Open Streets Minneapolis – Sustainable transportation, Seward businesses and even cute dogs

Well, the Open Streets Minneapolis Franklin Avenue event was certainly a success. It was filled with local produce, Seward businesses, bicyclists, pedestrians, Nice Rides, concessionaires, cute dogs, a puppet show and even a player piano. Rain did clear some people out but that didn’t happen until well over 4 hours into it.

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Film in the City at the Midtown Market!

On Tuesday, June 24, a swarm of young girls in red berets and blue shorts, a big camera and some amazing lighting equipment, and a flock of people who didn’t seem to be shopping suddenly appeared at the Midtown Farmer’s Market. Film in the City, a project that was funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the Legacy Amendment, was behind the sudden burst of activity.

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Barrio Corcoran recursos de vivienda

La Organización Vecindario de Corcoran apoya a sus residentes en mantener y mejorar sus viviendas. Favor de repasar los siguientes recursos que se ofrece el CNO y nuestras organizaciones asociadas. Si tiene preguntas se puede contactar a Ross Joy a ross [at] corcoranneighborhood [dot] org o 612-724-7457.

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¡El evento CleanSweep regresa!

El evento CleanSweep ayuda a residentes disponer de basura arriesgado que no se puede ser reutilizado, vendido o donado. Residentes pueden dejar desechos solidos en su callejón la noche de viernes, 19 septiembre, marcado con “CleanSweep”. Voluntarios colectarán y llevarán cosas al Southside Transfer Station la mañana de Sábado, 20 septiembre.

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Home rehab before and after

The home at 3142 22nd Ave S has been distressed for several years, including four foreclosures since 1997. Thanks to advocacy by CNO, Greater Metropolitan Housing Cooperation (GMHC) made the commitment and is delivering another quality, energy efficient, affordable home in Corcoran neighborhood.

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¿Nuevos vecinos? Paquetes de bienvenidos disponibles

¿Tiene un nuevo vecino de su hogar, o quiere obtener más información acerca de todos los recursos y oportunidades con Organización del Barrio Corcoran (CNO)?

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New neighbors? Welcome packets available

Do you have a new neighbor next door, or do you want to get more info about all the resources and opportunities with Corcoran Neighborhood Organization?

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Tenant organizing update

On July 9, tenants from 6 distressed apartment buildings in Corcoran owned by The Apartment Shop met with CNO staff and City Council Member Alondra Cano to discuss unresolved maintenance and safety problems in their buildings ranging from water leaking in from the ceiling and related mold and mildew, to rodent and insect infestations, to building security issues. Council Member Cano gathered concerns and planned to meet with the city’s director of regulatory services to ensure appropriate enforcement and improvements. This follows a meeting between tenant leaders and the regulatory services director last month.

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CleanSweep is back! Mark your calendar or volunteer Sept. 20

CNO’s CleanSweep event helps residents dispose of non-hazardous junk that cannot be reused, sold, or given away. To volunteer for this day of service to the neighborhood, contact Ross at ross [at] corcoranneighborhood [dot] org or 612-724-7457. Watch for more info in the September edition, but know that CleanSweep WILL collect: scrap pieces of drywall, plaster, shingles, wood with all nails removed; scrap pieces of concrete, asphalt, brick, metal; and tires.

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