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  1. On 4/15/2024 at 12:35 PM, Nevada Convert said:

    This is a D rated neighborhood for crime. 
     

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    Here’s a general overview. The cheapest and safest places for a reasonable Meadows commute is the NW and North as can be seen with the dark green. As you can see, the east side is just bad fvcking news. Horrible. Vegas is a violent city in a lot of areas. It’s no joke. 
     

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    https://crimegrade.org/safest-places-in-las-vegas-nv/

    you posted the crime per capita map.  This one is overall.

    These crime maps are dumb reductionist shit by the way.  

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  2. On 4/15/2024 at 8:59 AM, SharkTanked said:

    I haven't been in that area recently, so unless it is has changed, my view is the problem with the Nellis area, is you are quickly into a pretty rough neighborhood, plus it is pretty hard to get anywhere in the Valley from there

    That's a real problem over there. The east side is just isolated. Half hour drive just to get get to a freeway. 

     

  3. On 4/14/2024 at 5:12 PM, UNLV2001 said:

    The list is correct with these few notes

    1) T&M never had a 19,500 capacity unless the floor was used for a concert or boxing where seats could be added - Initial seating was 18,500 when built, but remodels over the years have cut in to 17,00-17,500 

    2) MGM Grand Garden might get 17,000 if the floor is used for seating, I think its in the 15,000-16,000 range for a BB game

    6) DLC now Lee's Family Forum is more in the 5,500 seat capacity for hockey , maybe 5,700-5,900 for the Volley Ball team -- And this will be the new home of the NLL LV Desert Dogs 

    7) South Point Arena is mainly for equestrian events & doesn't do much in the way of traditional sports

    There is talk of a new 18K+ NBA arena to be built on vacant land adjacent to I-15 / LV Blvd South / Blue Diamond / Warm Springs - this might be the home of the expansion NBA team 

    Then there's the AAA LV Aviators baseball stadium and the USL LV Lights play at old Cahsman Field which has been slightly modified for soccer -- This is where the LV Vipers of the XFL/UFL played for a season or two 

    I think I remember reading seated capacity at T&M is right at 18k after remodel but I don't have any facts to back that up.  Just my 2 cents of memory and gossip.

    T-Mobile always "feels" significantly bigger than the TM to me. I guess T-Mobile upper deck doesn't have the same capacity as T&M if I think about the blank area at the one end and extra suites, and that one lounge in the corner.  

  4. On 4/9/2024 at 12:07 PM, thelawlorfaithful said:

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    Keep it up. I will reply to you in nothing but Taylor Swift gifs. If it can troll the wife it can troll the board.

    Don't threaten me with a good time.

  5. On 4/9/2024 at 11:19 AM, thelawlorfaithful said:

    You can’t win it twice. Maybe he’s trying to win the Troll derby. I can’t seem to get out of the first round despite pissing off everyone from time to time. Maybe Dad jokes are the key 🤔 

    We can smell the inauthenticity. It's just not you. Sorry, old friend. You're just a regular dick. Not a troll.

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  6. On 4/8/2024 at 6:29 AM, retrofade said:

    The clown just said it should be left to the states.... while also taking credit for Roe ending. 

    He could have pushed past it, and that's where he chose to go. 

    🤡

    The way he says baby.

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  7. On 2/29/2024 at 8:12 PM, CPslograd said:

    @toonkee

    I was thinking of you this morning my friend.  I was in Vegas for the builders show, and meant to get to Red Rock at 6AM, but it was 7 by the time I got there after I'd checked out of the casino and all that.  One of these days I still want to get there at the golden hour.

    Have you taken a fair amount of shots here?

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    I have not for some reason. But it's on my list to get a good golden hour shot of a cholla field there. Kind of planned to make a big print and put it over the couch. Thanks for reminding me. I've been working on another desert picture project. At the U2 sphere show during "Where the Streets Have No Name" there's a camera looking into the Nevada desert and it tracks an entire day. I found the area and I think I'm the first person to do so. Went and took some pics last weekend but still narrowing down the exact spot. I'm close! Maybe a few hundred yards away. Might go looking again on Sunday.

     

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  8. On 4/3/2024 at 12:02 PM, azgreg said:

    One of the listings we checked out is right in line with the runway. However, it's just a stones throw from Las Vegas Golf Course so there's that.

     

    Since your looking in that area, fwiw I'd rather be here. A smidge closer to the old golf course as well.

    google 4300 Bonanza and 4304 Fortune

  9. There are many occasions where the convenience of digital music files is just easily the way to go, like in the car, working out, etc.

    But mindfully taking a record out of the sleeve, being careful with it, looking at the artwork and playing it is just a much more complete and connected experience. It has value. Digital music is infinite and disposable and it feels that way.  It is valueless.  I think that's a big part of the persistence of vinyl. It's offers a more rooted connection to the music we are emotionally attached to.

    I'm not an audiophile though and don't worry about chasing the best sound money can buy.  I like varied listening experiences. I like that my records and digital files sound different.

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  10. On 4/3/2024 at 11:42 AM, UNLV2001 said:

    Guess the name goes back to when Sahara Blvd was called San Francisco -- before the Sahara Hotel was built and then the streets running east got the hotel names 

    That makes perfect sense. 

    My subdivision began in '54 and in old maps it still says San Francisco. It would be so much fun to have a time machine and just explore your own city.

  11. On 4/3/2024 at 10:52 AM, UNLV2001 said:

    Ralph came out to LV from South Dakota, got a contractors license & started developing - Built some houses on the west side off Lake Mead & named a street after himself 

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    Then he was buying land and doing some other developments like the old LOCATION ONE industrial office park on Valley View & Desert Inn Rd - Plus some other things around the area........then he got a chance to buy a little slot joint on the strimp across from Ceasars Palace called the FLAMINGO CAPRI & eventually built the IMPERIAL PALACE Casino where he lived in a penthouse with his offices on other tower -- Flamingo Capri photo from 1967 below -- Can see the wash that still exists & runs under the old IP 

    Vintage Las Vegas — Flamingo Capri Motel, 1967

    Vintage Las Vegas on X: "Flamingo Capri took their name and the design of  their neon from the Flamingo (next door) but they had their own unique  color scheme for the motel

    Thanks for the Englestadt history lesson. I always wondered about that name but never really investigated too much for some reason. 

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  12. On 4/3/2024 at 10:35 AM, UNLV2001 said:

    As a kid when my dad was transferred to LV we looked at brand new houses which were in a development called Francisco Park........which was at Pecos McCleod & Vegas Valley Drive just east of Valley HS .........when we bought out on Flamingo & Boulder Highway (brand new Centex development), Chaparral HS was just being built 

    I know the neighborhood exactly. There's two variations of Francisco Park. The older section is on the west side of Eastern. Cinder block houses. I grew up in old Francisco Park's sister development in nlv, College Park. Same floorplans. 

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  13. On 4/3/2024 at 8:09 AM, SharkTanked said:

    Yup. Went to school with Clint. My wife's house was two houses down from the Reynolds, so she knew them much better. We didn't travel in the same social circles as them though.

    We may have talked about this before now that I think of it.

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