2 days ago

Updated 7 min ago

Graffiti Removal and Prevention

This would drive you crazy too! It's two steps forward and 15 backwards.... so I recently called the City of Chicago for the 400th time ( yep!) they=Graffiti Busters did their part and removed this mess on the walls! Then I applied Sherwin-Williams anti-graffiti covering. Still working but the creeps got on the roof and tagged the bricks surrounding the skylight.... now everyone on the Brown Line "L" can see their handwork! I am at wits end!!!! Up to the...

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This would drive you crazy too! It's two steps forward and 15 backwards.... so I recently called the City of Chicago for the 400th time ( yep!) they=Graffiti Busters did their part and removed this mess on the walls! Then I applied Sherwin-Williams anti-graffiti covering. Still working but the creeps got on the roof and tagged the bricks surrounding the skylight.... now everyone on the Brown Line "L" can see their handwork! I am at wits end!!!! Up to the roof on Monday to cover that with paint and apply the anti-graffiti covering....cross your fingers! If anyone sees these creeps please call the police, we think it is the same group of bad-boys that beat up the Baker at Beans and Bagels but we are not sure. Do not put yourself in harms way....but call the police! Thanks!!!

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Suggestions for a 2 year old/ classes/ activities thank you

Hello,

I am new to the neighborhood and I'm having a hard time finding activities for my toddler. We do go to the Old town school of music for an occasional class but was wondering if there's any other ones around. Yelp is not helping me at the moment. Any suggestions would be appreciated? Thank you :)

  • The Park District classes are really hit or miss. We have taken some that were fantastic, others not worth showing up for. You have to be online and register as soon as registration opens up, within minutes the classes are full. The classes are so cheap it is worth it in my opinion to try them out. Check the Park District website, they post registration times....

  • Joanna@dovetail Dance and Fitness studio to open soon

    I did Aquababies as well. Old Town for music is great too.

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Found: chubby orange housecat

This cat was hanging out on the sidewalk in front of 4447 N Wolcott. It was very friendly, well fed and didn't seem like an outside cat. I couldn't take it in so he's still outside. It went into the gated alley next to the building so I'm hoping it knows how to stay safe. It was cold but seemed ok for now.

  • Is she meeting us at Spacca?

  • She does what she wants. I'll suggest it but she'll probably only go if she can bring the rest of her gang. Will there be tuna?

33 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Leather alterations

Anybody know a rep. leather alteration person? I purchased a $$$ leather jacket for the ms. and the sleeves are a little long. Stopped by the new cleaner at the Damen brown line and she didn't know.
Don't trust my Montrose guy. Any suggs? Willing to travel, city of course.

Mar 09

Updated 12 hours ago

Curb your dog...

Now that the snow is melting, it's becoming more obvious that *some* dog owners really didn't want to take the time to clean up after their dogs. I understand that it has been a cold and snowy winter, but it shouldn't change your level of responsibility as respectable owners. It is bad enough that at the end of the sidewalk leading out of building complexes is the landing strip for all of the dog urine in the world, but I...

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Now that the snow is melting, it's becoming more obvious that *some* dog owners really didn't want to take the time to clean up after their dogs. I understand that it has been a cold and snowy winter, but it shouldn't change your level of responsibility as respectable owners. It is bad enough that at the end of the sidewalk leading out of building complexes is the landing strip for all of the dog urine in the world, but I could look past that if the steaming piles were removed.

The area in particular that I'm referring to is on Wolcott, north of Montrose, south of Sunnyside on the east side of the road. There are probably a dozen big dog turds laying on the snow and even one on the sidewalk. Some new, some old and crusty. It's disgusting. If I had small children, I'd be pissed as these are not "road verges"(?) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_verge) that I'd want my kids walking on or playing on.

It is at the point where the next nice day I'm going to go out there and clean it up myself. I'm just sick of seeing it.

  • @Ty - Are you familiar with the hide post function? Click the X at the top right of a thread, choose hide post and you'll never see this thread again.

