Biking down Greenmount Ave (not a good area) this morning on my way to class at Public Health, in the bus shelter at 25th Street I noticed this flyer for a van transportation service. For one, it's a testament to how crappy the transit system is here. For another thing, the destinations advertised are way depressing.
This is the Chinese restaurant diagonally across the street from the bus stop. There are take-out places all over the city that look like this, yet turn out to be open. It's unclear to me whether this particular one is actually open.
There are definitely lots of areas of the city, like this one, where there's just not a lot of hope. And I don't think the police cameras with blinking blue lights like this one are really going to do the trick. (Photo by Karl Merton Ferron for The Sun)
Blech. Really the type of relationship-building the police need to do. Not to mention that the the flashing blue light is really bright and is on 24/7, just like the camera says. (I see from Flickr that someone who came to the same conclusion on the cameras has done some sidewalk editorializing.)