Apr 03

Updated 14 hours ago

47th and 48th Calumet

I noticed there is green fencing up on 47th and 48th Calumet. Also there is construction going on inside the green fence on 47th Calumet. Does anyone know what they are building on those blocks?

3 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

3500-3699 Calumet ave Help us get our Neighborhood back

Well I will say this, it is very uncomfortable to drive through, groups of drug dealers milling about in the street. I didn't sign up for this, until this problem gets solved how do you move forward, just like it has been said maybe they are there to discourage us or frustrate our resolve so we give up and move on. I have seen the Police move on them but they are still there, I have had several conversations with...

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Well I will say this, it is very uncomfortable to drive through, groups of drug dealers milling about in the street. I didn't sign up for this, until this problem gets solved how do you move forward, just like it has been said maybe they are there to discourage us or frustrate our resolve so we give up and move on. I have seen the Police move on them but they are still there, I have had several conversations with my neighbors and they are at a lost, this is a great concern because you think maybe they have some power you are unaware of that gives them license. You think to yourself am I putting myself in jeopardy by calling them out, but in normal times our families are free to live out in the open with normal neighbor activities, talking, children playing etc.,etc., but who can play in the middle of cars flying down our street 60 miles an hour, 20 to 30 young people coming to and from with who knows what activity going on. Alderman if you are listening ..............HELP

  • imagine imagine all the people living life in peace

    Yur right Harris. I am done. I have given some pretty good ideas that have worked here in Bridgeport. Again, Ray rather be the arm chair warrior which never works. On him. Sorry you have Aldermen issues. We have our own, but I am sure he will be voted out...

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    Yur right Harris. I am done. I have given some pretty good ideas that have worked here in Bridgeport. Again, Ray rather be the arm chair warrior which never works. On him. Sorry you have Aldermen issues. We have our own, but I am sure he will be voted out this time around. Fioretti seems to be a pretty decent alderman. Hope you get him. Has done good things for his area. We have done things in my area that had worked and also in Canaryville. Your choice if you care to use them as well. We all on here care about where we live.Good luck to you all.

  • Happy making better choices

    Thanks Mr. Harris. Sometimes ignoring is a way to go by not even giving energy to those personal attacks but great for saying something since you felt led to do so and nice Imagine for your last post. Great to see when we all share for the betterment of our neighborhoods.

Apr 14

Updated 17 hours ago

new park

What would you like to see at a new Bronzeville park? 4300 block of South Calumet. I know I'd like to see a dog park; any other dog owners out there agree? Join in the discussion and share your thoughts. You can go online to vote for things like a dog park (see last picture).

Apr 14

Updated 18 hours ago

what do you think?

Alderman Dowell is working to have a request for proposals created to drive the development of 43rd st around Calumet and Prairie. What do you think of the idea? Attached is a pic showing a possible collection of stores, what do you think? Contact her office to share your thoughts of what you would like to see here. Help drive this conversation to see the development that will sustain and ignite the revitalization of Bronzeville. Get involved early before decisions are made.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Excuse me for knowing, understanding, respecting and honoring the authentic history of Bronzeville and its potential as a emerging African American heritage tourism destination.

    Virtually,

    Harold L. Lucas

    1-773-819-2055

    www.bviconline.info

  • I reside within this area and welcome the idea of bringing new business to the community. I'm excited and can't wait! This would be a great opportunity to provide employment to the residents in the area.

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38 hours ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Missing Cat - Please look out for him

Nanuq went missing from Blackstone & 47th over the holiday weekend.

If you spot him please call 219-241-3904.

Thank you!!

  • Correction....Nanuq went missing from 49th and Blackstone. Sorry for the confusion.

  • Maureen@Walkies Owner, Walkies Pet Sitting Service

    Have you posted him on Lost Cats Illinois on Facebook? They have a form you fill out too. Also, did you put up flyers and contact local vets? Go outside, especially around the alley and back porch of your building around 4 am-5am and shake treats or dry food. Open a can if that's what Nanuq responds to. Do this repeatedly. I hope he returns.

