Mural Fest '18: In the UrbanABQ East & West Neighborhoods

Mural Fest '18: In the UrbanABQ East & West Neighborhoods
by Chris Lucas

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Mural Fest '18: The Nob Hill Neighborhoods

Mural Fest '18: The Nob Hill Neighborhoods
by Chris Lucas

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Mural Fest '18: Huning Highlands/EDo (East Downtown)

Mural Fest '18: Huning Highlands/EDo (East Downtown)
by Chris Lucas

Mural Fest 2018 is an annual Public Art festival featuring new murals found across the city, mostly in the UrbanABQ east & west neighborhoods. The freshly-painted murals can subtly engulf small doorways--see the Guild Cinema image--or boldly span the length of an entire block. I found most of them while the festival ran over the two weeks this fall. Luckily many of the outdoor exhibits will remain for a while; however, some may be gone soon. See them before the wall owners or the elements change them forever. The artist for each piece was not always readily known, so a full list of the artists is found here...
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Mural Fest '18: Map & Info

Mural Fest '18: Map & Info
by Chris Lucas

My favorite Mural Fest '18 mural, above. Read More


Top MetroABQ Millennial Destination: Parkland Hills 87108

Top MetroABQ Millennial Destination: Parkland Hills 87108
by Chris Lucas

This info below is re-printed from an article by KRQE. I am always interested in where & why folks are moving to certain areas of the MetroABQ. Parkland Hills is a great place to move to: numerous pocket greenspaces & established parks, close to all the shopping & restaurants found in Nob Hill; the neighborhood is bounded by San Mateo & Carlisle Blvds on the east & west, & is very centrally located in the city. The housing stock is varied, from large 3000-5000sqft homes, to smaller two-bedroom one bath opportunity residences. The main image above is a Mid-Century Modern home listed in Parkland Hills that is for sale for $575,000. You can see the 3-D Walking Tour here: 600 Montclaire SE. Scroll down to the address... Read More


Nob Hill Neighborhoods Newsletter -- Fall '18

Nob Hill Neighborhoods Newsletter -- Fall '18
by Chris Lucas

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New Nob Hill Neighborhoods Visitors Center

New Nob Hill Neighborhoods Visitors Center
by Chris Lucas

Now it's easier to find your way...The Nob Hill Visitors Center is a New Year's addition to one of the most walkable areas of the city. Located on Central Ave & Tulane St in the recently remodeled Re/Max Select real estate building (3401 Central Av NE) & next door to Il Vicino pizzeria, the Visitors Center is focused on becoming a useful neighborhood meeting place, & especially helpful for visitors. Read More


Tasty Tuesdays at Hyder Park in the SE Heights

Tasty Tuesdays at Hyder Park in the SE Heights
by Chris Lucas

Tasty Tuesdays is fantastic! It's an evening summer gathering in Hyder Park--adjacent to Bandelier Elementary School--on Tuesdays of course, generally to eat dinner & listen to music on the grass in the shade of 75 year old trees. One Tasty Tuesday this month seemed to draw probably 750-1000 folks. There was a band, folks dancing in front & others playing frisbee, seven or eight food trucks & food stalls lining the packed roadway, a large group on the hill began in unison their hands to their chests in the Ashtanga Yoga class that began at 6p. Many families with children & other groups spread out across the north-western section of the park facing the musicians. It's a mid-week festival. The organizers of Tasty Tuesdays started in 2012 with one food truck & a dream...& it's grown immensely since. The park is over 4 acres, so plenty of room for all. Read More


SE Heights Ridgecrest & Parkland Hills Neighborhood Parks & Greenspaces

SE Heights Ridgecrest & Parkland Hills Neighborhood Parks & Greenspaces
by Chris Lucas

The SE Heights is one of the most park-&-greenscape-rich areas of the MetroABQ, with numerous median parkways, corner pocket parks & two large & important city parks, Burton & Hyder Parks. Below is a map of the SE Heights Neighborhood, including all the greenspaces. Read More