The Kings Cross rental market never ceases to amaze. Here’s the latest on spareroom.co.uk – 13 people in three rooms, one a dorm room of seven (also on Gumtree).
Not quite sure where it is – but the map pin suggests above a run-down row of shops just before the Poor School. Islington is indeed the UK’s most densely populated borough, but these densities are reminiscent of C19th tenement slums. Thanks to @jonfoster on Twitter for spotting.
The ad says>
‘I have 2 beds available in a roomshare, in a house which consists of 13 young and amazing people. Dont get scared off as many times there is no one home, we all work and have lives outside of the house. The house consist of 3 Rooms:
Room 1: for 2 people but already full
Room 2: For 4 people. The room at the moment consist of three girls so they would love another girl to join them. The bed costs £390 a month but requires signing a minimum 4 month contract.
Room 3: (also my room) this room is a 7-bed room and has one bed available for the right person. Its a mixed room , so we dont mind a boy or girl. The rent is £390 a month but requires no signing of any contract. The minimum stay is just one month, but trust me some of us have been here for more than a year.
Guys, dont be scared of sharing a room , it could be a great way to save money, and a good way to start when just arriving to London. We have a shared kitchen , bathroom, washing machine, dryer and wifi….all bills are also included. So Living in Kings CRoss, zone one for this price! Feel free to contact me on Wassap or Viber to arrange a viewing.
Thanks to the lovely people in the Facebook Group Camden a Pictoral History for the pic.
Copenhagen Youth Project at 172 Copenhagen Street N1 0ST is a unique youth project working in partnership with young people to create and sustain positive youth culture.
Every year 90% of young people that CYP work with aged 7 to 11, demonstrate increased responsiveness to learning, improved understanding of consequences of behaviour, and that they have learned about the impact they have in our community. The CYP Youth Led Enterprise includes public exhibition space were youth achievements are displayed, giving young people a sense of pride in their community. Parents, grandparents and residents can share in this pride as can our whole community including local businesses and commuters.
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CYP members with Harry Shearer & Judith Owen at ‘Christmas Without Tears’ at Kings Place on December 8th 2016.
“A Big thank you to all our supporters, we wouldn’t be here without you! 2016 has been a very hectic year for us with lots of changes, challenges and excitements.”
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The marvellous arts and environment community organisation Cally Arts has been working hard, in partnership with the Canals and Rivers Trust and Islington Council, to take care of the towpath from Maiden Lane (York Way) bridge to the Islington Tunnel.
Last week saw a new beech tree installed, replacing a much loved tree that had been destroyed in a criminal act of vandalism. The beech will eventually grow tall but will have a narrow crown and will have lots of wildlife associations.
Recently a new cherry tree and a new crab apple tree have also replaced a vandalised tree on the towpath near Copenhagen School. Both are important for wildlife, the crab apple especially so.
Coincidentally, Cally Arts latest work came at the same time as “Valuing London’s Urban Forest” was published, co-authored by Keith Sacre and Jessica Goodenough, of Treeconomics, and Kieron Doick of Forest Research. It is a partnership project including The Forestry Commission, Greater London Authority, Greenspace Information for Greater London, London Tree Officers Association, Natural England, Trees for Cities and The Tree Council. Using the iTree app the project is the largest survey undertaken to date worldwide using the software. It found that trees in inner London alone:
- Remove 561 tonnes of pollution each year, worth £58 million.
- Store 499,000 tonnes of carbon, worth £30.9 million.
Tree vandalism is criminal and harms us all. If you see anyone acting suspiciously near trees anywhere in our area, please report them to the police – easily done using the Just Evidence app.
Posted in Community groups, Crime etc, Green spaces, New, Wildlife and Nature
Tagged Cally Arts, iTree, Regent's Canal, street trees, Treeconomics, Trees, urban trees
A licence transfer notice for 47-51 Caledonian Road suggests that the relatively shortlived TED restaurant is to be replaced by a steak joint, Flatiron. If this is right, as Kings Cross is short of steak places this is welcome. Reviews of other Flatirons are promising – a good write up in the Evening Standard, decent Tripadvisor and here is their Facebook page. Nice to see a focus on value steak – so much in London is vastly overpriced – and a growing quality independent, not a regular chain. Perhaps the Cally can continue to be alt-Kings Cross with promising small independents rather than the chains.
King’s Cross may only have a little urban wildlife, but what it does have is valuable and worth saving. This morning conservationists welcomed the rarely seen native King’s Cross Tiger to the north end of Battlebridge Basin. Basking in the winter sunlight, the Tiger commented, “I am the champion and you’re gonna hear me roar”. But sadly, no roar was forthcoming.