[LMB] OT: The joy of big cities
phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Sat Sep 6 14:35:33 BST 2008
On Sat, Sep 06, 2008 at 08:15:20AM -0500, Ed Burkhead wrote:
> Damien wrote:
> > For me, Manhattan and Tokyo *are* better. And while people
> > talk about suburban yards for kids, teens are better off in cities
> > where they can take transit, rather than being stuck in
> > dependent boredom.
> No access to teen bars, malls, street gang membership, no easy access to
> adult-illegal drugs. There were small town substitutes: those who wanted
Museums, bookstores, the zoo, music venues, each other. And from what I
hear gangs and drugs are spreading nicely into the suburbs anyway, and
meth's gotten everywhere.
But we might be talking at cross-purposes; a small town you can bike
effectively in isn't a big city, but it's not a suburb either.
-xx- Damien X-)
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