Sunday, 12 December 2010

Good things in N16 during 2010

Here's ten good things that happened in Stoke Newington during 2010. What did I miss?

  • Work on Clissold Park not only started, but really got going in a major way. Looks like the nearly £9m it'll cost might actually be worth it. Photos here
  • The old Town Hall on Church Street finally re-opened. Not that I've been in much, but I will. And it looks great
  • Betty Layward primary school got a good new (acting) head teacher who both teachers and parents like. Phew
  • Homa. Classy eatery that could compete with many better known places
  • Mouse and De Lotz opened on Shacklewell Lane. Probably the best coffee around Stokey
  • Stoke Newington school refurb finished. Really quite impressive now
  • The Lion on Church Street eventually reopened. With bright lights. This time last year i was beginning to think it would never reopen
  • North East London Gymnastics Club took over the old Zoomaround building on Milton Grove and did a fantastic refurb to make it a superb gym and dance venue for children
  • Butterfield Osteopathy opened on Allen Road. Lovely space I hear
  • Albion Road, previously a cyclist death trap due to pot holes, finally got re-surfaced

My next blog post will be ten less than good things about N16. Your suggestions welcome.


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  2. Also about 12 new coffee shops have opened.There's a shop selling records on Church Street once more (since Totem Records RIPed). The Rose & Crown's sunday lunch has gone down hill and they don't show football anymore.