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Curbed Reader Comment Roundup

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) Pasadena Streetcar Chatter Continues "This streetcar idea is awesome, but I would guarantee that public transit ridership to Passy Demassy would increase SIGNIFICANTLY if the Gold Line ran more frequently. And I know I sound like a scrooge here, but wouldn't it have been smarter to plan the gold/red/blue lines without requiring a transfer. Difficult and costly? Yes. But smarter? Of course. Getting from Hollywood to Old Town would take HALF as much time without the transfer."

2) Tropicana Supergraphic Down, But More Coming? " But seriously, I'm sorry if I got carried away while standing on my soap box. I would just ask this: it may not bother you now, but would it bother you if, say, your building was on fire and the fire department couldn't rescue you through your window? Would it still be "no big deal" if a 5,000 pound supergraphic came loose and fell because no city agency inspected its installation? The purpose of building codes is to protect us even IF we don't care -- it's an example of people who know more than we do (such as the fire chief, the building inspectors) looking out for us. Even if we don't want to be looked out for. "

3) Koreatown Mini-Mall May Take Out See's Candy Building "See's is owned by Warren Buffett, and he likes to say it was his first big purchase. He's also known as a small-town, historic-preservation kind of guy. Why doesn't the City approach Buffett about buying this site and turning it into a museum, or at the very least another See's geared to the location's clientele. Buffett could buy the place for about 10 minutes of his annual earnings."