Source: Minneapolis Neighborhood Profile.
While on our walk I learned that Amy has a lot in common with my sister - she graduated from Humphrey with an MPA and studied in Namibia. Her African study abroad experience was through Augsburg in 1993 right after Nelson Mandela was elected President of South Africa.
Corcoran's cool! It's this little neighborhood with a BIG personality. On every block you will find a mix of renters and owners, cultures, interests, languages, income levels, and new and established residents. The Midtown Farmers Market and the YWCA are like our main street where you can't help but run into people that you know and hundreds of young people flock to our neighborhood every day during the school year to attend South High. We're accessible, with an LRT stop, a great bus route that goes through the neighborhood, and access to the Greenway just a block north of Lake Street. Residents actively engage in projects around the neighborhood like Corcoran GROWS, Mujeres en Accion y Poder, public art, land use planning, community gardening, and National Night Out. Corcoran has it's own monthly newspaper that is created by neighborhood volunteers for over 26 years. For me, it's a great place to live, work, and play and I'm lucky to get to do all three!
Corcoran Neighborhood Organization makes it easy for anyone to go on a public art walking or biking tour as they have mapped out all locations. Please remember to be respectful of residents and businesses as many of the murals are on private property.
Get social with Hiawatha Yoga: Facebook I Twitter
Find Chatterbox Pub on Facebook & Twitter.
The latest deals are advertised on The Corner Mini Market's Facebook page.
Socialize with Shear Art: Facebook I Twitter
The Bratt Tree Company's office is located in a former Pure Oil Station which was renovated to maintain the features of the gas station including the pumps. The history of the company is explained on the website:
Jon Bratt and his father, Walter Bratt founded Bratt Tree Company in 1991, and Jon's brother Stan joined the company the following year, after serving in the U.S. Air Force.The small basement business in the Longfellow community of south Minneapolis has steadily grown.
Please follow this and other important market announcements on Midtown Farmers Market's Facebook and Twitter pages.
Like Tootie's Boiled Peanuts on Facebook so you can meet him at an upcoming event!
Connect with Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Minneapolis/St. Paul on Facebook.
The Susan Hensel Gallery is devoted to the narrative impulse in art with a mission to
- Communicate stories using all the senses and any media, transforming the personal into universal or political.
- Change reader/observers into active participants in the art experience.
- Share ideas and stories by creating opportunities for public interaction.
From the group's Facebook page: "The main focus of our kalpulli (learning community) is to conserve and share the cultural teachings of our ancestors, with dance being one of the essential pieces. KetzalCoatlicue pursues this spiritual, mental, and physical vocation with music from the sacred drum, conch shells, seeds, and other instruments gifted by the natural environment."
We lucked out when we passed the office and the dancers were meeting to practice before a performance the next day. Like the group on Facebook so you can learn of their upcoming events!
* Minnesota Compass neighborhood data - Corcoran (PDF)
* Corcoran Neighborhood Organization website I Facebook I Twitter
* Midtown Farmers Market
* Lake Street Council