16 hours ago

Updated 4 min ago

Are trash cans/dumpsters city property?

I am a dog walker here in Edgewater and the reason why I am asking this is because an acquaintance who is a dog walker in FL said they can't throw bags with dog poop in any trash can that isn't theirs. I never even thought about this before, and since I live on a building I have no idea what the code for this is. Are the trash cans and dumpsters in the alleys city property?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    I don't think anyone in our building cares if poop bags are deposited in our dumpster. What I hate is having to fish them out of our blue bins meant only for recycling.

  • Scott Gunthorp A'ville guy

    I agree with Helen. I think people are just glad the poop is being picked up. My building has a dumpster that is near the sidewalk and people are constantly putting their poop bags in. It is a private trash bin, but we don't care. It's just nice to have...

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    I agree with Helen. I think people are just glad the poop is being picked up. My building has a dumpster that is near the sidewalk and people are constantly putting their poop bags in. It is a private trash bin, but we don't care. It's just nice to have the poop off the grass and sidewalks.. I've lived here with this going on for about 14 years and have never seen a rat. I think that we should all be good neighbors and just keep the poop off the grass/sidewalks.

14 hours ago

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Affordable car oil change?

Do you guys have any tips on where I can get a not-overpriced car oil change? I thought about learning to do it myself, but was talked out of it by an acquaintance who said it's really messy. I am just very savvy and like saving money whenever I can. Any tips on affordable places here in the north side other than Groupon deals?

  • The jiffy lube on Pratt and western is really good and there is usually no wait.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Jiffy Lube usually has coupons for $8-12 off

  • Phil L. property owner/lincoln square

    several of my friends use the Jiffy Lube at Bryn Mawr and Ashland and I've seen coupons in my mail box from time to time, I think you can also download a coupon from the Jiffy Lube website.

11 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

New Edgewater Chipotle Accused Of Questionable Recruiting Tactics

The owner of an Edgewater pizzeria says two women who identified themselves as managers of a Chipotle Mexican Grill franchise that opened in Edgewater on Monday came into his store on March 20 and tried to hire away his employees. “They came to the front counter, they said, ‘Hi, we are from Chipotle to say […]

  • You'd think that with all of the people that are out of work that Chipotle wouldn't have to go trolling for employees.

2 days ago

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Thoughts on N Glenwood Bike Lane

Looking for some thoughts on this. The other day I was going east on W Hollywood and when I got to N Glenwood, I stopped to take a left on to N Glenwood - which at this point is one way heading northbound. As I pulled out a biker was going southbound - against the traffic and I almost hit him. Even though he was breaking the law, it really wouldn't have mattered because I really don't want to hurt...

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Looking for some thoughts on this. The other day I was going east on W Hollywood and when I got to N Glenwood, I stopped to take a left on to N Glenwood - which at this point is one way heading northbound. As I pulled out a biker was going southbound - against the traffic and I almost hit him. Even though he was breaking the law, it really wouldn't have mattered because I really don't want to hurt anyone.

So I got to thinking and the problem is that a lot of bikers use Glenwood but the issue is that when heading southbound at Ridge, they have to make a decision - ride on Ridge where there is no room or go the wrong way on Glenwood. I wonder if we shouldn't have a southbound bike lane from Ridge to Edgewater Ave on Glenwood and then direct the southbound bikers to take a right and go over to Clark (sort of like the bike lane on Ardmore at the end of the lake front trail). Anyone have an idea on how to make it safer for everyone?

  • Just curious. You have been hit by multiple bicyclists on the sidewalk?

  • john early ave resident for 10+ years

    Hey all - I feel that this topic is being hijacked. May be some good debate about whether bicycles should have tags or about not following the rules of the road - but that was not the intent here. Can you start a new topic for that? Thanks.

2 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

  • Jey CM Dog walker and animal lover

    When I moved and didn't have a car I purchased moving boxes at walmart and carried them with me on the bus, no issues at all!

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    Can you trade your son-in-law for a car? Or seriously, go look on Amazon. We ordered our moving boxes from them, they showed up in a few days, it was a very slick and easy process.

15 hours ago

Are you childfree by choice?

If yes, we want to invite you to join our group on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/209011706984/

Looking for more childfree folks in Chicago to make new friends, hang out and celebrate our child-freedom.

Mar 13

Updated 15 hours ago

Low income housing?

Hi, I was wondering if anyone can give me any info. I replied to a craigslist ad and viewed a nice apt in edgewater, $750 large studio. An Internet search turned up nothing bad but it is listed as low income housing. has anyone lived in low income housing before and does it imply anything dangerous or negative? I'm just not really sure if the term is a red flag or if I should proceed with the apartment. I'm a woman living alone so trying to be careful. The building is on Winthrop, south of thorndale. I like the area a lot.

