The Whiffenpoofs, A St. Louisan's Ascent to Yale and an Interview with Emil Beckford

The Whiffenpoofs, A St. Louisan's Ascent to Yale and an Interview with Emil Beckford

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.

Ballpark Village Finally Getting Residential Component

Ballpark Village Finally Getting Residential Component

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.

Scooter Ride #5: Dr. Martin Luther King Drive East to West

Scooter Ride #5: Dr. Martin Luther King Drive East to West

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.

Part 3 - How surface parking lots become common place along St. Louis' busiest streets in historic neighborhoods

Part 3 - How surface parking lots become common place along St. Louis' busiest streets in historic neighborhoods

Part 3 of the story that evolved at the corner of Jefferson and Ann in the McKinley Heights Neighborhood. Ever wonder how a surface parking lot fronting the streets with a building in the back gets through the city review boards? Here it is. Next step is to push for some transparency on the review process and how citizens can be best prepared to make their case to protect our city’s built environment and better urban design.