A classic neighborhood street, where every corner is a gathering place.
Every evening groups gather on the corners of Devon Street, each of which is like a community gathering space for the people who live in this mostly South Asian neighborhood. Chicagoans come from great distances to dine out at one of the many restaurants here, but the street has managed to retain its identity and strong social fabric rather than giving way to the pressures of gentrification.
*Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.
Across many cultures and times – since the beginning of civilization, in fact – the street has held vast social, commercial, and political significance as a powerful symbol of the public realm.
Transit is a component, but by no means the extent, of your experience at a station that is a place. Memorable and enjoyable stations and stops that create value for neighborhoods are perfectly attainable. In fact, a transit station or stop can serve much more than a transportation function; it can be a setting for community interaction, a place that fosters a diversity of activities.