The inside scoop on 10 great Baltimore 'hoods
Baltimore has always been a city of neighborhoods, every one a universe unto itself. Each section of our city has its own history, culture, and personality—an identity that can only be truly...
The inside scoop on Baltimore's booming burgs.
Baltimore has always been a city of neighborhoods, each with its own character and charm. Over the years, once-glorious blocks fall into disrepair, abandoned burgs are built up, people move in and...
What is Baltimore’s brainiest neighborhood?
When popular blog The Daily Beast recently ranked Baltimore the 10th smartest city in America, local responses ranged from "Who, us?" and "Heck yeah!" to "Why not number one?" The website ranked...
The gangsters who once ruled the streets are now helping to stop the shooting in Baltimore.
At dusk in the 3100 block of McElderry Street in East Baltimore, Dante Barksdale grabs a bullhorn. In baggie shorts and work boots, a hoodie pulled over his shaved head, Barksdale, whose very name is...
Glenn Ross educates residents one smelly site at a time.
It’s a steamy summer afternoon in East Baltimore, and a decommissioned yellow school bus is already filling up with paying customers to see the sights. Before he gets behind the wheel, Glenn Ross, a...
We check out some of the newest chariots of fun with 10 cars, 10 drivers, and 10 neighborhoods.
Ask any veteran Realtor how to size up the demographics of a neighborhood, and he'll tell you to check out the cars parked outside the homes. Hey, sometimes cliches work. If you see a bunch of...
Dr. Michael Trush takes his case for cleaner communities out of the halls of academia and onto the streets.
Anybody living near a transit depot probably knows that having buses refueled and sitting with engines running in your backyard isn't the greatest for your health. But how do you change things?...
The 55 best places to eat right around the corner from your home.
What makes a good neighborhood restaurant? It's a question we discussed at length while working on this story. And it turned out that a lot of different elements went into making a place not just...
Two city arts districts are injecting new life into neighborhoods that have long needed it.
Let’s play word association, Baltimore style. If you hear “North Avenue,” what comes to mind? If someone brings up “Highlandtown,” what do you think of?
Words like decay, crime, blight, drugs,...
For three young cops, the allure is the same: helping people and "getting the situation under control."
It is nearly 2:30 a.m. on a cold Saturday in November when police officers Patrick Dotson and Lynell Green arrive on the scene at what appears to be a domestic disturbance in the Eastern District...