5 New Year's Resolutions for St. Louis

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3. Hang at the Gateway Arch more.
How are we not constantly hanging out at the Arch? Sure, parking is a little tricky, but our iconic monument has the potential to be a beautiful events space. We have a few ideas for concerts, festivals and contests that could get more folks to the riverfront. (Kite festival, anyone? Or maybe a noontime dance party?) And we can't wait to see what CityArchRiver does with the Arch grounds expansion.


4. Get a major-league soccer team.

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As Yogi Berra says, St. Louis is the birthplace of American soccer. This year our futbal-loving citizens drew three international friendly games featuring some of the best teams and players in the world. Let's keep that momentum going. All we need is money. We know that's hard to come by in a city that can't even finance an American football stadium, but this is our last chance. Let's bring an MLS team to soccer-loving St. Louis.

5. Be nicer to transplants.

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Yes, they pronounce "Gravois" wrong. Yes, they laugh when we ask what high school they went to. They even -- shudder at the thought -- tend to dis provel cheese. Sacrilege! But the people moving to St. Louis are keeping this city alive. They bring with them money and fresh ideas. If we're going to find solutions to our crime and infrastructure problems, we need the outsiders. Welcome to St. Louis.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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22 comments
al_fannell
al_fannell

Number 4! BRING A PRO SOCCER TEAM WHETHER IT'S THE NASL, USL PRO LEAGUE OR MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER TO ST.LOUIS

Travis Gillig
Travis Gillig

Really get a guy outta jail. Fuck that. There's more to it than. Pot charge

Epic Coffeetime
Epic Coffeetime

We resolve to do more Epic things for more Epic people. Thanks for a great 2013 RFT! Get your writing fingers ready!

Ashley Hughes
Ashley Hughes

The RFT's resolution should be to not post the same stories over and over.

perock
perock topcommenter

How about work on mending race relationships, extending the metro to cover more of the counties, work on revitalizing parts of the city, and focus on getting more things for youth and young adults to do so they have more choices than violence and drugs to turn to... maybe setting up more student friendly places, i mean we have 3 universities and barely anything good for students to do. 

Couch Pig
Couch Pig

my resolution is a better zip code

Tim Howell
Tim Howell

Being a stl transplant has been horrible. St louisans are extremely cliqish.

Stephen Martin
Stephen Martin

I do not. Resolutions do not need a specific date. Just a drive to archive them.

JamesMadison
JamesMadison topcommenter

The top new year's resolution is to stop making stupid resolutions!


If lord and master Bill McClellan says so, thy will be done! Sorry. At the time of that dude's arrest, laws were in place. He committed the crime knowing those laws and punishments. Should every convict get a "do over" or a feeble attempt at moral equivalence? Convict#2 only kill two people and convict #3 killed four, shouldn't convict #2 serve half the time of convict #3?

And Imo pizza sucks. Always has and always will.

You propose concerts at the arch when they are under major reconstruction? Well done! No research, just sit back and dream.

Sarah Anne
Sarah Anne

Oh one more thing lets get St. Louis off these worst of lists! Worst place to drive a silver car on a one way street? Go figure St. Louis is #2 on the list and Detroit is #1.

Sarah Anne
Sarah Anne

Go cubs and go blues. A compromise is in order.

Sarah Anne
Sarah Anne

Amen to the eradication of animal abuse and neglect and being more welcoming to transplants like me :)

Kelly Lane VanBeek
Kelly Lane VanBeek

And please don't expect transplants to jump on your Cardinal bandwagon. Would you become a Braves fan if you moved to my home town of Atlanta? Probably not. So don't expect me to be rooting for any red feathered thing. Go Braves!

Samuel Price
Samuel Price

How bout let's be nicer to homeless kids? They're the ones who matter most.

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