  • Elliott S 27 y/o software developer & nonprofit founder

    I've always found an effective approach of dealing with someone not picking up after their dog, to be the friendlier form: "Hi - here you go, I have an extra bag!" (blank stare) "Oh, I just figured you must have run out :)"

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3 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Eyebrow Threading

Are there any good eyebrow threading places around Lincoln Square/Ravenswood? I used to go to a great lady down in Lakeview, but I just can't get there as easily anymore and my eyebrows look a little scary!! Alternatively, someone who gives a quality wax would also work - basically I need these caterpillars off my face. :) Thanks.

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    To people who get their eyebrows threaded: are they able to shape and arch them carefully if they thread them? Thanks.

  • Yep. They shape just as well if not better than waxing. And for me, having sensitive skin, I don't look red for more than an hour. With waxing, my skin would be red for almost a week!

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Oct 13

Updated 2 days ago

Crazy Neighbor

An older woman recently moved in around the block. She yells at anyone whose dog uses the bathroom on the lawn area that borders the street and sidewalk, which is outside her window. I understand that this is not her property, the city owns it. Recently she was outside following me and pouring bleach all over the grass. My husband has seen her sprinkling what we hope is only red pepper. None of this has stopped the dogs from using...

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An older woman recently moved in around the block. She yells at anyone whose dog uses the bathroom on the lawn area that borders the street and sidewalk, which is outside her window. I understand that this is not her property, the city owns it. Recently she was outside following me and pouring bleach all over the grass. My husband has seen her sprinkling what we hope is only red pepper. None of this has stopped the dogs from using the bathroom on this stretch of grass. All of us dog owners are getting fed up with her harassment and we are worried she is going to start putting poison on the grass. We don't know if we should call the police or what to do. Has anyone been in this situation? Any advice? Is this legal what she is doing?

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  • Aron Long tlme Lincoln sq home owner

    Mandal I love everyblock .It adds amusement to my day .

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Pastry Chef from Beans n Bagels

Has anyone heard how the pastry chef from Beans n Bagels is doing now? I heard there would be a kickstarter campaign to help him while he's out of work because he was injured. But I never heard any more about that. Has anyone heard anything about how he is or about raising money to help him?

  • Their Facebook page had some updates a while ago- surgery went well. You might check for more details there.

  • I was there this morning and asked about him. She said he is doing well, but he's in France right now. I didn't want to press further.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Graffit and the cure?!?

I seem to have ended the graffiti that has plagued my building at Wilson and Wolcott .
( over 400 times this has happened!) I went to Sherwin Williams Paint Co. and ordered their anti-graffiti covering. If you are having a similar problem this might be the solution. It is quite pricey, About $105.00 per gallon. Your surface needs to be cleaned by the "Graffiti Buster" first before you apply the covering. My piece of mind was worth the cost. I will up-date you if I see this hasn't worked, but for now we are golden! YEAH!

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    Another possible solution could be 'green walls'

    http://goo.gl/ltX9DG <-- green walls google image search

    The paint is intriguing though... i may use it in conjunction with 'green walls'.

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    I'm inclined to think that any surface that doesn't present itself as a clean flat canvas would deter an aspiring 'artist'.

    It would be an interesting hypothesis to test - using flat surfaces (control), corrugated surfaces, vegetated surface (green walls), open slatted surfaces, surface filled with holes, surfaces that are already randomly colored, highly textured surfaces, etc.... anything to 'break the canvas' and make it less palatable.

    - someone go try that ; )

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Living life on the edge

I am in Rogers Park. Will I make it to the safety of Ravenswood without hearing a loud bang?

  • sidishus miscreant

    From UU facebook

    More gunfire very early this morning (3:30-ish...apparently...I heard some kind of police response around that time) in the Clarendon Wilson area...

    Again.

    Also from the Uptown Update FB page:

    "Just a heads up. There was a robbery/beating that took place on magnolia just south of argyle around 6:00 this evening [Friday]. Group of 5 younger black males jumped a man and stole his phone then took off running. Be aware when walking home from work."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HwTpFEuY8I

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    Is everyone on EB drunk tonight or something? My feed is so weird.

  • bjw

    That depends on if you make it without hearing a loud bang in RP!