  • PLSmithA Freelance writer and concerned citizen

    Check out the Bryn Mawr Apts on Kenmore & Bryn Mawr. (Call first, because there are income guidelines.)

  • Jey CM Dog walker and animal lover

    I live in a low income building and aside from the weird neighbors I have nothing to complain. I don't feel in danger and all I have to do is ignore these people, nothing else. Some of them are very rude, as in make you hold the door open for...

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    I live in a low income building and aside from the weird neighbors I have nothing to complain. I don't feel in danger and all I have to do is ignore these people, nothing else. Some of them are very rude, as in make you hold the door open for them and don't even say thanks, run you over trying to get in while you are getting out of the building, etc. But other than that nothing to complain about! My building is on N Winthrop with W Rosemont and managed by Hunter Properties.

Mar 21

Updated 15 hours ago

Looking for a good, reasonably priced veterinarian

New to the Edgewater area and I'm looking for recommendations for a veterinarian. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  • It's a bit of a tragedy that Meisner-Holley became a VCA hospital. They were an absolutely fabulous vet office with a stellar reputation for many, many years before the last full-time doc who privately owned it retired and sold it. I used to love them. I didn't think they were awful after VCA bought the practice but I only went back a couple times after that and wasn't thrilled.

  • Jey CM Dog walker and animal lover

    Broadway Animal Hospital in Edgewater or Milaknis in West Rogers Park. Just whatever you do, don't take your pets to VCA on Devon, they are rude and have bad reviews online for a reason! ;)

Oct 02

Updated 18 hours ago

FOUND - near Vedgewater - silver ring

Found this morning -- silver ring. Message me and describe.

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5 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Garden Plot?

Anyone know of available garden plots to rent near Edgewater/Andersonville? I am probably too late for this year but it can't hurt to look!

  • Isola J Namaste!

    Hi, AJ. I would send you the message, but I don't think you have the email messaging option enabled. Sending a private message: To turn on this feature, click on the account menu in the top right corner of the page and select "Manage your settings." Click on the "Email"...

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    Hi, AJ. I would send you the message, but I don't think you have the email messaging option enabled. Sending a private message: To turn on this feature, click on the account menu in the top right corner of the page and select "Manage your settings." Click on the "Email" link on the right side of the page. Then, look for the “connecting with your neighbors” heading and mark the checkbox. (We have turned this option off by default for all our existing users because we didn’t want to catch anyone by surprise.).

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34 hours ago

Get Your Egg Hunt On! 48th Ward Spring Fling Saturday

Who doesn’t love a good egg hunt? The annual 48th Ward Spring Fling is sure to outdo last year’s merriment with a whole new round of fun this Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  The event will be held again this year at Senn Playlot at 5887 N. Ridge Ave. The Spring Fling started back in […]

38 hours ago

April First Friday at the Galleria

Our monthly FIRST FRIDAY events return for 2015 on Friday, April 3 from 5PM to 8PM. Kick off your weekend with your friends at the Galleria. Enjoy complimentary wine tastings and live music from our special musical guest, Taylor Rogers with Sam Sharp!

2 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Edgewater Residential Swimming Pools

Hi all,

Several buildings in the area have swimming pools for building residents. For example, Malibu and Edgewater Beach Apartments both have pools. Does anyone know if there's a swimming pool a non-resident can access without being a resident's guest? For example, is there a building where I could pay to use the pool? I know Edgewater Athletic Club has a swimming pool, but it seemed a bit small and noisy.

Thanks!

  • Invictus Edgewater neighbor

    Also, consider the Edgewater Athletic Club in the Sovereign Hotel at Granville and Kenmore. They charge, of course, but they have a great pool.

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    The Chicago Park District should not be charging for the use of OUR pools. This started in just the last few years and I think it's a slap in the face to Chicagoans. The parks should be free,and I mean all the parks.

43 hours ago

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Mar 17

Updated 3 days ago

Flaco's Tacos at Granville Redline Stop?

Hi all,
I remember reading several months ago that Flaco's Tacos was going to open up a new location under the RedLine Tracks at the Granville stop. Haven't heard anything about this since, and there hasn't been much if any construction activity in the space. Does anybody know anything about this?

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    “Overcharging” compared to what? Greasy spoons (like the old Standee’s aka Snack & Dine), luncheonettes, fast-food one-offs like Chinese takeout, Sam’s Ribs or Patio, or chains? I’m no elitist, but where is it written that every restaurant must be affordable to people of all incomes, or that anything that isn’t...

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    “Overcharging” compared to what? Greasy spoons (like the old Standee’s aka Snack & Dine), luncheonettes, fast-food one-offs like Chinese takeout, Sam’s Ribs or Patio, or chains? I’m no elitist, but where is it written that every restaurant must be affordable to people of all incomes, or that anything that isn’t budget is too upscale??? Hate to break it to you, but stuff like freshly roasted coffee, expertly crafted coffee drinks, responsibly sourced good ingredients, furniture, and wait-staff is labor-and-materials-intensive. Not everyone wants to walk up to and order from a menu board, or sit at a counter and eat and drink blah food and beverages made from supplies from low-quality generic bulk purveyors (or even from pushbutton machines), served (if at all) by grossly underpaid workers.

