell me, which degree do I need to do to ensure that I don't end up at Jack in the Box, but rather, get to work at the rather more classy Red Lobster?

BostonUrbEx
05-31-2010, 02:37 PM
Trolls galore.

Shepard
06-01-2010, 11:48 AM
The title of this thread bugs me so damn much

vanshnookenraggen
06-27-2010, 01:26 AM
http://www.cartogrammar.com/images/boston_squared_small.png


Geometry riddle: When is a square not a square?
Answer: When it?s in New England.

Above with the stupid title is a series of minimal street maps I traced to show the varied actual shapes of a selection of so-called ?squares? in the central Boston area. Urban spaces come in all shapes, as you can discover with this nifty tool, and a city square in any part of the world is by no means guaranteed to be a literal square, but New England?s style of square is peculiar (at least in this country) in its especially confused geometry. Unlike many places where a square is most often defined by a public open space or civic structure, here a square is typically defined by an intersection of two or more?usually closer to 4 gazillion?thoroughfares and/or other streets. The square?s name further applies to a business district around that intersection, and sometimes to an entire neighborhood. Thus the squares strongly define much of the local geography and organization of Boston and its close surroundings, as you can see in the diagrammatic Unmapped Boston poster. They are many things, but rarely are they square. You?ll also find some Circles and Corners around town, but they tend to be a bit more true to their names.

Any locals out there can probably find fault with my selection here or with the extent of the individual square maps, but I?ve tried to capture the central intersections of many of the major players. The collection can always grow! Entertain yourself by trying to identify each square before consulting the list under the title. (Squares from Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and Brookline are included.)

To everyone else: Sorry, I know you don?t care. But this city is just so mappable! (And in a way, undermapped.) You should come visit.

Previously: Squares can also be difficult to drive through, and they make good logos.

Edit: don?t hate me for this, but I?m in experimental stages of posting junk like this for sale at Zazzle, just in case anybody takes pride enough in their squares to put this on a t-shirt or poster. Something more professional and less desperate-looking will occur over time!

http://www.cartogrammar.com/blog/boston-squared/

czsz
06-27-2010, 04:17 PM
I saw that. Pretty cool.

I wonder how many intersections in metro Boston really are "squares". The NYT did a piece around Memorial Day about how difficult it was for local veterans' groups to decorate all the little plaques marking every "square" named for a fallen soldier.

piggiston
06-29-2010, 10:10 PM
As the author of that and regular lurker here, just wanted to say I'm glad to see it posted here!

I'm still waiting for somebody to call me out for using an out-of-date map of Maverick Square. I took a ride over there to check out the redesign but was too lazy to sketch it and turn it into a map, and instead relied on older aerial photos.

I remember that Memorial Day piece about all the squares. Cambridge too is amusingly square-happy... it's rare to find an intersection that isn't signed as So-And-So Square.

TikiNYC
06-30-2010, 12:43 AM
Nice work Piggi!

I thought that this was rather interesting re good links.

Budget Cuts Visualized (http://mba-underground.686460.n3.nabble.com/The-100-Million-Dollar-Budget-Cuts-Visualized-tp932458p932458.html)

BostonUrbEx
06-30-2010, 09:00 AM
I think Memorial Square is the only square square in the city (not including the little intersections named after vets).

Beton Brut
06-30-2010, 03:24 PM
I'm still waiting for somebody to call me out for using an out-of-date map of Maverick Square. I took a ride over there to check out the redesign but was too lazy to sketch it and turn it into a map, and instead relied on older aerial photos.

Start sketching (http://www.lesvants.com/stock/BOSTON/Boston_2010/East_Boston/pages/2-18-10_east%20boston_stock_4655-133%20copy.htm).

czsz
06-30-2010, 03:31 PM
I remember that Memorial Day piece about all the squares. Cambridge too is amusingly square-happy... it's rare to find an intersection that isn't signed as So-And-So Square.

I think even Harvard Square has been renamed...on a number of different corners.

BostonUrbEx
06-30-2010, 03:43 PM
I think Memorial Square is the only square square in the city (not including the little intersections named after vets).

I meant to say Monument Square. Which is already on there, but I don't think it's the same one I'm thinking of. (in Charlestown)

piggiston
06-30-2010, 08:36 PM
Start sketching (http://www.lesvants.com/stock/BOSTON/Boston_2010/East_Boston/pages/2-18-10_east%20boston_stock_4655-133%20copy.htm).Awesome, thanks. I searched and searched for any kind of aerial photo or plan but came up short. Somehow I missed that photo.

re Monument Square... I should have posed some questions here first, because you guys can set me straight on some things. I'm going for the spot in JP that seems to be known as either Eliot Square or Monument Square and opted for the latter (spaced on the confusion with Charlestown). What is the correct, or at least more common, name? I've found it difficult to verify any of this square business with Googling.

czsz
07-05-2010, 06:34 PM
http://exploringvenustas.wordpress.com/

vanshnookenraggen
07-05-2010, 07:45 PM
Whoa, that's tight, thanks!

Beton Brut
07-05-2010, 10:24 PM
^ +1.

Thanks.

Liked this post (http://exploringvenustas.wordpress.com/2009/10/18/moving-boston-backward%E2%80%A6/).

palindrome
07-09-2010, 09:16 AM
+2 that is very cool.

BostonUrbEx
07-09-2010, 01:48 PM
Has this been posted before?

http://www.radicalcartography.net/

kennedy
07-20-2010, 03:52 PM
Pretty cool alternative to Google, provides answers to Bing. Much narrower, but can typically be more concise and informative.

