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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/

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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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Night Out: Performances in the Parks at Harris

Fri, Aug 1, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Largest African Empire Revealed: Featuring Ayodele. The music, dance and stories of West Africa are shared with audiences through this energetic performance of ancient traditions, masquerade, and native instrumentation.

4 days ago

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Afrofuturism, drones and urban blight at the Logan Center

Set in a room of the first floor of the Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., Boykin’s installation features sheets of white office paper strewn about the floor representing rubble...

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Dec 09 2012

Updated Jul 15

Thinking about moving to Hyde Park. Good or bad?

I'll be working in the Loop (I'm a programmer), and Hyde Park seems like a good place to live, based on rents. Is there a crime problem? Any good dive bars or hole-in-the-wall restaurants? Parks? Thanks!

  • EddieM, that's so funny, I'm glad it's not just me that gets the interrogation...

  • Couple of as-yet unmentioned points...

    1) HP is home to one of the Chicago Park Districts outdoor ice rinks. I raised 2 boys in this neighborhood, and basically for us the Midway Ice Rink is the winter equivalent of The Point. My kids and I always run into our friends...

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    Couple of as-yet unmentioned points...

    1) HP is home to one of the Chicago Park Districts outdoor ice rinks. I raised 2 boys in this neighborhood, and basically for us the Midway Ice Rink is the winter equivalent of The Point. My kids and I always run into our friends there, and meet new ones as well. Sadly, starting this past winter it is no longer free to skate, but it's still only a couple of bucks (plus rentals if you don't own). If you don't know how to skate, this is the perfect place to learn because it's close to home, cheap, and very friendly to inexperienced skaters. Most importantly, its a really easy and enjoyable way to avoid going into complete hibernation in the dead of winter.

    2) Your original question about dive bars was not really answered with any specifics. My answer is The Cove. Looks a little sketchy from the outside, but pretty friendly inside, good bartenders, and a mix of local residents and student clientele. Unlike Jimmy's (which a lot of people might consider #1 because it's more or less the "U of C bar"), they actually have a some good of craft beers (3 Floyds, Lagunitas, Revolution) and a bunch of decent TVs.

    Also, the U of C operates "The Pub" in the basement of Ida Noyes, which is mostly students but has a good atmosphere. It also has the best beer selection in the neighborhood, perhaps not counting the relatively new Porkchop - but Porkchop is a restaurant with a small bar area, not a bar.

    Best cocktails in the hood by far are at A10, but that is most definitely not a dive.

    In my opinion, avoid The Falcon Inn. It's just not fun there.

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Jul 15

Night Out: Dance Libs with MRMP at Harris

Tue, Jul 29, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dance Libs with MRMP is an interactive dance concert by Matter of Reaction Movement Project. This evening of dance and entertainment is inspired by Mad Libs, choose your own adventure books, improvisation, and games. Music and dance will come together to create each night?s ?dance lib.?

Jul 14

Interesting health and crime data for the neighborhood

http://www.chicagohealthatlas.org/place/hyde_park

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Jul 13

Updated Jul 14

Moving here

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

  • Aflowerlover A community life, nature, peace & justice lover.

    How about the Del Prado or Regents Park

  • I'm actually looking at Regents Park myself right now. I'm at East Part Tower at the moment. Depends on needs and price range - but Hyde Park Tower is pretty nice, Shoreland is a great building with crazy good views, but pricey.

Jul 08

Updated Jul 14

Really?

I have to question the validity of the claim, "This is what Hyde Park has been waiting for."

  • Michael Deuser: What's wrong with Dunkin Donuts? They just moved across the street -- in the little corner next to Fifth Third bank. My coffee-loving friends say theirs is the best.
    As for what I've been wishing for -- I miss Pier 1 and I would love to have a store like Cost Plus World Market in Hyde Park -- someplace for inexpensive but tasteful housewares.

  • I want the Freehling Pot and Pan Company to expand and move into the new building that will be anchored by Whole Foods. This store is an excellent example of a successful local business (as is Wesley's Shoe Corral http://wesleyshoes.com/).

    (http://hpherald.com/blog/2013/07/24/neighborhood-snapshot-freehling-pot-and-pan-company/

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    **SELF CERTIFICATION PROJECT** Interior renovation of 3,500 SF on the first fl.of a single story building (east), type E-business use. Work includes interior partitions, doors, toilet core, lighting, new fire rated vestibule and adjustments to existing mechanical equip. per plans. No refrig. work. Conditional approval subject to field inspection and audit.

    950 E. 61st St. Issued July 9, 2014 Comment

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Jul 12

Hyde Park Historical Society Summer Newsletter

Download the PDF for this summer's newsletter...and more. http://www.hydeparkhistory.org/newsletter/

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    NEW CONSTRUCTION OF A 1-STORY FACILITY TO INCLUDE CLASSROOMS, OFFICES, SQUASH COURTS AND ASSOCIATED SITE WORK AS PER PLANS.

    6100 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Issued July 10, 2014 Comment

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Jul 07

Updated Jul 10

Appliance Repair

I have a refrigerator that does not cool anymore. Need to find an appliance repair person as soon as possible. Any suggestions?

  • CeCe Edwards Grand Crossing Park Advisory Council

    if it is a brand name contacted
    In my case it was the timer. had the mfg.cert.tech come out. it was worth the money.
    Diamond Factory in Bartlett they don't discriminate against the south side or west side and will come out as an authorized service tech.

    if you don't want to pay the service charge and want to try a local there is a MrFixIt in hyde park. good luck

  • Thanks so much CeCe!

Jul 10

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Jul 10

Testimony Art Opening @ Logan Center for the Arts

...L. Hernandez are the three artists featured in the show. The Logan Center is located 915 E 60th Street and is open Monday-Sunday...

Jul 09

Alderman on violence in Chicago: 'We've got a war right here to deal with'

...on private investment in the meantime. He shows me a boarded-up three-flat on Ingleside and 62nd that's being rehabbed; new homes on Woodlawn Avenue, just south of the University of...

Jun 20

Updated Jul 09

Recommendations for a good, inexpensive indoor swimming pool in/near Hyde Park

The U of C closed its pool for the summer, and I'm looking for an indoor pool to use when the weather is bad and the lake is too choppy. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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