January 24, 2012 / 6:33PM 5 notes

jaygabler:

IDK (Taken with instagram)

I would love to know where this was. My bet is on Whittier.

jaygabler:

IDK (Taken with instagram)

I would love to know where this was. My bet is on Whittier.

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October 12, 2011 / 11:47AM

What happens when you combine a killer guitar solo, drunk love and the Hexagon Bar?

Street Stories: 26th Street from MPLS.TV on Vimeo.

The 2nd episode of Street Stories is out!

PS. You can have your very own episode by submitting your story that took place in Minneapolis by filling out the form or call (612) 354-6444

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October 8, 2011 / 9:47AM 147 notes

midwestfuckyeah:

stuffaboutminneapolis:

Rapper Lil Wayne shows his support for the Minnesota Lynx in Atlanta. via WNBA.com
Minnesota 73 Atlanta 67

Say what now?

Check it out!

midwestfuckyeah:

stuffaboutminneapolis:

Rapper Lil Wayne shows his support for the Minnesota Lynx in Atlanta. via WNBA.com

Minnesota 73
Atlanta 67

Say what now?

Check it out!

basketballchampionslil waynelynxminneapolisminnesotaminnesota lynxtwin citieslos lynx

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September 1, 2011 / 12:52AM 71 notes

Please read this incredible piece by Minneapolis’ own Jay Gabler. It’s top-notch!

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August 29, 2011 / 1:38PM 12 notes

minnpost:

The Minnesota State Fair started this past Thursday, and along with the rush of attendees, there was a simulatenous rush of local media covering the event. Max was there, too, of course, snapping photos with his iPad and  drinking as much free milk as he could manage.
Check out his infographic documenting the magic of this great Minnesota get together. (Click here for the PDF.)

minnpost:

The Minnesota State Fair started this past Thursday, and along with the rush of attendees, there was a simulatenous rush of local media covering the event. Max was there, too, of course, snapping photos with his iPad and drinking as much free milk as he could manage.

Check out his infographic documenting the magic of this great Minnesota get together. (Click here for the PDF.)

mn state fairminnesotaculturefoodinfographics

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July 18, 2011 / 11:33PM 448 notes

stuffaboutminneapolis:

My Face Is Melting
Let me drop some knowledge on you folks. It is HOT and Sticky in Minnesota. If you say “Oh I thought you guys still had snow on the ground in July HAHAHAHA”, I will karate chop you in the neck. How hot/sticky is it in Minnesota right now? DON’T WORRY SON, I LOOKED THAT SH*T UP FOR YOU!!
T=Temp H=Humidity
Minnesota Minneapolis     84T   90%H Lakeville          83T   99%H Saint Cloud      82T   94%H Madison          84T   100%H
The Rest Of The World Barra Do Garcas, Brazil 70T    94%H Iquitos, Peru                 73T    94%H Impfondo, Congo           73T    94%H Abidjan, Ivory Coast      75T    100%H Mumbai, India               81T    94%H Bima, Indonesia            74T    89%H
What does it all mean? It means that Minnesota is one of the most uncomfortable places on the planet right now.
The Planet. Earth. Right now.
Take your snow and ice jokes and shove it.

Whoa! It really is as bad as it feels.

stuffaboutminneapolis:

My Face Is Melting

Let me drop some knowledge on you folks. It is HOT and Sticky in Minnesota. If you say “Oh I thought you guys still had snow on the ground in July HAHAHAHA”, I will karate chop you in the neck. How hot/sticky is it in Minnesota right now?

DON’T WORRY SON, I LOOKED THAT SH*T UP FOR YOU!!

T=Temp H=Humidity

Minnesota
Minneapolis 84T 90%H
Lakeville 83T 99%H
Saint Cloud 82T 94%H
Madison 84T 100%H

The Rest Of The World
Barra Do Garcas, Brazil 70T 94%H
Iquitos, Peru 73T 94%H
Impfondo, Congo 73T 94%H
Abidjan, Ivory Coast 75T 100%H
Mumbai, India 81T 94%H
Bima, Indonesia 74T 89%H

What does it all mean? It means that Minnesota is one of the most uncomfortable places on the planet right now.

The Planet. Earth. Right now.

Take your snow and ice jokes and shove it.

Whoa! It really is as bad as it feels.

