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Oct. 24, 6-8p. Join us in celebrating our third annual "Friendraiser." Enjoy a delicious complimentary meal, a wine bar and the music of...
Oct. 25, 9a-3p. The premise is simple: Get outside and meet community groups, non-profits, government organizations, retailers, outfitters and...
Oct. 25, 3:30-8:30p. Are you ready to run for your life? Lace up your sneakers and try to survive the post-apocalyptic world. Outsmart dozens of...
Urban thinker David Yoon from the Narrow Streets blog came to Vegas and loved it. Embraced the Strip, its exuberant fakery, all that. One thing bugged him, though: Sure, the Strip casinos were meant to be seen from cars, but what about giving the pedestrians some love? As he often does, he gave the Strip a digital makeover:
That's why I've always been confused by the mind-boggling width of the Strip itself, which at around ten lanes seems to be stubbornly preoccupied with almighty transport as its main function—on paper. It's as if the city planners are still in denial about what the Strip really is: a huge adult amusement park and pedestrian haven for tourists from all over the world, all strolling up and down nursing their yard-long margaritas dangling from souvenir lanyards. Amusement parks don't have freeways running through them. So why not make the Strip feel more like the Disneyland of Sin that it is?
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