Wolfram Alpha (Boston Query) (http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=boston)

czsz
07-30-2010, 04:16 PM
Is this new to people here?

http://www.overcommaunder.com/heroic/

czsz
07-30-2010, 05:30 PM
Also: http://twitter.com/edlogue

I wish I knew the source of that background image...

statler
07-30-2010, 05:45 PM
^^That and the corresponding @jane_jacobs are fantastic. Thanks

briv
07-30-2010, 10:56 PM
I wish I knew the source of that background image...

1967 BRA Plan:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/1967_BRA_plantifscaled1000.jpg

statler
07-31-2010, 12:12 PM
That is horrifying. :eek:

http://www.google.com/publicdata/home

czsz
07-31-2010, 03:44 PM
Amazing. I can see some art deco and early 20th century survivors, but everything else was supposed to become a Brutalist concrete cube except the North End?

According to this site, even the Blackstone Block would have been replaced by an I.M. Pei building. And there would have been a big stadium at the rear end of the South Station approach (with South Station itself having been replaced by a new complex designed by...Sert):

http://utile.posterous.com/the-bras-1967-plan

czsz
08-02-2010, 01:00 PM
This site is pretty awesome. I'm not always interested in what they put up, but more often or not they have really valuable stuff:

http://thecityfix.com/

Beton Brut
08-02-2010, 01:15 PM
1967 BRA Plan:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/1967_BRA_plantifscaled1000.jpg

I live in the upper right-had corner. Looks the same today...

statler
08-02-2010, 01:39 PM
Well, then..start the bulldozers! BB is all set!

;)

Beton Brut
08-02-2010, 03:42 PM
statler -- While you've got those bulldozers, maybe you could do something about this (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=orient+heights&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hl=en&hq=&hnear=Orient+Heights,+Boston,+Massachusetts&ll=42.383775,-71.014748&spn=0.000553,0.001034&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=42.38399,-71.014845&panoid=MVDzytU6dYXFJ5TtkNRESw&cbp=12,158.08,,0,0.56). East Boston's answer to the Hotel Commonwealth.

Shepard
08-02-2010, 04:01 PM
Wow. I don't think any new building has made me actually LOL until now. Impressive.

Beton Brut
08-02-2010, 04:13 PM
Shepard -- this (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=orient+heights&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hl=en&hq=&hnear=Orient+Heights,+Boston,+Massachusetts&ll=42.393675,-70.994209&spn=0.000549,0.001034&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=42.393675,-70.994209&panoid=aT0pGc2iVfQZfkLR-nrXBQ&cbp=12,352.28,,0,-14.87) is just for you. About a mile away, as East Boston becomes the Beachmont neighborhood of Revere.

The secret formula: Parking structure + vinyl siding + surplus replacement windows = FAIL

statler
11-18-2010, 11:57 AM
http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/

Mayor Menino's Crohn's
11-22-2010, 10:27 PM
If you're into off-duty police officers posting racist bullshit, while picking fights with other board members...

http://www.wackbag.com

gooseberry
11-24-2010, 02:10 AM
http://www.aldaily.com/

TikiNYC
12-04-2010, 01:27 PM
http://labs.systemone.at/retrievr/

Search the web by sketching an image.

Also guys, may I present the new logo....and would welcome your feedback...
http://sleepny.yolasite.com/resources/sleep-new-york-the-new-york-forum.gif.opt605x620o0,0s605x620.gif

palindrome
12-04-2010, 04:25 PM
text is too hard to read and the picture looks way to cluttered and busy IMO.

TikiNYC
12-05-2010, 10:38 AM
Ok Thanks, all noted. Tell me Palindrome, what size/type monitor/notebook are you viewing it on? And what do you think of the new homepage, link is my sig. You can send a pm if thats ok.

Another great website for those using public transport walking in New York or Boston: www.hopstop.com

palindrome
12-07-2010, 11:52 AM
Ok Thanks, all noted. Tell me Palindrome, what size/type monitor/notebook are you viewing it on? And what do you think of the new homepage, link is my sig. You can send a pm if thats ok.

Another great website for those using public transport walking in New York or Boston: www.hopstop.com

I'm using an old (work provided) ibook g3 14" screen. I'll check it out, along with the website later tonight when i get home (dell 14" - forget model number but got it last year so pretty new.)

czsz
12-07-2010, 04:53 PM
The text blends into the images. You need to work on heightening that contrast.

It's also not going to work at all scaled down from anything less than that size. You need something smaller and simpler.

BarbaricManchurian
12-07-2010, 07:33 PM
wow that design makes me want to barf

BostonUrbEx
12-07-2010, 07:58 PM
wow that design makes me want to barf

V
V
V

It's called "Barf" and I dedicate it to NYC!! (http://soundcloud.com/armpitsofmight/barf)

TikiNYC
12-08-2010, 08:27 AM
The text blends into the images. You need to work on heightening that contrast.

It's also not going to work at all scaled down from anything less than that size. You need something smaller and simpler.

Thanks for the feedback. On the iPhone or Android phones double tap zoom/pinching works fine, but your fine points are all duly noted Sir.

