June 30th, 2016

Meet the Hickmans

by Nikki Owens

Pat and Stephanie Hickman first stepped foot in Indiana in November of 2012 for a job interview.  They were already familiar with Indy, and from the very beginning hoped this was where they would land. They were attracted to how the city was divided into neighborhoods. “We had heard that Indy was a big city with a small […]

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June 28th, 2016

Inquiry Podcast Episode 3- Mapleton

by cgindy

38th street was once named Maple Street, Broad Ripple used to be a town separate from Indianapolis, and Maple Crossing has a unique history of it’s own. Listen to Inquiry here, or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.    

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June 21st, 2016

Inquiry Podcast, Episode 2

by cgindy

Listen to Inquiry here, or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.  This week, we meet Marilyn, owner of Mardog’s Variety and Things at Monon 16. She has a unique style, an eclectic store and home, and a passion for development.

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June 20th, 2016

A Man About Town

by Nikki Owens

John Warren is a familiar face around town. In fact, he lives just a few blocks from Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. A Hoosier native, he decided to move to Detroit in 1989 for something a little bit different. It didn’t take John long to realize Indianapolis was home, and he moved back in 1992. Over […]

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June 16th, 2016

Dreamscape

by cgindy

When Mike Williams came to the Harrison Center as an intern in the summer of 2014, we challenged him to work with another intern to write and record rap about the urban Indy neighborhoods of King Park. Since that time, we have enjoyed watching Mike grow into his role and gain confidence as a writer […]

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June 13th, 2016

Inquiry Podcast, Episode 1!

by cgindy

Listen to Inquiry, Episode 1 here. Monon 16 and Maple Crossing – two different neighborhoods in Indianapolis, one on the east side, the other on the west. One struggles with crime, the other feels desolate. Both are facing economic hardship, and both are on the brink of development. The store owners are quirky, the buildings are historic, […]

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June 9th, 2016

Circle City Apartments’ restored historic properties offer affordable options for urban living

by Emily Vanest

It’s nearly impossible to drive anywhere in downtown Indianapolis and not see new apartment buildings going up. Downtown Indianapolis has become one of the hottest places to live, with it’s walkable access to innovative restaurants making national “Best of” lists and world class sports and performing arts venues, museums and parks. The Cultural Trail, downtown’s […]

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Inquiry: For Indy. About Indy.

by cgindy

For two weeks, Adeleine Sinsabaugh and Tucker Krajewski have been meeting neighbors, business owners, customers, Jehovah’s Witnesses, church volunteers, car washers, and one hat saleswoman. They’ve been researching history, talking to people, and stepping into eclectic homes and historic lives. They are piecing together stories and history, trying to figure out how businesses and neighborhoods […]

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June 1st, 2016

Herron, Sewall, and Steele

by Brie Stoltzfus

In celebration of Indiana’s 200th year, the City Gallery will be exhibiting the work of sixteen contemporary artists that seek to honor three key Indiana culture-makers: May Wright Sewall, funder of the Art Association of Indianapolis, John Herron, unexpected founder of the State’s first art museum and art school, and T.C. Steele, Indiana’s foremost painter […]

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