Tag: New East Side

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Chicago’s highest outdoor pools

Chicago’s highest outdoor pools

A recent fly-around of downtown Chicago afforded views from above of many of Chicago's outdoor pools, and set me to wondering which ones were the hi ...
Aqua’s underutilized high-floor balconies

Aqua’s underutilized high-floor balconies

In the torrent of words that's been written about Aqua's balconies, I haven't seen any mention of the fact that they're almost completely unused. ...
Two new apartment towers are topped out

Two new apartment towers are topped out

The Coast (center left, above) and 500 North Lake Shore Drive (center right, above) have both reached their full height and are proceeding toward ...
Construction checkup – The Coast at Lakeshore East

Construction checkup – The Coast at Lakeshore East

The Coast, 345 E Wacker Dr, is about two-thirds of the way toward its ultimate 49-story height. It appears to be on track to meet its targeted complet ...
The rent premium for a second bedroom in the Loop

The rent premium for a second bedroom in the Loop

Renters often begin their apartment search with a fixed notion of what they're looking for. All too often their expectations are dashed – the size ...
Rookie high-rise tenants whining about the heat

Rookie high-rise tenants whining about the heat

Most Chicagoans are thoroughly enjoying the recent record high temperatures. Most, but not all. We've heard that twenty-something rookie renter ...
Tales from an apartment hunt – phantom closets and howling wolves

Tales from an apartment hunt – phantom closets and howling wolves

If you have tales you'd like to share from your apartment hunt, add them in a comment or email yojoe at yochicago dot com. Here's the fifth rep ...
$1,950 rent conundrum – an Aqua convertible or a 2-bedroom, 2-bath across the street

$1,950 rent conundrum – an Aqua convertible or a 2-bedroom, 2-bath across the street

Here's a good test of what you prioritize and value in your next apartment. Consider a convertible studio and a 2-bedroom, 2-bath in two different ...
New construction in Chicago, then and now

New construction in Chicago, then and now

What a difference five years makes! Five years ago today we were – Reporting the imminent start of construction at Aqua Touting 1349 S Wabash ...
Park Millennium – from buyers lined up outside the building to bargain rentals

Park Millennium – from buyers lined up outside the building to bargain rentals

Six years ago Yo was writing this about the Park Millennium, a 52-story condo conversion at 222 N Columbus Dr on the New East Side: Carrie McCo ...
Three-bedroom rental shootout – Aqua vs 340 on the Park

Three-bedroom rental shootout – Aqua vs 340 on the Park

If you're in the market for a high-end rental on Chicago's New East Side you have options in two very different buildings in the complex: Aqua and ...
Mapping the new downtown apartment projects

Mapping the new downtown apartment projects

We've updated our list and map of downtown apartment projects that are proposed or under construction to add several recently-announced projects a ...
The Coast will cost Aqua, Tides, Shoreham, Aon and 340 some views

The Coast will cost Aqua, Tides, Shoreham, Aon and 340 some views

The Coast will definitely not be clear. The new 499-unit 45-story rental tower that's coming out of the ground at 345 E Wacker Dr as part ...
New and notable rental, high in Harbor Point

New and notable rental, high in Harbor Point

A 2,440 square foot, 2-bedroom, 3 ½ bath unit high up in Harbor Point that has been available for sale just came on the market as a rental, for $4 ...
Up on the roof at Aqua – views that speak for themselves

Up on the roof at Aqua – views that speak for themselves

Join Todd Wendell, who was the project manager for the design team at Aqua, on the roof above the penthouse level, over 800 feet above Chicago, c ...
Rental deal of the day in Noble Square

Rental deal of the day in Noble Square

Katie Bommarito, one of the founders of Chicago Rentals Direct, sent along the following note: I have a rental listing that I think would make a gr ...
A New East Side apartment walk with Katie and Stephanie

A New East Side apartment walk with Katie and Stephanie

Stephanie Konow and Katie Bommarito are former rental services agents who grew frustrated with that business and set out to connect Chicago tenant ...
At Lakeshore East, The Coast will block The Tides

At Lakeshore East, The Coast will block The Tides

Ever since the announcement of a new tower at Lakeshore East fronting `Wacker Drive there's been speculation about how it would affect the views f ...
Outer Drive East, 400 East Randolph, New East Side

Outer Drive East, 400 East Randolph, New East Side

When it was completed in 1963, the 40-story, 955-unit Outer Drive East was the world's largest apartment building, the only residential building e ...
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