Author: Danielle LeClair

Danielle LeClair

When a person spends the first 20 years of their life in Brooklyn, NY they tend to have very strong and opinionated views on life. I only trust people who throw out a curse word every now and then, I never walk down the street without looking over my shoulder a few times and I realized that the very distinct New York accent can be both enduring and one of the most annoying sounds know to man. I left Brooklyn for Phoenix almost seven years ago in pursuit of higher education and a stress-free, cheaper life. Higher education… check. Cheaper life… check. Stress-free… still working on that. I have a couple semesters left at ASU in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and am more than ready to graduate. Since moving to Phoenix, I have only lived Downtown, and have loved every minute of it. I think I was longing for a New York feel, and got my fix in Downtown Phoenix.

Redefining 16th Street

February 15, 2011 | By

16th Street, often overlooked for the 7s, is quietly building a community of eclectic businesses and patrons.

Planning a Downtown Phoenix Wedding

August 11, 2010 | By

Looking for something different for your wedding celebration? Downtown Phoenix has it.

Get Your Boutique On: Roosevelt Row

June 10, 2010 | By

Mixing art, fashion and community, Roosevelt Row’s eclectic boutiques are some of Phoenix’s best shopping experiences.

Phoenix Improv Festival Grows to New Heights

April 19, 2010 | By

The Phoenix Improv Festival, now in its ninth year, delighted in its most buzzed-about performances yet.

Frye Gives Back

April 12, 2010 | By

The Suns’ Channing Frye, a local talent from St. Mary’s High School, has focused on Central Phoenix youth with his CFrye Foundation.

Get Your Boutique On: West McDowell

January 18, 2010 | By

Easley’s Fun Shop, the Antique Mall and Sage all line McDowell Road between 3rd and 7th avenues, maintaining a faithful and healthy following.

Latino Cultural Center Opens to Huge Crowd

December 7, 2009 | By

After what many supporters said was a long time coming, Downtown Phoenix officially welcomed the Latino Cultural Center Friday, December 4, with hundreds of supporters in attendance.