Audio tour

Audio tourOut of the Blocks: 2100 E Monument Street

Only in English

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  1. Audio tour Summary
  2. Audio tour Summary

    What if you could meet everyone on an entire Baltimore city block, in less than an hour?

    Radio producer Aaron Henkin and music producer Wendel Patrick are sharing the stories of Baltimore in a way that's never been heard before, and this is your invitation to join the adventure.

    The 2100 block of Monument Street is anchored by the Baltimore’s Northeast Market, a honeycomb of vendors selling fish, meat, fried chicken, barbeque, bulgogi, deli sandwiches, and baked goods. The commerce spills onto the surrounding sidewalks, where open-air peddlers hawk sunglasses and socks, CDs & DVDs, umbrellas and pepper spray. Unemployed entrepreneurs polish headlights, sell loose cigarettes, and do whatever else they can to make ends meet. It all happens in the shadow of the looming Johns Hopkins Medical Campus, an institution at pains to restore relations with the neighborhood in the wake of longstanding ill will.

  3. 1 I've done a lot of things that I shouldn't have done, but I've turned my life around.
  4. 2 I'm home free now. I been home 14 months.
  5. 3 I am a DJ. I am also a vendor: CDs, movies, pepper spray, hats. You have to have a side gig with a job, really.
  6. 4 I met my wife here 22 years ago. Zach asked, can he help her, and she said, No, I want him to help me. That was it, man.
  7. 5 Right now, my record's messed up, and I'm trying to get that expunged and live another, better life.
  8. 6 I just buried my 24-year-old son. He passed away due to an opiate overdose.
  9. 7 I am a man of God. It carries me through the day.
  10. 8 A whirlwind tour of Northeast Market
  11. 9 Since middle school, I helped my parents here. Each week, I got $40, which is, like, a lot if you're in middle school.
  12. 10 I was an electrician. I saw a hot dog cart. Didn't know it was going to lead me right here. God is amazing, man.
  13. 11 This was operated by our mom. She left it to us, and so far we've been doing good.
  14. 12 I can tell when somebody wants to buy a phone. I can tell when somebody's bluffing. Body language is everything.
  1. Audio tour Summary

    What if you could meet everyone on an entire Baltimore city block, in less than an hour?

    Radio producer Aaron Henkin and music producer Wendel Patrick are sharing the stories of Baltimore in a way that's never been heard before, and this is your invitation to join the adventure.

    The 2100 block of Monument Street is anchored by the Baltimore’s Northeast Market, a honeycomb of vendors selling fish, meat, fried chicken, barbeque, bulgogi, deli sandwiches, and baked goods. The commerce spills onto the surrounding sidewalks, where open-air peddlers hawk sunglasses and socks, CDs & DVDs, umbrellas and pepper spray. Unemployed entrepreneurs polish headlights, sell loose cigarettes, and do whatever else they can to make ends meet. It all happens in the shadow of the looming Johns Hopkins Medical Campus, an institution at pains to restore relations with the neighborhood in the wake of longstanding ill will.

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  • coen van der gugten

    5 out of 5 rating 02-16-2017

    wonderfull project!