August 28th, 2015

It’s a billboard takeover! (Not really)

by Pam Allee

By now, many of you have become accustomed to driving North on Delaware Street and admiring the billboard at 16th Street that we reclaimed last year as a “frame” for local, place-based art. You may have even read the accompanying blogposts telling the stories depicted in the frequently changing art. So, last week, (we’ve heard) there […]

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August 25th, 2015

For this couple, Old Northside “checks all the boxes”

by cgindy

“Osiris, Ben, and Theodore Clark. They call him Teddy.” Warm summer breezes ruffling the leaves of ancient trees on nightly dog walks. Laughter emerging from small dark bars momentarily covering the hushed tones of live jazz. Days spent basking in the sunlight on upper floors of public spaces. Sounds like paradise but these are just […]

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August 20th, 2015

Live Where You Teach

by Andrew Christenberry

Earlier this summer, McAllen, TX high school teacher Roberto Garza moved to Indianapolis for the Urban Leaders Summer Fellowship. The goal of the ULSF is to recruit the best and brightest for an intensive, seven-week experience that seeks to empower underserved communities. His love for grassroots community initiatives made Garza a perfect fit. Simultaneously, the Harrison Center […]

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August 14th, 2015

Our First Porch Party

by Andrew Christenberry

  My wife and I moved to Indianapolis from Chattanooga, TN in May of 2014 just a couple of weeks after our college graduation. We heaved our very few belongings into a 500 square foot apartment in Fall Creek Place and began our life together in our new city. It wasn’t long before we realized […]

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Flashback Friday: Paul Smallman’s “Find Your Way”

by Evelyn Allee

I’m perpetually fascinated by the work of our  songwriting interns. The expectation is that they write a song every week that is inspired by place, specifically urban Indy. Sure, not every week yields a complete gem, but most of the time they are able to creatively blend their own tastes and style with a topic […]

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August 10th, 2015

Livability Index of Indy’s Urban Neighborhoods

by Andrew Christenberry

Curious about your neighborhood’s livability? Well wonder no more! Recently, AARP launched an online tool that enables anyone to check the “livability score” of almost any location in the United States. As an initiative of the Public Policy Institute, the Livability Index was created to measure the quality of life in American communities across the dimensions of housing, transportation, neighborhood […]

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August 7th, 2015

The Merchants’ Locus by Tyler Meuninck

by Andrew Christenberry

This month in the City Gallery, artist Tyler Meuninck presents The Merchants’ Locus. Meuninck, a former Harrison Center artist who now resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has created a body of work that celebrates the city that was once his home. “When I lived in Indianapolis,” Meuninck said, “I made a good number of paintings around […]

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August 4th, 2015

Summer Academe

by Evelyn Allee

It’s always a bit of a bummer when you need to take a summer class right after the school year ends. Whether you’re getting a class out of the way to make room for some electives or you didn’t do so great during the year and need a do-over, a classroom is probably not where […]

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