editor Posted April 8 Share Posted April 8 There was an article in the Chronicle this past Thursday about the governor of Connecticut, Ned Lamont, slamming downtown Houston on a couple of radio stations in the nutmeg state. On WTIC: Quote You're walking around downtown Houston, it's kind of godforsaken, not very pretty… On WPLR: Quote You walk around downtown Houston, which is butt ugly, not much there… Everywhere you'd hear bouncing off those big, empty walls, 'Let's go Uconn, Uconn Huskies.' While downtown Houston isn't perfect, Mr. Lamont forgets that he's from Hartford, which invented rolling up the sidewalks at 5pm. Sadly, the best civilized retort came from Lina Hidalgo, who tried to tout downtown's "fabulous restaurants, historic buildings & massive murals" — all things that every other city can claim, including Brownsville. The restaurants aren't open very much. Every city has historic buildings. And the murals are nice, but 91% of people file them under "who gives a shit." Hundreds of other cities have been using massive murals to disguise the urban blight of blank brick walls for the last half a century. Welcome, aboard, Houston! Hopefully, this acerbic opinion from an importantish outsider will act as a little kick in the pants of local officials to get them to stop staring at their bellybuttons and understand that Houston needs to step it up. 6 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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