The National Aquarium’s location right on the harbor has always been fitting for an institution dedicated to marine life. Over the next three years, the Aquarium plans to create a new “environmental district” that makes Inner Harbor itself a connecting point to the natural world. Read More →
German American weekend at Baltimore’s German Christmas Village is upon us. For once, indulging a brat during the holidays isn’t a bad thing. Read More →
Mr. Trash Wheel was once blind, but now he can see. Read More →
Got $12 million to spare and a hankering for some swanky Baltimore real estate? Then I have a listing for you. Read More →
In Maryland, oysters are normally associated with the Chesapeake Bay. But, much closer to Baltimore, the Patapsco also once enjoyed a bumper of bivalve. Over the next five years, a pair of environmental groups are looking to resurrect the oyster habitat. Read More →
If you’ve been captivated by a mysterious dancer who was popping up in various Baltimore neighborhoods over the past several weeks, moving to the music on her iPod, you should know that she just moved all the way to Michigan. She recently ramped up her one-person serial flash mobs as her way of saying goodbye to the city. Read More →
The giant, solar-powered water wheel in Inner Harbor is designed to collect trash. But you never what it’s going to turn up. After last night’s thunderstorm, staffers found a python looking to dry out. Read More →
As any self-respecting capitalist knows, startups are the secret sauce of successful economies. They provide innovation in industries that have become stale; they seek out gaps in the market place and fulfill them; and now they use technology to accomplish their goals. The public perception about startups reads from a logline of Silicon Valley or The Social Network—we’ve been treated to years of 20-something college dropouts becoming the faces of billion dollar companies while the rest of the startup world angles to raise more money for their passion project. Read More →
The Inner Harbor’s trash-filtering water wheel was a $800,000 investment in keeping Baltimore’s most prominent waterway free of trash and debris. One year in, it’s paid off in spades, capturing as many as 19 tons of gunk in one day, and even winning a starring role in a Ford commercial. There are 6 million fewer cigarette butts in the Inner Harbor thanks to this guy. Read More →
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