Tag: Pilsen

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Pilsen is once again the next hot neighborhood

Pilsen is once again the next hot neighborhood

The concept of a "willing suspension of disbelief" is credited to Samuel Taylor Coleridge from the year 1817. Wikipedia summarizes it thus: … i ...
Is Pilsen under the gun?

Is Pilsen under the gun?

We're not talking about the so-called hipster invasion of Pilsen, nor are we resurrecting stale debates about the threat of gentrification. We ...
Checking prices at Union Row in East Pilsen

Checking prices at Union Row in East Pilsen

It's been a while since we've checked on the status of the Union Row townhomes on 16th St in East Pilsen. You can join me for a walk around the de ...
Where’s YoChicago been lately?

Where’s YoChicago been lately?

In the course of a typical month YoChicago stops at 100s of places in dozens of Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs. We don't write about all of the ...
Time to take a fresh look at Pilsen

Time to take a fresh look at Pilsen

I've been a long-time skeptic of the oft-repeated hype that Pilsen is poised to be transformed into a haven dominated by students, artists, hipste ...
Have the twelve days of Pilsen changed?

Have the twelve days of Pilsen changed?

In the Christmas spirit, we offer you the final stanza of an old standard. Click here to play the tune. On the twelfth day of Pilsen My true l ...
New listings at resurrected condo in Pilsen

New listings at resurrected condo in Pilsen

You'll be just around the corner from Pilsen's popular and colorful Nuevo Leon restaurant if you buy one of the recently-listed condos at 1533 W 1 ...
Quote of the day: Pilsen’s Bohemian builders and Mexican preservationists

Quote of the day: Pilsen’s Bohemian builders and Mexican preservationists

The Pilsen Historic District is bounded roughly on the east and west by Halsted St (800 W) and Western Ave (2400 W), on the south by Cermak Rd (22 ...
Pilsen apartments for $7,000 a month

Pilsen apartments for $7,000 a month

Put 10 students from local universities in a 5-bedroom, 2-bath apartment at $700 a month each and you have a $7,000 a month rental at La Casa in P ...
A warehouse makeover planned for Pilsen

A warehouse makeover planned for Pilsen

The plans for several large new mixed-use / residential developments in Pilsen came to naught, but there is some significant construction on the h ...
From the vault – the twelve days of Pilsen

From the vault – the twelve days of Pilsen

In the Christmas spirit, we offer you just the final stanza of this old standard. Click here to play the tune. On the twelfth day of Pilsen My ...
EPA cites unhealthy lead levels in Pilsen

EPA cites unhealthy lead levels in Pilsen

The Trib is reporting that the US Environmental Protection Agency has moved to designate Pilsen as a community where people are breathing unhealth ...
Neighborhood change –  Pilsen,  Avondale and West Englewood

Neighborhood change – Pilsen, Avondale and West Englewood

For one Pilsen business owner, neighborhood change means that "no one is stealing my flowers." A Schurz High School student sees Avondale ...

Quote of the day – making doo doo in Pilsen

From a Craigslist roommates ad: when shit comes your way, you make doo doo. . ..so I have 2 rooms for rent that are looking to be filled ASAP. I'm ...
Quote of the day – White hipsters get out of Pilsen

Quote of the day – White hipsters get out of Pilsen

Transcribed from a Flickr photo linked from Steven Vance’s Steven Can Plan blog: White hipsters get out of Pilsen. You are gentrifying cultura ...
From the vault: Good Friday in Pilsen

From the vault: Good Friday in Pilsen

Every Good Friday, thousands of Pilsen residents turn out for a Stations of the Cross procession down 18th Street. Last year I met the throng near ...
From the vault: Pilsen’s Times Square

From the vault: Pilsen’s Times Square

One of the most-viewed videos on our YouTube channel this week in 2008 actually dates back to December 2006. It's Joe Zekas' take on the "Times Sq ...
Multi-families are the market in Pilsen

Multi-families are the market in Pilsen

Pilsen is very much a renter community (by an almost 3-to-1 margin over owners, according to past Census projections), so it's not too surprising to s ...
Consultants sought for Cermak Creative Industry District redevelopment

Consultants sought for Cermak Creative Industry District redevelopment

On Monday the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Department of Housing and Economic Development issued a request for qualifications for con ...
A Pilsen and Little Village Christmas carol

A Pilsen and Little Village Christmas carol

Santa and the elves from RAN Chicago visited City Hall before Christmas to bestow candy canes on aldermen who supported the Chicago Clean Power Or ...
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