The "East Green"

Theme: Poverty Breeds Desperation

A poster child for the failure of late twentieth century urban housing policy, this complex of two-story apartment buildings interspersed with lawns, playgrounds, and flower gardens is ruled by a gang of ruthless drug dealers. The actual name of the housing complex is an irrelevancy known only to bureaucrats in the Baltimore Housing Authority; to residents and the predators that prey on them, this public housing project is known only as the “East Green.” Nothing occurs in the East Green without the permission of a drug gang led by* Wallace “Lizard” Gibbs*.

Face: Wallace “Lizard” Gibbs, drug dealer (page 380)

The "East Green"

Bad Times in Ba'more frank1988