Stateway s Garden

The score of the game was rather important. Comiskey Park was ironically only a
block and a half from Stateway Gardens, and when a player from the Sox hit a
home run—Harold Baines, Carlton Fisk, and later Frank Thomas— they'd launch
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Author: Jasmon Drain

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1984818171

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS’ CHOICE • A blazingly original story collection about the interconnected lives of the residents of a public housing project on the South Side of Chicago “The residents and their buoyant dreams are documented, celebrated, honored. I bow to this writer in gratitude.”—Sandra Cisneros NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE Before being torn down in 2007, the Stateway Gardens public housing projects on Chicago’s South Side were ridden with deprivation and crime. But for some, like Tracy, the shy, intelligent young boy at the center of this enthralling collection of linked stories, they are simply home. Set in the mid-1980s and taking readers up to the point of the destruction of the infamous Cabrini-Green housing projects—a set of buildings similar in design to Stateway Gardens to the south—this collection gives an intimate look at the hopes, dreams, failures, and fortunes of a group of people growing up with the deck always stacked against them. Through Jasmon Drain’s sensitive and often playful prose, we see another side of what we have come to know as “the projects.” Stateway’s Garden is a coming-of-age story told in short stories, through the lens of a childhood made rough by the crush of poverty and violence, with the crack epidemic a looming specter ahead. And yet, through the experiences and ambitions of Tracy and other young characters, Drain reveals a vibrant community that creates its own ecosystem, all set in a series of massive, seemingly soulless concrete buildings. Not shying away from the darkness of life for his characters, Drain shows the full complexity of their human experiences. Exquisitely detailed and novelistic in scope, this collection of stories will linger in your mind long after you have turned the final page.

First Year Evaluation Report for Cabrini Green High Impact Program

At Stateway Gardens , there were insignificant increases in move - ins and move
- outs during the baseline period , followed by decreases in both categories
during the implementation period . Table II - 22 Move - ins and Move - outs
Percent ...

Author: Arthur Young & Company

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Category: Crime prevention

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From Despair to Hope

KAN In the late 1950s , slums on Chicago ' s South Side were razed and
replaced with Stateway Gardens ( visible in the background in 1959 , one year
after its completion ) and Robert Taylor Homes ( completed in 1962 ,
encompassing the ...

Author: Henry Cisneros

Publisher: Brookings Inst Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

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"Documents the evolution of HOPE VI, exploring what it accomplished replacing severely distressed public housing with mixed-income communities and where it fell short. Reveals how a program conceived to address a specific problem triggered a revolution in public housing and solidified principles that still guide urban policy today"--Provided by publisher.

Passing the Word

It is one of several student works included in " Echoes , " a publication from
Stateway Gardens Reading and Study Center . Printed by the authority of the
State of Illinois ,. Buil Sk CHEMISTRY TE EASY WAY ATTROTISKE GRAARS
Disorder ...

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Light Garden

That is the opinion of Mrs. Rosie Watson , a resident of the Chicago Housing
Authority's Stateway Gardens . “ People in my building ” Mrs. Watson said , " are
so excited about the beautiful flower box in our newly painted lobby , they're
anxious ...

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Complete Home Landscaping and Garden Guide

DRIVES AND WALKS 71 pends the success of your garden Location of Walk as
a whole . ... Like most general stateways be as straight as possible . ments this
one has its exceptions , This , of course , refers only to those but it is nevertheless
a ...

Author: Raymond P. Korbobo

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Category: Gardening

Page: 368

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American Project

Final Report : Urban Initiatives Anti - Crime Program at Robert Taylor Homes and
Stateway Gardens ( Chicago : Department of Planning , 1983 ) ; Proposal for
Planning Recommendations : Robert Taylor Homes Urban Initiatives Program
and ...

Author: Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh

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Category: Social Science

Page: 332

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Based on nearly a decade of fieldwork in Chicago's Robert Taylor Homes, "American Project" is the first comprehensive story of daily life in an American public housing complex. Venkatesh draws on his relationships with tenants, gang members, police officers and local organizations to offer an intimate portrait of an inner-city community.

