|Strutting to the beat of a New Orleans-style brass band, above and below, was a musical high point at Englewood's Memorial Day Parade today.|
Spectators gathered in front of City Hall on Palisade Avenue. As he does every year, Dwight Morrow High School graduate and attorney Frank Lucianna, 92, marched in today's parade.
|The only businesses that thrive consistently are the realty companies and landlords, below.|
|On South Dean Street, Poached operates next door to a vacant storefront, above and below.|
|Charles Hamade's U Pie Company and Clam Bar on Palisade Avenue, opposite his old restaurant, is flanked by vacant storefronts.|
|Moosavi Rugs moved into the building where Mitchell Simon Co. operated a hardware store for seven decades, closing in February 2013, above and below.|
|Across from the old Mitchell Simon building, a storefront is vacant next door to Cassie's, one of the city's most popular restaurants.|
|North Dean Street has its share of empty storefronts, above and below, as counterpoints to the street's expensive boutiques.|
|An unwelcome addition to this year's parade was a group of the noisiest and smelliest motorcycles I have ever had the displeasure of seeing and hearing.|
An Auburn Speedster was an oasis of calm when compared to the motorcycles, which are modified to make as much noise as possible.
|The city's many black churches were well represented, but children attend public elementary and middle schools that remain segregated.|
A new firehouse is being built next door the police headquarters and Municipal Court. Yet Englewood officials balked at the expense of turning the old Lincoln School into a community center.