What You May Have Missed
By Manya A. Brachear
Published: Wednesday, Dec. 14 2011 5:00 a.m. MST
From his perch on the corner of East 66th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, the Rev. Corey Brooks has been able to witness the challenges his neighborhood faces from an entirely new perspective. Brooks is living in a tent atop the old motel, formerly a drug den and place of business for prostitutes, as part of an effort to buy the building, demolish it and convert the property into a community center for young people in the surrounding Woodlawn and Englewood neighborhoods.