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Tuesday
Sep202016

Menaul School Open House Sept 25, 2016 2-4 pm

Menaul School is excited to share with us all the great things happening at their school and are having an open house on September 25 from 2-4 pm.  This is a great opportunity to share those things, meet new people, and reinvigorate their sense of community.

They are wanting to get their students involved in projects within our community. They have seen the activities in our community and are interested in exploring how we could work together on projects to better our community. Email Carlos Armijo at Menaul School with your ideas. 

Saturday
Aug062016

HHHDA Block Party, Sunday, August 14 5-8 pm

The annual HHHDA Block Party will be next Sunday, August 14, from 5 – 8 PM at the Station/Community Garden on the corner of Walter and Coal. 

There will be live music, fun for the kids, and grilled meats and veggies.  We ask you to bring a dish to pass. 

The annual Board election will also be held. 

If you want to join HHHDA and vote in the election, bring $5 (family) or $3 (single).


Saturday
Aug062016

Highland Park closed for Renovations til Feb 3, 2017

The Highland Park will be closed for renovation from August 8, 2016, to February 3, 2017. 

Improvements include a larger playground, upgraded site furnishings and lighting, ADA access, a new pedestrian plaza and updated irrigation.

Thursday
Jul282016

Tree Dedication for Bill Hoch

Bill Hoch, a long time member of the Huning Highlands community will be remembered with a tree dedicated in his honor at Highland Park. The dedication ceremony will be held August 6th at Highland Park, 825 Silver Avenue SE, Albuquerque at 11 am.  All are welcome to attend. See attached flier.

Tuesday
Jun302015

Annual Block Party and Elections, August 2, 2015

Not just any block party—It's the 6th Annual Huning Highlands Block Party. Come to Preservation Station on Sunday, August 2, from 5 pm to 8 pm to join your neighbors for food, drink, and live music. This year again showcases the acoustic trio Pawn Drive, a band you have enjoyed for the previous two years. The basics are provided; you only need to bring a favorite dish or snack to share. It's also a good idea to BYOB. The Preservation Station is at the corner of Walter and Coal. Food and drink will be set up inside with eating, drinking, kids' games, mixing and music outside in the garden area. Board member Sam Kochansky is heading up the event

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Tuesday
Jun302015

Building Blocks—Theory Coffee & Beer

by Karla Thornton

Solve Maxwell wanted to move to our neighborhood because he wants to be in good company. He really enjoys and respects the restaurants and cafes who have chosen to be in Huning Highland and thinks his place will complement the existing businesses. The concept of housing coffee and beer together has been happening in other cities and has been successful. He will serve espresso-based beverages and pour over coffee during the day and start serving New Mexico-brewed craft beers in the late afternoon. He has teamed up with the Standard Diner to create an original menu of light fare to be served all day.

The projected opening for Theory Coffee & Beer is Fall 2015. The anticipated business hours are 8:00 to midnight. Solve can be reached at solve@theorycof- feeandbeer.com. Please join me in welcoming Solve and Theory Coffee & Beer to our neighborhood. 

Tuesday
Jun302015

Trees! Worth the wait? You bet!

Big projects take time and require vision and perserverence to stay the course. David Day's vision was sparked in 2010 when he and Fernando Delgado purchased a home in the neighborhood. He noticed that the Huning Highland trees in the parkway strips were in bad shape. David, an Urban Designer at Terra Designs LLC, helped by a gritty group of neighbors, mapped all 48 blocks of the neighborhood, produced a landscape plan, worked with City (Councilor Isaac Benton) and State (Rep. Rick Miera) for funding and landscape contracting, withstood bureaucratic delays, until finally the fruits (trees) of their labor are standing tall in the parkways. More trees are to come when the second phase of funding is released. Below is initial feedback from emails when it all happened. Read all

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Tuesday
Jun302015

A Short Stroll to the Albuquerque Press Club

I like to think of Huning Highland as a walking neighborhood and at this point in time, I’ve established several short routes that I follow when I feel like getting out of the house for 20 minutes or so, or, whenever I want to give guests and visitors an overview of the neighborhood. I live on Iron Ave, which “technically” is the southern edge of the historical district, so sometimes I walk south—and believe me, there are some cute little houses in the South Broadway neighborhood— but more often than not, I head north—cutting down alleys, or strolling along Walter to Central. I don’t know why, but Central seems to be the dividing line for me, even though I happen to like the houses along Copper, and I frequently use the library on Edith between Central and Copper. It’s one of the neighborhood’s

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Tuesday
Jun302015

Lead and Coal: The One-Way Speed-Ways

For decades, we have debated the merits of drivers' rights versus the rights of residents, pedestrians, and cyclists along Lead and Coal. So far, we have largely prioritized motorists' rights. High speeds are dangerous. They also dampen enjoyment of the streets and properties along the road, particularly during peak traffic hours. Vehicles regularly exceed 40 mph along our stretch.

However, I am confident that there are ways to balance theses two priorities. Recently, the city temporarily placed a rada

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Tuesday
Jun302015

Albuquerque Rapid Transit: An Update

As a matter of disclosure, I will begin by saying that I voted for a modern streetcar as a member of the 2008 Transportation Task Force. In creating a thriving urban core, having an attractive, quiet, modern conveyance on Central (a “pedestrian accelerator” in the parlance) is key. One can only imagine what an impact such
a project might have had on our stalling economy in terms of attracting investment and employers. (If you’re curious about those impacts, look into the streetcar that was built in Tucson.)

But that train has left the station. Mayor Berry campaigned against the streetcar and happily reported its demise when he came into office. Instead, Mayor Berry has pushed a different transit tool: Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). BRT is a bus line that runs in a dedicated

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