Author: DPJ Staff

DPJ Staff

DPJ Staff periodically posts news and info for residents who support our downtown and savvy visitors who want to Go Where the Locals Go.


DPJ Yelper of the Week: Ada G. on Children’s Museum of Phoenix

October 6, 2009 | By

It’s hot, the kids are wired, there is really only one solution: the Children’s Museum!

DPJ Yelper of the Week: Bri D. on MADE Boutique

September 29, 2009 | By

I like having a great place like MADE in my neighborhood. Businesses that support local artists will most definitely get my business, especially when the carry such fun and interesting products like this lovely boutique.

DPJ Yelper of the Week: Bacon B. on Nearly Naked Theatre

September 22, 2009 | By

Nothing beats the intimacy of Nearly Naked Theatre, nor its ability to cast superb actors in gritty roles from moving plays.

DPJ Yelper of the Week: Melinda S. on Sage

September 15, 2009 | By

If you love vintage, retro, European style, I would recommend Sage for an hour of treasure hunting.

DPJ Yelper of the Week: Chris L. on Petit Fromage

September 8, 2009 | By

Ok, I’m pretty much cheese obsessed. I love it. Can’t get enough of it. Doesn’t mean I’m an expert though. With the limited resources in AZ, haven’t gotten the education I need. So I’d been looking very forward to the opening of Petit Fromage.

Si Robins Named New Managing Editor

August 7, 2009 | By

When I think of downtown Phoenix, I think of opportunity. I think of people coming together, forming a tight-knit community and making our neighborhoods a better place. I think of our thriving arts and entertainment scene, our beautifully preserved turn-of-the-century buildings and our cutting-edge innovations in the light rail and ASU’s budding campus.

First Annual Jane’s Walk

May 1, 2009 | By

Downtown Phoenix will be home to the city’s inaugural Jane’s Walk on Saturday, May 2, 2009. The free walking tour — part of an international annual event commemorating the birthday of renowned urban activist Jane Jacobs, who died in 2006 — will take place between 9:00 and 11:00 am. It will start, and end, at Portland Park on First Avenue and Portland Street (next to the Roosevelt and Central light rail station).

Student Embraces Diverse Urban Culture

April 20, 2009 | By

A village of 75 people, an outside kitchen, a large mango tree overshadowing the house, a pet jaguar — this is where he grew up.

Urban and Metropolitan Studies senior Antonio Molina, 26, was raised in Honduras, two hours from the main city of San Pedro in central America.

Molina says his village wasn’t like what most picture, like little huts. His grandfather worked for a large cement company that provided housing. His grandfather was also a fisherman, carpenter and hunter. “He would come back with exotic animals from the jungle like a jaguar and a monkey,” Molina says.

Midtown Museum District continues to impress

April 11, 2009 | By

The Midtown Museum District continues to do a lot of really great things for their area. From its relatively small beginnings, Margaret and Julia have grown this organization into something to truly be reckoned with. Along with some good help and a lot of grit, determination and shoe leather they are doing what communities all over town should consider.

Janet Echelman sculpture being reinstalled

April 11, 2009 | By

A quick look over to the ASU College of Public Programs website’s live webcam of the Downtown Phoenix Civic Space park shows that the long-awaited sculpture, “Her Secret is Patience”, is being reinstalled after a couple of delays.