adj. Conducive to or worthwhile for walking, particularly in the curious, observant, and detached manner of the flaneur.
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Strolling as a pastime suited the grand European capitals, but in business-bustling New York the idea seemed preposterous. Gradually, however, New York newspapers began to publish comical and gritty accounts of daily street life in "the London of America." By the 1840s, wrote Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace in "Gotham," their history of New York, the city had become "fully flâneurable."
—Nathaniel Rich, “The History of a City Underfoot,” The New York Times, April 23, 2015
once a flaneur, always a flaneur. and what makes you think that Newcastle is not flaneurable? :)
—Marian Dörk, “once a flaneur…,” Twitter, August 31, 2012
for anyone who has the opportunity to do so, montreal is extremely flaneurable.
—Mark, “the flaneur in sydney” (comment), Creature of the Shade, December 01, 2008
1998 (earliest)
New Yorkers loved these European flaneurs. They bought American reprints of Egan's Life in London, perused city sketches in the London Quarterly and Edinburgh Review, and devoured Dickens. Their own city, alas, was not deemed flaneurable. Lacking the spectacular variety of European metropoles, it didn't seem worth perambulating for publication.
—Edwin G. Burrows & Mike Wallace, Gotham, Oxford University Press, November 19, 1998
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