Category: Neighborhood journal

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Panorama-rama!: Take me out to the ballgame

Panorama-rama!: Take me out to the ballgame

The Sun-Times has written off the Cubs once again, but that didn't stop thousands of fans from pouring into Wrigley Field this weekend. There are fe ...
In the West Loop, at the Taste of Randolph Street

In the West Loop, at the Taste of Randolph Street

I visited the Taste of Randolph Street yesterday with my long-awaited new camera. Bear with me as I slog through the maddening maze of video codecs, ...

Quote of the day: From Pilsen to Ravenswood

"I looked all over the city, everywhere from Pilsen to Ravenswood." That's an inexact quote, in response to my question about where an interviewee ha ...
Name the nabe of the guitar heroes

Name the nabe of the guitar heroes

Where do these painted bohos strum their stuff? Be the first to name the neighborhood in the picture above and win a YoChicago yo-yo. ...

Breaking news: See Y. Wong to revitalize Wilson Yard redevelopment with new towers

Wabash Properties CEO See Y. Wong may be the luckiest man on the Near South Side, but will his brand of building magic work in Uptown? Wong, the deve ...
South Loop signs of the times: One carries on while another closes up shop

South Loop signs of the times: One carries on while another closes up shop

Banners fronting Wabash Avenue in the South Loop continue to promote Eco18's pursuit of LEED Gold certification, something we can safely classify as ...
Brother, can you name the nabe?

Brother, can you name the nabe?

Where does this cloaked mendicant sit with her hand outstretched? Be the first to name the neighborhood and win a YoChicago yo-yo. ...

Time Out Chicago tells you where to buy

What are the three "best-buy 'hoods" in Chicago? According to the new real estate-centric issue of Time Out Chicago, they are: Andersonville: "the ...
Name the nabe of the grandiose gable

Name the nabe of the grandiose gable

Let's kick off the return of "Name the Nabe" with an easy one: Where in Chicago can you find such ostentatious ornamentation? Be the first to name t ...
We love lists: New condos in Bridgeport

We love lists: New condos in Bridgeport

Bridgeport has seen plenty of new-construction condominiums over the past several years, and most of them have been confined to a small pocket around ...

Tribune finds winds of change in Pilsen

An article in today's Tribune identifies a new group that is settling (or gentrifying?) Pilsen: "muppies," or Mexican yuppies. Since Alderman Solis to ...
We love lists: New condos in Lake View

We love lists: New condos in Lake View

Pay no attention to that snow on the ground. Baseball season is right around the corner, which means half of the city is turning its attention to th ...
We love lists: New homes in Edgewater

We love lists: New homes in Edgewater

NewHomeNotebook.com features dozens of profiles for new condo and townhome developments in the Edgewater community, defined as the area on the Far ...

Look closely: Chicago's gigapan gallery

The first experience a lot of people had with gigapan technology came last month, when photographer David Bergman posted a 1,474 megapixel stitched ...
We love lists: New homes in West DePaul

We love lists: New homes in West DePaul

To many outsiders, the pocket neighborhoods on the west side of Lincoln Park all blend together, but to residents, 'hoods like DePaul, West DePaul, S ...
South Loop: Where can you live today?

South Loop: Where can you live today?

It's all well and good to track down updates on individual projects, but it's also worthwhile to take a step back every once in a while and look at ...
We love lists: New Gold Coast condos

We love lists: New Gold Coast condos

A lot of developments on the northern end of River North are marketed as Gold Coast residences. Some come close: Ten East Delaware, The Elysian, Wal ...
We love lists: New condo and townhouse developments in Wrightwood Neighbors

We love lists: New condo and townhouse developments in Wrightwood Neighbors

Wrightwood Neighbors is a strollers-and-dogs Lincoln Park enclave. The relatively low-density pocket neighborhood, which is bounded by Diversey and Fu ...
We love lists: New homes in Old Irving Park

We love lists: New homes in Old Irving Park

While I was looking at the homes in Irving Park last week, I took a brief detour to check out new developments in Old Irving Park, which is bordered b ...
Is Ashland Lake View's hottest condo corridor?

Is Ashland Lake View's hottest condo corridor?

In response to my Ashland Manor post earlier this week, reader Stokes referenced the “speeding cars flying up Ashland right outside your bedroom wind ...
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