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  • Meet your neighbors!

    TheNeighborhoodFirst.org is holding another “Meet Your Neighbors” dinner in August. “Meet-Your-Neighbors Dinners are designed to foster community-building and networking among residents and neighbors. It is hoped that through the discussions and interactions over dinner, relationships will be established that ultimately lead to an improved sense of community.” The next event will be held at St […]

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  • Suspicious package at Broadway Armory

    The Chicago Police Department’s bomb squad blew up a suspicious package last night around midnight that was found in the doorway of the Broadway Armory located at Thorndale & Broadway. Read (or watch) the story here at ABC7 Chicago.

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  • Restaurant review: Los Arcos

    We finally had a chance to stop into Los Arcos, a year after reading Tamale Chica’s review of the place (and posting it on the Buzz here). One thing I didn’t realize until writing this post was the new awning you’ll see here in my picture, versus the picture from 2009. I do think its […]

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  • Dental office coming to Broadway

    Thanks to reader Derrick Anderson (with the ECC) who sends us the following photos & info. It appears the space formerly occupied by Yoga Now at 5852 N Broadway will not sit vacant for long, as permits to convert the space into a dentist office have appeared on the storefront.

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  • Progress on green home in Andersonville

    In April, we posted about an interesting home being renovated at 5354 N. Paulina. Those responsible for the project are hoping to achieve LEED certification. I recently took a ride by Paulina and Balmoral to get a look at the site. The home really appears to be coming along!

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  • Gardens near the lakefront

    I often pass this group of gardens just east of the Park Tower at 5415 N Sheridan Rd. Each garden is boxed off, and has a name tag attached to it. They started off in the spring as just boxes with dirt in them, but now they’re nicely grown out. The area is very peaceful, […]

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  • Cafe Adriatic – patio open

    As mentioned in a previous post in June, Cafe Adriatic opened in the former Gully’s space at 5575 N Clark. It appears now that their patio is open, and it looks great – check it out below. Has anyone dined here yet? Let us know!

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  • Help school students & teachers

    State Senator Heather Steans, State Representative Harry Osterman, Alderman Mary Ann Smith, and St. Ita’s Church are partnering once again to collect school supplies for low-income children in the neighborhood. The third annual “Sponsor-a-student” is a partnership with Care for Real – Edgewater’s food and clothing pantry, and other local non-profits to provide school supplies […]

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  • Problems at Cochran Park?

    A reader emailed us with the following report today…. I visit Cochran Park (Bryn Mawr & Magnolia) with my 2 year-old son almost every weekday between 4 and 6 p.m. In the last month I and the other “regulars” at the park have noticed a disturbing new trend at the park. Almost every day there […]

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  • Gaztro Wagon gets wheels

    According to this Chicago Tribune article, Matt Maroni has received his wish – a permit from the City of Chicago to sell his naan-wiches streetside. Maroni picked up his permit on Monday, and will launch the food truck on Friday outside Millenium Park on Randolph. He also plans to park above Columbus Drive downtown, in […]

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  • "Vincent" coming to Andersonville

    The owners of HB Home Bistro are set to open a restaurant called Vincent in the former La Tache space at 1475 W. Balmoral. The spot will feature “New American Cuisine” with a “definite Amsterdam twist.” Expect to see several varieties of mussels on the menu along with with fresh fish and shellfish. Vincent is […]

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  • "Playboy" Penthouse

    (Photo courtesy of Anne Rossley Real Estate) Prudential Rubloff Realtor Anne Rossley is featuring this penthouse at Beach Point Tower (5801 N Sheridan) in an article on her website. According to the article, the unit was modified by Playboy Magazine so that they could utilize its private rooftop terrace overlooking Lake Michigan for photo shoots. […]

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