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Halyard Park, a residential neighborhood, is bordered by North Avenue to the north, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (3rd Street) to the east, Walnut Street to the south and 6th Street / Halyard Street to the west. Carver Park, which buffers the area from I-43, is the area’s largest park and was host to presidential speeches in the early 1900s.

“I was going to funerals at a very young age”

Sean Yarber stands in front of 1739 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., a men’s clothing store, smoke in hand. Yarber, who’s originally from the Windy City, ended up coming to Milwaukee with his mother when he was about 10 years old. “She was havin’ a hard time down there in Chicago, you know, so, she felt like there was opportunity up here so…I came with her – I had no choice.”