2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Police patrolling around 8 am

Police are patrolling heavily near the 1300 block of Artesian. Any idea what's going on?

  • Jenny in Wicker Dog walker in River West/West Loop. Wicker Park...

    How do you follow? Sorry I'm new to this...

  • Or, hit the star icon on the bottom right of the original post box. When it's highlighted yellow, you'll be subscribed. If you want to unsubscribe, just hit the star again and un-highlight it.

10 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Pot holes??

Just moved into neighborhood and notice a more than usual amount of pot holes in streets. Is this "normal" ?? Does it ever get fix ??

  • ASB

    Typically not- you can fill out a 311 service request online to have them fixed.

27 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Here is the NEW Western/Bloomingdale Bridge

Quick work, congrats to all that made it happen today.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Is Western Ave. four lanes now?

  • ChiPhi 10-year EHP resident.

    It always has been 4 lanes save for the 'pinch' at that bridge (as well as the rail bridge at Kinzie).
    What primarily caused the pinch was the footing at either side of the road under the bridge. That has not changed...yet. Perhaps trimming that is part of the face-lift. For now, traffic cones alert motorists to the jutting out on either side.
    Nice to see the center pillars removed however.

10 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Dangerous building work

The next time you complain about building permits/fees/processes, remember this picture and that regulation has a purpose. These guys all look like they are about to topple to the ground, where coincidentally, they are throwing all their garbage. No harnesses, no blocking of the street so that people coming around the corner know not to get stuff dumped on their heads.

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Graffiti on Cars!

FYI - Some turd went down Winnebago and Wabansia last night and tagged cars. About 4 of our neighbors and some others had their cars tagged with black spray paint on the hoods and doors. We've all reported it. As of late, I'm not looking forward to summer in this neighborhood.

  • @t-time - thanks for your words of encouragement... much appreciated. I certainly agree that there are many good people in this city but there are also a hugely increasing number of hostile people that have mostly come from other places. Chicago is just not as friendly as it was –...

    Read full comment…

    @t-time - thanks for your words of encouragement... much appreciated. I certainly agree that there are many good people in this city but there are also a hugely increasing number of hostile people that have mostly come from other places. Chicago is just not as friendly as it was – it is a much more hostile, harsher environment all the way around, from how you are treated in the stores and streets to the ultra-violence and brutality of the crimes. Total street robberies may be down from 40 years ago, but 40 years ago it was virtually unheard of to be beaten to death for your running shoes or wallet. At most, some guy with a rusty knife would scare the poop out of you and demand your wallet. Crime is far more barbaric.

    As for Beijing and Amsterdam, my point was the number of bicycles on the streets compared to Chicago. Both cities have a 100 times more bicycle riders than here with far more automobile congestion and far more pedestrian congestion yet there is very little if any hostility or animosity amongst people using all these forms of transportation. In Chicago the hostility is unbearable – regardless if you ride a bicycle, drive a car or whatever… you just don’t see that type of hostility in other places.

    I just don’t think people here want it to be better anymore – they just want things to be there way and don’t care about other people’s point of view. There’s just so little willingness for people to put themselves in the shoes of the pedestrian, the bicycle rider, the commuter, the automobile drive, etc. People just hunker down and only care about their own position. While is a growing American problem Chicago seems to be taking the lead nationwide in fomenting discontent at all levels daily life – government, citizen to citizen, neighbor to neighbor.

    (part 1 of 2)

  • (part 2 of 2)

    That said, I will continue to meditate, continue to participate in the neighborhood meetings and MeetUp groups, stay involved in local government and help with volunteering to support my neighborhood and city… for at least as long as I still live here.

    It might just be...

    Read full comment…

    (part 2 of 2)

    That said, I will continue to meditate, continue to participate in the neighborhood meetings and MeetUp groups, stay involved in local government and help with volunteering to support my neighborhood and city… for at least as long as I still live here.

    It might just be I need to move to a smaller city that used be like Chicago was when I was growing up – more friendly. Given that I’m an ultra-liberal, just to the left of McGovern, and a 100% vegan with Buddhist tendencies, places like Arizona are certainly a challenge to my political leans for full time living. That said, I live there for 4 months a year and the lifestyle is a zillion times more friendly – at least as far as everyday life is concerned. Just the attitude in the stores, restaurants, local government officials and amongst neighbors and their dedication to each other and community is so encouraging and remarkable compared to here.

    But alas, I am a city boy and need the architecture and youth liveliness of a real city for at least part of the year. But this is why I mentioned Seattle, Portland and Denver. San Francisco would be a great option as well if it wasn’t so darn expensive. For the 8 months a year I’m in the city versus 4 month is Arizona, I’m just leaning towards giving up on Chicago. Not sure if I’ll ever do it but I’m leaning more toward it now than ever before.

