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I’m Honored, Best Blog 2009

September 30, 2009 Site Info, Steve Patterson 7 Comments

For the fifth year in a row UrbanReviewSTL has been honored to make the annual RFT Best Of issue.  For 2009 this blog was named by the editors of the Riverfront Times as the Best Blog in St. Louis (link).

Previous recognition:

  • Best Civic-Minded Blog, 2005
  • Reader’s Choice for Best Blog, 2006, 2007, 2009

Thank you to the RFT editors and to all of you, the readers.

I do want to correct one sentence from their flattering piece, “In 2008 Patterson had a stroke that left him paralyzed on his left side.” While my left side was paralyzed following the stroke, that is no longer the case today.  Tomorrow marks the 20 month anniversary of my stroke and I’ve been working hard to build new connections between my brain and my left side.   My brain once again controls my left side — shoulder, elbow, wrist, fingers, hip, knee and ankle.  Not toes, though.  I did have a nasty fall in August, fracturing my left arm at the wrist.  Full recovery takes many years but I’m well on my way.

Thanks again for reading!

– Steve Patterson


Currently there are "7 comments" on this Article:

  1. G-Man says:

    Congratulations, Steve.

    [slp — Thank you. Congrats should also go to my friends that keep my blog going during during my initial hospitalization as well as to the contributors that add to the dialog.}

  2. Jane says:

    Congratulations Steve! Keep up the great work!!!!!!!

  3. Margie says:

    GO STEVE!!!! xoxoxoxo Margie

  4. awb says:

    Way to go. You deserve it. Even when you take strong positions people disagree with, it gets everyone thinking and talking. Thanks!

  5. Mark Groth says:

    Congrats! This award is well deserved. This website combines critical urban planning & political analyses always with a touch of humor and wit. The topics remain varied and up to date. That’s why I always check in daily.

  6. wk4chng says:


    U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-Mo., plans to introduce a bill today that would seek to create a 20 percent federal tax credit for homeowners to rehabilitate historic structures.
    Carnahan’s “Historic Homeowners Revitalization Act of 2009” is modeled after Missouri’s historic tax credit program.
    Earlier this month, Carnahan told the Business Journal that the federal tax credits could be paired with state tax credits to provide additional incentives for the rehab of historic structures.
    The proposed changes to the existing federal tax credit program would cap the tax credit at $60,000. Additionally, to qualify the homeowner must have qualified expenses over two years in excess of $5,000 for a primary residence.
    “Missouri serves as a national model where historic homeowners qualify for help to revitalize their home and community,” Carnahan said in a statement Monday.
    The American Institute of Architects and Preservation Action have both endorsed the bill


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