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Drummer Street off of East Fifth.
boarded up, for sale for a measly $18,000.
society that values consumption based upon inanity.
smoke and cat urine are coming down one by one.
With a little punk-rock spirit and guidance though,
this area could be an American Bohemian destination.
for the culturally effete to get their ass kicked.
one thing is for sure, they sure know how to sell an
old crack house.
begin and finish the last phase of your life.
just in time for the new cardboard cutouts of teachers who
have been procured for the 2007-08 DPS school year.
build a new home in, this burnt-out old wreck on
McClure is the home for you.
of sprawl and big-box corporatization.
to time crackheads walk into the church during mass
and strip down completely naked. Yes, this has actually happened.
street reality on Xenia Avenue.
the Northside Neighborhood of Cincinnati bears me out,
if you want to improve the Xenia Ave. corridor, make
it available and promote it heavily
to bohemian style businesses and the area will turn
itself around in 10 years. Yellow Springs is much
too expensive for the new breed of American Bohemian.
and patriotism go hand in hand?
needs to start going after the fleeing population of Yellow
Springs and other like communities and start creating bohemian
zones. The Xenia Avenue corridor is primed for it.
Dayton used to be a place where those socially
unacceptable in small conservative towns across the
state headed to because of its liberal social atmosphere.
They're all going to Columbus now and we are missing
out on their talents and spirit.
the carry-out on Xenia Ave. to buy candy.
back window once flourished on Xenia Ave.
crackheads were all over Dayton stealing aluminum siding
right off of the sides of houses in broad daylight. It was like free
manna from heaven made expressly by god for those willing to
take what is not theirs.
East End the more unkept the premises of a Daytonian
is, the more likely it is that an American flag will be
decorating the scene - or a Hank Williams Jr. mug decorated
with the Stars and Bars.
Somehow, a lot of people see
hanging a flag over a yard full of beer cans and Big Mac
wrappers as some sort of sacred national honor.
for alcholics and those longing for that
smoky pee smell.
zone as far as I'm concerned.
Blvd. as seen from Xenia Ave.
capitol of the United States of America.
in the 1960s and early 1970s are the architecture
of choice for drug dealers and prostitutes.
1950s looking building, that looks like nothing
much is going on there except for folks hanging
laundry out the window.
Thank God for good cheap, labor from China, or this
petrochemical goods frenzy we are caught in would
never be possible.
on a warm sunny afternoon on Xenia near Parrot Street.
exit as seen from Xenia Ave.