TikiNYC
12-18-2010, 12:30 PM
http://bodybrowser.googlelabs.com/

The complete 3d Human Body.

czsz
12-18-2010, 01:54 PM
Surprised this hasn't been posted here yet:

http://bostonography.com/

statler
01-01-2011, 08:41 PM
Whoa. (http://www.behance.net/paronsuren/frame/428809)

datadyne007
01-01-2011, 08:50 PM
I did a search of the thread and found that Stair Porn hasn't been posted yet.

http://www.stairporn.org/

czsz
01-06-2011, 04:47 PM
How have I not heard of this before?

http://www.newurbanmechanics.org/

BostonUrbEx
01-06-2011, 10:34 PM
Some of you may have heard of it, I recognize a few names over there:

http://archboston.org/community/

statler
01-07-2011, 05:05 AM
^^Yeah, that place used to be cool.

TikiNYC
01-09-2011, 07:33 AM
Barbaric Manchurian's old friend(?), the young man who has risen to fame in Arizona in the last 24 hours, well he used to post on ATS - and it was better than Dave Chappelle.

Example:

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread592730/pg1

BarbaricManchurian
01-09-2011, 11:33 AM
STFU

statler
02-01-2011, 06:58 PM
Go Media Flicker Pool (http://www.gomediazine.com/design-articles/go-medias-flickr-pool-showcase-january-2011/)

Also, I didn't really get this tumblr thing at first but I've see a few cool ones so far:

Fuck Yeah 1920's (http://fuckyeah1920s.tumblr.com)

Fuck Yeah Victorians (http://fuckyeahvictorians.tumblr.com/)

FYI: There is some occasional NSFW stuff posted on those, so browse wisely

czsz
02-01-2011, 09:32 PM
http://bauzeitgeist.blogspot.com/

Cool arch blog with what looks like a Boston connection (or an obvious knowledge of / interest in Boston)

czsz
02-12-2011, 09:51 PM
I haven't seen ablarc around these parts in awhile, but apparently he now has a blog:

http://www.ablarc.com/

briv
02-15-2011, 06:35 PM
Going solo, Ablarc? Why are you keeping this a secret? By all means, plug away.

statler
02-15-2011, 06:41 PM
Pfft! We don't even rate a mention:


About

This blog contains a compilation of posts composed under the pseudonym ablarc and posted at various forums, such as Wired New York, Cyburbia and Skyscraper Page over the past several years. Keep checking back; ablarc will soon begin composing new posts.

Mayor Menino's Crohn's
02-16-2011, 07:52 PM
Important website...

http://damm-madd.com/

statler
02-23-2011, 07:19 PM
Some really neat photo sets.

BACK TO THE FUTURE (http://irinawerning.com/back-to-the-fut/back-to-the-future/)

One small NSFW photo.

vanshnookenraggen
02-23-2011, 07:56 PM
Very cool.

datadyne007
02-23-2011, 08:10 PM
Some really neat photo sets.

BACK TO THE FUTURE (http://irinawerning.com/back-to-the-fut/back-to-the-future/)

One small NSFW photo.

I StumbledUpon that yesterday haha!

tobyjug
03-06-2011, 10:38 AM
http://www.bookyourparis.com/

czsz
03-06-2011, 11:51 AM
975 euros a day? Paris continues to not be worth it.

datadyne007
03-06-2011, 12:24 PM
975 euros a day? Paris continues to not be worth it.

Unless the company you're with is paying for your relocation.

tobyjug
03-08-2011, 08:27 PM
Ok then:
http://www.ourparisforum.com/index.cgi?board=reports&action=print&thread=4286

czsz
03-09-2011, 12:00 AM
Well, I know I just found the next must-see quartier of the City of Light:

http://i872.photobucket.com/albums/ab289/FrenchMystiqueTours/Brie%20Comte%20Robert/DSCN1333.jpg

http://i872.photobucket.com/albums/ab289/FrenchMystiqueTours/Brie%20Comte%20Robert/DSCN1437.jpg

I wonder how many people know it sometimes looks like Orange County in the suburbs there?

tobyjug
03-09-2011, 04:41 AM
There are a surprizing number of cheap commie blocks scattered in the burbs, mixed in with the Carrefours and industrial parks.

But I think it compares favorably with the inner suburban ring of say, NYC.

czsz
03-09-2011, 11:17 PM
^ I actually don't think it's that different. Let's see, commie blocks (Fort Lee, NJ), hypermarkets (Paramus, NJ), cute villagey towns for wealthier people (Westchester), tract housing (Long Island)...yup, got it all.

The difference is that most of the cheap commie blocks in Paris (and their violent crime, immigrant angst, poverty) are in the burbs, whereas NYC keeps it in the city limits.

GW2500
03-10-2011, 08:31 AM
^^ Got to disagree w/ that. Yonkers has crime and grit, as does plenty of spots in Jersey and to the suprise of some Long Isalnd has some tough spots.

tobyjug
03-10-2011, 09:48 AM
Sometimes I visit WW1 battlefields if any are nearby. The drama and importance of the battle and the (often) banality of the locale can be so at odds.
I posted the suburban link because it is a pretty good su...(sorry, Nelly Carreno just came on the NECN weather)...
As I was saying, the link is a pretty good pictorial summary of the Marne valley suburbs. Probably not a big tourist draw, unless you are a EuroDisney fan.
Haven't spent time in the other suburban areas, so I defer to those who have done time there.
The visual aesthetic of NYC inner suburbs seems inferior to the areas I've been to. I leave the discourse on social conditions to the sociologists!

czsz
03-10-2011, 10:37 PM
^^ Got to disagree w/ that. Yonkers has crime and grit, as does plenty of spots in Jersey and to the suprise of some Long Isalnd has some tough spots.

