# Baltimore city
Baltimore ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S.
Baltimore and Salisbury made the latest U.S. News and World Report list of the Best Places to Live in the U.S. The rankings were revealed on Tuesday, May 17, and out of 150 metro areas in the U.S. Baltimore ranked at No. 84 and Salisbury ranked at No. 115.
Wine tasting in Harbor East tickets on sale
Tasting tables will be lined along Aliceanna Street in Harbor East with sommeliers and wine experts from neighborhood restaurants this Saturday, May 14, from noon to 4 p.m. for wine tasting.
Holliday Street building gets new life as $5.5M community museum
The Peale on Holliday Street.(Ed Gunts/Bmore Art) After a five-year renovation, the Holliday Street building, the United States' first museum, is now The Peale, a community museum, set to open on August 13.
Core bus route changes to go into effect in August
The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) of the Maryland Transportation Authority (MTA) released its Fall 2022 Service Plan which includes service enhancements, adjustments and discontinuing routes.
Baltimore seeking dockless vehicle companies to join Spin
(Interim Archives/Getty Images) The city is now accepting permit applications for its dockless vehicle program which allows residents to rent scooters and bikes. The Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) will permit up to three dockless vehicle companies this year. One permit has already been awarded to Spin, whose permit was renewed for another year.
Support small businesses at Charles Street Promenade
(Charles Street Promenade) The Charles Street Promenade (CPS), a pedestrian takeover of Charles Street, will return this Spring on June 4. Charles Street will be closed down to vehicle traffic from Saratoga Street to North Avenue for the full day.
Painted streetscapes to calm traffic, enhance Baltimore neighborhoods
Rayobello protected art crosswalks on your way to Lake Montebello in northeast Baltimore.(Grahamprojects/Instagram) The city announced the development of a new community-led placemaking program that will allow creative projects to be implemented into sidewalks, roadways, alleys and other areas managed by the Baltimore City Department of Transportation (DOT).
World-class cycling race back Labor Day weekend after two-year hiatus
(Maryland Cycling Classic) The Maryland Cycling Classic, America’s top-ranked professional road cycling race, recently announced the race will be held on Sept. 4, 2022, marking the first time since the pandemic that the competition is back on track.
BMI Farmer's Market is back with 30 vendors
(Baltimore Museum of Industry/Facebook) The Baltimore Museum of Industry's Farmer's Market will be open starting on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors for 2022 include gourmet food by Drunk Dogs, vegan candles by Casa Figlia and more. A full list of vendors is available here.
Traffic modifications for Baltimore Orioles home game and other events this weekend
The Baltimore Orioles will be playing the Boston Red Sox this weekend at Camden Yards and with that there will be road closures and parking restrictions around the stadium. For Friday's game the following streets will be closed starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, and on Sunday, May 1, starting at 10 a.m.:
Flower Mart to affect traffic in Mount Vernon this weekend
The Flower Mart festival this weekend will result in road closures and limited parking in areas of Mount Vernon to prepare for the more than 40 flower, craft and food vendors that will be setting up shop.
Sandlot beach bar reopening Memorial Day weekend
Sandlot, the waterfront beach bar and recreation yard at Harbor Point, will be kicking off its sixth season Memorial Day weekend. The beach bar has been relocated to the far west end of Harbor Point for the 2022 season under the new direction of Bar Movement, according to an announcement by Beatty Development Group.
First-time homebuyers in Baltimore may be eligible for $20,000 forgivable loan
A street in the Charles Village area in Baltimore, Maryland.(Flickr) The city is increasing first-time homebuyer assistance to $10,000 for eligible households and an additional $10,000 will go towards qualified homebuyers purchasing homes in impact investment areas.
Jamaican cuisine coming to Canton
Judy's Island Grill will be opening its fourth location at 2300 Boston Street in Canton. The new location is expected to have a more extensive bar menu and small plates and also offer brunch on Saturday and Sunday, co-owner Freka Scott told Baltimore Magazine.
Towing fees can now be paid online with new system
(Michael Stuparyk/Getty Images) The Baltimore City Department of Transportation has launched a new system where customers can pay towing fees through an online portal instead of over the phone.
Station North Sips kicks off this week
Station North Arts District is hosting a happy hour, Station North Sips, on Wednesday, April 27, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participating venues will offer discounted beverages and food for one evening. They include:
Orioles extend 1992 pricing for tickets through May 8
Jorge Mateo #3 of the Baltimore Orioles on April 21 during game against Oakland Athletics.(Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) The Baltimore Orioles have extended the 1992 ticket prices for home games through May 8.
Low-cost airline launches flights from BWI to European cities
A low-cost airline is now operating flights to Boston and nearly two dozen cities in Europe from BWI. PLAY, the Iceland-based airline, will fly from BWI to cities such as Iceland, London, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin, Brussels, Stavanger, Trondheim and Gothenburg, according to the company's press release.
Parents may be eligible for $1K monthly payments from the city
(Tom Williams/Getty Images) Young parents living in Baltimore could be eligible for a $1,000 cash payment each month for 24 months as part of a new pilot program to reduce poverty.
Chris Rock makes stops in Baltimore this week on comedy tour
Comedian Chris Rock will be performing in Baltimore at the Lyric Opera House on April 22 and April 23. Tickets for the Ego Death World Tour start at $154, and there are a limited number of seats still available at the Lyric.