2 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Bike Accident on Ravenswood and Montrose

Yesterday around 8:30am, I saw the immediate aftermath of a bike accident at the Ravenswood and Montrose intersection (west side of the Metra tracks). Looked like a car collided with a biker while trying to head south on Ravenswood. I looked up once I heard someone scream and saw the biker on the ground and several pedestrians rushing to help. The biker appeared to be knocked unconscious. I called 911 and was told several others had already contacted them about the accident. I was on my way to work and didn't stick around to see the paramedics arrive. Anyone know if the biker is ok?

  • Stephanie, Mayfair Bike path rider, Northsider 44 years

    As I've reflected on this thread throughout the week, this has been the take away. On any given day, as we navigate our urban environment, an environment most of us choose to live in, we have a responsibility to move from point to point with this concern of our fellow travelers in mind; that they are doing so as well, and wanting to get there safe and sound. How can we all contribute to that end? Getting there safe and sound together.

  • Marla J. Martin 4400 Block of Paulina

    I was also there when the accident happened, although my back was turned across the street. The biker was conscious and moaning loudly. She was taken away in an ambulance, but I also have seen nothing further reported. I hope she is ok. A gentleman I spoke with on the...

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    I was also there when the accident happened, although my back was turned across the street. The biker was conscious and moaning loudly. She was taken away in an ambulance, but I also have seen nothing further reported. I hope she is ok. A gentleman I spoke with on the street said he thought she hit the side of the car as she came down the hill and then flipped over the small car. The streets were wet after a downpour, she may have been trying to stop but couldn't. I send her my best wishes for a speedy recovery if she or her loved ones should read this post.

2 days ago

Keys found

By mangal restaurant

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Additional Filters Needed - EB Moderator?

Instead of just Thanks and Unneighborly, can a ranking system by relevance be used? That way people can add off topic comments that can be filtered down to a Conversation filter, and maybe a Fact or Answer button with relevant details upvoted? This would be used for description of a lost dog, result of an accident/investigation, etc. There will always be abuse for the buttons, but think the greater good may slightly edge out.

3 days ago

Sep 19 2012

Updated 3 days ago

Looking for a parking space near Damen and Ainslie

Does anybody have a parking space available for rent around the 4900 block of Damen?

  • There's a stained glass business on the corner of Damen & Farragut that has had a "garage space for rent" sign in their door. I saw it about a week ago, not sure if it's still there, but might be worth a look if you want covered parking. Otherwise, I agree with WatchFUL40 - you won't find a better deal than the park lot.

  • Sunflower6876 Loving life in Lincoln Square!

    I used to live around this area and checked with parking at the church. The rates are pretty reasonable, but they have stipulations on what times you can park there and what days. Also, you have to move your car out of the lot when it snows more than a...

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    I used to live around this area and checked with parking at the church. The rates are pretty reasonable, but they have stipulations on what times you can park there and what days. Also, you have to move your car out of the lot when it snows more than a few inches. I figured this made it not worth it to park there since the whole point of an assigned spot was to not deal with getting stuck on the street. The Damen/Ainsle/Lawrence area can be tough when it comes to parking, which is why I am happy that I moved to an area with much easier parking. Good luck!

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Extras needed for video in LS/Ravenswood area 10/22 & 10/23

Hi all -

We are shooting a video around the neighborhood next week and are in need of some extras to fill in a few scenes.

There are a few "featured" roles where it requires a specific look and others where we may just need a few extra people to round out the scenes.

If you are around those days during the day, let me know and I can give details of where/when it would be.

There is some small compensation based on featured or background.

thanks

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    Gregg, we don't know how to reach you....

  • Send us a message with details. I'd be interested - if you need a middle-aged pixie type, I'm your gal!

3 days ago

Keys Found in River Park, along Argyle

I found a set of keys (includes car keys) along Argyle in River Park. Please send me a message and describe the keys so that I know they are yours.

3 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

3 sheriffs on wolcott by sunnyside

11 am Thursday 3 sheriffs wrapping up. Anyone know what happened

4 days ago

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Oct 13

Updated 5 days ago

Item found in front of Mode Retail Shop would love to return.

