Turning a Dysfunctional Eyesore into a Critically Functional Work of Art

It’s a staircase I suspect most people who come downtown haven’t even noticed. It’s often dirty, smelly and it’s built just a bit different from most stairwells – it sort of spirals, but not quite. The location doesn’t inspire many people to use it – it leads from a spot most people don’t walk – […]

Blessing of the Pansies: A Quiet Urban Affair

I’ve written before about uniquely urban gatherings – small or large celebrations that just wouldn’t happen outside an urban setting – such as a farewell to a pear treeĀ a couple of years ago. I also told you about Patty Smith or “P” as her friends call her: a downtown icon I somehow had to live […]