Welcome to Architect Antoine Predock’s La Luz Neighborhood

Welcome to Architect Antoine Predock’s La Luz Neighborhood
by Chris Lucas

 Begun in 1967, Antoine Predock envisioned, “On a semi-arid mesa above the west side of the Rio Grande bosque, a close-knit community of townhouses creates intimate private realms while conserving open areas for common recreation …The earth-bound houses face either private cul-de-sac streets or pedestrian courts. Glass walls aim east at mountain and city views.” –predock.com   Read More


1019 Calle Fuerte NE Postcard -- In Vista del Norte

1019 Calle Fuerte NE Postcard -- In Vista del Norte
by Chris Lucas

Vista del Norte is one of the MetroABQ’s most park-rich pocket communities…& is highly desirable:  Read More


In Altura Park: Open House at 4208 Royene Avenue: Sunday May 20, from 1-3pm.

In Altura Park: Open House at 4208 Royene Avenue: Sunday May 20, from 1-3pm.
by Chris Lucas

Open House: Sunday May 20th, from 1-3pm at 4208 Royene Ave NE.  Read More


Greater MetroABQ Growers Markets -- Map & Times

Greater MetroABQ Growers Markets -- Map & Times
by Chris Lucas

MetroABQ Growers Markets, Interactive Map: Read More


Wellesley Architectural Walk Map

Wellesley Architectural Walk Map
by Chris Lucas

Wellesley Architectural Walk: From Hyder Park north along Wellesley Drive SE to Route 66...

In the MetroABQ's SE Heights & Nob Hill neighborhoods, Albuquerque NM. 

3 parks/greenspaces. Read More


Son Como Son & The NHCC

Son Como Son & The NHCC
by Chris Lucas

What an amazing night at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) for Son Como Son's 25th anniversary party, the MetroABQ's mesmerizing salsa-&-everything-else Cuban-inspired Latin music ensemble. Calling the evening "a retrospective celebration of salsa,"  Son Como Son--They Are As They Are--played on their more than a dozen different instruments while scenes unfolded in front of them on the stage: dancing & pranks from a jester, a dozen dancers coming & going throughout a nice long set & even some local salsa dancers invited to the stage as the Hispanic Cultural Center auditorium itself began to morph into a huge dance floor. I was lucky to discover the Son Como Son celebration at the NHCC: my neighbor Jim suggested we go--he is one of the (only 2?) trombonists in the often 11-member band. What an fantastic experience is was watching him play! Now I see him in that groovy big band context, as opposed to his casually biking past me mornings on his way to work. The band plays regularly at The Cooperage, a landmark Albuquerque restaurant serving steaks & more for over 40 years; dancers come from miles around to experience Son Como Son almost every weekend. They are another reason why I love this city. Read More


Spacious Altura Park Home

Spacious Altura Park Home
by Chris Lucas

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Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary Winter & Spring Newsletters

Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary Winter & Spring Newsletters
by Chris Lucas

No Being Wants To Live In A Cage... Read More


SE Heights Neighborhood Parks & Greenspaces

SE Heights Neighborhood Parks & Greenspaces
by Chris Lucas

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