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El Corazon de la Communidad – Navigation Boulevard

El Corazon de la Communidad – Navigation Boulevard

Navigation Boulevard has become the East End’s new Main Street, El Corazon de la Communidad, with a wider esplanade and walkable, shaded sidewalks. The $5 million ARRA stimulus grant that brought improvements to Sampson and York is also funding the exciting, community-driven changes on Navigation. Residents and visitors will enjoy safe crosswalks, pedestrian level solar lighting, an active area of commerce, restaurants, and attractions.

The new esplanade features amenities that are both functional and artistic. Pedestrian-level lamps have bands of color around the LED lights, and are powered by solar generators with enough battery power to run year round, even on cloudy days. Benches in the esplanade are faux bois, and look like centuries-old wood. The bench backs are tiled and the seats have well-known sayings that are applicable to Texas culture and history. Bike racks feature Spanish and English words in script text. Overhead, an iron archway crosses the boulevard, and is fashioned like papel picata, with imagery of some of the original industry in the East End: shipping, railroads, and oil.

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TEDGlobal 2014 Coming to the East End

TEDGlobal 2014 Coming to the East End

On Thursday, October 9, Houston's East End will play virtual host to some prestigious visitors all the way from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! Join us as we celebrate the culture and opportunities of Houston’s East End, alongside a shared viewing experience of TEDGlobal 2014. This year's TEDGlobal theme is “South”: We’ll gain insight into some…

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Advance Notice: 2nd Annual Magnolia Park Block Party

Advance Notice: 2nd Annual Magnolia Park Block Party

The East End Collaborative and Magnolia Park/Pineview Place Civic Club – both community groups made up of residents, non-profit organizations, businesses, and religious organizations in Magnolia Park are working to revitalize the community. One of their main goals is to foster an environment of health and safety in the neighborhood. To help meet that goal,…

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