Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks in Baltimore


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We live in an economically-segregated world, so much so that it’s sometimes difficult to get a wider view and see things as they really are. That’s why I’m a fan of websites like Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks, where a savvy data journalist has combined U.S. census data with Google Maps technology to create a stark visual representation of who lives where — and how much it costs.

Peter Shaffer’s Equus Presented by the Annex Theater



catch of the day fish (2)When a new film comes out, how long it stays in theaters depends completely on box office sales. If tickets are selling, you’ve probably got a couple of months to catch it. If it bombs, you’ll be lucky to find it still playing after three weeks. And plenty of blockbusters end up staying, and staying, and staying—to the point that eventually you start to wonder who could possibly still be buying tickets. But how often does this sort of thing happen in the world of theater? On Broadway, sure, ticket sales determine the length of a run. But usually, no matter how successful or beloved a production might be, the run ends when it ends. After all, the real live actors have to move on with their lives, the theater needs to get ready for the next show, and come on, how popular can a play really be? Answering that last question with a “VERY, VERY popular” is the Annex Theater’s production of Peter Shaffer’s modern classic Equus—which has extended its run through this weekend due to popular demand.

Celebrating That Thing That Happened Yesterday with Faidley’s Crab Cakes



catch of the day fish (2)Frankly, what I like best about last night’s victory is imagining not knowing it had happened. Hear me out: imagine that you were, in fact, living under a rock. You didn’t know that the Ravens had just played and upset the Patriots, but you suddenly heard the screaming, fireworks, honking horns, et al., that immediately followed the game. If it was me, I’d probably assume that everyone on my block was suddenly, all at once, really freaking excited (a few hours late) about Obama’s extremely low-key re-swearing in. Or maybe they all just realized that the following day was Martin Luther King Day and they didn’t have to go to work. Woooohoooooo! The possibilities are endless.

Holiday Craft Market in Center Plaza


Center Plaza Craft Market Holiday Baltimore

Okay. This is the last one. We swear. The last holiday craft fair we’re going to urge you to go to this year. After this, you’re free to do the rest of your shopping from the comfort of your laptop and mouse pad. We won’t judge. But since it’s still not freezing cold out, if you’re going to be downtown anyway and want an excuse to dip out of the office for a long lunch break, why not spend that time perusing the booths at the Center Plaza Holiday Craft Market?  

Events Pick for Your Monday: Open Mic Night at Sidebar


A top pick from our events page…

Mondays take themselves too seriously.  They are all work, no play, and there is generally no reason to think of them fondly.  This week, embrace that you’re allowed to laugh today, lest you suffer from a Case of the Mondays.

Local Fashion Brings Fashion’s Night Out to City and County



Baltimore Fashion's Night OutFashion’s Night Out is tomorrow night and Baltimore’s getting in on the act. Limited edition items, a specialized beauty lounge, complimentary gifts and more will abound! You can even finish the night by walking down the runway showing the world the style only you can rock.

Did we mention that it’s all part of an international fashion extravaganza? Fashion’s Night Out is the fashion industry’s promotional push and it happens in eighteen countries, with more than 4,500 events in the United States. From Harbor East in the city to Towson Town Center in the county, Baltimore boutiques large and small plan a special night.

Inside Office Space: Reznick Group


Courtesy of Citybizlist – Citybizlist continues its Pictorial Tour feature, in which we spotlight a local company’s office through pictures, with accounting, tax, and business advisory firm Reznick Group.
As readers of citybizlist know, Reznick Group and J.H. Cohn announced plans last month to merge and become the 11th largest firm in the country with more than 2,000 employees, 25 offices and combined revenues of more than $450M.

Reznick Group’s Baltimore office, located at 500 East Pratt Street, is led by co-office managing principals Mary Beth Norwood and Ira Weinstein.

The firm’s Baltimore office is home base for Reznick Group’s New Markets Tax Credits practice as well as practice areas focused on hospitality, financial institutions, private foundations and state and local governments.

Please enjoy the tour through Reznick Group’s Pratt St. office.


Front Desk – Welcome to Reznick Group’s Baltimore office. Dot will always greet you with a big smile!

Hotel Monaco Offers A Luxe, Kid-Friendly Take 0n Commemorating the War of 1812


Baltimore is ramping up for the anniversary  this summer of the War of 1812 and special events, tours, historical re-enactments and family activities abound.

The Kimpton Hotel’s War of 1812 “Camp at Fort Monaco” package has the right idea when it comes to celebrating the historic event.Families who book the family-friendly commemorative rooms May 28 through September 4 will enjoy all the perks of an upscale hotel, while “roughing it” in the in-room campsite

Inside Office Space: Media Works



Citybizlist continues its Pictorial Tour feature, in which we spotlight a local company’s office in pictures, with Media Works.

Media Works is a full-service, social media, strategic media planning, buying and research agency headquartered in Baltimore. Founded in 1989, the firm has grown to include more than 20 full-time professionals and support staff. Last year, Media Works doubled in size as the result of earning the $30 million Van Tuyl Automotive Group account, bringing the agency’s billings to more than $60 million. Other clients include Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, LifeBridge Health, and Kiddie Academy. (See more clients here.)

Media Works is led by CEO Jody Berg.

Enjoy the digital tour of Media Works’ office.

Welcome to Media Works! The front desk staff welcomes a visitor from WBAL

Our Social Media Manager catches up on what’s happening in the industry while relaxing in the front lobby

Office Space: A Pictorial Tour of Hord Coplan Macht


Courtesy of Citybizlist – Citybizlist is excited to continue its Pictorial Tour feature, in which we spotlight a local company’s office in pictures, with Baltimore design firm Hord Coplan Macht.

Hord Coplan Macht’s office was designed to foster creativity and collaboration. They were the first tenant in the 18-story office tower located at 750 East Pratt Street when the building opened in 2005. Prior to that, the firm was located next door in the Candler Building. Hord Coplan Macht has been based in Baltimore City since it was founded in 1977, and has recently added an office in Alexandria, VA.

Architects Ed Hord and Lee Coplan along with landscape architect Carol Macht formed Hord Coplan Macht to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to design.

Some of the firm’s projects include Dorchester Career and Technology and Coppin State University Physical (click here); the Children’s Hospital at Sinai and the Brain & Spine Institute at LifeBridge (here); and Hopkins Plaza and Loyola University of Maryland (here).

Without further ado, enjoy the digital tour through Hord Coplan Macht’s office.

Visitors are greeted by a gallery of HCM’s portfolio

Reception desk at Hord Coplan Macht
Casual seating in the elevator lobby
CEO Lee Coplan’s office, with views of Federal Hill and beyond
The main conference room overlooks the Inner Harbor


See the rest of the pictures at Citybizlist