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I found the most interesting person in Middle East, Baltimore at the Northeast Market, one of 6 remaining public markets in Baltimore. Mary, whose family has been at the market since 1912, recounts fond memories from her earliest days at the market to the more difficult times when male shop owners stood atop the building with guns to defend the building from arson in the late 60’s.

Middle East is also the neighborhood where a lot of the HBO Series The Wire was filmed. It’s eery now, with many homes boarded up (flickr set here), but the Northeast market is still bustling and Mary and her daughter Loretta still have a thriving business.

Music sampled from Titus and the Raindrops on SoundCloud; interview length (6 mins)

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Last week, I walked the streets of Carroll Gardens to find the most interesting person in the neighborhood, Vinny Tallercio.  Vinny owns the Smith Union Market which has been operating in the same location since 1945.  

In my search, I talked to the Italians, a couple of cafe owners, my wonderful hosts, and Sam at the laundromat.  You can listen to all of these characters in the podcast.

Is there an interesting person in your neighborhood?  Interview them and I will post it on on my blog and the City Stories map!  You can submit the link here

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Check out the nice things soundcloud had to say about my fellowship:

Meet Ed Casabian, also known as The NYC Nomad. Ed’s been living in a different neighborhood in New York City every week and had been documenting his adventures on a blog and Tumblr. When we heard about this, we said Hey, that would be an epic project for our Community Fellowship! and when we spoke to Ed about documenting it with sound, he was game.
Ed’s currently with us in Berlin and once back in NYC, his weekly quest will be to find the most interesting person in the neighborhood he’s currently living in and interview them using the SoundCloud iPhone app. Awesome!
Follow The NYC Nomad on Tumblr to stay updated about his progress. Oh and if you want to join Ed to find and record/interview the most interesting person in the neighborhoods of your city, there’s a group for that.
Click here for more details about Ed’s Community Fellowship.

Check out the nice things soundcloud had to say about my fellowship:

Meet Ed Casabian, also known as The NYC Nomad. Ed’s been living in a different neighborhood in New York City every week and had been documenting his adventures on a blog and Tumblr. When we heard about this, we said Hey, that would be an epic project for our Community Fellowship! and when we spoke to Ed about documenting it with sound, he was game.

Ed’s currently with us in Berlin and once back in NYC, his weekly quest will be to find the most interesting person in the neighborhood he’s currently living in and interview them using the SoundCloud iPhone app. Awesome!

Follow The NYC Nomad on Tumblr to stay updated about his progress. Oh and if you want to join Ed to find and record/interview the most interesting person in the neighborhoods of your city, there’s a group for that.

Click here for more details about Ed’s Community Fellowship.

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An east village audio post.  Click to play above.

This was a New York moment for me.  I happened upon a community garden in the East Village, walked in, and started chatting with some of the members who aren’t exactly what you think of when you think of gardeners.  I think it is worth 7 minutes.  

To set the stage a little bit, there are about 5 guys and myself mainly discussing one of the members’ pet lizard while adding in some commentary on some of the more successful animated television series over the past 25 years.  They were drinking PBR on a nice summer evening.

The garden itself is beautiful and has an incredible range of edible food, fresh herbs and spices.  There is about a 20 year waiting list for a plot.

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