Flippin' Amsterdam Blog

Stand Up for the Chalmers Building

After I attended Uri Kaufman’s presentation at the Common Council on redeveloping the Chalmers building, I talked to a friend who had also seen the presentation and who also took a walk through the Chalmers site. He was wildly enthused at the prospect of redeveloping...

Killing Home Values — Another Lesson from the GASD

I spoke to some friends recently who will be enrolling their son in Kindergarten this year at the GASD. As each elementary school in the district is now a magnet school, the enrollment process works as a lottery. The enrollment form is here. So parents...

Bacon School — Two Years Later

I recently walked by Bacon school as my dog tends to like the run through the Sassafrass. As the school windows have been boarded with huge plywood sheets, the aestehetic of the building has long faded. As I neared the building, I felt I was...

Spring Migration

Well, I’ve made a leap to WordPress so here is a straight copy of prior posts from my blogspot site: The Architects of Decay “He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.” Harold WilsonThe...