What makes your block into a neighborhood? For many residents of the Austin neighborhood, it’s Paradise Garden. Paradise Garden wasn’t always a paradise. In fact, the property once housed an abandoned building that the neighborhood children had to pass on their way to school. After a 14-year old girl was raped at the site, Mary Peery… Read more NeighborSpace Year in review: Paradise Garden
The Austin neighborhood in Chicago established after residents decided to clean up an abandoned lot that had become a site for crime. Neighbors banded together as the Austin Green Team to make the spot safe for Children who walked past it on their way to school.