Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Revitalization Smashes Forward In The Jordan Neighborhood...

A resident of the Jordan Neighborhood posted video of 2028 James Ave. N. meeting its fate earlier today. Since it hit YouTube first, I can't call it a Johnny Northside Dot Com exclusive, however, I will say this: I'm the guy that showed the resident how to put that stuff up on YouTube. Use of information technology for neighborhood revitalization is changing the face of NoMi, keeping us all informed and motivated as our neighborhood undergoes drastic and positive transformation.

If anybody knows the backstory before the backhoe when it comes to this property, feel free to post it. Frankly, I don't have that information handy and just wanted to get the video out there.

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JNS Reader said...

Johnny, you've been to a few demolitions. What's the purpose of the ever-present fire hose? Is it to reduce the risk of fire, to keep dust to a minimum, or something else?

Johnny Northside said...

It's my understanding the purpose of the hose is to keep down the dust. Obviously, if something caught fire it would be USEFUL, but I don't think that's PRIMARILY why they do it.

I might also add this note: I've noticed that when I show up and start taking pictures or video, the hose comes out QUICK.

Yes, it's a case of "Johnny Northside is here. Get the hose."

The Mortgage Geek said...

It's random Bob Dylan lyric association time!

"Walk on tip toes, don't try no doz, better stay away from those that carry 'round a fire hose. Keep a clean nose, watch the plainclothes, you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows."