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Jan 29, 2014
John commented on Barelas Babe's blog post Morning Fix: Blowing in the Wind
"Five new restaurants? I'm not sure that's an economic recovery, that sounds more like the natural flow of a downtown economy. Small restaurants are by their nature tricky businesses to start up: some open and some close, some open and some…"
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Feb 4, 2011
William Schart commented on John's blog post An Adobe Stadium
"I attended UNM 64-68 and for my first 3 years lived in Mesa Vista dorm, visible in the next to last picture behind the bleachers. During that time, the Zimmerman stands were used by the Naval ROTC."
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Rally for Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive - Albuquerque Rally! at Central and University, then Coaches Sports Grill

October 30, 2010 from 10am to 12pm
Join Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert in their nationwide call to Restore Sanity and/or Keep Fear Alive! If you can't attend the rally in Washington, D.C. because you have stuff to do, are busy taking care of your family, working, looking for a job, etc. then attend a rally right here in Albuquerque!Meet up at Central & University at 10am, then head over to Coaches Sports Grill (just a couple of blocks down Central) to watch the DC rally live on their TV!Be sure to add your name to those…See More
Oct 23, 2010
John commented on JeSais's blog post What's Up with that Werner-Gilchrist House??
"I'm really on the fence on this one...on one hand, it will be a shame to lose such a nifty old structure. On the other hand, I think a childcare center would be a splendid use for that site - it's got good frontage being at the…"
Oct 15, 2010
John commented on Adelita's blog post Morning Fix: Oops! I Blew It!!
"Ron - I love the story on the cows in Rio Rancho. Hey North Meadows residents, - it's called Rio Rancho for a reason! Krista - thanks for the heads-up! I'll have to climb to the top to take in the view (the only use I really have for…"
Oct 4, 2010

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UNM student in the Community and Regional Planning program
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Posted on July 7, 2010 at 10:51am 7 Comments

A couple of days ago I came across a website called Historypin. It's a website based in England which uses the Google Map engine to allow users to upload historical photos and pin them to the map. The photos can also be overlaid on to Google Street View to show how a place has changed over time. Here's a short video explaining the concept:

Now… Continue

An Adobe Stadium

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 8:00pm 10 Comments

Lately I’ve been doing some research on a little UNM history for a new job and came across some magnificent photos of Zimmerman Field, a now long demolished UNM stadium. I had heard of a stadium once in the middle of the main campus, but I had never seen up-close pictures of it and certainly nothing on the internet. So I thought I’d take a leaf out of Johnny Mango’s book and share what… Continue

The Beginnings of a Bicycle Boulevard

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 2:30pm 17 Comments

I had yet to actually post a blog post on my profile here, preferring to just send people to my personal blog instead. But I felt like the birth of the bicycle boulevard was worthy of a first time post.

As shown in the photo above, I saw a bunch of markings on Silver Avenue south of UNM.

This is one of the pavement markings for the new Bicycle Boulevard system which has been talked about for months. These markings, along with… Continue

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At 10:26am on May 17, 2010, slamwagon said…
I'll go ahead and do it. I'll be working on the guide after my regular 8-5.

Do I have your permission to use your desciptions/writing?
At 9:07am on May 17, 2010, slamwagon said…
Of course, it's my job to post to the website. All I request is permission to use your writing for the website. :)
At 9:05am on May 17, 2010, slamwagon said…

I'm working with the New Mexico Architectural Foundation.

I hope you would consider adding your research and photos (within copyright) to the Guide to Albuquerque Architecture website.

Here's the link:

We will review your submission and post the building to the site (upon committee review).

Let me know if you're interested. You post on DCF was excellent.
At 3:21pm on March 10, 2010, Tirilee Cassel said…
It's chile! Not chili ;)
At 1:45pm on November 2, 2009, Benny the Icepick said…
Re: Central Park
Well said.
At 8:55pm on October 15, 2009, Angelo Baca said…
I thank you for your reply to 'warrisom' you are a proud resident of ABQ as am I. Do your part and serve this city as often as you can. I wish there were more people like you here.
At 1:37pm on January 24, 2009, busboy said…
John, just found your October comment re: the Abq Home And Lifestyle Expo event and the Rails Inc. booth. Sorry - 1st time I've accessed this page, actually. I usually go straight to the riders forum. In any case, I did not stop by the Rail Inc booth. After my DART light rail experience in Dallas, I wish I had and I will in the future. I was impressed.
At 11:58am on December 22, 2008, Crista said…
I post stuff about urban agriculture and development issues. You may want to check out my site sometime.
At 12:17pm on December 7, 2008, FireMedicRN said…
Hey John, check out this link I found on the Rio Metro site, It's the Sandoval Easy Express' Rider's Riders.pdf

At 2:02am on July 19, 2008, Kevin Murray said…

As a transportation nut myself, and I know you are in to community and regional planning, I was wondering if you had seen this yet: and what your thoughts on it were?


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