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Also the theater, orchestra, ballet - all of those traditional "culture" things

 

Add to that concerts and other performances, as well as festivals and parades

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So GMac only shops.  If we are comparing Uptown to Downtown, Uptown only really wins on shopping.  

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50 minutes ago, j_cuevas713 said:

Seriously? There are sports, nice parks, great restaurants and bars, theater, easy public transit

 

I have no interest in billionaires getting richer through subsidized stadiums, thus no interest in the sports that are offered downtown. I have plenty of nice parks and restaurants in my area. I don't drink, so not interested at all in bars. Theater? No thanks, not an interest for me. I have a car.

 

I don't begrudge anyone liking what they like. There's somewhere for everyone.

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29 minutes ago, Houston19514 said:

 

No offense, but you kinda sound like you do.  ^_^

 

Just because I have zero use for downtown doesn't mean others can't love it. Y'all do y'all.

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15 hours ago, gmac said:

 

Just because I have zero use for downtown doesn't mean others can't love it. Y'all do y'all.

Seems as though you have no use for life.

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5 hours ago, HOUCAJUN said:

Seems as though you have no use for life.

 

No, I am just mature enough to realize that people can like different things. Perhaps one day you will get to that point.

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23 hours ago, gmac said:

 

Theater? No thanks, not an interest for me. I have a car.

I don't understand, I have a car, and I like theatre. Pretty much everyone I know in Houston who likes theatre also has a car.

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6 hours ago, HOUCAJUN said:

Seems as though you have no use for life.

Okay, that's a little much. I love downtown (despite agreeing with gmac on sports stadiums), like the walkability, the theatres, the nightlife, the architecture, but saying gmac has "no use for life" because he doesn't like downtown and what it has to offer is crossing over to personal attack.  I believe a Houstonian can have a very full and rich life without going into downtown.

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One thing that's always amused me is that the people who break out into hives and fall to the floor in spasms at the idea of driving downtown, also calmly do their holiday shopping at the Galleria and thereabouts.  At least downtown they remembered to keep the nice tidy grid pattern of streets in place.

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46 minutes ago, Reefmonkey said:

I don't understand, I have a car, and I like theatre. Pretty much everyone I know in Houston who likes theatre also has a car.

 

Sorry, I should have been more clear. The car remark was in response to the comment about public transit.

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11 minutes ago, gmac said:

 

Sorry, I should have been more clear. The car remark was in response to the comment about public transit.

Ah, I see. Well I think the issue of public transportation is that even if you drive into Downtown, you only have to park once, and everything in downtown is so dense you can walk around (with good, wide, continuous sidewalks), or if you want to go a little farther in downtown than you wish to walk, there are b-cycle stations, there is the light rail, which if you want to see more than just downtown can also take you all the way to the Museum District, Hermann Park, Rice Village. In Uptown, if you want to go anywhere other than the shopping center you happen to currently be in, you pretty much have to get in your car and drive there.

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Both areas have plenty to crow about. I prefer downtown with the historic district, the variety of performing arts, and mix of entertainment, sports venues, restaurants,

the parks, the connection to the bayou, the connections to the rail and the bustle of downtown. The grid makes things so much easier to navigate and makes walking a lot more fun.

 

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I’m enjoying downtown these days. The whole “Main at Main” atmosphere feels more lively. Lots of people waking around. More bars and restaurants situated for everyone.

 

Taking the Fannin South train sure beats the freeway traffic.  Driving seems like such a hassle compared to daily light rail trips. 

 

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