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  1. Richard Linklater's (Houston native) Apollo 10 1/2 was released on Netflix last week. Lots of great Houston 'scenes' and references, half the movie is a historical timeline and what it was like to live around NASA and in Houston in the late 60's. Though I grew up in Clear Lake in a different decade, I definitely felt a huge nostalgia factor watching this. I was hoping for more NASA adventure aspects (for the fictional part of the movie), but it was still really interesting especially for Houston natives. Hadn't seen it mentioned on HAIF, figure plenty of people here would be interested in the film and portrayal.
  2. From Hermann Park you can (for a long time now) go south and access Brays Bayou and get straight to Columbia Tap to get to East downtown. What I am hoping is doable is getting from Hermann Park to northeast Midtown (Bagby and Gray) direct quickly and safely. I've taken Caroline and Austin before, but haven't attempted Gray since they added the bike path. How far south does that extend?
  3. These homes off West Pierce and Stanford that were abandoned partially through constructions have been discussed on this forum several times. I used to live on this street and got this from my old neighbor: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-sylvester-turner-keep-our-neighbors-safe-and-our-community-clean
  4. calm down. I honestly thought you meant that the measure "barely passed". in that context, i took it to mean: 1. only just; almost not. 2. in a simple and sparse way. When you called me out for now knowing how to read, I thought you meant how to read election results. If you barely pass 5th grade or barely win an election but most common meaning is that passed with marginal results. I thought it was important to note (given how i read your post), that the measure passed by a large margin.
  5. i read pretty good. https://www.khou.com/article/news/politics/elections/city-of-houston-election-results/285-0c86c7af-0461-4ddd-b058-d7d3c9960aef https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2019/11/06/election-results-houstons-mayoral-race-heads-to.html
  6. The referendum passed 68% to 32%. That is pretty overwhelming.
  7. I noticed the same in Tokyo and some of the smaller cities we went to. I haven't been to China but based on a few quick searches they have a lot of homeless. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_homeless_population
  8. How is their model/service any different from Megabus? The Galveston piece would be a nice addition. Finding some interesting things about how Flixbus operates in Europe: Also found reference that they bought Megabus in Europe, but it appears they are a competitor in the States?
  9. Here's a picture from this morning, haven't seen much progress but this is the first time I have seen the construction entrance open in a while (maybe months?).
  10. They have beyond gutted it, there is almost nothing left of the original building. Hard to get a pic with the fencing up, but it appears like there are just a few vertical posts left. Anyone have details on the latest plan for this? Did something change?
  11. That was the Doc's location and I thought that salad place was going there? This article is from December so maybe things have changed, i haven't been by in a while... https://houston.eater.com/2018/12/19/18148653/sweetgreen-salads-bowls-montrose-houston Edit: I misread Crockpot's post, and thought the list of "previous locations" were all new upcoming locations! Disregard the Doc's/Sweetgreen comment...
  12. I used to go to WF (W Dallas) for fresh food/salads on occasion or specialty items, but would never imagine shopping their regularly. The other day I went to the one on Bellaire (moved out there a year ago, its 5 minutes from my house but my go to place is the new Bellaire HEB) for the first time, and saw some amazing Prime member deals. Then I get 10% off with the app, and another 5% on my amazon credit card. I still don't think I will go there for full shopping regularly, but I am going to start going there more often given the prices and deals I saw. As for midtown, I'm hoping they do well and attract walkers/bikers. When I lived on the other side of midtown I would go to Randall's solely due to location and lack of options. Though if I was going to jump in my car I would just drive over to disco Kroger. Now hopefully Whole Foods will be a good option and include enough reasonable deals on items to attract those who think they can't afford it. Another item that may attract people, hopefully they will have a good tap selection. I also discovered good prices for growler fills at WF and some unique beers.
  13. I'm not sure how the ownership structure work, but it is the same Ginger Man. Original was in Rice Village from the 80's and they have locations in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, NYC, and Boston.
  14. Yes, i read the discussion. the fact you keep pointing out is not relevant to the intent of this thread. i'm looking forward to having an accessible shake shake downtown.
  15. https://torchystacos.com/locations/ MMP is not listed. When I'm downtown looking for a meal, buying an astros ticket isn't on my list. anyways, i hope Shake Shack is open 7 days a week late in to the night.
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