Concerned neighbor, watching a fire

MLK Boulevard: Concerned neighbor watching a fire, originally uploaded by Postcards from North St. Louis.

Postcards from North St. Louis contributes this interesting scene:

I was a little worried this might reinforce stereotypes of the North Side, but then again I want to tell the part of the story that doesn’t get told about my side of town.

Sure, I see fires and other things like that, but the television news doesn’t tend to tell you about the way that the community pulls together up here. Some of my neighbors in ONSL recently suffered a fire that gutted their home, and neighbors have been feeding them, helping rehab their house, and providing all measure of other support. I think that’s the part of the story that people need to hear more about. Yes, we do actually care about our neighborhoods up here. If this man didn’t care, he’d be inside watching TV. He was not the only person I saw watching the scene that night.


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