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Brandi Elam walks down a quiet, sunlit stretch of West McKinley Boulevard in Cold Spring Park, earbuds in, music playing. Elam, who was born in Milwaukee, grew up near 76th and Hampton.
“It was kind of dangerous. Every now and again, my grandma would get robbed in the alley or something,” she says.
Erika Harvey and Precious Taylor have been neighbors for about a year on the 5600 block of N. 61st Street on Milwaukee’s northwest side.
Both grew up on Milwaukee’s near-west side and said the experience wasn’t necessarily easy. “You had your hard days but then you had your good days,” says Harvey.