THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
As one of my Gen-X relatives said, in response to how this COVID-19 situation has affected him...
We are existing in the normalcy of quarantine, the second coming of the Spanish Flu, and the second coming of the Great Depression.
Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?
" G E N - Y " O R M I L L E N N I A L S
: A R E T H E Y U R B A N D
W E L L E R S O R S U B U R B A N I T E S ?
Y E T .
NEWS FOR CT: http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20170414/millenials-in-cities-no-longer-living-in-group-houses
- Does it matter if Weston, Connecticut misses out on the "first home"
influx of Millennials? Or for that matter, if Millenials only rent?
- MAYBE THE GROUND IS SHIFTING? WHEN WILL THEY START FAMILIES?
- "GEN -Z" 1995-2015?
This general subject appears on more than one sub-page (i.e. "Internet Matters") - is this the "paradigm" shift we've been awaiting?
L-R - desktop computer,
next Weston's version of "smart building coming...soon. At right,
Grand Central Terminal - left out of tech development for now...
Tech industry just realizes what planners know already?
Transportation/circulation step first - otherwise limit on future
Centrality is the name of the game. Driving is so
20th century. Want to know more about the McKim, Mead &
White's Penn Station? How about their Farley Building (former U.S. Post Office)?
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN/PENN STATION MAKEOVER?
FROM NYTIMES BEFORE THE INTERNET
HUDSON YARDS DEVELOPMENT
MAKE THE HIGH LINE THE CENTER FOR - OMG - SOCIAL INTERACTION. THERE ARE DISCRETE ENTRY/EXITS TO THIS PARK.
No one believes me when I say "Soilent Green" may come true...
WOULD YOU BELIEVE THE END OF THE ALPHABET IS HERE? "GEN-Z" STORY!!!
2019 - CT appealing to Millenials?
Our turkey "Drumstick" is a lean, mean, fighting machine - just
try to stuff him!. We're going "cold turkey" this Thanksgiving! Not like this: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/26/opinion/millennial-activists-generation-gap.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage
HOUR article on Millenials, 9-10-18
"'...Cindi Bigelow, CEO of Bigelow Tea in Fairfield, said she’s known to
spontaneously invite employees to product innovation meetings, among
many other ways to keep workers engaged in a broad way. She, too, said
it’s impossible for a tea-maker with 400 employees, half in Connecticut
and half of those in manufacturing, to compete with large companies on
ATTENTION WESTON: What are some MILLENIALS thinking?
Article in business section of COURANT: http://www.courant.com/business/hc-biz-connecticut-affordable-housing-report-20180206-story.html
Article in The Day show 1960 house renovation for new look,12-3-17: https://www.theday.com/business/20171202/millennials-find-useful-tool-in-hunt-for-perfect-house
How does this issue (downtown rent driving out small shops as we have observed for years in Westport) relate to land use? In Greenwich?
Hold your breath CT - millenials will be 40 someday! Article: http://www.newstimes.com/business/article/Specter-of-Corporate-Exodus-Leaves-Connecticut-12284000.php
Still waters run deep: what do "Millennials" want? http://www.newstimes.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Here-s-how-many-millennials-are-living-at-home-in-11118239.php#photo-12836871
BUT NOT EVERYBODY!!! Read this - maybe prices dropping in Weston could be a selling point? http://www.newstimes.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Zillow-is-launching-a-new-site-just-for-11113737.php
Whither education in CT? http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Most-say-don-t-wait-for-the-courts-to-fix-10302766.php
Weston's future: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/realestate/article/Southwestern-Conn-millennials-are-financially-10161269.php
Weston LWV Betty Hill Forum 2015 on the impact of the next generation on politics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YgMSyhH2ac
WHY THIS IS GOOD NEWS: Because it will work in favor of
recommendations of the Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth Commission,
READ U.S. CENSUS STUDY IN FULL HERE
MILLENIAL RUNNING FOR CONGRESS: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/07/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-embarrasses-herself-on-firing-line/
SPEAKING OF TIME PASSING...
UTOPIAN DREAM: REDEVELOPMENT REBORN AS TIME PASSES