    Thanks again for your post and your words of encouranngment... perhaps they will help me hang in with Chicago for a little bit longer know there are folks like you around that want to make things better :-)

44 hours ago

47 hours ago

XOCO, Tamale Spaceship, Record Store Day + More - Your Weekender

...from Missed Connections to Classifieds. Plus you can save 50% on tickets this Sunday at 1333 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Oscar Wilde's love/hate relationship with love and beauty continues in Doriannow at The...

...restaurant is currently targeting an early Summer opening in the former home of Salud at 1471 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Also in opening news, Tamale Spaceship is also targeting a June opening in the former...

...Tamale Spaceship is also targeting a June opening in the former location of Gratto at 1341 N. Damen Avenue. And last but not least, Stan's Donuts is preparing to serve up gelato just...

...Exchange is celebrating 40 Years with a pop up shop and incredible $1 Sale at 1478 N. Milwaukee Avenue. A don't miss...

...s boutique, has announced they will be officially opening their doors on May 1st at 1723 N. Damen Avenue in Bucktown...

2 days ago

2 days ago

Wicker Park, Bucktown Spring Real Estate Market Off To Strong Start

1823 W. Cortland Avenue. Listed by @properties. Sold in 18 days for $1,640,000.

 For the area including 800 North to 2400 North and 1400 West to 2400 West. These sales reflect closed properties from March 1 - March 31, 2014.

1817 W Iowa ST

1515 W Thomas ST 2R

1855 N Damen AVE G

1080 N Paulina ST 1

1525 N Claremont AVE 1A

1633 N Western AVE 2S

1625 N Western AVE 401

1442 W Walton ST 2

1524 N Bosworth AVE 2

1735 N Paulina ST 404

2012 W St Paul AVE 301

1015 N Paulina 2

1618 N Oakley AVE 2S

911 N Damen AVE 4

742 N Western AVE 1S

1245 N Greenview AVE 2

1530 W Chestnut ST 2

1514 N Bosworth AVE 1

1712 N Wood ST 1E

1017 N Winchester AVE 2

2027 W Rice ST 3

1134 N Wolcott AVE 1F

1809 W Chicago AVE 2E

1024 N Paulina ST 3

1517 W Walton ST 1

1945 N Wilmot AVE 1R

1522 W Chestnut ST 3

2319 W Wabansia AVE 4

2204 W Chicago AVE 4W

934 N Wood ST 1

1243 N Wolcott AVE 5

1757 N Paulina ST H

1002 N Hermitage AVE 2

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

 For the area including 800 North to 2400 North and 1400 West to 2400 West. These sales reflect closed properties from March 1 - March 31, 2014.

2060 N Stave ST 1

2 days ago

Children's Boutique - Peek Opens On Damen Avenue

Peek… Aren’t You Curious, Inc., opens its first city boutique at 1723 North Damen Avenue, in the heart of Bucktown. Peek, a premium children’s clothing designer and manufacturer that...

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Bloomingdale Trail Bridge on the move this weekend

The Ashland Bridge at the Bloomingdale Trail was removed and pulled to the side by The Kennedy Expressway, it's been refurbished and this weekend will travel down Ashland to North Ave and then to Western and Bloomingdale where a crane will lift the bridge into the exact spot where the old Western Bridge was removed. (I am told 5am Saturday morning for the move)

  • I'm pretty excited to see this, planning on running down and watching that action!

2 days ago

2 days ago

2 days ago

2 days ago

Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

Division Ale House 1942 W. Division St. 773-384-6886

Jerry's 1938 W. Division St. 773-235-1006

Sportsman's Club 948 N. Western Ave. 872-206-8054

Buffalo Exchange 1478 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-227-9558

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

Pecking Order 4416 N. Clark St. 773-907-9900

SideDoor 100 E. Ontario St. 312-787-6768

Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave. 773-525-2508

Gallery Bar 738 N. Clark St. 312-929-2658

2 days ago

3 days ago

One Year Anniversary Party

High Noon Saloon is located at 1560 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park.

3 days ago

About

EveryBlock collects 28 types of news in Chicago — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near North & Honore, Wicker Park.

Upcoming events

Mon

Tue

Wed

View full calendar →

Thousands of neighbors connect and get their news via EveryBlock, including:

Vikas Sunkari Bree Sahrmann Rebecca Lomax lovetrees Quang Do Lance Ennen Jonathan Wendell Adam Michael Zieliński brianwhi Kortney Peagram

You're 60 seconds from creating an account and joining them…

or
Enter your email address

North & Honore, Wicker Park