- Australian Developer Caydon Property Group Buys Midtown Parcel Next to the Old Greensheet Building [Houston Chronicle]
- Houston Industrial Market Full of Long-Term Holders [HBJ ($)]
- Housing Assistance Scarce for Houston’s Lowest-Income Renters, Finds Federal Report [Houston Chronicle ($)]
- East End Rebranding Itself as Hub for Entrepreneurs, Millennials, and Tech Start-Ups [Houston Public Media]
- Dick’s Sporting Goods Opens in Galleria; Westlake Marketplace Location Next [HBJ ($)]
- Japanese Restaurant Kukuri from Michelin-Starred Chef Shimao Ishikawa Makes Houston Debut on Wash Ave [Eater Houston]
- Dallas-Based Sweet Shop Milk & Cream Opening First Houston Outpost at 9630 Clarewood [Eater Houston]
- Texas Department of Criminal Justice Buses 1,000 Inmates from Sweltering Wallace Pack Unit to Air-Conditioned Facilities [Houston Chronicle]
- The Connection Between Streetlights and Crime in Houston [The Urban Edge]
- Another Video of Market Square Tower’s Glass-Bottomed ‘Sky Pool’ Goes Viral [Houston Chronicle; previously on Swamplot]
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While there may not be a correlation between crime and streetlights, the article fails to mention that streetlights make people ‘feel’ safer. I also think that there might actually be a stronger micro-correlation for the areas directly beneath streetlights. I always try to park in bright open areas with lots of foot traffic, preferably underneath a streetlight. I avoid dark areas under trees or up against bushes. This is to avoid getting mugged (like many of my friends in Montrose) and to avoid getting my window smashed for the umpteenth time. There might be a dark spot on the same block where a crime occured, but the study would not show that level of detail.
East End is rebranding because Cancer Alley and The Urine District, albeit accurate, ranked pretty low in the latest focus group.