This is pretty fucken sad lemme tell ya.
What else is there to say? We’re sad as fuck. CP, born Sweet Potato, has employed hundreds of people over the last four decades; below you’ll find a farewell from the edit staffers who rearranged those Titanic deck chairs right up until the very end.
I found my first apartment on its classifieds pages. My first job too as a barista in a Dunn Brothers location that no longer exists.
With the closing, 30 people will lose their jobs. It adds Minneapolis-St. Paul to the growing list of U.S. cities with no more so-called “alternative” newspapers, which rose out of the 1960s counterculture scene and flourished through the 1990s, throwing sharp elbows in political coverage and spotting the edgiest ideas in arts.
This fucken sucks
The Mississippi Park Connection says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will lower the water level on the river immediately below St. Anthony Falls so it can inspect the infrastructure that’s normally underwater.
This looks to be special! I’m going to be right there freezing my ass off to see this.
It’s a bloody pain in the ass, is what it is.
Craigslist has been taken over by spammers (I’m looking at you, fucking Roomster), padmapper is useless to find roommates and the market is getting more expensive all the time since all the new housing excitedly approved by the city is luxury housing.
Yeah… most people in this city do not have a grand to drop in rent monthly. And that’s without taking into account the security deposit (usually a month’s rent) and the rental application. So if you’re looking to live in one of those hot new apartment buildings you’re looking at at least $2500 USD, give or take a few hundred dollars.
The entire structure is setup to screw renters. Same goes if you actually try to buy a house.
I’m just annoyed because I’ve looked at a few places and they all suck.
At the moment I am looking for a new living space. This means looking at a lot of posts in Craigslist, Zillow, ApartmentSearch, PadMapper, etc. This goes for both places that I would rent on my own and for roommate situations.
My frustration comes from landlords playing fast and loose with the wordings they use in their posts, specially when they don’t bother to put in an address for the place or even the cross-streets. They usually use phrases like “close to Uptown” or “in the Uptown area” to hide the true location of the place.
If you drive a car for everything sure, anywhere in Minneapolis or Saint Louis Park is “close” to Uptown. But the nature of the neighborhood is to be able to walk from home to a place and back. You can’t say it’s close when you’d have to walk 30 minutes to get to one of the neighborhood’s borders. Neighborhoods have borders and names for a reason.
If you search for “Uptown Minneapolis”, even Google Maps suggests the actual neighborhood and its boundaries
So… landlords, please save everyone a lot of work and just put in the address of your property.