The Sidewalk Weekly: Retail’s future, dining al fresco, and parrot karaoke (May 1)



In the first segment [1:20-15:36], hosts Eric Jaffe and Vanessa Quirk discuss this week’s top stories:
– The Pandemic Will Change American Retail Forever (Derek Thompson, Atlantic) https://bit.ly/2xoTyxe
– The case for putting restaurants outside (Henry Grabar, Slate) https://bit.ly/2yhnko9
– Retail Covid-19 testing is failing black communities (Aaron Ross Coleman, Vox) https://bit.ly/35lU37X

In the second segment [15:58-21:39], the hosts interview Olga Stella, the host of the Detroit City of Design podcast and the executive director of Design Core Detroit, who wrote about an innovative, affordable leasing program that attracted creative-sector entrepreneurs to an underutilized landmark in Detroit. (Brookings) https://brook.gs/3fcnMo6

And in the final segment [22:02-24:10], the hosts share what made them smile this week.
– Discover the history of your neighborhood, without leaving home (Ariel Aberg-Riger, CityLab) https://bit.ly/2VUuqIc
– The hidden history of some NYC skyscrapers (Michael Kimmelman, NYT) https://nyti.ms/2xmPu0q
– And a BONUS this week: a parrot singing Stairway to Heaven (Facebook) https://bit.ly/2KSUYTL

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