1 Day, 3 Neighborhoods

Special Report: A Day In The Life Of Fair Haven, East Rock And Newhallville

by Thomas MacMillan, Allan Appel, Uma Ramiah, Caitlin Emma, Michelle Turner, Ariela Martin | Mar 21, 2012 11:18 pm | Comments (1)

Ariela Martin PhotoAllan Appel PhotoFrom dreams pursued on cracked asphalt to a first-day-of-spring surprise hatched in a laundromat, from a gender-bending “fresh” cut to a 46-pound meat bargain and stood-up Mormons on a Fillmore Street stoop, the Independent spent a day tracking the rhythms of neighborhood life.

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On Asphalt Oasis, Willie Wins The Warm-Up

by Thomas MacMillan, Michelle Turner, Allan Appel, & Ariela Martin | Mar 21, 2012 5:28 pm

Thomas MacMillan Photo4:21 p.m. Newhallville: After school and ahead of the evening’s basketball tryouts, 14-year-old Willie Wiggins tuned up his game on the cracked asphalt of a vacant lot at Newhall and Starr streets—a lot his mother considers safe enough to hang out on, a lot at least one neighbor fears might become lost to “gentrification.”

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Lex Gets A Fresh Cut

by Melissa Bailey, Allan Appel, Gwyneth K. Shaw, & Neena Satija | Mar 21, 2012 4:10 pm | Comments (1)

Melissa Bailey Photo2:38 p.m. Fair Haven: The woman with “fresh” written on her ring—and braids long gone—walked amid the guys filling Orlando’s barber shop, sat in the chair, and asked for her new usual: a wave cut with designs in the back.

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