The Iconic Chevy-On-A-Stick -- Almost 30 years later...

The Iconic Chevy-On-A-Stick -- Almost 30 years later...
by Chris Lucas

Back almost 30 years ago in 1991, the City of Albuquerque unveiled a turquoise-arched gateway to the Ridgecrest neighborhood. Atop of the 26-foot pedestal, sat a ’54 Chevy covered with midnight-blue tiles. It quickly acquired the name "Chevy-on-a-Stick" & back then, it seemed to have caused quite an uproar.
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MetroABQ City Parks Interactive Map

MetroABQ City Parks Interactive Map
by Chris Lucas

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Fractals Revisited: Monte Vista Elementary School in Nob Hill

Fractals Revisited: Monte Vista Elementary School in Nob Hill
by Chris Lucas

Nob Hill is home to the one-of-a-kind Fractal Foundation, which uses "the beauty of fractals to inspire interest in science, math & art." The foundation has made the MetroABQ the fractal capital of the world! Read More


One Percent for the Arts: Nob Hill Art Installation

One Percent for the Arts: Nob Hill Art Installation
by Chris Lucas

Nob Hill just got a public art installation across from Monte Vista Elementary School & Campus Blvd (home of the Fractal Foundation). Upon first glance, to me the sculpture resembles a large snail uncoiling, it's head poking around outside it's lair.  Read More


Top MetroABQ Millennial Destination: Parkland Hills 87108

Top MetroABQ Millennial Destination: Parkland Hills 87108
by Chris Lucas

This info below is re-printed from an article by KRQE. I am always interested in where & why folks are moving to certain areas of the MetroABQ. Parkland Hills is a great place to move to: numerous pocket greenspaces & established parks, close to all the shopping & restaurants found in Nob Hill; the neighborhood is bounded by San Mateo & Carlisle Blvds on the east & west, & is very centrally located in the city. The housing stock is varied, from large 3000-5000sqft homes, to smaller two-bedroom one bath opportunity residences. The main image above is a Mid-Century Modern home listed in Parkland Hills that is for sale for $575,000. You can see the 3-D Walking Tour here: 600 Montclaire SE. Scroll down to the address... Read More


MetroABQ Public Art: Near North Valley Roundabout

MetroABQ Public Art: Near North Valley Roundabout
by Chris Lucas

There is a very interesting on-the-way, quick-stop public art piece that sits in the middle of a roundabout on the edge of the North Valley, that is worth checking out. Indian School & Menaul Blvds are city-wide arterials that start at Tramway & parallel each other for over 10 miles before coming together at this public artwork roundabout east of Rio Grande Blvd.  Read More


Pocket Park Along The Santo Domingo Trail -- MetroABQ NW

Pocket Park Along The Santo Domingo Trail -- MetroABQ NW
by Chris Lucas

On my way to a new listing (with a cool 3-D Walking Tour) in the Taylor Ranch neighborhood of Santa Fe Village, I pass a shaded little pocket park. Thirty-year mature shade trees line a 1/10-mile walkway with benches on each side; it meanders over a San Antonio arroyo culvert & connects to the Santo Domingo Bikepath greenspace. The park is a slice of green on the edge of busy Unser Blvd on one side & the limited-access Santa Fe Village pocket neighborhood on the other.   Read More