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March 2016

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Big City Problems: Danger Zone?

“Property crimes are the most common type,” says district commander Karen Arnett, “specifically thefts from vehicles.” Not surprising, given the 90,000-plus parking spaces downtown.

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Big City Problems: Panhandling

“I get it. Indy’s brand is friendliness, cleanliness, and safety. But we’re also a caring community.”

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The New Downtown: Get to Know Downtown Indy Apartments

Get to know downtown Indy apartments not by features or floor plans but by these fun nicknames.

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Real Estate Advice: Know Your Target Demo

Every house does claim a “point of difference”—whether the location is close to a running trail, near shops and restaurants, or has a floor plan made for entertaining. Pinpoint that difference and emphasize it.

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Test Drive: Float Therapy

If you’re looking to soak up some peace and quiet—and who isn’t?—then take the plunge and float your cares away.

Union Station
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Who Killed Union Station?

“Union Station is not vacant. Most of it is leased. However, it’s been difficult to find a use that both pays for the building’s upkeep and, perhaps, showcases its unique qualities.”

Sky Bar at Axis
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High & Mighty: Five of Indy’s Best Rooftop Views

Downtown’s new playspace? Rooftops. Here’s where to take your leisure time to another level.

The Eagle
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The Eagle Has Landed on Mass Ave

It’s a gutsy move, serving fried chicken to a Hoosier audience raised on Hollyhock Hill and Gray Brothers Cafeteria, but this bird—Amish-raised on an Ohio farm before being brined and dredged in a proprietary dusting that gives the pieces a hint of delayed heat—might as well hail from a Hendricks County church pitch-in.

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The New Downtown: Seven New Reasons to Love Indy

The Best Day Out. Best Sexy Bar. Best Pocket Park. Here are seven new reasons to love the new downtown Indy.

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The New Downtown: Insider Tips for Winning the Weekend

Order secret cocktails. Ditch the sports crowd. Find an instant squad. A few insider tips for winning the weekend in downtown Indianapolis.

Rendering of Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters
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The New Downtown: The Grand Plan

“These are all bones for great cities. You pity the cities that don’t have those things. Indianapolis definitely has them. It just needs a little fertilizer, a little water.”

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The New Downtown: Market East

In the next two years, the area’s population will increase by a few thousand people once the Downtown Transit Center, a Cummins headquarters, 360 Market Square tower, Whole Foods, and the 21c Museum Hotel all cut their ribbons within a few blocks.

March 2016 Cover - The New Downtown
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The New Downtown: A Guide to CityWay

With ground breaking on a seven-building addition later this year, the young-adult playground will grow even bigger by the end of the decade.

Michael Stout
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Michael Stout: Petal Pusher

The compact balls of soil and seeds can be launched into neglected lots to create pop-up plots.

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Open Door: Stephen Taylor’s Cocktail Lounge

Veteran interior designer Stephen Taylor wielded the rainbow to outfit his posh northside condo, culminating in this vibrant entertainment room.