The Unbearable Sameness of Cities
Travel on New York Magazine
What my journey across the United States taught me about indie cafés and Ikea lights.
rashid dar | راشد ڈار
This article made me sad to read, because it's something I've felt for some time now that is undeniably true. It's why when when I go abroad, I stay the hell away from the flashy downtown and make my nest in traditional quarters.
your friend Helen
Instagram ramen and 3rd wave coffee etc are def homogenous in certain white-millennial-yuppie areas of cities (like this story lays out)
Interesting to see the same language Jane Jacobs used nearly 60 years ago condemning Le Corbusier’s stark towers and abandoned 5-lane Stalinist promenades to attack *squints* vibrant commercial culture on safe, pedestrian-glutted streets.