Category: Post office

Month in Review: March, 2013

17 May, 2013 (14:29) | Bankruptcy, Banks, Cities, Crime, Cyprus, Detroit, Euro, Land use, Month in review, New York City, Post office, Rating agencies, Slums, Urbanization | 2 comments

By:David A. Smith   [Previous Months in Review available here: Feb 13, Jan 13, Dec 12, Nov 12, Oct 12, Sep 12, Aug 12, Jul 12, Jun 12, May 12]   During March, the Department of Justice sued Standard & Poor’s, an action that was five billion dollars’ worth of overdue, and included legislation with […]

Privileging the frank: Part 4, If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some

25 March, 2013 (09:00) | Adaptive reuse, Advocacy, Economics, Historic, Housing, Infrastructure, Networks, Post office, Rehab, Tax credits, Zoning |

[Concluded from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.]   By:David A. Smith   If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some. – Benjamin Franklin, Postmaster General   Once it becomes inevitable that some post offices will be closed, as we have seen by critiquing […]

Privileging the frank: Part 3, Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship

22 March, 2013 (09:55) | Adaptive reuse, Advocacy, Economics, Historic, Housing, Infrastructure, Networks, Post office, Rehab, Tax credits, Zoning |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship – Benjamin Franklin, Postmaster General   By now, halfway through our deconstruction of a fluffy article by Robin Pogrebin in the New York Times (March 8, 2013) and […]

Privileging the frank: Part 2, Rather go to bed supperless than rise in debt

21 March, 2013 (10:43) | Adaptive reuse, Advocacy, Economics, Historic, Housing, Infrastructure, Networks, Post office, Rehab, Tax credits, Zoning |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Rather go to bed supperless than rise in debt. – Benjamin Franklin, Postmaster General   Yesterday’s post, expanding upon a powderpuff article by Robin Pogrebin in the New York Times (March 8, 2013) and the subsequent comments section (green Arial), brought to our attention that […]

Privileging the frank: Part 1, A penny saved is a penny earned

20 March, 2013 (14:29) | Adaptive reuse, Advocacy, Economics, Historic, Housing, Infrastructure, Networks, Post office, Rehab, Tax credits, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith   A penny saved is a penny earned. – Benjamin Franklin, Postmaster General   When were you last inside a post office?   Think back.  When was the last time you actually went down to the physical post office for any reason – and what motivated you to go?   2000 ALLSTON […]