Friday, December 25, 2015

Get To Know Your Neighbors: Page Bailey

By Rose Reis 

This is the fourth in a series of interviews with Remingtonians. If you would like to be featured, please contact the editor.

Page Bailey and her family live on the 2900 block of Huntingdon Avenue

How long have you lived in Remington?
I moved to Remington in 2006, before that I lived in Charles Village.

Where are your favorite spots in the neighborhood?
The parks, green spaces and community-centric spaces (Village Green, Charmington's, Single Carrot Theater, the corner stores, etc.). Also, right outside my front door on the sidewalk; our neighbors are like family, so it's always a happy and fun place to be!

What's the best thing about the neighborhood?
Remington is in fantastic proximity to so many things in Baltimore. How many people can walk to a Zoo, a world-renowned university, a free museum, locally-based shops, doctors, etc.? Also, the community-vibe is thick—I feel like Remingtonians take much pride in their neighborhood and their neighbors. We love our neighbors too. I would say that most everyone knows each other on our block; it creates a safe street where folks are always looking out for each other. Lastly, we have two strong community organizations, both always fighting to improve the neighborhood.

What would you like to see improved?
It's amazing how much has happened in a short period of time. With all of the forward progress, the biggest thing for me is the trash. There are barely any trash cans around the neighborhood. It's so bad that my young children already know about litter and responsibly disposing of your trash. We have to get the City on board to help empty them, or join forces as residents and all take responsibility for emptying them. We place one out front of our house, and people use it, and we empty it; works wonders!

What could we do to improve the neighborhood for families?
Bailey’s youngest child is named Remington.

We love our block for playing out on the sidewalk, as well as all of the community events and spaces, and all of the green spaces. Improving or redoing the playground at W. 30th Street and Miles Avenue would be a great improvement for all neighborhood kids. Also, installing a formal park/playground in south Remington would also be smart. Lastly, there is such an abundance of young families in the neighborhood that we should form some type of playgroup or co-op!