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Highlandtown

Highlandtown
Highlandtown, arguably the very quintessence of Baltimore, was once a small town outside the city limits. The look and feel of the area still reflects these beginnings. Much like the surrounding areas of Canton and Fells Point, Highlandtown feels like a small town trapped in a big city. The brick rowhouses with their marble stoops are typical of the architecture seen in Baltimore City. The corner bars, no matter how much they look like dives, are always populated by locals. Although Highlandtown had been seen as "going downhill," the area is now resurgent -- many young couples are buying and fixing up homes, and many businesses (both small and big) are moving in along the main drag on Easter... Show more »
Highlandtown, arguably the very quintessence of Baltimore, was once a small town outside the city limits. The look and feel of the area still reflects these beginnings. Much like the surrounding areas of Canton and Fells Point, Highlandtown feels like a small town trapped in a big city. The brick rowhouses with their marble stoops are typical of the architecture seen in Baltimore City. The corner bars, no matter how much they look like dives, are always populated by locals. Although Highlandtown had been seen as "going downhill," the area is now resurgent -- many young couples are buying and fixing up homes, and many businesses (both small and big) are moving in along the main drag on Eastern Avenue. « Show less

Top Highlandtown Articles

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  • Christopher Lee Robinson, 37, of Abingdon

    Christopher Lee Robinson, 37, of Abingdon
    Anne Arundel County police say Baltimore Police Officer Christopher Lee Robinson, 37, shot his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend before turning the gun on himself Sunday. Robinson was having a hard time moving on from the end of the relationship,...
  • Police say city officer killed firefighter, girlfriend in murder-suicide

    Police say city officer killed firefighter, girlfriend in murder-suicide
    Christopher Robinson was struggling to accept the end of his relationship with Marie Hartman, continuing to send her text messages and flowers even as his relatives told him he needed to move on. Early Sunday morning, Robinson, a Baltimore police...
  • Second vendor files lawsuit against Santoni's

    Second vendor files lawsuit against Santoni's
    A second vendor has filed a lawsuit against Santoni's Supermarket, a Highlandtown institution that said earlier this week it will be forced to close because of Baltimore's bottled-beverage tax. G. Cefalu & Bro. Inc., a 100-year-old fruit and vegetable...
  • Baltimore horror filmmaker Chris LaMartina's 5 big influences

    Baltimore horror filmmaker Chris LaMartina's 5 big influences
    Halloween night. 1987. Paranormal researcher Frank Stewart and his team try to prove an abandoned home is haunted. A local network camera crew is along for the ride, taping the EVP recordings and call-in seance. After the broadcast, Stewart and his...
  • Crabs and spaghetti in Crabtown

    Crabs and spaghetti in Crabtown
    My parents grew up about a mile-and-a-half and a cultural universe away from one another in Depression-era southeast Baltimore. Dad was a paperboy in a largely Italian and German section of Highlandtown long ago called "the Hill" and now known as...
  • Harbor Point and 'fair development'

    The City Council's approval of tax increment financing for the Harbor Point development on Monday night is yet another example of our city's failing development trends — funneling public resources toward private developments while our communities...
  • A bounty of bacalao in Baltimore

    A bounty of bacalao in Baltimore
    In a rowhouse kitchen near Patterson Park, a small pennant-shaped Cuban flag hangs from a cabinet above a pot of garlic and onions warming in wine, vinegar and water. Smudged and worn, the fringed banner used to hang from the rearview mirror in the...
  • Angela M. Lidinsky, homemaker

    Angela M. Lidinsky, homemaker
    Angela M. Lidinsky, a homemaker and volunteer, died Saturday of complications from a stroke at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Catonsville. She was 90. The daughter of a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. manager and a homemaker, Angela Mary Miller was born...
  • Marie F. Schramm, cashier

    Marie F. Schramm, cashier
    Marie F. Schramm, a homemaker and retired grocery store cashier who was also an accomplished cook, died Sept. 22 of a heart attack in Whitesville, N.C. The former Highlandtown resident was 76. Marie Frances Pistorio, the daughter of a tailor and a...
  • Cooking with beer gains popularity

    Cooking with beer gains popularity
    The idea that beer has just as much right as wine to be on a fancy dinner table is not a novelty. And during the annual Baltimore Beer Week celebration, which begins Friday, it's a matter of principle. The beer dinner, a multicourse meal built around...
  • Santoni's and the bottle tax

     Santoni's and the bottle tax
    I am no economist but I fail to see why the bottle tax has been so disastrous to Santoni's Supermarket in Highlandtown while apparently sparing other city markets ("Santoni's closing Highlandtown store," Oct. 13). (Make no mistake: My mobile friends...
  • City's bottle tax a big burden for small retailers, grocery experts say

    City's bottle tax a big burden for small retailers, grocery experts say
    An independent grocer's profit margin is so slim that Baltimore's bottled-beverage tax may be to blame for the pending demise of Santoni's Supermarket, industry experts said Monday. "It was, in my opinion, a prime factor" said Jeff Metzger, publisher of...