On a recent Saturday night at the Masonic Hall in the Central West End, the brass chandeliers cast a cheerful light over the white, two-story room. Nearly 800 chairs, some festooned with balloons, are distributed around 60-odd tables. The crowd is beginning to assemble: women toting foil-covered casseroles, men clutching bottles of sparkling wine. Soon, Master Blaster will flip on the disco lights, transforming the humble room into a... More >>>
By Jennifer Silverberg
Former Pruitt-Igoe resident Dorothy Sleydin at the
annual reunion. She loved her summers in the
projects: "Either we would play all night, or we would
dance all night."