Dec 072011
 

Gary, Adreyanna, Cheyenne, and Garisha were playing on the stoop of a house across from the convenience store at 562 Elm Tree Lane. It was a beautiful fall day and they quickly agreed to dash across the street and sit on the discarded piece of furniture.

Image and text by Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde, Discarded project.

Discarded project.

Feb 022011
 

LuQuann, Paul, Kiev, Asia, Delilah, Crystal, Janeim, Timmy, Montas, and Jakel

Image and text by Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde

Gohde/Todorova

LuQuann, Paul, Kiev, Asia, Delilah, Crystal, Janeim, Timmy, Montas, and Jakel

After being turned down by neighbors a few times, we made our way to the Kids’ Café, an afterschool community center located at the corner of Elm Tree Lane and Seventh Street. We knew Crystal from working with her and the kids at the Café through a class we taught at Transylvania the previous winter. As it turned out, we also knew one of the kids at the community center that afternoon, Montas. We had photographed him for Discarded a few months earlier. Montas, more than Crystal, became our gatekeeper, his excitement encouraging the other kids to participate. We learned that the furniture belonged to a Hispanic family who had lived nearby for about 8 months. The neighbors suspected that the family left so abruptly because they were undocumented immigrants and had to go.

Nov 102010
 

Out on the streets, that’s where we’ll meet

By Captain Comannokers
NoC Transportation Czar

With the grand re-opening of The Lyric Theater (hoorah!!) in Lexington’s East End, the city has made adjustments to traffic flow affecting both motorists and cyclists. Perhaps not a nightmare as the title of the column suggests, but there are several tricky spots that need your attention. (Additionally, titling it something akin to “Changes on Elm Tree” is really lame. I know what sells: sex, fear, blood, gore, sex, sugar, convenience, power and a smart pair of trousers.)

The issue: the new windfall of on-street parking on Elm Tree and how these spots have changed the traffic patterns. Continue reading »