On Friday, Baltimore businesswoman Tracey Halvorsen published an article on Medium that went viral and sparked an impassioned cyber-discussion about crime and class privilege in Baltimore City.
In Halvorsen’s heartfelt personal essay “Baltimore City, You’re Breaking My Heart” is a litany of local tragedies — mostly in Southeast Baltimore — and political headscratchers surrounding the city’s crime problem that could make a resident want to get the heck out.
It goes like this:
“I’m tired of living in a major crime zone while paying the highest property taxes in the state.”
“I’m tired of hearing about incompetent city leaders who are more fixated on hosting the Grand Prix than dealing with thousands of vacant buildings that create massive slums, and rampant crime.”
“I’m tired of checking in on neighbor and Baltimore Sun editor Jon Fogg’s Go Fund Me page to see if his family has met their goal to raise funds to help him recover from the brutal attack he suffered as he went from his car to his front door after work.”
Halvorsen calls Baltimore’s crime rate “the elephant in the room,” calls out city officials for willfully ignoring it, and prescribes “more cops” to curb it. Read More →
If you’ve already planned your hangover for New Years Day, maybe this one’s not for you. But if you’re hoping to make 2014 a healthier year—or to at least start it off that way, the Resolution Run may be just what the doctor ordered. Whether you’re ready to dive in for the full 5K run, or would rather take it slow with the one mile walk, you can mark the year’s beginning with a promise to take good care of your body these next 12 months.
15 Montford Avenue, Patterson Place
2 bedroom(s), 3 bathroom(s)
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101 Ellwood Modern Apartments & Lofts has quickly become one of downtown Baltimore’s hottest new addresses. Since the property began accepting applications, over 50 of the 140 luxury apartment homes have been spoken for at this community.
Just steps away from 138-acre Patterson Park and within walking distance to Canton Square, location and value are generating high interest and a brisk leasing pace.
“People are moving here 100 percent because of the neighborhood,” says Shaffin Jetha, principal at Focus Development Group. “I think there are people who are picking this location with the park over places on the waterfront,” he says.
People are moving here 100 percent because of the neighborhood.
If the location were not incentive enough, the community boasts a list of amenities that are as unique as the building itself, including: a Zen courtyard, rooftop deck, a fitness center with yoga room, and a dog washing station. Many would argue the most attractive amenity is the attached parking garage with 146 spaces.
Original details were retained from the building’s history. There are hand-painted murals from the school’s library, classic wall-sized chalkboards, and solid oak book cases accenting various apartment homes. In contrast to, but surprisingly in harmony with the historical elements, upgraded finishes were chosen to please today’s discerning lifestyle renter including: wall-size windows, high ceilings, hardwood floors, ceramic tile, granite counters, solid wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and full-size washers/dryers in every apartment and loft home.
With a prime location and spectacular amenities you might expect lofty rents, but instead they are a surprising value. Rents begin at $1,200 for a 600-square-foot studio unit and go up to $2,300 for a 1,450-square-foot two-bedroom, two-story unit with a loft, a den and two bathrooms.
For more information about 101 Ellwood Modern Apartments & Lofts, visit the property’s website at http://www.101ellwood.com or contact the leasing office at 410.276.9090.
Have a snazzy, jazzy Christmas. Sure it’s not exactly how the old song goes, but maybe it should be. If you’ve had just about enough of the same old radio renditions of Christmas’ Greatest Hits, maybe it’s time to get into the holiday spirit in a new, more soulful, and a little less saccharine kind of way. Leave it to the folks at the Creative Alliance to bring us a holiday event with that perfect blend of quirk and class that calls to us. On Sunday, December 22, you can make their jazzy Christmas concert some of the last carol renditions you’ll hear this year—and certainly some of the best. Read More →
If you’re looking for a new home that puts you smack in the middle of everything, make sure to visit the open house tomorrow night. Brand new renovation with historic integrity, 101 Ellwood is a block from Patterson Park, a walk to Canton and the water front, Brewer’s Hill, and more. Perfect for someone looking for plenty of space, light and amenities. All the modern convenience without a luxury price tag.
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