This week on Hack Your Metropolis, we’re overlaying the plush southern supercity of Houston, Texas. Just like the singers of “Save a Horse Experience a Cowboy,” Houston is huge and wealthy. The fourth-biggest metropolis within the U.S. continues to be rising, catching up on Chicago. And it’s bodily large; it’s acquired feeder highways for its feeder highways. It’s additionally essentially the most ethnically numerous metropolitan space within the nation, and residential to top-class evening life, eating places, sports activities groups, parks, and museums (I’m keen on the scribbly murals within the Cy Twombly Gallery).
Houston was the primary metropolis I lived in, for only a summer season, so I’ve a tender spot for it, even after years as a coastal snob. Nobody in New York or Chicago proper now, throwing a second blanket on their mattress as winter creeps in, can deny the attract of a toasty metropolis that’s nonetheless acquired loads of tradition. So tempt us, Houston residents. Inform us about the very best elements of your hometown.
Houstonians, what’s good in your metropolis? The place do you go, how do you get round, and what rookie errors do you keep away from? Inform us within the feedback, and we’ll characteristic the very best ideas in a Thursday put up.