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Archive for June, 2007

Saturday, June 30, 2007

A Summer Saturday in ONSL

More Scenes from the North City Farmers’ Market
At the center of Old North St. Louis, along the soon-to-be-redeveloped 14th Street Mall, visitors and neighborhood residents alike can find:
Fresh produce from New Roots Urban Farm (above) and City Seeds Urban Farm (below)…
delicious baked goods, such as breads, cookies, and pies from “Hoopers” Better Bakery (below) and Black Bear Bakery…
and a variety of enjoyable activities for all ages, including art and games coordinated by the Urban Studio.

Come check it out and join us every Saturday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., through October.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Summer In Old North

After a series of problems including no internet access from the office for three days, photos are back. To make up for the delay, I am going to include several from the last few days in this post. Enjoy.

View of the City Museum from Old North.

Garden area along St. Louis Ave. with a curiously placed fire hydrant.

Planting a new lawn at one of the brand new homes on North Market. Click the link to find out how you can build a new house here.

Confluence Academy’s Old North St.Louis Campus expansion quickly taking shape.

New mural on the mall recently installed by The Urban Studio.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Summer in Old North

Todays post is the first in what will be a several times a week series. I, your “fearless and determined” intern Matt, will be posting pictures to the blog of different scenes from throughout Old north. My goal is to make a post four times a week, and a wide range of activities, places, and people will make up the subjects of the photos.

First up is one of the most common scenes in Old North St. Louis on a nice day.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

ONSL Among 101 Things You Must Know About St. Louis

Old North St. Louis continues to receive more attention from local publications. This time, the neighborhood was listed in St. Louis Commerce Magazine’s list of 101 things you must know about St. Louis. The places, things, foods, and businesses on the list are in no particular order, and the list is certainly not inclusive.

Here’s how the magazine describes the list:

St. Louis has a storied past and a bright future. But today is the very best day to be in the Gateway City. We’ve compiled 101 reasons why it’s wonderful to be right here, right now, in River City.

But first, how could we possibly decide what did and didn’t make the list? Well, it’s not really a list. Items are in no particular order. There are probably hundreds of candidates at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial alone, what with the Museum of Westward Expansion, the rolling grounds and proximity to the riverfront—and, oh yes, the Gateway Arch itself.

Incomparable things can’t be compared—like in the apples-to-oranges conundrum, we won’t put Bissinger’s against Ted Drewes, toasted ravioli from Pasta House up next to Imo’s thin-crust pizza, Schlafly’s products side by side with anything brewed on Pestalozzi Street, or attempt comparing Boeing to Monsanto or SLU to Wash U. What criteria should we use to determine which O’Fallon is growing faster, the Missouri or Illinois ’burb?

Can’t be done. Shouldn’t try. ’Nuff said

So, bear with us while we attempt to humor you with a largely subjective, certainly eclectic, collection of 101 things that make our region like none other—whether you call it St. Louie, The Gateway City, The Lou, River City—or St. Louis.

Old North is listed with other city neighborhoods such as the Central West End, Soulard, Lafayette Square, the Hill, and Downtown. Other areas listed include Clayton and St. Charles. Good company in our eyes.

You can read the entire article here.

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Monday, June 4, 2007

Old North Farmers Market


The first of the weekly North City Farmers’ Markets was held this past Saturday on the soon to be redeveloped 14th street mall at the intersection of 14th and St. Louis (across the street from Crown Candy). The opening day was successful. Come back this Saturday, and every Saturday through October from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh bread, and other products. The Urban Studio is also providing entertainment and activities for children. The North City Farmers Market is produced thanks to a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health and the initiative of the folks at New Roots Urban Farm, in collaboration with ONSLRG and several other community groups.

Fresh fruit and vegetables from New Roots Urban Farm

Fresh coffee and baked goods

More fresh fruit

A view of the market from the ONSLRG office

Face painting provided by the Urban Studio

WHAT'S NEW IN OLD NORTH

Welcome to the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group's blog. What's New in Old North chronicles the dramatic transformation under way in the neighborhood of Old North St. Louis. As a neighborhood just north of Downtown St. Louis, Old North is becoming a dynamic urban village of new and historic homes, a landmark eating establishment, beautiful community gardens, and a diverse, friendly, and engaged community.

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