Interview with Sam Marts

I live in Bucktown and I work in Wicker Park. This is my downtown―on my way to work and on my way home. The intersection is active and busy and a crossways for many different people crossing through the neighborhood, through the intersection as well. Things from the medical center on the south all the way up north―and actually North Avenue east/west here is a designated state highway and an emergency exit way from the lakefront. So there’s a lot of things you can’t do on the street because it has to stay open for emergencies. It’s a historic neighborhood and changing neighborhood. It’s changed a lot in my time, from a sort of artsy edgy place to a more stable middle-class place.

Stories from street corners?: There must be interesting things. I’m sorry I’m at a loss I don’t understand why I don’t have something cause things happen all the time but I don’t necessarily reference a street corner as a landmark as opposed to a street or a block. Maybe cause I live here I think more in terms of ‘my block’ or ‘somebody else’s block.

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