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Display Name: bensonstreet
Member Since: 2/10/09

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Do you plan the walk the same time every year? I would love to attend next year - I think it would be a great way for me to learn the city!

Tomorrow: The 6th Annual Apartment Therapy Island Walk | Apartment Therapy New York
11/9/09 08:10 PM

The photos are heartbreaking, but also render a reality slap. Living in NW PA, our little city has its share of buildings and dwellings that have been lost to the unstable economy and skyrocketing maintenance costs.

I have to agree with sarrazak - "If they just focused more on efficient city planning, diversifying the local economy and bringing local business, and in-turn new residents back to the city and less on lining the pockets of them and their cronies, I think we'd be able to get out of this mess." Even in an area much smaller than Detroit and Flint, it seems that the red tape and inefficiency dominate local municipalities. Projects are started and never completed because interest is lost. Committee meetings turn into social events and little or no progress is made. And although I appreciate the planning that goes into festivals and seasonal promotions, these events cannot sustain a community. Furthermore, how can we ask people to travel to our area when we are limited in what we can offer?

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | 100 Abandoned Houses
7/14/09 10:38 PM

Our family attended a wedding in Savannah. We spent many days on the shores of Tybee - such beautiful beaches! There are so many amazing things to see and do in the area. It is a wonderful place for a family vacation. Watch for the Turtles!

Apartment Therapy New York | Win a Weekend Stay at The Breeze Inn Cottage! Thursday Giveaway
7/9/09 11:14 PM

This is so much nicer than anything you could have bought new! I would love to see pictures with the foliage grown and the chandelier lit...

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Look! Reclaimed Wood Pergola and Table
2/17/09 09:35 PM

It is always wonderful to see unique building preserved and converted into usable spaces. I love the brick accents and the original beams.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Look! Living Inside A Converted Tobacco Warehouse Durham, North Carolina
2/17/09 09:32 PM

I thought that perhaps I was only hearing a vicious, economy-panicked rumor when I first heard about Domino. But alas, I received my farewell email the other day and knew I had to face the music. What will we fawn over during Sunday coffee?Goodbye Domino - if I could write a fitting eulogy for your brilliance I most certainly would...

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Goodbye Domino: The Final Issue
2/10/09 09:50 PM