Oct 9, 2006

Cliton Park as a model town

Here's a good one:

The New York State Association of Realtors has awarded its second annual smart growth and development award to....

Clifton Park.

No, that is not a misprint. I said Clifton Park, the land of chain restaurants and hotels, where nary a local business can be found among the hundreds of storefront retailers. The town of sub developments bordering sub developments, where each dreary house is indistinguishable from the next and whose central phychological focal point is a thiry-year old shopping mall. Do they still hold the high school prom in that mall? I could go on for hours.

Are these people that far out of touch with the most basic issues of modern day living? Do they even give a hoot? Or are they simply caught up riding the gravy train that feeds their bank accounts, figuring they just need to work a few more years and then retire to some island far, far away?

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