Does anyone know Ruby who runs Mode Resale shop on Damen near the Brown Line? She locked up her store and left something outside. I found it while walking my dog and I brought it home so it wouldn't get stolen. I would like to return it but her hours are so inconsistent. If anyone has her number please email so I can return it.

thanks,

  • Lance gives crazy cat ladies a bad name. I thought Everyblock was about neighbors helping neighbors, not neighbors being mean to each other.

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    I suspect Lance is no lady. ;)

Oct 13

Updated 5 days ago

Kids Hip Hop classes?

Anyone know where we can find a hip hop class for young kids in the area? Most of the park districts that offer it are not nearby, and Old Town looks like they used to offer, but not lately. Would appreciate any ideas- thanks!

  • NCV

    Old Town offers them, they just don't start up again until January. Good Luck!

  • River Park has dance classes for all ages, including hip hop. Look under the CPD website and hone in on River Park.

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Secure parking for my work van?

I'm looking for a safe place to park a large sprinter van that's full of tools. A garage would need to be quite tall, but a fenced lot is perfect. Would need 24 hour access.

Oct 14

Updated 6 days ago

Looking for a business mentor

I started a business about a year and a half ago. I work solo and am seeking a mentor with business (particularly entrepreneurial) experience willing and available to meet up once a month for an hour to give his/her thoughts and critiques on my progress and plans. Maybe someone retired or semi-retired?

Direct message me if you're interested or know someone who might be, and I'm happy to share more details.

Oct 06

Updated 6 days ago

Personal Trainer Recommendation?

Can anyone recommend one? I belong to LA Fitness but haven't met anyone there I want to pay for training.

  • Karla@bewell Anywhere in City; Karla

    Hi Penny and Charles. I've been a Personal Trainer here in Chicago since 1989. I've gone from a small studio to a large Fitness Center and now trainer back on my own and loving it. I train one on one, couples and a meet up group with as many as 10. Would love to have a meeting and see if we are compatible. I have recommendations if you need them.

  • I've been working with Jason Kellerman for about six months, and I think he's fantastic. He's quite attentive and really tuned in to my capabilities and needs. We train at Cheetah in Andersonville, but I think he's got some flexibility on the location. Hit him up at jason.p.kellerman@gmail.com

6 days ago

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Oct 14

Updated 6 days ago

Lost Wallet - Help?

I lost a wallet yesterday afternoon/evening on the walk home from Mariano's. If anyone found it, I would dearly love to have it back, as it has some personal things in it that can't be replaced. :(

Oct 13

Updated Oct 14

Snow Removers?

Any recommendations for reliable snow removal services?

  • SC

    We are mostly looking for sidewalk/walkway shoveling- just FYI. Thanks for all the suggestions.

  • Hearts in North Center North center resident

    Definitely TSI- Tim's Snowplowing! Tim is a long time NC resident - very reliable and reasonable.
    www.tsisnow.com

Apr 04

Updated Oct 14

Sharing office space in Ravenswood corridor (1770 W. Berteau)

Hi all-

I just moved my office into the Ravenswood Clock Tower building, and have ample room for some other entrepreneurs that would prefer taking their business from their living room into a more professional space. It's a great space with a private office for sensitive meetings, as well as a large conference area for client meetings.

Price is $300/ month, and that includes high-speed wifi, phone with unlimited long distance, desk, super-comfy office chair, and a personal file cabinet...

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Hi all-

I just moved my office into the Ravenswood Clock Tower building, and have ample room for some other entrepreneurs that would prefer taking their business from their living room into a more professional space. It's a great space with a private office for sensitive meetings, as well as a large conference area for client meetings.

Price is $300/ month, and that includes high-speed wifi, phone with unlimited long distance, desk, super-comfy office chair, and a personal file cabinet to lock of anything.

I'm really wanting to make this space known for producing excellent businesses, so creative types are highly encouraged. :-)

Let me know if you want more information or if you'd like to see the space.

Thanks!
Kevin

  • Hi Kevin, I'm a psychologist looking for office space in that area. Is there still availability?

  • Liz Schwartz Ravenswood Creative & Designer

    Hey Kevin, I'm a designer who lives and works in the neighborhood and may be looking for a new office space. What kind of room do you have and is there any level of privacy or just open desks?

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