Charles Village

Charles Village, Culture, Shop Local, Station North

This Afternoon! First Art Walk in Old Goucher

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 13, 2014 3:00pm



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 →

Charles Village, Station North

City Considers Two-Way Traffic on Calvert and St. Paul Streets?

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 13, 2014 9:15am

Two-Way Traffic on Calvert?

Calvert Street in Charles Village

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 →

Charles Village, House of the Day, Real Estate, Home & Garden

House of the Day: Spacious, Classic Rowhouse in Charles Village

0 Written by: | Monday, Jun 09, 2014 4:15pm

2647 Maryland Avenue, South Charles Village
5 bedroom(s), 2.5 bathroom(s)


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Charles Village, Culture

Art World Luminaries Visit BMA to Discuss Contemporary Artist Bruce Nauman

0 Written by: | Monday, Jun 09, 2014 1:15pm


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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Catch of the Day, Charles Village

Charm City Craft Mafia’s Pile of Craft

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 1:28pm

Crfaft Fair

catch of the day fish (2)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 →

Charles Village, Culture, Food & Drink, Health and Fitness

Kick-Off Summer at the 18th-Annual Charles Village Festival!

0 Written by: | Friday, May 30, 2014 9:00pm


Photo via Marie Claire

Photo via Marie Claire

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 →

Charles Village, Lifeline, Money & Power

That Charles Village Landslide Is Going to Cost $18.5M to Repair

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 28, 2014 8:10am

Charles Village's 26th Street landslide

The Department of Transportation will put in a request with the Board of Estimates to spend $18,563,863 on repairing the stretch of East 26th Street that collapsed onto CSX railroad tracks on April 30.

How the costs of restoration are going to be divided between the city and CSX has yet to be hammered out, but it is the opinion of Transportation Director William Johnson that the city not delay with repairs and that “recoveries be made to reimburse the City as items are negotiated and settled over the coming months.”

Those residents who have been displaced since the landslide? Johnson said they will be unable to return to their homes until June 15.

For more information, read the article in the Baltimore Sun.

Charles Village, Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

City Says Collapse Site Is Safe, but Residents Can’t Come Home Yet

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 08, 2014 7:41am

Charles Village's 26th Street collapse

The results of sonar testing conducted by Baltimore city at the site of the 26th Street collapse revealed that the area is safe. Even so, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has stuck with her estimate that the evacuated Charles Village residents won’t not be sleeping in their own beds for weeks yet.

As for the cause of the collapse, whether it was the responsibility of the city or CSX, when the street will be restored, and whether residents’ complaints about the state of the street were properly handled, the city is still shrugging its shoulders. Read More →

Charles Village, Featured, Lifeline

We Have a Winner for Most Insane Landslide Footage

1 Written by: | Friday, May 02, 2014 8:28am

The Landslide That Ate Baltimore

It was uploaded a day after the fact, but this video shot by Nicholas Reyes of the Charles Village landslide’s last big BOOM is the most the heart-pounding footage we have seen from the incident. Seriously, the last 20 seconds of this video would be absolutely frightening, even if there weren’t a person shrieking for all she’s worth in the background: Read More →

Charles Village, Featured, Lifeline

Watch Two Cars Fall into the 26th St. Landslide

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 01, 2014 8:45am

Sinkhole begins to swallow cars on 26th Street

via Fox 45

“Pretty traumatic” is how one Charles Village resident described watching “the ground open up” and swallow his car yesterday afternoon. The sinkhole (or landslide or whatever it should rightly be called) occurred on East 26th Street between Charles and St. Paul. The south side of the street caved in when the retaining wall that separates 26th from CSX tracks below gave out at 3:47 p.m., perhaps a result of the massive rainfall that Baltimore has seen the last two days. Despite claiming 10 cars, a few street lights, a wrought-iron fence, and a sidewalk in a spectacular — if localized — disaster, no one was injured.

As some residents wait to learn when they will be allowed back in their homes after a forced evacuation and others scrutinize their car insurance agreements, and yet others clear debris off of the railroad tracks, let’s take a look at some of the dramatic footage from the incident. Read More →

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