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Milwaukee walks: Exploring Brew City neighborhoods

Published July 31, 2020

For the past couple years, I've been walking Milwaukee-area neighborhoods with readers via a series of Facebook lives. Here is an ongoing collection of the walks, which you can watch any time via the embedded links below. Keep checking back because I'll add more as I do them.

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Faces of Wisconsin Avenue: 11 vintage Milwaukee street photos

Published April 6, 2020

Street photographers have long come in many stripes, from creators of desolate urban landscapes like Atget to the documenters of bloody crime scene aftermaths like Weegee. But there was also a more mundane, day-to-day street photography of the lensmen who plied the main drags of cities, snapping portraits - often of passersby in motion - and selling them to the subjects.

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Hagerty's photos capture a Milwaukee that has mostly vanished

Published Dec. 9, 2019

Folks love historical photos, and nothing seems more exciting than finding a new cache of vintage images that shine a different light on familiar, if altered, local landscapes. Just recently a trove emerged when Winter Haven, Florida-based professional photographer Tom Hagerty began sharing on Facebook photos he took in Milwaukee decades ago.

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8 tweets that capture the essence of the NEWaukee Night Market

Published June 14, 2018

I've called it the best single-day event in Milwaukee. No other event activates, connects, invigorates and inspires Downtown like the Newaukee Night Market does. Last night, wow. The lines, the people, the weather. It was truly amazing. Here are eight tweets that really capture it.

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New Starbucks coming to Downtown

Published Aug. 11, 2017

Starbucks has job postings for a new location at Northwestern Mutual just off Wisconsin Avenue in Downtown Milwaukee. There's also a small sign with the company's logo at Cass and Wisconsin.

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Update: More MSO news, more Warner Grand photos

Published May 30, 2017

As soon as news emerged that the MSO wants to make the gorgeous Art Deco former Warner/Grand movie palace its new home, we took you inside. Now, we're going back in for more! Here's an update on the project and another peek inside.

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Urban spelunking: Wisconsin Avenue's hidden mansion

Published March 16, 2017

In the past, I'd noticed a German Renaissance Revival mansion peeking up over the low retail space on the northeast corner of 26th and Wisconsin. But until yesterday, I hadn't realized that they're actually connected.