Friday’s Miscellaneous Debris

  • If you love Evernote, you’ll get a kick out of Tim Ferriss’ interview of Evernote’s co-founder and executive chairman, Phil Libin (@plibin) , “What Evernote’s Phil Libin Learned from Jeff Bezos, Reid Hoffman, and Others.”
  • As rent in Manhattan has continued to rise it’s not too surprising to see that the bodegas are having a hard time keeping up. Read more here: “Bodegas Declining in Manhattan as Rents Rise and Chains Grow (NYTimes)”
  • This week I’ve been reading “The Martian” by Andy Weir. It’s an awesome book and I’d highly recommend. Things can really suck sometimes in the real estate but hey, at least you aren’t stranded on Mars. Movie is coming out in October and here’s the trailer: The Martian | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX
  • Have you ever wondered what those blue and yellow 30A stickers were all about? Well last week we went down to northwest Florida to check it out. 30A is a scenic highway running through Fort Walton Beach which is just to the west of Panama City. Other than the drive through the wasteland of a state, Alabama, it is fantastic. We stayed at Seacrest Beach which is in between Rosemary and Alys beach. The sand and ocean are out of this world and great for little kids. If you are an urban planning geek, it’s also fun to see where the architecture and planning firm DPZ & Co. made their mark in New Urbanism with the Seaside Beach project 35 years ago. It was fun walking and riding through the different areas from Rosemary Beach to their latest project on 30A, Alys Beach and see how things have changed over time. Here we are riding our cruiser bikes after dinner:  and a few pictures from my morning walk through Alys Beach .
  • Did you know? The first Friday of every August is International Beer Day.

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