General objectives of the stage: Streets of Hope is the first of two stages of Shaving Lenny mission. The main objective of this stage is to eliminate three out of five of Lenny's gang members. Before making any actions it is worth to look around the entire town especially that this is quite broad location.
Initially Gavin LeBlond and Landon Metcalf are stationing in front of the starting place and Tyler Colvin can be found near the garage. I strongly advise not to eliminate these persons in a public place, because you may draw attention of all local policemen and cowboys. What's more, you wouldn't be able to quickly escape from this location, because the exit to the next stage is located on the other side of the map. So it is best to use the same tactics as in the recent mission in Chinatown, first exploring the area and then eliminating your targets, without informing enemy about your intentions.
The entrance to the barbershop is not accessible and that's because you can visit this place only in the next stage of ninth mission. The main street is patrolled by single cops, but you can also encounter here armed cowboys and civilians. It is worth noting cars parked in the area. By activating car alarms you can distract all nearby people, whether in order to reach inaccessible area or attack them to obtain new disguises.
Left from the alley, where you start the mission, you can find a convenience store. There is nothing interesting on the ground floor and the first floor is inaccessible for other people. If you want to get there, locate a radio on the ground floor, turn it on and then safely walk past the store employee. The first floor is visited mainly for murdering Tyler Colvin, so more detailed on that can be found in the subchapter Streets of Hope - Murdering Tyler Colvin.
Left from the alley, where you start the mission, you can find a Cherry Donuts store. A ground floor is accessible for everyone, except the area behind the corner. A passage to the first floor is guarded by a single guard. If you do not want to trigger an alarm, it would be best to get to the first floor after the guard goes there and attacking him by a surprise. You can also throw a bottle in a side alley, aiming at the wall, distracting him.
The most important finding on the first floor of donut shop is a sniper rifle Ilyon R700. Note - if you distracter a guard watching the stairs by throwing a bottle, then probably you won't make it to return to the ground floor. In such case you might hide in the closet and wait for the guard, until he gets to the first floor.
Left from the barbershop you can find a car garage. You can access the square in front of that with no problems but do not try to enter the garage, because only authorized persons have an access to that (policemen, mechanics, and plumbers).
Between the garage and the barbershop you can find an alley shown on the above screen. It is a good way to get to one of the back entrance to the garage and to the end point of this stage. But do not move to far, because you might enter inaccessible area quite unexpectedly (more or less at the second parked car) and you'll be immediately spotted by characters standing on the right.
Right from the inaccessible barbershop you'll find an entrance to the scrapyard. On lower difficulty levels it is guarded only by one cop, but on higher difficulty levels there are at least two persons. So you might distract them by triggering alarms in cars parked nearby. The scrapyard itself is of course inaccessible for you, so stay alert.
At the end a few words on disguises, thanks to which exploring the town can become a lot easier. The most useful in my opinion is Hope policeman disguise, especially that cops have full access to the car garage and the scrapyard. On lower difficulty levels it is easiest to get such disguise by attacking a policeman stationing in the side ally between barbershop and the garage. On higher difficulty levels I recommend attacking one of cops at the entrance to the scrapyard or one of persons patrolling upper garage floors.
Other available clothes are mechanic disguise and Hope plumber disguise. In both cases it is best to attack one of single characters in the garage.
If you really want to get mechanic disguise but you do not want to attack anyone, you can look around the garage to pick up a keycard. This keycard can be then used to open a basement shown on the above screen, located under the main entrance to the scrapyard. In the basement you'll find a ready-to-wear mechanic disguise.