The centerpiece of a rejuvenated Enderis Playfield, this sculpture by Nancy Metz White is entitled Magic Tree Grove. Installed in November 2006, the artwork was supported by an initial grant from the City of Milwaukee Arts Board. This westside neighborhood’s eponymous park is named for Dorothy Enderis, a proponent of multicultural education and a key figure […]
On 70th and Capitol Drive, Kitt’s Frozen Custard Drive-In was started in the 1950s by the Kittridge family. For drive-in or walk-up customers, it’s a neighborhood staple for frozen custard and delicious burgers. When you’re there, be sure to look up to see some layers of their history. In the heart of Milwaukee’s northwest side, […]
LEAP summer youth work program to launch Today A new program that will enable Milwaukee teens to gain critical job skills and work experience while also allowing for regular communication and interaction with Milwaukee police personnel kicked off off during a news conference Friday, May 18 at District 7, 3626 W. Fond du Lac Ave. […]
The Milwaukee Museum Mile kickoff event offered free admission and tours at a cluster of five local museums.
The restored shelter dates from the 1920s. It was refurbished by the Friends of the Hank Aaron State Trail and Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council. Another restored shelter located in the Third Ward does not have solar-powered lighting. The Menomonee Valley has long been the center of industry in Milwaukee. The area suffered from […]
One of Milwaukee’s many sculpted lions, and one of Corcordia’s many architectural flourishes, this particular lion and his twin look out over 32nd and Highland on the steps of the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation. Many of the 100-year-old homes that were built in the architecturally and historically rich Concordia neighborhood’s heyday still stand. The neighborhood […]
This set of lions and their twins look out over Clarke Square’s Lao Buddhist Temple, located on 20th Street and National Avenue. Clarke Square is home to Journey House, a community-based organization that strengthens families, as well as service agencies such as the Milwaukee Christian Center and the Lao American Organization. The community boasts the […]
This is a permanent, outdoor chess table, created by Kevin Oulahan, in the pocket park at 3rd Street and Walker. The park also includes a sculpture entitled Stone Bracelet by Zoran Mojsilov. Walker’s Point historically has been home to people who work in Milwaukee’s major nearby industrial corridors. The diverse racially mixed neighborhood includes families […]
The Washington Park Band Shell is an iconic art deco structure that has provided a beautiful backdrop for concerts and performances for generations. It was recently renovated by the Harley-Davidson Foundation. The Washington Park community is home to the idyllic Washington Park, one of three Milwaukee parks designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted, who designed Central […]
We’ve been busy shooting photographs in Milwaukee neighborhoods. For three weeks, NNS will be revealing photo details and asking our readers to tell us what they’re seeing.