Thru the Garden Gate

Ten Garden project and were awarded the regular meetings were held
throughPennant for the best group of gar - out the ... Along promising with
Conservation pro - with our program we have worked on grams , a Scholarship to
the State ways ...

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House Garden

During Historic Garden Week in Virginia ( April 19-27 ) you can go not generally
open to the public ” GO SOUTH ... In addition to booklets houses that you can see
throughdescribing the hotel and the many out the state . ways you can enjoy ...

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OCRA 202 Viability Assessment

Stateway Gardens ( IL2-22 ) 3640 S. State Chicago , IL 60609 Property
Description Acreage : 33.79 Constructed : 1958 Housing Type : Family Housing
Building Type : high - rise elevator # of Buildings : Units under ACC : 1644 Units
Occupied ...

Author: Chicago Housing Authority

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Category: African Americans

Page: 264

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Final Report Cabrini Green High Impact Program 1975 1978

The rate of index crime and total crime in Stateway Gardens decreased 24 % and
30 % , respectively , by 1977 . The incidence of crimes against persons and
property for Cabrini - Green and Stateway Gardens from 1974 to 1977 is
displayed ...

Author: Chicago (Ill.). Dept. of Planning, City and Community Development

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Category: Crime prevention

Page: 158

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Charter Awards

Stateway Gardens Redevelopment Plan Chicago , Illinois LOCATED THREE
MILES SOUTH OF THE LOOP in Chicago's South Side , the site of the Stateway
Gardens Redevelopment Plan is one of five public housing projects that are part
of ...

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"With its focus on urban design, the Charter Awards are dramatically different from most architecture awards. Most awards assess buildings in a vacuum, neglecting the context of the surrounding environs. The Charter Awards look at how plans and projects respond to and integrate with their environment and, consequently, how they improve the human experience of blocks, neighborhoods, and regions"--Publisher's Web site, viewed July 23, 2004.

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Chicago

In time , he became an adviser to the Stateway Gardens residents ' council ,
befriending a spectrum of people , he says , including " sociopaths and some of
the loveliest human beings I know . ” Likewise , he also witnessed the demolition
of ...

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Human Care Services Directory of Metropolitan Chicago

DAY TREATMEN ABRAHAM LINCOLN CENTRE - NON AMBULATORY PR
CENTERS FOR NEW HORIZONS - IDA B WELLS FAM CENTERS FOR NEW
HORIZONS - STATEWAY GARDEN CENTERS FOR NEW HORIZONS - WELLS
DAY ...

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Garden Forum

Mrs. T.W. Miller , Mrs. Frank Lowry , Mrs. Fred Horn , members of the Mercer
County Garden Club pleasantly surprised ... Lee Edwards , Third Vice President ;
Mrs. Lester Fothergill and Mrs. J.D. Hannah , State Ways and Means Chairmen .

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Pure Water

AN ANALYSIS OF A HOUSING PROJECT WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM ( Stateway
Gardens Housing Project Chicago Housing Authority ) by Leonard H. Zeman ,
C. E. V. Engineer in Charge Meter Testing & Control Section Assisted by ...

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Engineering News record

Stateway Gardens , with its parks , apartments and schools , will bring a better
way of living to hundreds of Unretouched closeup of wall shows Chicago families
. It is a story of architecture , concrete condition immediately after engineering
and ...

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The Chicago Reporter

At Stateway Gardens , a development consortium , including the Chicago - based
Davis Development Group , has chosen Northwestern University to operate its
supportive services program . " It could have been up and running a year ago ...

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Category: African Americans

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Public Aid in Illinois

... (Jane Addams Project); Marlene Ott, Roosevel t University, ones); Margaret
Knight, Wilmette, University of |llinois, (Northern District); and Cleo Georgul is,
University of Illinois, (Stateway Gardens). lege, and district office follow. First row,
from ...

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