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El Corazon de la Communidad – Navigation Boulevard

El Corazon de la Communidad – Navigation Boulevard

Navigation Boulevard has become the East End’s new Main Street, El Corazon de la Communidad, with a wider esplanade and walkable, shaded sidewalks. The $5 million ARRA stimulus grant that brought improvements to Sampson and York is also funding the exciting, community-driven changes on Navigation. Residents and visitors will enjoy safe crosswalks, pedestrian level solar lighting, an active area of commerce, restaurants, and attractions.

The new esplanade features amenities that are both functional and artistic. Pedestrian-level lamps have bands of color around the LED lights, and are powered by solar generators with enough battery power to run year round, even on cloudy days. Benches in the esplanade are faux bois, and look like centuries-old wood. The bench backs are tiled and the seats have well-known sayings that are applicable to Texas culture and history. Bike racks feature Spanish and English words in script text. Overhead, an iron archway crosses the boulevard, and is fashioned like papel picata, with imagery of some of the original industry in the East End: shipping, railroads, and oil.

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The 5 Best Brunch Spots in the East End

Our friends at the Houston Press are at it once again, this time with their take on the 5 best brunch spots in the East End. Brooke Viggiano shares her thoughts: In Houston, we're pretty serious about our brunch. Whether it be migas and breakfast tacos or chicken and waffles and loaded Bloody Marys, we…

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ABC 13: Preview of Holiday Events for East End

ABC 13: Preview of Holiday Events for East End

A preview of holiday events planned for the East End, including a Winter Soulstice, featuring a variety of craft beer, chocolates as well as entertainment and food. Guests are Diane Barber with the East End Foundation and Chris Campbell, a chocolatier from Affinity Craft Chocolate. For more information, visit: www.eastendfoundation.org and www.affinitycraftchocolate.com. Story originally appeared…

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