Sights on the City
Episode 24
Buddy Ruski

We have a special “Sights on the City” for you this week.

As part of Durham conversations that we hope challenge, inform, and entertain, we follow Clarion Content columnist and Managing Editor, Buddy Ruski, aka Justin Laidlaw on his walk from his house, first to school at North Carolina Central University and then to work at American Underground.

We hope to open your eyes to some Durham you haven’t seen yet. And next week, in a parallel episode, we will you show you Editor Aaron Mandel’s equidistant, but very different walk to work from Ninth Street.

Director Josh Hardt of Made with Hardt is making all the technical wizardry happen.

Below, find more background information on some of the narrative Buddy Ruski gives us about his neighborhood and his walk to work from

Those abandoned foundations we were looking at on Fayetteville Road, public housing built after the 147, aka the Durham Freeway, destroyed Hayti.

There was a hotel right on the edge of the railroad tracks and Pettigrew.

Food World Shopping Plaza Buddy Ruski was telling us about in the video. has the individual histories of so many houses.

at the edge of the tracks picture courtesy of

at the edge of the tracks, today a parking lot, picture courtesy of

Fayetteville Road is deeply embedded in Durham's history picture courtesy of

Fayetteville Road is deeply embedded in Durham’s history, picture courtesy of

Columnist Justin Laidlaw is a renaissance man. His interests range from the music business to politics, from Durham’s history and culture, to the world beyond. The co-host of Clarion Content’s podcast, he is fast becoming a veteran columnist. He is a fashion model, a tech sceptic, a business manager and more.

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