I live on 123 Sesame Street…

Whether or not I understood Sesame Street’s setting, it stuck in my head as a model for how people should live: close to one another, in a place where neighbors knew, liked, and watched out for each other, where chance encounters were common and meaningful. And I’ve sought that out repeatedly in my adult life…A block of row houses — narrow, tall, brick- or stone-faced homes, connected side-by-side — is my shorthand for city perfection….Blocks of row houses generate a perfect urban scale: large enough to support neighborhood groceries, bars, and shops, but not so dense as to create parking crunches or attract huge stores“.

Eric Fredericksen in the Stranger on How to Get to Sesame Street.


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