I have somehow figured out how to live out a few guilty intellectual pleasures while maintaining my sanity, and getting to Downtown without the need to drive through the First Friday hullabaloo.
The goal of a thriving Downtown in Phoenix should be to make our town an iPhone.
I used to think that what made the city special was the convenience of walking. One of the biggest distinctions between Downtown and the suburbs is the way you drive in them.
I’ve seen the grungy, amazing soul of what a Downtown arts community is supposed to look like. It is in the double-digit avenues, and it is awesome.
When I first moved to Phoenix, I never saw the move as something permanent. I expected to stay here for a few years, then move on. Something has kept me here, though.