Nov 15, 2017
It's Raining Candy Sprinkles In Allentown
If you picked up the Morning Call on an airplane seat in Atlanta, and were never here, you would think that Allentown is the jewel of the northeast. After all, its new district with a $Billion dollars worth of new buildings just won a Global Award of Excellence. However, if you decided to detour your trip to a real paradise to instead visit Allentown, you would be in for a rude awakening. Walking down Hamilton Street you would find virtually no stores, much less anything upscale. Your few fellow shoppers would resemble the urban poor in the most depressed cities.
The Lehigh Carbon Community College, now on Hamilton Street, will be moving into the Morning Call Building, which is now owned by J.B. Reilly, along with most of the new buildings in the NIZ. I suppose the students can study journalism and intern with the paper. However, like the paper, they will have to be very careful what they write about Reilly and the NIZ. Maybe their professor would allow them to intern with a blogger?