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Curbed Reader Comment Round-Up

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The best posts usually originate in our comments. To give appreciation to our amazing (and sometimes angry) commenters we feature their broad strokes of wisdom in a tidy comment roundup.

1) Cato: Lost Your House To Foreclosure? Blame The Urban Planners"Well this is a first - urban planners are actually getting credit for causing something to happen."

2) Ask Curbed: What Privileges Do Prius Owners Get In Glendale? "On another note . . . has anyone else noticed a rise in aggressive driving tactics by Prius drivers? As a committed pedestrian and cyclist, I've been startled by what seem like unexpected maneuvers by Prius drivers, but I don't think that Prius drivers are any worse than any others. What I do think (at least partially) explains it is that Priuses are so quiet their owners don't realize how stealthy they can be. They don't intend to sneak up on you, but they do. "

3) NIMBY-Development War Escalates In The Valley "I live at ground zero of three of the proposed projects in NoHo. I agree, the development would be a godsend and the only way to jumpstart the development and business that is already here. Most of these folks who are out bitching about these projects are overwhelmingly Anglo blue hairs and old hippies who don't represent the ever growing diverse core of young professionals and young artists who are actually paying the bills around here. Ask any of us and we LOVE what's been built so far and are dying for more of it."

4) Trends in Marketing: Using Creepy Nighttime Photos "Monterey Revival is a revival of the style of houses built around the central coast during the early years of California's colonization. It's a period revival style that was popularized in the 20's-40's when pretty much all we were doing around here was ___ Revival. It's common that homeowners will renovate these suckers to either make them look Colonial (honey, let's get some columns out front, there's already shutters) or more Mediterranean (it has a tile roof, so I'm confused by all this woodwork, get it out of here)."