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The Sunks

Postby asherballa » Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:36 pm

I don't think I'm duplicating topics here (Admin feel free to remove this if so), but I saw in OWH today a proposed redevelopment of the stretch of green space splitting Happy Hollow Boulevard in Dundee into its original intended use as sunken gardens (but retaining some green space):

http://www.omaha.com/columnists/grace/grace-new-vision-for-the-sunks-aims-to-incorporate-garden/article_d4a36715-35ce-50f1-b8b3-51dff56d2b6b.html

As a Dundee resident, I have to say this is pretty sweet.

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Re: The Sunks

Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:45 pm

That's pretty neat, but the name is absolutely terrible. It makes it sound like the garden went through a rebranding and the entire marketing team was composed of high school motivational speakers.
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Re: The Sunks

Postby MadMartin8 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:49 pm

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:That's pretty neat, but the name is absolutely terrible. It makes it sound like the garden went through a rebranding and the entire marketing team was composed of high school motivational speakers.


To be fair to High School Motivational speakers, this is way worse :sly:
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Re: The Sunks

Postby asherballa » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:00 pm

Yes that name is unfortunate... :?

I do think their hands were a bit tied as I think The Sunks is the historical neighborhood nickname for the area. They could've tried to rebrand it, but I doubt that would've taken.

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Re: The Sunks

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:46 pm

People really don't like The Sunks? Who knew.

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Re: The Sunks

Postby RNcyanide » Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:49 pm

It sounds like a place I would set up a moonshine still and hunt some frogs. Maybe wrassle a gator, if I felt the inclination.

I think a new name would be needed.
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Re: The Sunks

Postby Linkin5 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:52 pm

iamjacobm wrote:People really don't like The Sunks? Who knew.


I got the sunks after eating some bad Mexican food.

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Re: The Sunks

Postby Dundeemaha » Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:06 pm

Kind of strange to have people arguing here that they should have tried to manufacture some phoney name to replace a well established community name for a location after tossing some money at it. Maybe Le Towne Squarre would have been better?

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Re: The Sunks

Postby U R my Helix » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:21 pm

I like the revamped park idea. Lets make it creative and fun! I would like to donate my grandmothers garden gnomes as well. She had a bunch of them and I just do not know what to do with them. Can we have a gnome party when it opens?
I like this as well.

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Re: The Sunks

Postby GSD » Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:06 am

Yeah anyone that lives or lived in the neighborhood knows this place as the sunks. I grew up around there and renaming it something other than the sunks would be difficult. Hopefully this project comes to fruition, it would be a great use of that space

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Re: The Sunks

Postby MadMartin8 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:05 am

Dundeemaha wrote:Kind of strange to have people arguing here that they should have tried to manufacture some phoney name to replace a well established community name for a location after tossing some money at it. Maybe Le Towne Squarre would have been better?



Le Towne Squarre Centre Pointe has a nice ring to it.
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Re: The Sunks

Postby GetUrban » Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:39 pm

GSD wrote:Yeah anyone that lives or lived in the neighborhood knows this place as the sunks. I grew up around there and renaming it something other than the sunks would be difficult. Hopefully this project comes to fruition, it would be a great use of that space


I grew up in Dundee, albeit south of Dodge, yet this article is the first time I've heard it being called The Sunks. I even attended Dundee Pres. Church nearby. Strange name though. Guess it sounds better than The Ditches.... since it's really just a nicely graded extension of the creek bed that runs south from there down by Memeorial Park and Elmwood Park further south.

Glad they'll leave part of it open for kids to play football or soccer, and the skating rink.
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Omaha Sunken Gardens

Postby NeonMartiniGlass » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:53 am

https://www.facebook.com/omahasunkengardens/

This looks neat. Is this project moving forward or just an idea for now?
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Re: The Sunks

Postby Busguy2010 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:16 pm

I'm indifferent to slightly leaning against this one. I don't live here, but I used to play around the sunks as a kid... I guess I'm struggling to see the point of this project.

I think people who live around here should focus on landscaping their own properties :;): . If this will be privately funded, then whatever.

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Re: The Sunks

Postby Omababe » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:37 am

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:That's pretty neat, but the name is absolutely terrible.


^^^^^^ This! ^^^^^^ (_GAG!_)


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