New Report: Americans Love Pizza

Like football, pop music, and democracy itself, pizza follows in the long American tradition of things that began overseas before the United States imported, violently altered, and eventually defined the institution.

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

I grew up in the Bronx.  This is something akin to suggesting we breathe air.

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Come Tour the McNugget Factory

 element Colored chicks at a market in Amman, Jordan (Ali Jarekji/Reuters)In a popular gesture of transparency-in-advertising this week, McDonald’s gave the world a walking tour of its McNugget creation process.

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

You know that plot element in Walking Dead that never comes up?  It’s the origins of the plague that started it all.  Yeah, well I think I just figured it out.

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California drought ‘a borderline catastrophe’ in rural area – The Seattle Times

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The Seattle Times
California drought ‘a borderline catastrophe’ in rural area. Dwindling water supplies are rousing anxieties in rural communities across the state.

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

I’m thinking truckers could make a killing hauling Michigan snow to California about now.

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GrowNYC Farmers Market Pops Up in the Middle of JFK Airport JetBlue Terminal | Inhabitat New York City

JetBlue and GrowNYC have partnered to bring a farmers market to JFK’s Terminal 5 through October 31st. (Yes. Farmer’s Markets in airports. At least now the fringe religions won’t be the only booth selling flowers.

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

Look closely here and you’ll see a bike-powered smoothie mixer, and a bee hive!  Wonder what TSA had to say about all those potential threats!

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PHOTOS: What Snow Tells Us About Creating Better Public Spaces on E. Passyunk Avenue | This Old City

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After record amounts of snow this year in Philadelphia, you could be excused for not wanting to see any more of it. But today’s snow actually brought us some pretty cool ideas for public spaces and traffic safety improvements along E. Passyunk Avenue in South Philly.

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

Love this.  Works the same for sidewalks too.  Look at sidewalks in the summer, then watch where pedestrians actually walk in the winter.  Jeffersonian, rectilinear, architecture’s downfall.

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