Street-level Activity and Urban Vibrancy

Lynne Kiesling Mike Madison finds a great quote about Pittsburgh that invokes thoughts of Jane Jacobs, complete with a book picture and link. He quotes from some reader letters to the Post-Gazette’s architecture critic: Responding to New York architect and developer Stan Eckstut’s observation that Downtown Pittsburgh has too much public open space for a … More Street-level Activity and Urban VibrancyMore Street-level Activity and Urban Vibrancy

Manage Your Cellar

Lynne Kiesling In the course of reading the Wine Blogging Wednesday entries, I found this great wine cellar site: Manage Your Cellar. It’s kinda like wine inventory spreadsheet meets wiki. You can record your inventory (including when you should drink), your tasting notes when you do drink, and your purchases. You can also see the … More Manage Your CellarMore Manage Your Cellar

Wine Blog Wednesday: Howard’s Wine Cellar, Chicago

Lynne Kiesling I missed Wednesday, but in response to Dr. Vino’s Wine Blog Wednesday here’s my local wine shop that feels the love: Howard’s Wine Cellar on Belmont Avenue in Chicago. Tucked into a very small shop in a strip mall, Howard’s is the cellar of Howard Silverman. Howard’s passion for wine shows up in … More Wine Blog Wednesday: Howard’s Wine Cellar, ChicagoMore Wine Blog Wednesday: Howard’s Wine Cellar, Chicago