Both i will shout youngstown and Brewed Fresh Daily put out the call for the Rust Belt Bloggers Neighborhood Walk social media extravaganza. Post the wonders of your neighborhood tomorrow, November 11th. By way of inspiration, check out these photos of Syracuse. Also, I ran into the Pittsburgh Neighborhood Narratives blog today, which is a clever attempt at capturing the essence of a place using film and a fictional narrative. Some of you Pittsburgh natives may know about Randyland (video here). Finally, I'm trying to track down a short film about Lower Murray Avenue that I discovered at Alan Paul's blog. I realized only today that YouTube no longer hosts the video. The documentary is one of the finest examples of articulating the soul of a neighborhood I've ever encountered.
Update: I tracked down the information on the documentary in question. Sheila Chamovitz is the filmmaker and the title is "Murray Avenue: A Pittsburgh Community in Transition." I suspect the YouTube version was removed because it violated copyright. If your library has it or you can find a copy some other way, I highly recommend viewing the film.