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Posted on: August 21, 2017

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Welcome to the City of Lansing Neighborhood Website!

 

The City of Lansing is excited to launch our new Neighborhoods website. Here citizens will find comprehensive information about living in Lansing. Whether you are a new resident or longtime nei...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Lansing Drive-In Theater by Jackie Brandonisio

Drive in theater

Lansing Drive-In Theater

Located at 5509 S. Cedar St. Lansing, MI

Ward 2 (Southeast)

Ward Historian:  Jackie Brandonisio

Lansing Drive-In Theater held its grand opening on May 29th, 1948, with a ticket costing 60

cents, and free admission for children...

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Neighborhood Stories: 2nd Ward
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Citizen’s Academy Participant Profile: Angeline Boughner

Angie Citizens Academy

By: Taylor Lynch

Born and raised in the City of Lansing, Angeline Boughner has been an active participant in the Lansing community for a good part of her life.  When asked what aspects of the community she enjoys the most, Angeline replied, &l...

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Neighborhood Stories: 2nd Ward

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

Participatory Budget Nights: Empowering Residents to be Civically Engaged

Mayor Schor working with participants to build their budgets

A partnership between the City of Lansing’s Finance Department and its Department of Neighborhoods & Citizen Engagement might not seem like the most obvious of partnerships. According to the City Charter, the mission of the Finance Departmen...

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Neighborhood Stories: 4th Ward

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Eric's Markett by Heather Goupil

Location: 838 North Pennsylvania Avenue

Ward: 1

Resident Historian: Heather Goupil

Located at the intersection of North Pennsylvania and East Oakland (formerly Sheridan), the market has served as a Mom & Pop-style grocery for nearly 100 years, continuous...

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The Lansing Ward History Project: 1st Ward

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Aero-Manor by Adam Gave

Location: Aero Manor, Southeast Corner of Waverly and Holmes Road

Ward: 2

Resident Historian: Adam Gave

In the final year of WWII, founders Arthur Phelps & Jacob Kolassa envisioned Aero Manor as the future of private flying in America. The duo optimistic...

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The Lansing Ward History Project: 2nd Ward

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Malcolm X in Lansing by Winnie Kamindo

Location: 4705 Logan Street, 401 Charles Street, and an unknown location in the 4th Ward

Ward: 3

Resident Historian: Winnie Kamindo

1929: Malcolm X’s First Home In Lansing (Ward 4-43) In 1929, Earl Little, father of Malcolm X, moved his fa...

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The Lansing Ward History Project: 3rd Ward
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Waverly Park by Sarah Spohn

Location: Waverly Park, also known as Leadley’s Park was formerly located along the banks of the Grand River – at the corner of Old Lansing and Waverly Road in Lansing.

Ward: 3

Resident Historian: Sarah Spohn

July 4th 1892 marked the first day of operation f...

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The Lansing Ward History Project: 3rd Ward

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

The Michigan School for the Blind by Sarah Spohn

Location: 1141 N. Pine

Ward: 4

Resident Historian: Sarah Spohn

The Michigan School for the Blind (MSB) was a public school, on the Northwest side of Lansing, near Old Town. Before the state of Michigan bought the buildings in 1879, the 715 West Will...

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The Lansing Ward History Project: 4th Ward
Posted on: August 15, 2018

First State Capitol in Lansing by Carol Skillings

Location: on South Washington Avenue between Allegan and Washtenaw

Ward: 4

Resident Historian: Carol Skillings

Lansing became the capital city of Michigan in 1847 after selection by the state legislature.  The state’s first constitution prescribed t...

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The Lansing Ward History Project: 4th Ward