Yes, but there's not a relatively consistent pattern of wealth in the city, crime and poverty outside in New York as there is in Paris.

Ron Newman
03-10-2011, 10:45 PM
That picture above of suburban Paris doesn't look much like 'crime and poverty' to me.

TikiNYC
03-12-2011, 01:06 PM
Gents, (and ladies). What do you think of our new type of design? Designed for those with a super widescreen frame of mind (and monitor...)

New design (http://www.sleep-new-york.tk/)

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/8342/sleepnewyork.png (http://img10.imageshack.us/i/sleepnewyork.png/)

statler
04-07-2011, 06:54 PM
http://nerdtownusa.tumblr.com/

This recent post is cool:

http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_litqc2eVDb1qgm09io1_500.jpg

Voronoi diagram of Massachusetts, around Dunkin Donuts locations. The polygons delineate the points for which each Dunkin Donuts outlet is the closest place to get your fix.

datadyne007
04-07-2011, 07:53 PM
Gents, (and ladies). What do you think of our new type of design? Designed for those with a super widescreen frame of mind (and monitor...)

New design (http://www.sleep-new-york.tk/)

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/8342/sleepnewyork.png (http://img10.imageshack.us/i/sleepnewyork.png/)

Not very impressive and confusing to navigate. Also, you bragged about the biggest flaw the site has: the extremely widescreen layout that requires almost all users to use scrollbars (which are so Web 1.0). The index has no clear navigation structure or even searchable text, which then effects the site's accessibility for those who have vision impairments and use screen readers. When I visited the site, I was unsure of what it was about, what the content meant, and if I could click on buildings that interested me. I clicked on WTC 1 and 2 because I love Minoru Yamasaki and it led me to a nice thread with some pictures and videos which I appreciated.

Overall, I can appreciate the desired feel of the website and the want to have featured buildings or projects on the homepage for quick-access, but they're presented in too haphazard of a manner for it to be comprehensible. Our younger generation would probably figure out and navigate the site fine, but someone older might have difficulty understanding how the site works.

</web design bitch>

statler
04-09-2011, 06:54 AM
http://9-eyes.com/

datadyne007
04-26-2011, 11:49 AM
1880s architecture porn: http://www.fastcompany.com/1660684/is-this-hidden-architectural-gem-new-yorks-bradbury-building

statler
06-14-2011, 07:52 PM
http://persquaremile.com/

Example:

http://persquaremile.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/the-worlds-population-concentrated.png

BostonUrbEx
06-16-2011, 10:04 AM
This speaks volumes about Houston. What a terrible city.

PaulC
07-08-2011, 07:46 AM
http://www.historypin.com/

JohnAKeith
07-29-2011, 01:10 AM
If you love Boston, if you love Massachusetts, then you should read Commonwealth magazine, every quarter. Get a subscription, even, to support their work.

Not just about government, it's about transportation, development, and all things urban.

http://www.commonwealthmagazine.org/

Lurker
08-02-2011, 11:20 AM
http://oliverobrien.co.uk/

statler
08-21-2011, 05:53 PM
This is probably old news to most and may even have been posted here already, but it just popped up on my radar screen, so in case anyone else out there has yet to find it:

http://openbuildings.com/

I love the smart phone app. It generates a list of interesting buildings nearby based on your location.

Lurker
08-26-2011, 08:58 PM
http://nintendo8.com/

JohnAKeith
09-15-2011, 12:27 PM
Hell. Yes.

They seem to have bitten off a lot to chew from the very beginning, but they have the staff to back it up, I think. I wonder if they pay for entries?

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/

statler
09-15-2011, 02:43 PM
Hell. Yes.

They seem to have bitten off a lot to chew from the very beginning, but they have the staff to back it up, I think. I wonder if they pay for entries?

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/


Cool, Thanks John.

Beton Brut
09-17-2011, 07:22 PM
The Ruins of Detroit (http://www.marchandmeffre.com/detroit/index.html).

datadyne007
09-17-2011, 07:53 PM
The Ruins of Detroit (http://www.marchandmeffre.com/detroit/index.html).

Detroit has always fascinated me. I can't even tell you how many hours I've spent on Detroit UrbEx sites.

One of my friends posted this yesterday on Facebook:
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/317268_1409905128287_1252230496_30992346_111494852 1_n.jpg

Lurker
09-18-2011, 01:03 PM
I take it that's Michigan Central under construction?

Justin7
09-19-2011, 09:10 AM
http://whatwasthere.com

statler
01-05-2012, 12:44 PM
http://www.parrisproject.org/

statler
02-10-2012, 12:03 PM
http://twistedsifter.com/2011/05/vintage-mugshots-from-1920s-black-white/

bostonbred
02-12-2012, 01:46 PM
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/listings/cat-a.html

Beton Brut
02-12-2012, 02:19 PM
http://ralfy.com/

tobyjug
02-12-2012, 03:22 PM
http://archbishop-cranmer.blogspot.com/

JohnAKeith
02-17-2012, 08:32 PM
So, there's a new local news website:

http://www.golocalworcester.com/

It joins its sister site

http://golocalprov.com

They promise to have original news only; no AP or Boston Globe rehashes.

They have some heavy hitters in Worcester: Natalie Jacobsen, Bob Lobel, and the ubiquitous Scott Van Voorhis. Also ... Tim Cahill and Matt Amorello?

