Jul 22

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Update: Jackson Park Dog Park

Added to the agility training course:
construction horse
suspended tire
cones

Many thanks to the anonymous benefactor of the bucket of fetching balls. I moved it all to the car, as balls go missing, i'll distribute them among the three Wooflawn dog parks. https://www.facebook.com/wooflawn Speaking of which, if anyone has any old toys your pup has lost interest in, please consider donating them to the dog park to give them a second life.

Driving Directions: LSD to Science Drive, go south on Columbia Drive beyond MSI's southern parking lot where you'll find the bridge to the tennis courts. Parking by the courts is free. The 'dog park' is located in the NE court enclosure. See bird's eye view => http://chicago.everyblock.com/pets/apr17-jackson-park-dog-park-6094931/photos/

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    update 4: added amenities

    chair
    stainless steel bowl
    rack for hanging leashes
    two rope toys

    FYI: There is an on going outdoor social/party all summer long... saturday and sunday late-evenings/night all parking is jam packed, people everywhere. I found this out the hard way this past sunday; on my way...

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    update 4: added amenities

    chair
    stainless steel bowl
    rack for hanging leashes
    two rope toys

    FYI: There is an on going outdoor social/party all summer long... saturday and sunday late-evenings/night all parking is jam packed, people everywhere. I found this out the hard way this past sunday; on my way in i was struggling to find a place to park and on my way out it was bumper to bumper. No one was partying near or in the courts when i was there but i've seen evidence of such after weekends past.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    update 5

    Found an abandoned hula hoop on the way to the park, incorporated it into the center of the agility course. There are two other locations that i think such a setup would work well. Any hula hoops in need of a home please drop off at the park and i'll put them to good use. https://flic.kr/p/oxiS17

    Photo compilations of improv playdates with Charlie, Echo and Damian
    https://flic.kr/p/oxkyQK
    https://flic.kr/p/oz6gtV

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New executive director at Neighborhood Club

Diwan was the director of Early Childhood Programs at Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC), 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., before she assumed the role of executive director on July 21.

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Let us clean up the mess!

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May 28

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Promontory Restaurant/Bar to Open Shortly Before the Apocalypse

Oft-delayed restaurant and live music venue, Promontory, is scheduled to open as the End of Days approaches, according to informed sources. "Our two outdoor patios will offer splendid views of the Four Horsemen as they ride in to lay waste to humanity," said an unnamed soon to be out of work employee. "Try our BBQ" he added.

  • zgwarnki Now, I can say Kenwood. Thanks, Obama!

    Adrienne, I crashed the friends and family event on the 17th and have legitimately dined and drank at The Promontory two other times since the official grand opening last Wednesday. So far, I can safely say that it was worth the wait. Working my way through both food and drink...

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    Adrienne, I crashed the friends and family event on the 17th and have legitimately dined and drank at The Promontory two other times since the official grand opening last Wednesday. So far, I can safely say that it was worth the wait. Working my way through both food and drink menus with good results. As of now, the summer fruit trifle is my favorite food item. Eagerly awaiting the opening of the upstairs live music venue. Why didn't Diana and other people there of whom I inquired about you recognize your name?

  • I did not work on this project. My boss has several other businesses that I work on, on the commercial real estate side, but I stay away from the restaurant stuff. But I'm glad you enjoyed it! The first show upstairs is in August. I am excited too!

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35th and Lake Shore Drive New Pedestrian Bridge

There is a new bridge coming to 35th and Lake Shore Drive...
Announced by U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, State Senator Kwame Raoul, Alderman Will Burns of 4th Ward, Bernita Johnson of QCDC, and Leonard E. Mc Gee of The GAP Community Organization
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Jul 13

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Moving here

Interested in renting an apartment here? Any suggestions which areas of hyde park are more desirable than others?

  • 50th and Woodlawn is in the Kenwwod neighborhood and has the benefits of a park and minimal car traffic to the east and to the west of there. Hyde Park is just to the south and wil be adding more eateries and a Whole Foods. Here is the link to the Chamber of Commerce events as well as there are plent of family things to do at Nichols Park and various other parks throughout the area. http://www.hydeparkchamberchicago.org/news-events

  • We live near 50th and Woodlawn...family friendly area, access to buses on 51st, well utilized play area for small children in the park, lots of organized sports activities

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Jul 23

New leader for Neighborhood Club

Diwan was the director of Early Childhood Programs at Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC), 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., before she assumed the role of executive director on July 21.

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New No. 2 at Murray Elementary

Butler began as the assistant principal (A.P.) on July 1 at Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave. The Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., graduate has been an educator for...

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...P.) on July 1 at Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave. The Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., graduate has been an educator for more than 17 years. Before coming to Murray, Butler...

Jul 23

New data reveals how Hyde Parkers use Divvy

As Divvy expands to 475 stations —including an additional 16 in Hyde Park and Woodlawn, 17 in South Shore and nine in Washington Park — a major question has been its...

David Jones, owner of DJs Bike Doctor, a bike sale and repair shop at 1500 E. 55th St., estimates Divvy’s impact on business is slight and mostly affects new bike sales.

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...Park’s 10 stations, 30 percent of which stayed within Hyde Park. The station at 58th Street and Ellis Avenue was the most used, and the station at 47th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue the...

...station at 58th Street and Ellis Avenue was the most used, and the station at 47th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue the least used...

Chris Willard, shop operations manager at Blackstone Bike Works, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave., says he hasn’t noticed a change in business. According to him, business at the shop, which sells and repairs bikes, has grown every year.

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Fire Response @ 54th & Drexel

Four fire trucks just responded to what appears to be a fire in the basement apartment in the greystone a few buildings down from the corner of 54th and Drexel. Perhaps coincidentally, this is also in or near the same building where -- to the untrained eye -- there are a lot of comings, goings, and general loitering that seem vaguely suspicious. I asked the firemen standing around what was going on, and they first ignored me, and told me it's "absolutely not [their] job" to communicate with neighbors about the nature of fires on their street. So, any neighbors out there who can shed some light on what's going on -- either this time in particular, or in general?

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