General Raleigh Conversation

He isn’t talking about ya.

Yes I have been Charlotte. New York, Miami, Orlando and the metro, Tallahassee, New Orleans, Atlanta, u
Washington D.C., Richmond, Philadelphia, through Columbia. Just about every Eastern seaboard city except for Boston. There are all different Charlotte being the most and compared to those cities Raleigh is lacking I mean not all have amusement parks but have some sort of party enjoyment hanhout in Raleigh for citizens and tourist and we’re lacking tourist stuff.


You kinda sounds like a Nimby

I"m Sorry, my apologies. :relaxed:

Yeah you good it just me and @Boltman

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Hmmmm. I know why I don’t have children…


Agree 100% I’ve been to some places abroad that were rough enough to make me wish I were in Camden, NJ or Gary, IN.

My parents are from Gary. It ain’t pretty.

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Oh, I’ve been there. Rough place.

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I agree with Maverick and for the record - I’m 36 and have traveled extensively. Raleigh is a fine place and if you are comparing us to the rest of the world then yes, we have it better than many places but for a city that is one of the fastest growing in the country and constantly mentioned in the top 10 of all the stupid internet rankings; sometimes I feel like we are stuck in the dark ages of city building and urban planning. Development is still 90% sprawl and transit/pedestrian infrastructure is an afterthought - especially with the state DOT. Might be the most incompetent DOT in the country. But sure, its getting better and the weather is nice.


Hate to agree, but…

The dirty little secret out there is that most of the fast growing cities in America are becoming more suburban. They just hide that fact behind a few large tower developments.


Are there any bars serving booze on a patio anywhere? Having heavy withdrawals today with this weather… bout to brown bag a screwdriver in Nash Square like an alcoholic


I’ll meet you there.

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Just had a few at Fred Fletcher Park. :shushing_face::shushing_face:


We ended up at Moore square and there were many people boozing out there, it was awesome.


Great picture. Could be on the VisitRaleigh site.


Guys look I created this page not to glorify Raleigh differences were a different city yes but however a everything to hillbilly here. I mean Rolesville (Raleigh Suburb) is hillbilly but gosh a little more fun there than here. I mean with the MLS deal I heard a lot of people say they don’t care about MLS they want events downtown or negative thoughts about it won’t happen all they needed is to upgrade the stadium in Cary and they’ll be good. Of course I can’t control everybodys mind but, when we do proggressive things or propose something that get Raleighcloser to it’s potential y’all get hillbilly about everything. And what upset me is that you guys said MLS is a Ponzi scheme it obviously is not if that was there target 30 for now. That you excuse to Charlotte getting a team a beating us and possibly killing our chances of ever getting a team we need to hate Charlotte. It’s great to be educated however even if was a Ponzi Scheme at least Raleigh in it gives some noriety may even helped noriety sometimes money is better than education casue you relying what’s been taught. Now I ain’t no psychologist but that’s kinda true this education mindset helps us makes us one of the richest areas in the country but we let it takes up our proggressive ideas and doubt stuff, that could actually make us a nice proggressive city. We let Charlotte get MLS under the rug and it’s partially our fault as a community. Also on Downtown buildings and Ib general why do we need a planning commission I mean some cities have that but an appearance Commission what the hell is that. I don’t see anything in 210 Fayetteville or 506 Zimmer wrong it actually knock the status quo John Kane-type architecture out the box Okay. it won’t effect traffic I don’t know why there’s studies on that and furthermore what’s wrong with it. And why does it need to be long planning process and building process it should be access a permit and go especially for repeat builders. Everything should not be processed 1-3 years for building design. It should be reformed if you I want keep it. If MLB Raleigh were to happen it we need to welcome it with open arms and to the mystery billionaire welcome him not vet him make him out to be anti-Raleigh or pro taking over the city council, we need to call our politcians to support it be supportive of it here and on social media and tell him not to put it on state property maybe Dix Park or something.

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No I know it’s that I mean on proggressive things like buildings and professional teams, and big events