Click that 'hood!
is a simple game which tasks you to locate neighborhoods in one of six cities: Chicago, IL; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Oakland, CA; San Francisco, CA; and Seattle, WA. An easy game gives you 20 neighborhoods: A hard game gives you the entire city.
posted by shakespeherian
on Feb 4, 2013 -
Neighbor vs. neighbor as homeowner fights get ugly.
'As more are unable to pay homeowners' fees, associations
pit neighbor against neighbor'. Today, one in five U.S. homeowners is subject to the will of the homeowners' association
, whose boards oversee 24.4 million homes. More than 80 percent of newly constructed homes in the U.S are in association communities. And of the nation's 300,000 homeowners' associations, more than 50 percent now face "serious financial problems," according to a September survey by the Community Association Institute. An October survey found that 65 percent of homeowners' associations have delinquency rates higher than 5 percent, up from 19 percent of associations in 2005.' [more inside]
posted by VikingSword
on Jul 9, 2011 -
A little old, but chock full of enough wackadoodle quotes to be your morning cup of head-go-boom-iness. FOX News on Mr. Rogers
and his effect on "the narcissistic society he gave birth to": "This evil, evil man
has now ruined a generation of kids." "Do you think that Mr. Rogers [...] ruined a crop of our newest, youngest generation?" "Instead of telling them 'you're special, you're great', why didn't he say, 'there's a lot of room for improvement, keep working on yourself'?" [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Apr 6, 2009 -
Find out about political donors in your neighborhood
Fundrace Block Party searches political donor databases and, with the input of your address and zip code, will give you a map (and spreadsheet if you like) which tells you the names and addresses of your neighbors who have supported national political candidates, and how much they contributed. You can use this information to have a block party!
Although I think this is way cool (I'm surrounded by 51 contributors to democrats
and only 11 to republicans), this also struck me as a bit scary from the privacy perspective (I now know who is giving money to the whom, and where they live). Who's in *your* neighborhood? (via kottke
posted by jasper411
on Oct 27, 2004 -
At least this guy’s not giving up. "I can't quite figure out what's going on at 1704. From the landlord on down, they seem to have a pact with the devil. Other than the roof over there, every other aspect of that building is wrong. Everything. 1704 is a malignancy killing this whole block."
Amazing documentation of someone not afraid to take a stand in Baltimore. (more inside)
posted by _sirmissalot_
on Dec 6, 2002 -