No word yet on a http://golocalboston.com. Well, someone owns the domain name but not the same people, apparently.

EDIT: They have registered http://golocalbos.com

statler
02-28-2012, 01:41 PM
I know the "Stupid Shit People Post On Facebook" blogs are overdone but this one has a special place in heart.

STFU Parents (http://www.stfuparentsblog.com)

tobyjug
03-08-2012, 07:09 PM
http://www.thekatirollcompany.com/index.html

czsz
03-08-2012, 07:52 PM
^ Kati Roll is good. Roti Roll (uptown, on Amsterdam and 109th near Columbia) better.

Is there anywhere like these in Boston?

tobyjug
03-08-2012, 08:00 PM
Really? I'll have to try it. Thanks for the tip.

You can get rolls, but I haven't seen anything dedicated to them in Boston. There are a few tiffin-wallahs who can arrange homecooked delivered Indian food for you, including decent rolls, but they come and go.

There isn't anything like Indian street food in Boston that I've experienced.

czsz
03-08-2012, 08:16 PM
Hmm...what about this place? (the "Paratha Wrap" looks like it might be the ticket?)

http://chutneysma.com/

tobyjug
03-08-2012, 08:23 PM
It just never floated my boat for some reason. Plus, if slumming it with you Harvard guys I'd usually end up at the Bombay Club when it was open. Pity it is gone; Tamarind with its basement views doesn't do it.

commuter guy
03-08-2012, 10:45 PM
May or May not be similar but still very good:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/pronti-bistro-needham

However it's in the burbs.

czsz
03-08-2012, 11:34 PM
Damn, I would have never thought a place called "Pronti" in Needham served Indian food...

tobyjug
03-09-2012, 05:00 PM
I'll give it a try, thanks! Needham has a great Indian Restaurant-Masala Art. Run by the folks who owned Bombay Club in Cambridge.

Lurker
03-30-2012, 07:51 PM
http://www.ofdollsandmurder.com/

tobyjug
04-01-2012, 07:30 PM
http://www.upna.org/files/HistoryofUnionPark.pdf

Lurker
04-01-2012, 07:51 PM
http://hint.fm/wind/

BostonUrbEx
04-01-2012, 11:10 PM
http://hint.fm/wind/

It appears there is a vortex of sorts east of Denver right now. Uh oh- tornado?

bostonbred
04-22-2012, 09:31 AM
OLDE unSLE und nefyew BB Seeing THIS!!!!
U SEE TOO!!! LearNinG MUCH Bout POestry und LEADERSHIP:

http://www.360cities.net/image/vittoriale-nave-#0.00,0.00,70.0

Beton Brut
05-14-2012, 11:16 PM
So much for getting a good night's sleep...

http://www.concretecentre.com/online_services/concrete_quarterly_cq/cq_1979.aspx

tobyjug
06-03-2012, 12:13 PM
http://www.nlbpa.com/ballparks.html

Beton Brut
06-04-2012, 04:06 PM
^^ Great find, Toby!

statler
06-07-2012, 06:53 PM
I know most everyone here already reads UHub, but damn...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/tags/trafficaccidents/

Peterborough
06-08-2012, 07:56 AM
http://www.bostontipster.com

Trying to make it easier than hunting the yelp forums for new things I never discovered or knew.

Lrfox
08-02-2012, 01:40 PM
Saw this on GCPVD (http://www.gcpvd.org/) today, a blog dedicated to Brutalist Architecture:

http://fuckyeahbrutalism.tumblr.com/

datadyne007
08-02-2012, 02:44 PM
^ Love that site. It was my homepage for some time.

statler
08-08-2012, 11:16 AM
http://www.panoramas.dk/mars/greeley-haven.html

BostonUrbEx
08-08-2012, 04:22 PM
http://www.panoramas.dk/mars/greeley-haven.html

Mmm, it's ripe for the picking. I smell a nice sprawling subdivision in ~30 years.

Beton Brut
08-20-2012, 10:45 PM
Boring preseason football...

This is an interesting discussion wrapped in a stupid argument. (http://www.archboston.org/community/showthread.php?t=3231)

WTF?

Is America the only country in which "intellectual" is a derogatory term? (http://www.archboston.org/community/showthread.php?t=2453)

Way more interesting than the recent discussion of the Os Gemeos mural.

Lurker
08-22-2012, 09:33 PM
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g35668-d121285-Reviews-Executive_Inn-Belleville_Illinois.html

Some highlights:

“Bring some bleach. And a weapon," by an anonymous reviewer: The room, although massive, appeared to be the room that the hotel "forgot about". It didn't look like anyone had cleaned it in years. Honestly. The window was broken, the carpet was stained to the point that it almost looked like old flannel, the beds were broken and crooked... the bathroom would have been too gross for an uncensored HBO special, I think that the walls in the actual room were made from cardboard - I don't even know if the TV worked because we turned around immediately and asked for another room.

She understood, and gave us a key to a room upstairs. As we walked upstairs and through the hall, we were "greeted" by a man who burst out of his hotel room and looked a lot like a haggard BB King, fresh after a shot of "mace" directly to the eyes. After asking each one of us (there were 4 of us) if we had any cigarettes or anything to smoke, he let us go, but not before watching us take every last step into our 2nd room...
I would recommend visiting this place if you don't have any children to care for and want to shoot a documentary on the inner-workings of a drug ring."

