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The Wire Tour

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Turn left on Federal St, then turn right on Greenmount Ave to get to the entrance of '''Greenmount Cemetery''' on your left. This was the setting for many scenes in ''The Wire'', some of the more memorable of which include D's funeral, the first meeting between Omar and McNulty, and the fateful meeting between Stringer and Colvin, where the former betrays Avon by giving up the safehouse location. It's certain to be open for cars M-Sa 9AM-4PM (other times are unreliable).
Coming out of the cemetery, turn right up Greenmount, left back onto Federal St, and then right on Barclay St. The northeast corner of Barclay and Lanvale should be instantly recognizable as '''Bodie's Corner''', where he ultimately met his end. Head straight back up to North Ave, and turn right. Several blocks down at 1268 E North Ave on the left you will pass by a location of the oft-filmed New York Fried Chicken franchise. NYFC begs a bit of background. It started in New York, run by Afghan immigrants, under the name Kennedy Fried Chicken, looking to impersonate both the initials and the look of the giant Kentucky Fried Chicken chain. KFC objected to this, and has tried, rather unsuccessfully, to stamp out that's all instances of that name. Owing to the Afghan connection, the franchise found itself in the early years of the 21st century investigated for terrorist connections, but fear not the chicken—the investigation was baseless and yielded nothing.North Central!
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Head east on Several blocks down at 1268 E North Ave until on the left you reach will pass by a location of the oft-filmed '''New York Fried Chicken''' franchise. NYFC begs a bit of background. It started in New York, run by Afghan immigrants, under the name Kennedy Fried Chicken, looking to impersonate both the initials and the look of the giant Kentucky Fried Chicken chain. KFC objected to this, and has tried, rather unsuccessfully, to stamp out all instances of that name. Owing to the Afghan connection, the franchise found itself in the early years of the 21st century investigated for terrorist connections, but fear not the chicken—the investigation was baseless and yielded nothing. Continue up to Caroline St and turn right. This area of [[Baltimore/East Baltimore|East Baltimore]], especially '''Bond St''' two blocks east, was the actual filming location for much of the whole show, including many locations supposedly in West Baltimore. After about ten blocks, turn left on Chase St, then left on Bond St. Look immediately on the right for '''Marlo's Hangout'''. Hop out of the car and into the square (Faith Ln) to take some pictures if you like, but bear in mind that this is a legitimately rough neighborhood.
Continue way back up Bond to Lafayette Ave, and admire the familiar scenery along the way. Turn right at Lafayette and look left just before Bethel St for '''Hamsterdam''', where Maj. Colvin legalized drugs! Turn right on Bethel, and once past Federal St, look left into the alley at the end of the block. This was the location of the infamous '''Bodymore Murdaland graffiti'''. The city decided this was bad press and, alas, removed the graffiti. We'll see how long it takes for someone to put it back!
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