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Friday, Friday is why-oh-why-oh-why day

Why can't a tree jump an ocean? Tell me why oh why? Everyone's always speculating about Chicago's "next hot neighborhood." Over the years Chicago ha ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

Photo by Joeff Davis See dozens more in Yo Chicago's Uptown photo gallery. ...
Gammonley plans high-rise @ River North

Gammonley plans high-rise @ River North

No sooner are we finished ranting about the @ in @properties (see below post), when we realize a new development has jumped on the @ bandwagon. The G ...
@properties opens office in !$#@%* Streeterville!

@properties opens office in !$#@%* Streeterville!

Sure it's annoying that they chose the @ symbol instead of real letters for their company name, but there's no denying that @properties has quickly be ...
Reborn Rockwell strip threatened by CTA closure

Reborn Rockwell strip threatened by CTA closure

We wrote in a Monday post that residents and businesses on Rockwell St between Wilson and Lawrence avenues were nervous about the Feb. 20 shutdown of ...

New Jersey passes Illinois in luxury home sales

According to a report out today from Coldwell Banker, Illinois slipped to 5th place among the states in sales of homes over $1 million. The new #4? Ne ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

Photo by Joeff Davis See dozens more in Yo Chicago's Wicker Park photo gallery. ...
Thursday, Thursday, it could be worse day

Thursday, Thursday, it could be worse day

At just over 4,000 square feet this unit at The Elysian requires some, shall we say, adjustments to your lifestyle. If you can't bear to go this far ...
Ravenswood Manor: dock your canoe right outside the house

Ravenswood Manor: dock your canoe right outside the house

While we were in the neighborhood, we thought we'd snap a few shots of some of the greatest riverfront homes in Chicago, in Ravenswood Manor. The vie ...
House of many gables rising in Ravenswood Manor

House of many gables rising in Ravenswood Manor

We noticed this showy little number going up in Ravenswood Manor, at Leland and Virginia, on the Chicago River. The builder, Orren Pickell, is known ...

Wednesday, Wednesday is Yo Chicago rents day

Amazing. Awesome. Unbelievable. The Homestead Group rental service peppers its nearly 200 ads on Craigslist with a lengthy list of these and other su ...

Development name of the day: NeuStoneshire

What makes a good suburban housing development name? It should be descriptive and contain "woods, hills, lake, creek, ridge, Glen or stone" somewhere ...
The Legacy condos — almost Michigan Ave

The Legacy condos — almost Michigan Ave

From a clever news release e-mailed late yesterday about the planned new condo tower, The Legacy at Millennium Park: "Hundreds flocked to the VIP open ...
Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

The guy who styles himself The Bench over at the Irving Park journal presented us with a sampler of neighborhood uglies this week. The competition w ...

Downtown housing volume rose 67% in 15 years

Some numbers from a new housing report just caught our collective eye. In 1990, downtown Chicago had about 48,000 housing units, according to housing ...

CTA Tattler chronicles urban life on the el

While we're on the subject of the Chicago Transit Authority and scatalogical references (see below post), the often entertaining CTA Tattler seems to ...

CTA's "countown to a new brown" elicits groans

And the award for worst tagline for a major public works project goes to the Chicago Transit Authority for "countdown to a new brown." The scatalogica ...
Two 12-story condo towers coming to West Loop

Two 12-story condo towers coming to West Loop

Twelve stories might not seem so tall given the vertical building boom underway downtown, but for the West Loop, it's nose-bleed development. Emeral ...
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