Plaza Midwood

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6:13 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Plaza Midwood And NoDa Tie For 'Most Hipster Neighborhood'

The Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte’s NoDa.
Credit Duncan McFadyen

Plaza Midwood and NoDa tied for the most hipster neighborhood in Charlotte, according to Gawker.

They were trying to figure out "where the self-consciously arty creative-class would-be bohemians congregate" in America's cities. 

So they were looking for the equivalent of two hipster neighborhoods in Brooklyn, New York. 

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5:00 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Charlotte Raps About RAP (Reverse Angle Parking)

Jason Lane, a Charlotte native, was commissioned to write a rap song about RAP (reverse angle parking). He now lives in Washington, D.C.
Tasnim Shamma WFAE

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. 

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. 

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