  • hazelg Longtime Edgewater resident

    DK, this is true with the exception of Metropolis which has been around for a while but not as long as the convenience stores. Ann Sather's is relatively new and took over an established restaurant whose owner passed away, and M Henrettaa did not last too long and the space...

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    DK, this is true with the exception of Metropolis which has been around for a while but not as long as the convenience stores. Ann Sather's is relatively new and took over an established restaurant whose owner passed away, and M Henrettaa did not last too long and the space has been taken over by Revival. The Tai restaurant Summer has been there for quite a while and it is their second location. Pete's took over where a liquor and convenience store was located and since their opening, other establishments have been coming into the area. Have you thought about the fact that these establishments are not tacky but just cramming a lot of merchandise into such small spaces. I support any business that can maintain their existence for over five years and still stay in business. This is an accomplishment in itself as most small business usually fail within the first five years. So I say to you that with such diverse shopping choices you should not be negative towards any of them.

Mar 22

Updated 3 days ago

Jewel food store Monopoly

If anyone has pieces #105 & #107 want to split prize?
Let me know-seriously

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I have about 50 unopened tickets. I'm going to have to find some time to open them!

  • Use scotch tape and the glue on these pieces don't always stick.

3 days ago

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6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Road Rage on Morse Video

To paraphrase Bob Dylan from the song Hurricane: "...to all of the black folks they're just two crazy N*****s,"

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/rogers-park/shocking-video-shows-road-rage-battle-on-rogers-park-street

  • Martin Vigil 🇺🇸 An easy going guy

    @RogersScottyTissueBro... Your a real EB detective. Like I care u call out one of my avatars. Your such a dork!!

  • Martin Vigil 🇺🇸 An easy going guy

    @RogersScottyTissueBro.. Go impale yourself on a big black cock.

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North Community Bank Rebrands Itself As Byline Bank

It may seem like a new bank has moved into Andersonville and Edgewater. But rest assured: It’s just North Community Bank, renamed. Byline Bank’s new name “means authorship. For us, it means putting our name behind everything we do and working hard to help you, our customers, write your own story,” CEO Alberto Paracchini wrote […]

4 days ago

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5 days ago

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5 days ago

Edge water medical center

I notice some kind of construction going on there. Anyone knows what's going on?

5 days ago

New Businesses Continue To Grow On Devon

Devon St. has had an upsurge of new businesses in the last year, and this past Saturday there was a one-year celebration to honor a few of these new shops including, Maddiebird Bakery and Audio Archaeology. With the development of the Heartland Health Center and a few locations up for rent, the neighborhood is hoping […]

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

New Specialized Gym To Open In Edgewater This Summer

Edgewater residents and others who enjoy group exercise sessions will have another option for gym membership when Orange Theory Fitness opens its doors at 1126 W. Granville Ave. this summer. “It’s an awesome, community based gym,” said David Lanz, who co-owns the franchise along with Adam Paris. “It’s a nice, tight-knit, local facility, and we […]

  • Will you have a pool?

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    No they aren't it's a specialized facility.

  • jenna! love is the law

    Daniel J, Edgewater Athletic Club has a pool. You can get a guest pass to go in and try it out.

5 days ago

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Mar 24

Updated 5 days ago

Tuesday specials

It's my husband's birthday and he wants to stay somewhere in our neighborhood. Are there any food and drink specials in Edgewater today? If you know of any do tell-thanks!

  • Thank you checked out there website sounds awesome. Now if across the street can have SUV shooters curve their shooting - I'm there , I like jazz a lot. And I don't drink but I'm sure the can fix me a virgin something right ? I love that they have...

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    Thank you checked out there website sounds awesome. Now if across the street can have SUV shooters curve their shooting - I'm there , I like jazz a lot. And I don't drink but I'm sure the can fix me a virgin something right ? I love that they have smiles and do what they can ( finicky) eaters and puts smiles on everyone's face. (as read on there comment sections). Thank you for introducing me to this place. Brunch with my fiend will be awesome there. Thanks again. God bless.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Ahhh forgot about that place-but saw this late. But good to know.

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Mar 24

Petsmart And Chipotle Set To Open This Week, Whole Foods Next Month

The grand openings are set and this week as Edgewater should see three large corporate chain stores officially enter the community. Whole Foods, Petsmart and Chipotle all have their eyes set on Edgewater but many are worried that small local businesses may pay the price. Petsmart at 5210 N. Broadway, which will have its grand opening this Saturday, will add […]

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