Here Comes the Neighborhood – Building Green Lanes and Battling Blight

By Anthony Siracusa, Memphis blogger

21 November 2012
Reposted from Green Lane Project

In an article published at Grantland earlier this week, Jonathan Abrams captured perfectly the spirit of Memphis in an interview with Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace.   

“This is an underdog town,” Wallace said. “This is a town that doesn’t really care about your past, doesn’t care about any dustups. They want to know what you’re going to do in the future. If you reach out to Memphis and you embrace Memphis, Memphis will embrace you in return.”

On November 10, people from across the city flooded to the abandoned Sears Building in Midtown to embrace an entire neighborhood – demonstrating today what the neighborhood might look like tomorrow.

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