Welcome to the neighborhood

Pictured: Roxanne Berres and Zachary Olson They love the neighborhood, and when it came to buying, they moved to Greater Longfellow. They previously rented not too far away on Marshall Avenue, St. Paul for 10 years, then crossed the mighty Mississippi to buy their first home in Minneapolis. Roxanne shared that she plans to volunteer in the community and is particularly interested in volunteering at the parks or with the elderly and our veterans. Congratulations Roxanne and Zachary on home ownership and welcome to Longfellow. Photo taken in CorAzon – 4646 East Lake Street.

Photo: Katie Simon-Dastych

I had this much fun!


The Longfellow365 Community Photography Project has been a great opportunity for me. It was fun to discover and help promote our little slice of the city of Minneapolis through the lens of a camera and to help preserve some of our experiences and stories through pictures.

We are blessed with some of the most amazing jewels in our state. From our National Park System and Minneapolis Park System, to the Midtown Greenway and Mississippi River. We are boardered by one of the largest migratory paths of birds that live or pass through our 10,000 year old river gorge, and neighborhood.

Most of all I wish to thank our residents, visitors and businesses who allowed us to enter their space for a moment, which helped document a snapshot of time and place. Together we preserved what we are thinking, feeling, doing, and even demonstrates our values, creativity, passions, or humor and historical moments. It has been an honor to have been part of the larger team of photographers. Thank you.

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever…it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
Aaron Siskind, American photographer

Location: Hiawatha School and Park
Photo: Katie Simon-Dastych, and assisted by Jerry Dastych

555 Studios


Pictured is owner, Tommy Reif
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A charming surprise was discovered at 3965 Minnehaha Avenue this warm December evening. One of many interesting opportunities our community offers. Longfellow offers a mix of people stories, the arts, business and commerce, and most of all community. Another reason to call us collectively, Greater Longfellow!

And to honor another iconic phrase today from Seinfeld, season 9, episode 10 and to all our followers of Longfellow365.com “Happy Festivus” to all.

Photo: Katie Simon-Dastych

Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors Holiday Luncheon


The annual luncheon holiday party for seniors was held in the gymnasium at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

An estimated 160 residents were served Tuesday. Many thanks to Mary Albright, Chief Operating Officer, and Susan Winholtz, Volunteer Coordinator, Minneapolis Community Education, the many volunteers, and board members, Holy Trinity, the Jazz Trio, and Santa (Dick Westby). You can “like and follow” them on Facebook: Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors Holiday Luncheon

Photo: Katie Simon-Dastych