…where casual, fun and fine dining, great places to live in newly rebuilt condominiums/apartments, great places to shop and lively entertainment create a wonderful place to be. Of course, don’t forget the proximity to the waterfront and downtown Baltimore in this walkabout neighborhood. Imagine the economic health of the Inner Harbor being combined with the rich history, culture and tradition of East Baltimore. A win-win for sure.
The area of Baltimore once called Inner Harbor East is now simply called “Harbor East.” It is a relatively new and wonderful example of mixed-use urban development/redevelopment. A half billion dollars worth of construction is nearing completion and offers all the amenities for which modern urban dwellers seek. Some may use the term “urban chic” to describe being a part of this neighborhood (in fact, there is an upscale shop with that name nearly in the center of all the action).
With a dozen square blocks of the ultimate in City Life, this desirable neighborhood is bounded by Fleet Street on the north; S. Caroline Street to the east; Lancaster Street, the Promenade and waters of the Patapsco River to the south; and the Jones Falls (stream, not expressway) and the Promenade to the west. Aliceanna Street (west-east) bisects the neighborhood horizontally and provides a walkway parallel to the Promenade along the water.
Walking in Inner Harbor East appears as a focus of the urban structure allowing residents and visitors easy access to the waterfront near the high-rise condos/apartments, offices and newly built hotels, such as the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. Retail business includes a modern (and popular) market, up-scale shops with an urban theme, a “Landmark” 7-screen theater (get your movie tickets now), and a pleasing variety of eateries. Urban sprawl is no longer in vogue; instead, this implementation of creative urban development is pedestrian friendly, uses less land, is environmentally friendly and brings a valuable neighborhood to Baltimore City.
Located on the eastern edge of the historic Baltimore Inner Harbor and only steps from downtown, this magnificent hotel rises above the waterfront at Harbor East.A part of Baltimore Maryland’s newest neighborhood Harbor East our premier Baltimore Inner Harbor lodging option features a swimming pool fitness center and stunning views. Each guestroom and suite features luxurious bed linens and hi-tech business amenities… (read more)
BALTIMORE FARMERS’ MARKET & BAZAAR
MARKET OPEN ON SUNDAYS, APRIL 5,
UNITIL DECEMBER 20, 2015
The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar returns for its 38th year Sundays from April 5 to December 20, 2015.
Market-goers can shop for fresh ingredients for delicious meals including greens, dairy products, breads, fish and an assortment of meats. Additionally, farmers sell a variety of beautiful seasonal plants and decorative flowers. As always, the bazaar features a wide range of handmade jewelry, handbags, vintage clothing, paintings, handcrafted arts and more. Located on Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay streets, underneath the Jones Falls Expressway (JFX), the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar remains open Sundays through December 20, 2015 from 7am to sell out, approximately noon. Maryland’s largest producers-only marketis presented by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.
Sundays at the market offer a unique shopping experience for visitors by transforming under the Jones Falls Expressway into a one stop shop. Shoppers can browse and purchase wonderful produce, meats, dairy, spices, preserves, fresh baked breads and flowers, in addition to delectable multicultural foods and handcrafted art from local artisans.
The victims of Stalinist Terror, 20,000 Polish military officers, were murdered by the Soviet Secret Police (NKVD) in 1940.
Located at the intersection of Aliceanna and President streets and unveiled in 2000, the National Katyn Memorial stands as a centerpiece of Harbor East, memorializing the massacre for all to see and remember. It is currently the tallest statue in Baltimore and can be seen for a great distance in several directions.
Partial transcription of the above informational plaque:
THE KATYN MASSACRE, 1940 Victims of the Stalinist Terror – 20,000 Polish Military Officers Murdered By The Soviet Secret Police (NKVD)
In 1918, Poland regained her independence, after enduring three partitions and dominations for 123 years by Russia, Prussia and Austria. Barely 21 years later, on September 1, 1939 Nazi Germany invaded Poland from the West, triggering the Second World War. On September 17, the Soviet Union, in cooperation with the Nazis and without a declaration of war, invaded and occupied eastern Poland. Thus, Poland was partitioned a fourth time. In spite of being only partially mobilized because of strong pressure from its Allies, England and France, Polish forces valiantly fought both invaders for weeks before being overwhelmed and forced to lay down their arms…
…The phrase Katyñ Massacre is used to signify the murders at all three of the Soviet camps. These atrocities were a failed attempt by Stalin to forever eliminate all opposition to communist rule in Poland. The free spirit of the Polish people endured through the dark years of communist oppression. Poland now stands as a full partner of the western democracies, a member of NATO and the European Union.
A print of the above photograph can be ordered from USPictures.com in the “Baltimore” gallery.
All of the Harbor East area, Fells Point, and Canton have been long awaiting the completion of the construction project at 3501 Boston Street in the Canton area of Baltimore. Well, it is finally here! Well, it’s almost here. So far two establishments have opened – The Vitamin Shoppe and Red Robbin – and more are on their way in the next few weeks.
The Vitamin Shoppe – open NOW! For vitamins, of course!
Red Robin – open NOW! Mmmmm, burgers, milkshakes, and their famous Freckled Strawberry Lemonade.
Mission BBQ – opens on October 7th. Visit Misson BBQ for All American food such as barbecue, rubs, and big ole sandwiches.
Old Navy – opens on October 8th. You can buy the latest styles of clothing for the whole family at Old Navy.
ULTA Beauty – opens on October 8th. Need beauty products? Check out ULTA Beauty in Canton for cosmetics, skin care products, hair products, and more.
Five Below – opens on October 8th. Five Below has a little bit of everything and everything is five dollars or below.
LOFT – opens on October 8th. Misses and petites can find the clothes they need at LOFT.
Sleepy’s – opens on October 8th. Moving into Canton, Fells Point, Harbor East, Patterson Park, Federal Hill, or any of the nearby areas? You know you need a comfy place to sleep so go check out the great mattress selection at Sleepy’s in Canton.
Nail Trix – opens on October 8th. Ahhhh…for a bit of pampering for your tootsies and fingers, just visit Nail Trix!
Yogi Castle – opens on October 8th. Make your own frozen yogurt sundae cafes are all the rage lately and Canton Crossing is keeping up with the times by bringing you Yogi Castle.
Samos – opens on October 8th. Samos started off as a small carryout restaurant serving sandwiches and pizza but now it’s a popular Greek restaurant chain and it’s coming to the Shops at Canton Crossing.
Fresh Cleaners – opens on October 8th. Need dry cleaning, head to Fresh Cleaners.
AT&T – opens on October 8th. Getting your AT&T phones and accessories is now more convenient as another location is opening at Canton Ctossing.
Target – opens on October 9th. Yes! the Inner Harbor area no longer has to drive to Glen Burnie or Towson to hit one of the most popular stores that has a little bit of everything at great prices because Target is coming to Canton!
Michael’s – opens on October 20th. Feeling crafty? Michael’s craft store is the last one schedule to open at the Shops at Canton Crossing but it will be well worth waiting for.