Beton Brut
08-22-2012, 09:46 PM
I need to consult TripAdvisor more often.

datadyne007
08-22-2012, 10:34 PM
Every single review of that hotel is priceless.

tobyjug
08-22-2012, 10:58 PM
Yes, but what is amazing is that it was ranked 8th of 10 Belleville hotels. How bad are 9 and 10?

datadyne007
08-22-2012, 11:16 PM
Yes, but what is amazing is that it was ranked 8th of 10 Belleville hotels. How bad are 9 and 10?

I was wondering the same!

commuter guy
08-24-2012, 10:17 AM
While we are on the topic of tripadvisor, I wanted to stay at "Grandpa Grunt's" on a recent trip to Jay Peak, VT, but my wife vetoed the idea. It's the kind of place you either love or hate, there is no middle ground:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g57323-d265428-r4598683-Grampa_Grunts_Lodge-Montgomery_Center_Vermont.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT

GW2500
06-28-2013, 12:25 AM
http://flighttracker.newairplane.com

datadyne007
12-28-2013, 11:08 PM
http://www.loc.gov/collection/cities-and-towns/?q=Boston

statler
01-08-2014, 06:24 AM
I know a few people here are really going to dig this:

http://architectureofdoom.tumblr.com/

statler
01-21-2014, 07:48 PM
Ok, so I've been collecting architecture/design/urbanism tumblrs. If anyone could add any that would be awesome. Finding lots of Modern stuff, which is great, but would love to find more focusing on pre-war buildings, restoration thereof and maybe a few more focused on urbanism.
The following list hasn't been particularly well screened, but most of what of seen from them has been at least somewhat interesting and safe for work, but it is tumblr...

http://dezeen.tumblr.com/
http://georgianadesign.tumblr.com/
http://designedinteriors.tumblr.com/
http://archatlas.tumblr.com/
http://allthingseurope.tumblr.com/
http://arch-and-shit.tumblr.com/
http://tumblr.thisbigcity.net/
http://archi-diary.tumblr.com/
http://architectural-review.tumblr.com/
http://scavengedluxury.tumblr.com/
http://khooll.com/
http://archbucketlist.tumblr.com/

From a recent post (http://archatlas.tumblr.com/post/74081169363)...

https://24.media.tumblr.com/78d0f2658be96e30f705e31c40432550/tumblr_mm4pnpjvX71s5qhggo5_500.jpg
https://24.media.tumblr.com/40e7952e0a9ef803b0f6623fbdbc815e/tumblr_mm4pnpjvX71s5qhggo2_500.jpg
https://24.media.tumblr.com/73cb428b77cbd5dd783339afea219aaf/tumblr_mm4pnpjvX71s5qhggo6_500.jpg

Matthew
01-21-2014, 08:00 PM
Going to stick this here:

Median rents per SF, by Census Tract, Boston-Cambrige-Quincy (https://kwelia.com/maps/cbsa_census_tract?cbsa=Boston-Cambridge-Quincy,%20MA-NH#)

statler
02-05-2014, 11:47 AM
http://mapsontheweb.zoom-maps.com/

statler
02-08-2014, 08:21 PM
http://pixtale.net/2013/12/how-our-world-would-look-if-you-were-a-bird/

brucepf
02-08-2014, 11:14 PM
http://www.airpano.com/List-Aerial-Panoramas.php

davem
03-08-2014, 03:51 PM
Awesome subway game. Not getting any work done today...

http://dinopoloclub.com/minimetro/

datadyne007
03-08-2014, 06:50 PM
Awesome subway game. Not getting any work done today...

http://dinopoloclub.com/minimetro/

High score? Mine's 468 so far.

It's so stressful because you have to connect the stations really quickly when they pop up and there's a limited number of tunnels! Loving this!

Matthew
03-08-2014, 09:37 PM
related http://www.humantransit.org/2014/03/the-lessons-of-mini-metro.html

davem
03-08-2014, 11:48 PM
633 so far. The new stations are relentless...

Proposition Joe
06-28-2014, 05:35 PM
This is a cool website that lets you draw transit lines:

http://www.transitmix.net/

Proposition Joe
10-10-2014, 10:56 PM
BRA's Zoning Viewer

Here (http://maps.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/ZoningViewer/)

datadyne007
11-18-2014, 12:54 PM
http://www.streetmix.net

Lets you draw sections of urban streets.

(via citylover94 (http://www.archboston.org/community/showpost.php?p=218561&postcount=2102))

bigeman312
11-18-2014, 01:07 PM
http://www.streetmix.net

Lets you draw sections of urban streets.

(via citylover94 (http://www.archboston.org/community/showpost.php?p=218561&postcount=2102))

I love this one. I've used it many times. Free and easy to pick up. Especially fun for trying to "fix" some of the extra-constrained sections of street we have.

BostonUrbEx
11-18-2014, 01:54 PM
http://www.streetmix.net

Lets you draw sections of urban streets.

(via citylover94 (http://www.archboston.org/community/showpost.php?p=218561&postcount=2102))

God dammit, what hath thou done?! I cut my time spent on the computer way down, too! Thanks alot! :)

davem
11-18-2014, 09:24 PM
I haven't actually played with it yet... but I hate you.


