With this video we’re launching a new feature: BlockWalks, a simple video tour of a single Chicago or suburban block.
For many Chicagoans the block they live on is their neighborhood, and it’s often a very special place to them.
What makes a block special, a place where enchantment soars out of every door? It might be architecture, location, trees, neighbors, history, the corner bodega, or the mystic chords of memory, coaxed and caressed by the smiles of yesterday.
Today’s BlockWalks video focuses on the 2300 block of North Cleveland Ave, an almost pristine piece of Chicago’s history in a fabulous Lincoln Park location.
If you have a block that’s special to you, and want to take us on a video tour, send us an e-mail and tell us about it. You can also do your own video tour, post it to YouTube and send us a link. We’ll probably add it to our newly-launched BockWalks YouTube channel, and post about it here or on NewHomeNotebook. No commercial messages, please. Subscribe to the BlockWalks YouTube channel to stay tuned in to new videos in this series.