Many artists and creative people in general are living here and in the last decade, the entire area changed from a former communist neighbourhood in a posh destination for many expats. The prices for houses are higher than in the West sometimes. They pay for the location, as many apartments are hosted in bad smelling block houses and the area can be quite noisy, especially if you have children. It sounds hippie and cool to live there so who cares? There are also a different category of artists living and 'working' here: the graffiti experts. They can find here a lot of refuelling places to buy their utensils. Such this Writers Corner on Glamstrasse.
Looking to give more comfort to your feet? Try Knitido a Japanese shop offering famous 10-finger socks. Colourful products for both genders and various ages, including yoga shoes. The products can be also bought online.
People living in Schönhauser Allee have their own fashion style - free, creative, very colourful, often shocking, always individual. This fashion boutique sells some of them.
Selling books is a good business in this part of the city. More than in my Western part, I bet. This book store has many German books, with a rich children section - Schönhauser Allee was for a long time considered as having the highest birth rate in Germany, after all - and literary events.Pasternak has typical Russian meals and delicious mojitos. It is lovely to go there in the summer evening and to sip your glass while watching the busy groups coming and going.
Someone unused with the area, can find the connection unusual. Everything is for a reason on the streets around Schönhauser Allee.visit at the museum I had this May.
Back in Arcaden, another sweet fresh healthy green excellent treat before taking the Ring S-Bahn to go home. After all, I don't need to live here as long as I have good connection to arrive in the area in less than one hour. See you soon, Schönhauser Allee!