A quick visit to Carondelet Park revealed many new (to us) treats including way-finding signs, exterior stone park signs, much needed tree removal/remediation and promise/curiosity centered around the historic railway bridge near the YMCA/Mulch Pit.
Vandeventer Estates and the Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being are bringing some love, new residents and smart development to the neighborhoods just north of Delmar. This project is continuing to evolve with new homes on C.D. Banks and Finney. This stretch of Vandeventer looks better than it has in years.
A life-affirming interview with a Yale student and member of the world-renowned “Whiffenpoof” a cappella group is a St. Louis native and product of the St. Louis Public Schools. He and the rest of the group are performing in town October 13-15th. Go check them out and help spread the love.
During some light research, I noticed a park name was recently changed with not much fanfare. What’s in a name, should park names be changed without public opinion? Should it come to a vote of the people? Should it be a hyper-local decision? Does it not matter at all? Here’s some thoughts on the topics.
We’ve spent a lot of time on the riverfront and downtown the last few weeks. You can’t help but notice those cranes at Ballpark Village, visible from many vantage points. Here are some thoughts on the plans throughout the years, the hope and the reality of tenants announced to date. Hope springs eternal as does every baseball season.
I recently took a scooter ride down Martin Luther King Avenue from Downtown to the St. Louis border with Wellston, MO. The ride yielded 165 photos documenting this time and place in some struggling areas of our city. Some light discussion and photos of this important east-west street that forms a border for seventeen separate neighborhoods.