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A Bottom-Up, Unofficial Guide to Cigna Sunday Streets on Washington Avenue

Cigna Sunday Streets HTX is back this October 4, along Washington Avenue between Heights Boulevard and the roundabout from noon to 4 p.m. Watch my video guide to the event below. Washington Avenue was the site of Houston’s first oil boom — the cottonseed oil boom that is. Around the railyards and warehouses were little […]

09.30.15 Place

A Bottom-Up, Unofficial Guide to Sunday Streets on Navigation

Cigna Sunday Streets returns to Navigation Boulevard in Second Ward, May 17, 11 am to 3 pm. At Jensen Drive, visit Our Lady of Guadalupe church established in 1911. Shop at an open-air street market in the Esplanade from 10 am to 2 pm.

05.15.15 Place

A Bottom-Up, Unofficial Guide to the Cigna Sunday Streets on 19th Street

Cigna Sunday Streets HTX returns to 19th Street in the Heights April 26 from noon to 4 pm. Watch the one-minute video of the unofficial guide below.

04.21.15 Art & Culture
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Love Is Everyday on Westheimer: Photographs from Sunday Streets

At the March 29 Cigna Sunday Streets HTX along Westheimer, OffCite teamed up with photographer Rashed Haq and his family to continue the Love Is Everyday project. As I noted previously on OffCite, public displays of affection (PDA) are a barometer for a healthy public realm. PDA shows that people feel safe and open to […]

04.17.15 Place
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A Bottom-Up, Unofficial Guide to the Westheimer Cigna Sunday Streets

Cigna Sunday Streets HTX is March 29 from noon to 4 p.m. on Westheimer from Woodhead to Taft. Watch the one-minute video of the unofficial guide below. To learn more, check out OffCite’s extensive archives on Sunday Streets here.

03.26.15 Place
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Rehearsing Possibilities: Sunday Streets HTX in the East End and Fifth Ward

Though last weekend’s Sunday Streets HTX was not quite as lively with participants or as busy with the pop-up shenanigans of previous ones, it was compelling, all the same. The 1.5-mile route along Navigation Boulevard, connecting the East End and Fifth Ward, showed parts of a city in transition and invited us to experience close-in […]

12.11.14 Art & Culture
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A Bottom-Up, Unofficial Guide to the East End and Fifth Ward Sunday Streets

The next Sunday Streets HTX is December 7 from noon to 4 p.m. along Navigation and N. York in the East End and Fifth Ward. The city closes the street to motorized traffic and opens it to human-powered traffic like walking and bicycling. This 1.5-mile curve through historic Houston neighborhoods becomes a 2.5-mile loop if […]

12.04.14 Art & Culture
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Play Matters: Sunday Streets in the Third Ward

After every Sunday Streets HTX, I round up photographs and reflect on the event. What stood out for me on November 2 in the Third Ward was the play. Previous routes, especially Westheimer and 19th Street, were compact and lined with businesses, whereas on this last route activity was clustered at either end. All that […]

11.17.14 Place

A Bottom-Up, Unofficial Guide to Sunday Streets HTX in the Greater Third Ward

The next Sunday Streets HTX is November 2 from noon to four in the Greater Third Ward along Dowling, Alabama, and Almeda. This route will be the fifth one this year. With each sun and rain and sweat drenched Sunday Street, we have stretched our collective imagination, reworking the “structure of feeling” of Houston’s public […]

10.28.14 Art & Culture

Time to Stop and Look: Sunday Streets HTX on 19th Street

“Thousands flock to Sunday Streets in the Heights” reads the headline for Michelle Iracheta’s report for the Houston Chronicle on October 12. The event started off strong at noon. Around 2:30 pm, a pleasurable on-and-off sprinkle turned into a deluge. The stores along 19th Street filled with customers. Iracheta writes, “Dale Johnson and Colby Weems, […]

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