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Curbed Reader Comment Roundup

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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) Beaches, Parks, And Now Farmers' Markets? Smoke Free City "It really bugs me that businessowners aren't allowed to do what they will with their places. If a businessowner allows smoking in his restaurant and you don't like it, you should leave and tell all of your friends. Let the market dictate what happens. Otherwise, if the government continues to feel they can push for laws like this, I will advocate to get rid of the disgusting perfumes people wear and to outlaw BBQing to start."

2) LA Gets A Birthday, A Lecture "The oldest building in Los Angeles is probably the 600-year-old pagoda on the grounds of the Yamashiro restaurant - though, like many Angelenos, it's an immigrant - it was originally built in Japan, and moved to LA around 1914 when the Bernheimer brothers built the estate to house their collection of Japanese antiques."

3) GentrificationWatch: Art Galleries Replacing Taco Stands in Highland Park I can truly be colorblind on my assessment; having just moved out of NELA I can tell you the difference is auditory. At night I no longer hear the helicopters, gunfire, ambulances, sirens, shouting. Gunfire at night is ghetto, no matter the color of the trigger pullers.