Beauty in the Most Unexpected Places

Today I was walking around West Baltimore with a reporter from WAMU, a NPR affiliate in DC.  I was showing him around, talking about housing policy and a million other topics…when we turned a corner…and happened upon these homes: Each home is covered in literally thousands of pieces of stained glass and mirror.  From the […]

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Join Housing Policy Watch, October 24 7 to 11 PM

Reposted from HPW: Please join us for Pretty Vacant: A Silent Auction and Fundraiser, October 24th from 7 to 11 PM.  Featuring art from some local and international artists, food, drinks — the event is being held at Gallery 788, 3602 Hickory Avenue, in Hampden.  The event is free, but come prepared to bid!  Proceeds […]

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539 N Longwood Street

Property Address:  539 N Longwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21223 Property Owner:  SS3 Business Trust, 5616 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215 Resident Agent for SS3 Business Trust:  Jack Novograd, same address  (Yet another Stanley-Rochkind controlled LLC) City Council District and Contact:  District 9, “Pistol” Pete Welch State Senator:  Verna Jones Rodwell State Delegates:  Keith Haynes, Keiffer Mitchell Jr, Melvin Stukes

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2031 Christian Street

Property Address:  2031 Christian Street, Baltimore, MD 21223 Property Owner:  Ali Salah-Eddine, 5 Lower Gate Court, Owings Mills, MD 21117 City Council District and Contact:  District 9, “Pistol” Pete Welch State Senator:  Verna Jones Rodwell State Delegates:  Keith Haynes, Keiffer Mitchell Jr, Melvin Stukes

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1421 N Broadway

Property Address:  1421 N Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21213 Property Owner:  Lugard A Osagie, 2604 Somerton Court, Bowie, MD 20721 City Council District and Contact: District 12, Carl Stokes State Senator: Nathaniel McFadden State Delegates: Talmadge Branch, Cheryl Glenn, Hattie Harrison The owner of this property purchased it from HUD in 2003 and apparently has no […]

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2854 Harford Road

Property Address:  2854 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21218 Property Owner:  Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 City Council District and Contact:  District 14, Mary Pat Clarke State Senator:  Joan Carter Conway State Delegates:  Curtis Anderson, Mary Washington, Maggie McIntosh Lead paint causes permanent neurological impairments in children who are exposed […]

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Update: 4727 Old York Road

This property is owned by one of Baltimore’s worst slumlords, Stanley Rochkind, via one of his many shell companies.  Originally added to the blog last May, I thought it would be a perfect addition to the Wall Hunters project — and what better artist to illustrate the problem with this property’s ownership than Gaia? For […]

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City-Owned Blight: 1005 W Lanvale Street

Property Address:  1005 W Lanvale Street, Baltimore, MD 21217 Property Owner:  Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 City Council District and Contact:  District 9, “Pistol” Pete Welch State Senator:  Verna Jones Rodwell State Delegates:  Keith Haynes, Keiffer Mitchell Jr, Melvin Stukes

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835 N Fremont Avenue

Update: This property has been demolished. Property Address:  835 N Fremont Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217 Property Owner:  Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 City Council District and Contact: District 11, William Cole State Senator:  Verna Jones Rodwell State Delegates:  Keith Haynes, Keiffer Mitchell Jr, Melvin Stukes

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