Join the Northeast Newscast with publisher Michael Bushnell and outgoing Columbus Park president Kate Barsotti this week in a conversation discussing the growth, changes, and what’s happening in the Columbus Park neighborhood. Columbus Park, also known as “The North End,” is a historic neighborhood nestled between major highways in Kansas City. Bounded by Route 9 to the west, I-35 North to the east, and the North Loop to the south, it sits by the majestic Missouri River bluffs. Initially settled by Italian immigrants in the late 1800s, it became “Little Italy,” with Italian-owned businesses dotting the streets. Today, it thrives as an arts hub, featuring galleries and a monthly art walk. Notable eateries like Happy Gillis and Garozzo’s Italian Restaurant draw visitors, while the Sewing Labs offer job training. 

This podcast kicks off our community engagement neighborhood series.