THIS is why I'm a barback and don't have a "real job". No one ask me at the next somethingorother hearing, I blame Data.

tobyjug
11-21-2014, 11:12 PM
http://www.byzantium1200.com/index.html

datadyne007
05-04-2015, 10:58 AM
I stumbled across this site accidentally today... it's a must see. It essentially is a log of all major construction projects in Boston (& other cities) and even has a countdown timer to expected completion date! It logs $ value, sq ft, height, approval status, dates, etc. Also has insight charts as to what developments have the highest $ value & square footage.

http://www.bldup.com/
http://www.bldup.com/places/boston/

Example: Millennium Tower - http://www.bldup.com/projects/millennium-tower-burnham-building/
(the render on this one seems to be stretched, but other projects have really great renders)

BussesAin'tTrains
05-04-2015, 11:08 AM
WHO ARE THEY AND WHY DON'T THEY POST HERE

datadyne007
05-04-2015, 11:13 AM
WHO ARE THEY AND WHY DON'T THEY POST HERE

I know! They're based in Boston!!

1452 Dorchester Avenue
Boston, MA, US
Phone: 617 420 2201

This site is pure freaking gold.

vanshnookenraggen
05-08-2015, 02:25 AM
Something certainly close to my heart, http://www.bostonstreetcars.com/ is a site about the history and future of the MBTA. A lot of great old maps too. Anyone know if this guy posts here?

Matthew
05-08-2015, 09:28 AM
He's on twitter a lot, and I went on one of his tours once.

BostonUrbEx
05-08-2015, 01:20 PM
I went to his very first tour, and he did great. AFAIK he does not post publicly on archBoston or RailRoad.net, but can confirm he's very active on Twitter.

dshoost88
05-08-2015, 01:40 PM
Rolelr Coaster Database (http://rcdb.com/). Self explanatory.

Scipio
05-14-2015, 12:58 PM
OpenRailwayMap is pretty cool (http://www.openrailwaymap.org/?lang=en&lat=42.36209556053167&lon=-71.01802825927734&zoom=11&style=standard). It's Open Streets Maps data that has been rendered into custom tiles that emphasize rail routes, both existing and abandoned. Data is best in Germany where it includes speed and signal info, but still pretty good for the Boston area. And of course since it's OSM you can fix anything that's wrong or add anything that's missing.

Arlington
11-25-2015, 06:55 AM
http://bikepgh.org/ (bike pittsburgh) just to see how this turns out:
http://bikepgh.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/MattBumanspeedsForbesclip.gif
http://bikepgh.org/2015/11/13/guerrilla-style-pitt-student-uses-cell-phone-to-track-traffic-speeds-on-forbes-ave-in-oakland/
https://github.com/mbauman/TrafficSpeed/blob/master/TrafficSpeed.ipynb

jdrinboston
03-10-2016, 11:44 AM
I didn't want to derail the harbor garage thread any further, so if there are those who are wondering what the Aquarium or any other officials at the city's non-profit organizations make, the below Website is a very good research.

http://foundationcenter.org/

Of course, the financial records of all non-profit organizations are subject to public inspection and scrutiny. This includes the salaries of key employees.

Here is the Aquarium's filing for the 2014 tax year. Obviously, the 2015 tax year's records are not available yet as we have not reached the filing deadline.

http://990s.foundationcenter.org/990_pdf_archive/042/042297514/042297514_201412_990.pdf

datadyne007
03-10-2016, 10:02 PM
Good video game, in this case:

Block'hood
Early Release on Steam & GOG

Info: http://www.plethora-project.com/blockhood/

ENVISION YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Consider what Blocks are necessary for your neighborhood to thrive. There are no boundaries of what you can create! Block'hood has a library of 96 blocks currently, and we are adding more constantly.


GENERATE ABUNDANT RESOURCES

Each Block you create has Inputs and Outputs. For Example, a tree might need water to create oxygen, and a shop might need consumers to create money. By understanding how each block is dependent on other blocks, you can create a productive network. Make sure to optimize your production and generate abundant resources. The game has 20+ resources that are specific to every block, so the amount of relations are enormous!


AVOID DECAY - FIGHT ENTROPY

If Blocks don't get the inputs they need, they will decay over time. Slowly becoming abandoned or being destroyed. Once a Block is abandoned or destroyed, you will have to remove it and avoid it from making other blocks decay further. Be careful... seeking an utopian neighborhood carelessly, can lead to dystopia.


ONGROWING LIBRARY OF BLOCKS

Block'hood has been conceptualized as a collectible card game, where each block introduced to the game affects every other, creating new relations and rendering other blocks more beneficial or obsolete. Send us your suggestions and see your block become part of the game!

http://images.adsttc.com/media/images/56e1/180b/e58e/ce94/2700/00fb/slideshow/Block'hood_-_Screen_8.jpg?1457592323

http://images.adsttc.com/media/images/56e1/1857/e58e/ce08/6700/00a5/slideshow/Block'hood_-_Screen_6.jpg?1457592399

http://images.adsttc.com/media/images/56e1/1832/e58e/ce94/2700/00fc/slideshow/Block'hood_-_Screen_9.jpg?1457592362

Beton Brut
02-27-2017, 10:04 AM
Discovered via this Architizer article (http://architizer.com/blog/the-art-of-rendering-day-to-night/):

https://visualizingarchitecture.com/

Projects include renderings of interesting proposals for Boston, where the site-owner is now working. His firm: http://www.designdistill.com/

Beton Brut
08-06-2017, 09:23 PM
http://ofhouses.com/

vanshnookenraggen
08-06-2017, 10:07 PM
Hot damn.

kz1000ps
08-08-2017, 02:22 PM
http://ofhouses.com/

This is archi-porn at its finest. Every picture is a treat!

