The block-size lot southwest of St. Paul and 33rd Streets in Charles Village has sat vacant for years after a planned development went belly-up during the 2008-2009 financial crisis. With the economy creaking back to life, though, it’s looking like that empty space will soon be filled by a mixed-use development project including retail space, apartments, restaurants, and parking, and which may be under construction as soon as this spring.
Federal style row house in painted brick, circa 1900, attached, end-of-group,with rear porch and multiple balconies. Completely renovated, with recent replacement roof. Four bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1,600 sq. ft. over three stories. New kitchen with granite counters, Jenn Air and GE appliances, extensive storage. Large bedrooms and closets, many original architectural features. Unfinished basement. Rear parking pad, zoned heat and central air: $343,000 (ask about CHAP tax credit) Read More →
It feels like just yesterday that we were warning you, dear readers, about the “the ultimately-good-but-really-stressful-for-the-next-few-years reconstruction of Charles Street” — but in reality, it’s taken two years to complete the construction project aimed at making the area around Johns Hopkins more pedestrian friendly. The reconstruction involved shutting down both north- and south-bound lanes of Charles Street, a major thoroughfare, for months. But drivers take note: That’s about to change, sooner than you might expect.
After years of publicity, fundraising, and galvanizing community support, Ping Pong Baltimore has accomplished one of its longtime goals: Installing a permanent ping pong table in Wyman Park Dell.
The idea arose out of community building workshops dating back to 2011, which happened to be attended by representatives from Friends of Wyman Park Dell, landscape architecture/urban design firm Mahan Rykiel Associates, and Ping Pong Baltimore: Why not put a ping pong table in the park? Fast forward three years, one successful online fundraising campaign, several grants, and lots of city paperwork later, and there’s now a ping pong table installed on a concrete pad near the corner of 29th and Charles Streets.
Art Walk in Old Goucher
June 13th , 20th, and 27th
2100 and 2200 blocks of North Charles St
I walk through the Old Goucher neighborhood almost daily. I always run into interesting people, architecture, and some funny business signs. Its hard to believe that until the 1870s, the neighborhood was mostly rural, occupied by farms and large country homes. The end of the Civil War seems to have marked the beginning of development in this neighborhood. Through the years, once occupied by Baltimore Women’s College (later Goucher College), then steadily transforming into a district known for printing and advertising, the neighborhood grew a little dodgy, and appropriated a notoriously funky smell. But whether you realize or not, quite a few new residencies are popping up inside these late Victorian brownstones. Read More →
The city of Baltimore has set aside $140,000 to study the pros and cons of opening up Calvert Street (which runs north) and St. Paul Street (which runs south) to two-way traffic.
The change would affect the streets from Lafayette in Station North to University Parkway at the edge of Oakenshawe. Read More →
2647 Maryland Avenue, South Charles Village
5 bedroom(s), 2.5 bathroom(s)
The Baltimore Museum of Art’s Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art (FoMaCA) present a rare opportunity for audiences to hear from art insiders about Bruce Nauman’s innovative career and influence on Thursday, June 12 at 6 p.m. Participants include Nauman’s studio manager Juliet Myers, gallerist Paul Schimmel, and art critic Peter Plagens. Every audience member at the June 12 event will be entered to win a free copy of the new biography Bruce Nauman: The True Artist (Phaidon, May 2014, $125). Written by Plagens, the hardback book features 300 beautifully illustrated works by Nauman.
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Every holiday season, we wait with bated breath for the Charm City Craft Mafia’s Holiday Heap—our very favorite of the holiday season craft fairs. We go early, we buys snacks, and we shop ‘til we drop. Sure, we say it’s all about finding gifts for loved ones, but rare is the year that we don’t come home with gifts for ourselves. It’s impossible not to! The Craft Mafia does such an outstanding job of finding the coolest, most masterful vendors for their craft fairs that even the most restrained shopper often can’t resist the unique (and gorgeous) offerings that abound. But, like we said, that all happens in December. Alas. Thankfully though, each June, they also bring us Pile of Craft, a summer time craft fair just as rockin’ and chock full of amazingness as their Holiday Heap—and the best part is, it’s almost here. Read More →
If you walk/drive through Charles Village often you may have encountered a few obscenely bright yellow, blue, and red yard signs stuck between blooming irises. They are, in fact, publicizing the Charles Village Festival, which takes place all day Saturday May 31st and Sunday June 1st in the Wyman Park Dell at Charles and 29th Streets.
For the runners, a 5k race kicks-off the festival on Saturday at 8:30 am. After following a course that snakes through Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Campus, runners will finish in Wyman Park. Though they call it a “race,” I doubt anyone will take offense if participants choose to sleep a few hours longer and walk/mosey along the racetrack after the official race. I for one am looking forward to relaxing on a blanket in Wyman Park’s plentiful shade. Read More →
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