By Isabel Herwig
Construction work on the floor above, dog poop on the sidewalk or bottles that crash into the container in the inner courtyard at impossible times – there are a lot of things that annoy me in my neighborhood.
What doesn’t annoy me: a weekly market right in front of the door. I had it at Boxhagener Platz for years and thought it was great!
And yes, it jingles and clatters, sometimes there’s a bang and the streets are always full of people, but I’m only a snap of my fingers away from fresh groceries and my neighborhood is alive.
What I have no sympathy for are neighbors who drive people who want to enrich the neighborhood to the parade with complaints.
A few residents prevent the Kollwitzmarkt from opening earlier on Saturdays. Hundreds of others don’t seem to mind the hustle and bustle of the market. That’s called tolerance.
Kollwitzmarkt Market Prenzlauer Berg