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July 18, 2011 / 11:30PM 7 notes

hclib:

Bardwell-Ferrant House, 2500 Portland Avenue South

These photos were taken for the Model City survey in the 1970s. Originally constructed at 1800 Park Avenue for Charles Bardwell, the house had a Queen Anne style.  In 1890 architect Charles Struck remodeled the house for Emil Ferrant into its current Moorish style, onion domes and all.  it was moved to 2500 Portland in 1898 to accomodate an apartment building being built at 1800 Park. 

In the 1880s and 1890s, Park Avenue was the Summit Avenue of Minneapolis, it was the first street paved with asphalt (1889), thanks to the Park Avenue Improvement Association.  The part of Park Avenue between 18th Street and 28th street was known as the “Golden Mile.”  As development moved southward, Park become less prestigous and by 1910, half of the mansions had been converted into apartments. 

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June 29, 2011 / 1:28PM 3 notes

Street Stories Premiere!

The Street Stories blog has been on hiatus as we’ve been finalizing our project. However, we are very happy to announce our PREMIERE EPISODE! This project comes out of a love of storytelling and our awesome city. Please share far and wide! 

MPLS.TV presents Street Stories, a series out to collect the tales of our city streets. Whether it was a bad first date on Lyndale, an act of kindness on Washington or a strange encounter on Lake; We want to hear your story! Each month we’ll feature a different city street, creating narratives through photos, drawings, stories and a new episode.

This is a community driven project and we need your involvement! Whether you’re an artist, a historian, a lover of Minneapolis or just have a good story to share contact joanna@mpls.tv to learn how you can get involved.

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June 13, 2011 / 7:39AM 6 notes

Open Streets Minneapolis makes Lyndale lively

artsorbit:

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 12, Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis was closed to cars between 22nd Street and 42nd Street. Pedestrians, skateboarders, skaters, and bikers—including Mayor R.T. Rybak—flooded the street to enjoy the day and to support local businesses. It was all part of Open Streets Minneapolis, a new event meant to get people out of their cars, onto the street, and among their neighbors.

- GIFs by Jay Gabler. For more, click here.


Loving these Open Street GIFS. And what a wonderful day it was.

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June 3, 2011 / 12:23AM 33 notes

neighborhoodr-minneapolis:

Lake Monster returns to Minneapolis
“Minnie,” Minneapolis’ own Loch Ness monster, is due back in town Friday (June 3) when her pals at the Minneapolis Parks Foundation expect a sighting in some watery “off-the-beaten-path” area.
This will be the third season the friendly aquatic creature has camped out in Minnesota. In past summers she’s been spied in Lake of the Isles and Lake Harriet, where she briefly acquired the nickname “Harrietta” before she settled on her official handle, “Minnie.”
Minnie’s early history is vague. Her very best friend, artist Cameron Gainer, claims to have met her originally in his studio in Brooklyn, New York. But that was way back in another life.
She seems to have followed Gainer to the Twin Cities a few years ago and to have taken up residence in local ponds during warm weather only. No one knows where she spends winters, though rumors about Sanibel Island abound. Also, given the absence of little monsters, there’s speculation that “she” may not really be a female after all. Gainer isn’t commenting beyond noting that no other lake monsters of any sex have been spied around town.
 Via Star Tribune

You know it’s summer when Minnie is in town.

neighborhoodr-minneapolis:

Lake Monster returns to Minneapolis

“Minnie,” Minneapolis’ own Loch Ness monster, is due back in town Friday (June 3) when her pals at the Minneapolis Parks Foundation expect a sighting in some watery “off-the-beaten-path” area.

This will be the third season the friendly aquatic creature has camped out in Minnesota. In past summers she’s been spied in Lake of the Isles and Lake Harriet, where she briefly acquired the nickname “Harrietta” before she settled on her official handle, “Minnie.”

Minnie’s early history is vague. Her very best friend, artist Cameron Gainer, claims to have met her originally in his studio in Brooklyn, New York. But that was way back in another life.

She seems to have followed Gainer to the Twin Cities a few years ago and to have taken up residence in local ponds during warm weather only. No one knows where she spends winters, though rumors about Sanibel Island abound. Also, given the absence of little monsters, there’s speculation that “she” may not really be a female after all. Gainer isn’t commenting beyond noting that no other lake monsters of any sex have been spied around town.


Via Star Tribune

You know it’s summer when Minnie is in town.

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