This morning I was greeted with one of the best surprises ever — the area of Capitol Avenue between Laurel and Forest (AKA The Stretch of Sketch AKA The Corridor of Hope) was cleaned up. There was still litter on the sidewalk, but I mean that the real annoying mess was cleaned up. The tires, toilet, boards, and random other large bits of illegally dumped trash were removed from behind the fence. A dangerous looking shack was even removed. And the area, with all the junk gone, is actually kind of pretty.