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I'm David. I live in Astoria. During the day I work at a startup. Other times I visit bookstores.
This blog is my curio collection, sort of. I'll have a place of my own for essays... someday.

Posts tagged #cities


In SimCity 2000, selecting the “Ruminate” option in the information box for Library buildings would get you this special essay by Neil Gaiman.

Two immigrant communities melding in LA. (via URBANPHOTO: Cities / People / Place » Where Latinos Speak Korean)


“Aaby was imagined by H. Buchholz (Bienenbüttel, Germany). The city was planned in a concentrated and compact way. The structure—apart from the old town—is based upon a rectangular street grid that is broken in some points to give orientations to the citizens. There is a well‑developed shopping district (Esplanade) as well as a market district (Bazaar) in the downtown area and the cultural university district south‑west of the inner city. In the south‑east, a small-trade and artisan district has been developed along the harborfront. Metros (elevated outside the inner city), trams, funicular railways, suburban railways and ferries form a dense public transit network.”

Stadtkreation - Urban Geofiction

Looks like Dubai?