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Friday night gallery-hopping

Friday night gallery-hopping

Buckle up. This evening we're headed to Edgewater, Bucktown and the South Loop (samples below). Presence, 5216 N Clark St, is one of many newer bou ...
More controversy for South Loop's Burnham Pointe?

More controversy for South Loop's Burnham Pointe?

We thought The Residences at Burnham Pointe, planned for 701 S Clark St in the South Loop, was stirring up some more controversy when we saw the ent ...
Work in progress: 340 on the Park a comely addition to Lakeshore East

Work in progress: 340 on the Park a comely addition to Lakeshore East

LR Development Company's 340 on the Park is shaping up to be the belle of the Lakeshore East ball, at least until Aqua rears its topographical head ...

Will The Village follow the Three Penny?

With news of the Three Penny theater closing down, the Biograph closed, how far behind can the Village theater be? At Clark and North, the Village has ...
Make Monday a family fun day

Make Monday a family fun day

Uncle Sam on Stilts (stilts not pictured), The Whistling Pig, the Jesse White Tumblers, Tastefest, music, fireworks, races, rides and a whole lot mo ...
New Homes Magazine names Woodlawn one of Chicago's hottest neighborhoods

New Homes Magazine names Woodlawn one of Chicago's hottest neighborhoods

New Homes Magazine has named Woodlawn one of Chicago's hottest neighborhoods. "The neighborhood is sorely lacking in retail and restaurants and marre ...

Is Avondale one of Chicago's "bad neighborhoods?"

Erica, Yo's Johnny-on-the-spot in Irving Park, worries that her reflection on a recent epiphany might bring her dangerously close to a "Sex-and-the-Ci ...
Two-alarm construction fire at new Lake View Condos

Two-alarm construction fire at new Lake View Condos

Residents and workers (like the Yo's very own) on the 3100 block of North Sheffield Avenue started their mornings with a two-alarm blaze at the new ...
Curb appall

Curb appall

We present, for your consideration, a Winnetka example of the architectural style that we're calling "Tinley Park-revival." Defining characteristic ...

Chicago's green roof blues

These days, it seems like every second high-rise in downtown Chicago has a green roof. That's great, as green roofs are not only eco-friendly, but won ...

Three Arts Club on the block. Condos anyone?

After yesterday's posts about the demise of the 3 Penny Cinema and the Nortown Theater, we hate to add more speculative fuel to the history-turned-con ...

The Debattanization of the language

Don DeBat's latest New Homes Magazine column suggests that downtown Chicago is undergoing a process of "Manhattanization." You'd have to add gallons ...

The battle of the forest preserves

A commenter at Move UP to Naperville contends that Du Page County's forest preserves are superior to Cook County's forest preserves. Let's hear comme ...
Chicago's hottest neighborhoods

Chicago's hottest neighborhoods

After more than a decade of unprecedented growth, the Chicago housing market is showing signs of a slowdown. The low interest rates that helped fuel ...
Heightened tensions

Heightened tensions

With West Loop development looking up, residents fight new high-rises I'm standing at the Amtrak line at Racine Avenue and Hubbard Street in the West ...
Changes in attitude

Changes in attitude

Des Plaines earns new image with housing, retail and a model downtown The story of Des Plaines, at least this story of Des Plaines, starts and ends w ...
High-rise condominium boom fuels Manhattanization of downtown Chicago

High-rise condominium boom fuels Manhattanization of downtown Chicago

The Manhattanization of Chicago likely will accelerate in the second half of 2006 as a record number of new high-rise condominium projects moves from ...
Green roofs bring savings, peace of mind and protection – if installed correctly

Green roofs bring savings, peace of mind and protection – if installed correctly

Green roofs have been sprouting up on residential and commercial buildings across the city, especially since Mayor Richard M. Daley began offering dev ...
Millennium Park Legacy

Millennium Park Legacy

Mesa aims to hit one out of the park with 2nd tower in hot location It would have been impossible to predict just how big an impact Millennium Park w ...
Tailor-made lofts

Tailor-made lofts

Tailor at Jackson fits design packages to buyers' tastes Two tailors made of terra cotta sit cross-legged on the façade of The Tailor at Jackson, ...
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