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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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Sunday Streets Returns to the East End on May 17

Sunday Streets Returns to the East End on May 17

Cigna Sunday Streets kicks off its 3rd event in 2015 by returning to the East End on May 17. With no cars on the road, you’ll be able to walk, run, dance bike or play in the streets with friends, family and neighbors. Navigation Boulevard from Jensen to Lockwood will be closed to traffic from…

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'Around! A Parade on Wheels' to Roll Through East End

'Around! A Parade on Wheels' to Roll Through East End

Experience a procession of all things on wheels in the East End this Saturday, November 15. Around! A Parade on Wheels will include everything from Houston art cars, SLABs and low riders, to cyclists, skaters, paleteros and much more. After the parade, join the Houston Arts Alliance for the Around! Block Party at Preston and…

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