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Run 51: Old Brooklyn - Part 11

 This was the 11th section run of Old Brooklyn and included the heart of the sub-neighborhood of South Hills. The boundary included Broadview Road (west) to I-176 (east) and from Spring Road (north) to Schaaf Road (south).

Distance This Section: 11.9 miles 

Distance So Far: 305.4 miles

Ben Franklin Community Garden: At 5-acres and with over 200 plots and on average 180 gardeners per year, Ben Franklin is the largest community garden in Cuyahoga County with history dating back to 1904. It's also an official city Landmark and has its own zoning designation.

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School: K-8th grade elementary school with nearly 600 students

Cleveland Free Will Baptist Church on W. 11th St

Navigating the cul-de-sacs east of W. 11th

My bag full of goods from Ziggy's Produce and Farm, a 25-year-old non-descript corner store run by folks from the former Yugoslavia. They offer a great selection of unique European goods plus local produce from nearby Ohio Amish farms. This place is a real gem.

Old Brooklyn Greenhouse, "The Best Little Hot House In Town". Open year-round

Sirius Gardens: Greenhouse on Schaaf Road which states that it sells cannabis "collectables"

Broadview Road

Steelyard Tavern: From Google: "Small, time-tested neighborhood standby with a tin ceiling doling out cocktails & beer." Patrons say not much has changed since the 50s and they like it that way. Reviewer Steve Spiers says: "LOVE HATE THE PULLTABS".

Hood Ave

Tate Ave

One of the most amazing yard gardens I've discovered in all my running

Steve's Family Restaurant: Mom-and-Pop type diner serving cheap comfort food and breakfast all-day

Little Free Library at a neighborhood island park in the heart of South Hills