Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Yes, when it rains, we still walk. (November 21, 2011)

Street Art (Baltimore Development Corporation)

Wheatpasted printed image on light pole.

Waverly Tavern

Waverly Tavern, formerly Tony's Pace, will be open in a few weeks. The Waverly Walkers paid the new owner a visit on the November 14 Monday walk and spoke about his vision for the Tavern—a place where the community feels at home, can relax and have fun, and use as a community meeting place. We have high hopes and expectations for the Waverly Tavern, and the owner wants the community to tell him what we want this community social place to be and become.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

October 24, 2011: Shoes on Wires

What's the meaning of shoes thrown on power lines? Someone once said it signified where drugs were sold. Others have said it represents where someone has died. Or is it simply a prank played out again and again in cities and neighborhoods from coast to coast?

A Frequent Occurrence: T-Bone Crash, 33rd and Old York

Members of the Waverly Improvement Association have recently asked the Baltimore City Department of Transportation to conduct a safety study of this intersection. Residents can attest to the all-too frequent crashes in this dangerous spot for cars and pedestrians (and bicyclists) alike.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Alley Walk

Toward the end of the northern border of our walk, we stood to compare the buildings surrounding us and to chat.311 will fix that. If you see this on your route, call 311.This is something we HAVE to watch out for...trash pollutes our Chesapeake Bay.SONY DSCAgain, that ends up in our waterways.Alley art. A great looking garden.Both the bucket and lid had sitting water.Moquito heaven.Big Ol' Tree.I think that is an antenna?! Remnants of a garage.This house has been this way for a very long time. Or maybe it used to be a shop.

Alley Walk, a set on Flickr.

The walk was September 19. The dumpster announcement was made on September 27.

Waverly Walkers ventured down several of the neighborhood's alleys. Alleys are so critical in either deterring or attracting pests, both rats and mosquitoes including others. Water build-up harbors mosquito eggs. Trash attracts rats. We even saw someone had gently placed some dog poop right on top of the trash can. Will DPW even take that?

We are not as bad as other neighborhoods, but we can certainly do better.

Now, if you have recently noticed some dumpster piles, there has been some difficulty with DPW in regard to getting a dumpster delivered. One is scheduled for this Saturday, October 1st at the corner of Old York Road and 38th Street.