Broadway East, Baltimore

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Broadway East
neighborhood statistical area
Coordinates: 39°18′30″N 76°35′21″W / 39.30833°N 76.58917°W / 39.30833; -76.58917Coordinates: 39°18′30″N 76°35′21″W / 39.30833°N 76.58917°W / 39.30833; -76.58917
Country United States
State Maryland
City Baltimore
Area[1]
 • Total 0.440 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Land 0.440 sq mi (1.14 km2)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 6,629
 • Density 15,000/sq mi (5,800/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21213
Area code 410, 443, and 667

Broadway East is a neighborhood in the East District of Baltimore. Its boundaries are the south side of North Avenue, the west side of Milton Street, the east side of Broadway, and the north side of Biddle Street. The neighborhood lies east of Oliver, north of Middle East, south of Lake Clifton, and west of Berea.[1][2]

Though the area was once considered middle-class, it has in the last century experienced economic depression, housing abandonment, crime, and racial rioting. Its residents are largely lower income African Americans. A filming location for The Wire (TV series), a Baltimore based HBO drama, Broadway East is a neighborhood where Bloods gang members are concentrated.[3]

See also[edit]

List of Baltimore neighborhoods

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Broadway East neighborhood in Baltimore". City-data.com. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ "East District Maps". Baltimore City Neighborhoods Portal. City of Baltimore. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ Gus G. Sentementes and Annie Linskey (April 15, 2007). "Gang problem hemorrhaging". The Baltimore Sun. 

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