The Baker from Bloomfield

The Baker from Bloomfield

From across the valley a steel skeleton watches over Bloomfield, as if issuing a warning. Photo: Citizen Vrabelman Frank Hastings wakes each day on the floor of his empty Bloomfield apartment. His furniture and other belongings are in a storage facility across the...
Cutthroat Island, Part Two

Cutthroat Island, Part Two

If you’re just joining us, here’s where we left off in Part One: A July 2015 community meeting for Mellon’s Orchard South in East Liberty is unravelling; Downstream is interviewing Downstream about the Penn Plaza consent agreement; and, a pirate has...
Cutthroat Island, Part One

Cutthroat Island, Part One

East Liberty’s trajectory was altered by three events that defined the month of July 2015. Early on, more than 200 residents of the Penn Plaza apartment complex were served 90-day eviction notices. A couple of weeks later, an emergency meeting was held by city...