Tag: Websites

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YoChicago photos pass 2-million view mark at Flickr

YoChicago photos pass 2-million view mark at Flickr

September was a month of milestones for YoChicago's content on other sites. Early in the month YouTube reported that YoChicago videos in our p ...
YoChicago ranked as one of top specialty news sites

YoChicago ranked as one of top specialty news sites

We're very pleased to have been recognized by the Community Media Workshop as among the top Chicago news sites in the Specialty News category in its N ...
YoChicago videos pass 2.5 million-views milestone

YoChicago videos pass 2.5 million-views milestone

The videos on our primary YouTube channel alone have been viewed more than 2.5 million times. Not surprisingly, the videos that have drawn the ...
Chicago’s top five architecture blogs

Chicago’s top five architecture blogs

The city that's known for great architecture is fortunate to have a cadre of bloggers who focus on the rich heritage of our built environment and ...
Chicago’s top five neighborhood blogs

Chicago’s top five neighborhood blogs

The bad news is that Chicago, despite its 100s of neighborhoods and residents' obsession with them, has a surprisingly small number of active neig ...
A story of raw courage in West Garfield Park

A story of raw courage in West Garfield Park

If you haven't seen it already, you should watch the inspiring story of David Muhammed, above, and the appalling videos that he's posted to his Yo ...
YoChicago’s website and YouTube traffic

YoChicago’s website and YouTube traffic

After peaking at just over 50,000 unique monthly visitors in April of this year, the number of visitors to YoChicago dipped 8.2% to just over 46,0 ...
A brief look at Redfin’s business model

A brief look at Redfin’s business model

At most real estate brokerage firms, agents are independent contractors who work solely on commission. Redfin agents are salaried employees who al ...
domu offers excellent info for landlords, basement-dwelling hermits

domu offers excellent info for landlords, basement-dwelling hermits

I'm not a fan of domu's rental search, despite its slick map-based interface and ease of use. I'd rather take a slower path to accurate, up-to-date in ...
Urban Lux – rental spam as search bait

Urban Lux – rental spam as search bait

Chicago-based Urban Lux promises to "change the way people find apartments" as it expands "throughout the US and Europe" – but delivers the bait-a ...
Online apartment availability check, Presidential Towers

Online apartment availability check, Presidential Towers

As more of Chicago's large apartment complexes make their exact apartment availability info accessible online, it's becoming easier and easier to ...
AMLI’s South Loop project evokes strong opinions

AMLI’s South Loop project evokes strong opinions

A host of urban planner wannabes are passionately bashing AMLI Residential's proposal for a two-tower 398-unit apartment complex on the southwest ...
Chicago’s best apartment website gets better

Chicago’s best apartment website gets better

Several months ago we opined that Apartments.com, a national site owned by a group of major newspapers, was the stand-out choice for renters searc ...
Good morning Bridgeport

Good morning Bridgeport

If your current or next neighborhood doesn't have a Sixth Ward or an Sloopin or an Uptown Update or a Center Square Journal, your best source of l ...
Chicago’s best apartment rental website

Chicago’s best apartment rental website

There's no single website that's best for Chicago apartment searches of all types. There is, however, one that stands out if you're limiting y ...

Check out the new CribChatter and Sabrina 3.0

CribChatter has undergone a redesign. If you're unfamiliar with CribChatter, it's a local website where time-wasters gather to insult each other, blat ...
New (?) construction single-family in Back of the Yards

New (?) construction single-family in Back of the Yards

The listing for 4600 S Marshfield Ave in Chicago's storied Back of the Yards neighborhood describes a "Beautiful newly built corner lot custom sin ...

YoChicago’s September numbers

YoChicago reached 38,942 unique visitors during the month of September, according to our server logs. That was a decline of 3.7% from August's traffic ...
Neighborhood vignette – Higher-class Milwaukee pimps dropping hookers in Bucktown

Neighborhood vignette – Higher-class Milwaukee pimps dropping hookers in Bucktown

We're always on the lookout for good neighborhood sites with news feeds to scan for our Chicago Real Estate News page. Today we found Our Urban Ti ...
Is that 3-months free rent deal in Evanston for real?

Is that 3-months free rent deal in Evanston for real?

Or is it just a hustle to grab your attention? 415 Premier Apartments, formerly known as Skyline at Evanston, sits on the north side of Howard ...
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