Plaza Midwood http://wfae.org en Plaza Midwood And NoDa Tie For 'Most Hipster Neighborhood' http://wfae.org/post/plaza-midwood-and-noda-tie-most-hipster-neighborhood <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plaza </span>Midwood<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>NoDa<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;tied for the most hipster neighborhood in Charlotte, </span><a href="http://gawker.com/this-is-the-williamsburg-of-your-city-a-map-of-hip-ame-1460243062" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">according to Gawker</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>They were trying to figure out "where the self-consciously arty creative-class would-be bohemians congregate" in America's cities.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 23:13:54 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 44363 at http://wfae.org Plaza Midwood And NoDa Tie For 'Most Hipster Neighborhood' Charlotte Raps About RAP (Reverse Angle Parking) http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-raps-about-rap-reverse-angle-parking <p>There are some new backward parking spaces in Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood neighborhood. The city’s put in reverse angle parking along three blocks of Commonwealth Ave – spaces that are angled against the direction of traffic, designed to be backed into. It’s part of a $4 million project to make the area more pedestrian and bike friendly.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The reverse spaces also serve to narrow the street and slow down traffic. But, the concept of backing into these spaces goes against what we’re used to. And the result is a lot of confusion.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 22567 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Raps About RAP (Reverse Angle Parking)