Here is a prime spot at the corner of Arno and Gold, right around the corner from where I live. It's near the Standard Diner and across from the Lutheran Elementary school. Once again, I decided to go with housing. We need more people living here if we are ever going to support a neighborhood market. Some say there might be a market going in at the old Manual Arts building at Central and Arno, we'll have to wait and see. I used a building that already exists in Albuquerque, do you know where… Continue
The paper was late today. I noticed right away it wasn’t in the driveway when I got home. I walked in the front door and the phone was ringing. It was a neighbor who asked anxiously, “Did you get your Trib?” “No.” I answered with some dread in my voice. “Maybe the delivery guy just said to hell with it - you think he’d do that?”
I’ve been in sort-of denial about the demise of the Albuquerque Tribune since hearing that the paper was a goner. I haven’t thrown out one paper since.… Continue
So it's true. As Selfserve had let us know in a previous post, Buster's is closing it's doors. I stopped in for an afternoon coffee today and asked the girl behind the counter. It was confirmed. Sunday, the 24th, will be Buster's last day of operation... however, it's possible they might close sooner as they are trying to go through… Continue
Early last week I was lamenting the not at all recent closing of Musashino, a fantastic Japanese restaurant that shut their doors about 8 years ago. The two years preceding their closure my partner in crime and I used to occasionally flee the front of the house chaos at the nearby microbrewery where we waited tables to sample the finest in Nipponese fare. We would escape the glare of the mid summer sun into the cool dark of this North San Pedro hole in the wall run solely by an aged Japanese… Continue
I'm fortunate enough to have a job that allows me to take a couple of hours off in the afternoon when the mood strikes me. I'm also always looking for an excuse to take the new bike out, put the two together and a scant five minutes later I was on the road, heading west down Lead.
I had pulled up the Google map of Albuquerque to plot my route and Tingley Park jumped out at me. I…
OLD ROUTE 66, 5 MILES EAST OF ABQ--This is where James Quinn died. He was hit from behind by an automobile while riding his bike on the shoulder next to the white line. His wife Ashley was riding next to him. All this is Old News to many of you, for I wrote about it last October. Back then Sheriff Darren White would not release any details of the accident including the name of the…
The Chieftains preserve their Irish heritage through heart-pounding rhythm and soaring melodies. With an extensive touring history and over forty albums, their music reaches millions of people each year worldwide.
Formed in 1962, many of the original members of The Chieftains were top folk musicians in Ireland. The band firmly rooted themselves into the musical community in 1975 when they recorded the soundtrack to the movie Barry… Continue
Have you taken a look at the long list of capital projects the Legislature approved? Words like repetitive, unbalanced, hodgepodge, come to mind.
I skim the list fast looking for six-figures. These big ticket items always seem to be corporate give-aways.
For a start, lets look at the disheartening… Continue
We finally made it over to Busters 66 Coffee Shop for breakfast this morning and loved it! I had the breakfast burrito and a double latte, while the wife had bagels and lox...I think. I was really too busy snarfing on my burrito and enjoying the brew. Both were excellent! Plus the staff is very friendly too (must be a… Continue
Well, here is another site that has bothered me for a long time. It is at the corner of Central and Walter, across from the Grove Cafe. I really dislike empty lots in Albuquerque. So much empty space here in the city and still people want to develop on untouched land...This site could easily be three stories and should try to fit in with the neighborhoods history and character. This brick building might look nice, or something similar to mesh with the old Albuquerque high school down the road.… Continue