Leaders in Baltimore’s black business community started talking about creating their own bank at least as far back as the early 1970s. But making it a reality proved difficult. It wasn’t until Joseph Haskins Jr. came on board that everything changed.
Developer Scott Plank became the subject of a police complaint earlier this month in which an employee at his luxury apartment building alleged that he exposed himself to her and asked her to accompany him upstairs, according to a police report.
The second Light City festival, which will start illuminating the Inner Harbor and other points throughout the city Friday, will be offering plenty of well-lit culture, performance and entertainment through its nine-day run. Here are the 12 things you can't miss.
For Kim Manfredi, 51, life is about journeys: journeys to physical places, journeys among states of mind and the journey of life itself. "When I was 18 years old, I broke my back," she says. After graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art, she moved to Arizona, where she painted the desert and took up yoga. "From my very first class, I had relief from my physical pain. And mentally, it just blew my mind. Yoga was a passion and a practice that fulfilled me personally," she says.
Whether it¿s a result of a growing family, a space-intensive hobby, or a move to a smaller home, homeowners frequently face storage and space challenges. Finding creative ways to make the most of smaller spaces is at the top of many homeowners¿ wish lists.
Jeanine Turner and Jeffrey Kent pooled their resources as interior designer and master painter, respectively, into pop-up gallery projects that benefit the vacant property owner, the artist who needs exhibition space and, of course, the potential buyer, since everything is for sale.
The city's Board of Finance approved $58.6 million in financing Monday for new homes, shops and other construction near the University of Maryland Biopark and the Edgar Allan Poe house — an area that has suffered from disinvestment and blight.
With shabby-chic design back in high demand, there¿s no shortage of mass-produced decor disguised as antiques. But the genuine article ¿ the old form reclaimed with a new function ¿ is much harder to come by. With a nod to the Depression-era adage, ¿Waste not, want not,¿ these are the stories of three artistic visionaries giving new life to items once thought to be years past their prime.
Matt Nickasch's home is anything but typical — he lives in the tower of a repurposed grain silo in Locust Point. His condo on the 18th floor is marked as a "bin" instead of a unit, a nod to industrial days long gone.
This year, the designers of the Baltimore Symphony Associates Decorators' Show House had an unusual problem: getting visitors to take their eyes off the views outside the $3.5 million penthouse on the 23rd floor of Silo Point long enough to look at the rooms inside.
A U.S. bankruptcy court is scheduled to decide Tuesday whether to grant more time to developer Patrick Turner, who has tried for 10 years to transform a piece of the Westport waterfront from grassy marsh to a bustling downtown neighborhood.
Witnesses watched a waterspout zip across the Baltimore harbor Monday, tossing pieces of a warehouse roof into the air, as storms bringing heavy downpours and flooding moved through the region. At least one other tornado was reported in the area.
In a database with a lot of numbers, this one jumped out: $55,000. How on earth could a condo at the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Residences ¿ where author Tom Clancy owns a sprawling multimillion-dollar penthouse ¿ have an assessed value that low?
About 200 condos at the Ritz-Carlton Residences and Silo Point, two luxury condo developments along Baltimore's Inner Harbor, are taxed as if construction never got off the ground even though they were built between 2007 and 2009.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration asked Council President Bernard C. "Jack"Young to return his tickets to the city's skybox at Sunday's Ravens game, following his criticism of the Baltimore Grand Prix, sources close to Young said.
State officials agreed Wednesday to extend the bidding deadline for the Baltimore slots license by nearly two months, a move that delays the selection process until after the city's contested mayoral primary in September.