Lrfox
08-28-2017, 03:28 PM
Fun for map geeks: "modern map art" https://www.modernmapart.com/

*edit* lets you create custom map art of any location.

Arlington
12-21-2017, 04:26 PM
What fast-loading sites do people like for tracking the T on their phone? Specifically, I'm looking for SITES to BOOKMARK rather than APPS to INSTALL, because I already have enough apps (Transit app and Google Maps are enough for general purpose transit-nav)


I like:
tracktheT.com (http://trackthet.com/index.php) (but it does not do the green line)
Why I like it: It is fast-loading and easy to bookmark. It reports all routes at a stop...it thinks in corridors even when the T does not (perfect example: both the 87 and 88 run from Lechmere to Davis. Track the T for the 87 from Lechmere also lets you see when the next of eac (http://trackthet.com/index.php?routeId=87&dirId=87_0_var1&stopId=14150&update=true)h is coming on a common interface.

https://mbtatrains.com/
I like this because it shows both where your train is and where it is projected to be. It is also fast, light and easy to bookmark.

I like the MBTA.com site's new maps, because they're easy to URL-hack (editing the url lets you pop from route to route without navigating)
https://www.mbta.com/schedules/80/line
https://www.mbta.com/schedules/87/line
https://www.mbta.com/schedules/88/line

For everything else, I use the Transit App

Hubman
12-27-2017, 03:33 PM
OEncyclopedia Of Forlorn Places (http://eofp.net/)

Galactic
01-02-2018, 03:48 PM
Hey crew, I'm interested in knowing if there's a similar forum to this one for San Francisco? I really enjoy tracking construction projects but haven't been able to find an analogous site for SF. Thanks for any help!

34f34f
01-03-2018, 12:11 PM
Hey crew, I'm interested in knowing if there's a similar forum to this one for San Francisco? I really enjoy tracking construction projects but haven't been able to find an analogous site for SF. Thanks for any help!

Maybe someone else knows about forums directly, but there are a number of sites/blogs that have a big focus on development and transportation:


SocketSite (http://www.socketsite.com/)
Curbed SF (https://sf.curbed.com/) (better content than Boston's, at least as of a few years ago)
Hoodline (http://hoodline.com/news) (more "UHub"-like than others)
Streetsblog SF (https://sf.streetsblog.org/) (wish we had one here in Boston, tons of Bay Area transportation coverage)


and you should definitely pay attention to SPUR (http://www.spur.org/news), an active urbanist non-profit.

Galactic
01-03-2018, 03:05 PM
Maybe someone else knows about forums directly, but there are a number of sites/blogs that have a big focus on development and transportation:


SocketSite (http://www.socketsite.com/)
Curbed SF (https://sf.curbed.com/) (better content than Boston's, at least as of a few years ago)
Hoodline (http://hoodline.com/news) (more "UHub"-like than others)
Streetsblog SF (https://sf.streetsblog.org/) (wish we had one here in Boston, tons of Bay Area transportation coverage)


and you should definitely pay attention to SPUR (http://www.spur.org/news), an active urbanist non-profit.

Awesome, thank you very much! I appreciate the help and will def check out SPUR.

tobyjug
01-19-2018, 09:53 AM
Buy yourself a commuter airplane:
http://www.platinumfighters.com/warbirds

Arlington
07-03-2018, 04:17 PM
Boston Public Library collections (and the larger Digital Commonwealth Collections)
Tichnor Brothers Postcard Collection (https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/collections/commonwealth:0p096w19r)
Massachusetts Postcards (https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search?f%5Bcollection_name_ssim%5D%5B%5D=Tichnor+B rothers+Postcard+Collection&f%5Binstitution_name_ssim%5D%5B%5D=Boston+Public+L ibrary&f%5Brelated_item_series_ssim%5D%5B%5D=Massachusett s+Postcards&only_path=true)

And, for that matter, the larger Digital Commonwealth Collections
Kudos to Mass for putting all its gov't works in the public domain, by the way, if you were ever hesitant to post a state-created doc here, don't sweat it: it is in the public domain.

https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/

Per Wikimedia Commons:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:PD-MAGov


Per Mass Sec of State:
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ARC/arcres/residx.htm
Copyright
Those records created by Massachusetts government agencies and institutions held by the Massachusetts Archives are not copyrighted and are available for public use. Copyright for materials submitted to state agencies may be held by the person or organization that created the document. Patrons are responsible for clearing copyright on such materials.

statler
08-07-2018, 09:27 PM
Great photos of awful architecture.

https://www.behance.net/gallery/66465173/The-Changing-Landscape-Of-American-Retail

34f34f
01-24-2019, 03:52 PM
Maybe someone else knows about forums directly, but there are a number of sites/blogs that have a big focus on development and transportation:


SocketSite (http://www.socketsite.com/)
Curbed SF (https://sf.curbed.com/) (better content than Boston's, at least as of a few years ago)
Hoodline (http://hoodline.com/news) (more "UHub"-like than others)
Streetsblog SF (https://sf.streetsblog.org/) (wish we had one here in Boston, tons of Bay Area transportation coverage)


and you should definitely pay attention to SPUR (http://www.spur.org/news), an active urbanist non-profit.

Boston is finally getting a streetsblog! https://jobs.streetsblog.org/jobs/editor-streetsblogmass/ (h/t uhub)

They're hiring a journalist/blogger for Massachusetts transportation/urbanism coverage. I follow their SF/CA stuff – really solid, thorough work (it helps that there are more projects going on there which can be covered...)