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Welcome!

The Corcoran Neighborhood is situated in the heart of south Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is bounded by East Lake Street to the north, East 36th Street to the south, Hiawatha Avenue to the east, and Cedar Avenue to the west. Learn more about the Corcoran Neighborhood on our about page.

Our Mission

The Corcoran Neighborhood Organization (CNO) unites neighbors to strengthen our community. We envision Corcoran as a place that fosters leadership, engagement, and a sense of belonging.



Recent News

Safety on the Southside

Safety on the Southside

Sara Stamschror-Lott | Corcoran neighbor This past Sunday morning there was a knock on my door. When we answered, my neighbor anxiously informed us that there was a person in the alley who had kicked in our back gate. My husband and I were quick to action as he went to check out the damage
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Youth Reporter: Your Own Little Free Library

Youth Reporter: Your Own Little Free Library

Frances Copenhaver | Corcoran News Youth Reporter After writing last month’s article, I wanted to learn more about the people who have Little Free Libraries (LFLs) in their yards or where they work. I was able to talk with Corcoran neighbors, Kim & Tom Medin. They were one of the first people to erect a LFL
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Corcoran welcomes three new board members

Corcoran welcomes three new board members

Oscar Del Sébastien | Editor, Corcoran News CNO would like to welcome our newest board members: April Riordan for Treasurer; and filling the two At Large seats are Meline Juarez and Matt Kazinka. April Riordan moved to Corcoran in 2006 with her husband Simon. They have three children (Zoe-10, Will-5, and Alice-3) and a dog
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Business Spotlight: Island School Museum

Business Spotlight: Island School Museum

Kelly Savage | Corcoran Neighbor Most people can appreciate art, but I think many may be like me. They don’t know if it’s good or bad, or why it costs so much and are generally intimidated by the typical gallery. Is someone judging the size of my pocketbook or looking down their nose and wondering
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Open Streets Coming to East Lake Street

Open Streets Coming to East Lake Street

Jane St Clare | Corcoran Neighbor Can you imagine East Lake Street without cars? It is happening on Sunday, August 2 from Elliot Avenue and west to 42nd Avenue! This stretch of Lake Street will be car-free so residents can walk, bike, and shop as well as participate in a variety of pop-up activities, listen
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