4 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Bronzeville Thank State Representative Mitchell for Limiting Your Transportation Options

Several weeks ago the Illinois House of Representatives voted on HB 4075. The bill was bought and paid for by the taxi and commercial auto insurance industry and would place draconian regulations on the ridesharing industry Areas such as Bronzeville, which is designated by the City of Chicago, as an underserved community by the taxi industry, has residents who regularly use ridesharing companies Uber,Lyft, and Sidecar for critical transportation needs. Although his constituents use these services State Rep Christian Mitchell supported the bill that would limit ridesharing in Chicago while protecting the taxi industry. .

  • Anna,
    Yes, typing on the run on a smart phone does not always result in grand prose. Sorry if the wording was that confusing. As a real estate attorney, I'm sure you are familiar with folks sometimes having 2 or 3 properties in various parts of the city & burbs. It's really not a salient point to this discussion so PM me if you have any other questions about my residential history:)

  • Anna in Hyde Park Real estate attorney

    No problem. I agree that the location of one's primary residence doesn't invalidate their opinion on the topic of Uber...I guess I was just trying to ferret out 'review fraud'...believe it or not that is becoming quite a thing now...your statements in support of Uber were so enthusiastic...combined with the perceived inconsistency in your location made me wonder if you had ties to the owners/operators. But that's enough everyblock for one day. Over and out:)

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Missing Cat - Please look out for him

Nanaq went missing from 47th and Blackstone over the holiday weekend.

If you spot this guy please call 219-241-3904.

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Apr 13

Updated 2 days ago

Moving to Chicago

Hello,

I was wondering what a good place to live in Chicago that isn't too far from mount sinai hospital. My budget seems to only allow me to look at places in the south like bronzeville. I am a single female so any advice would be appreciated!

  • Michael Ramstedt Managing Broker, Krain Real Estate

    Check out UIC West campus "Tri-Taylor". Between I-290 on the north, Roosevelt Rd on the south, Damen on the east and Western on the west. I have been living here for 27 years and selling and renting real estate for 20 years. I always gets 15-20 apartments each year in...

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    Check out UIC West campus "Tri-Taylor". Between I-290 on the north, Roosevelt Rd on the south, Damen on the east and Western on the west. I have been living here for 27 years and selling and renting real estate for 20 years. I always gets 15-20 apartments each year in the neighborhood. Its one of the best neighborhoods in the city . . UIC and medical students . . . downtown working professionals . .and families. Mt Sinai is only 5-10minutes by car or bus down Ogden Ave to the SW. 1 Brs run $700-$1000. 2 BRs run $800-$1200. I actually have a 1 BR heat included for $950 right now.

  • Ben in Bronzeville Let's Build a Stronger City

    The farther North in Brozeville you get the nicer it is. The Chicago Police HQ is on 35th. Illinois Institute of Techonology is north of 35th. Lake access and transportation great in the area. Lived here for five years and it's been great. You can check out crime stats for any neighborhood online here...

    http://gis.chicagopolice.org/

Apr 14

Updated 2 days ago

I'M COMING BACK TO BRONZEVILLE!!!!

If all works out and God continues to bless me..... I'm Coming Back this Spring... the former Bronzeville Coffee House will be opening back up under my Parent Company "SIP & SAVOR INC., So Prepare yourselves for a Venue that's Grown & Sexy complete with relaxing music, Fine Art, Networking on a level never seen before, Class, Elegance, and much much more! I envision events such as Comedy, Live Jazz, Hell, I'm even thinking of hosting a Karaoke night. So STAY TUNED IT'S GOING TO BE EPIC!!!!! AND OF COURSE THE COFFEE WILL BE FIYA, STRAIGHT FROM THE MOTHERLAND.....

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Glad to be onboard!

Stumbled on this site while searching online...condo owner and longtime Bronzeville resident having grown up in the area and have seen the area transform from the late 70s and want to be part of its ongoing renaissance!

  • Welcome onboard!

  • $1 extra per ride for Uber X. Not really a big deal to make sure the drivers are properly trained and insured, is it?

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Hook me up to the website where the Bronzeville long term residents collaborate.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Shout out your block

I've got about a week until I'm out there digging into the neighborhoods to find where I want to live, and I wanted to get a more granular view of Bronzeville. So, here's what I'm asking:

- Give me a general description of where you are (3900 block of _____, or "near intersection of "______ and _______")

- Tell me what's great about your block and the general area around it -- please identify relevant landmarks, parks, ect.

- Lastly,...

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I've got about a week until I'm out there digging into the neighborhoods to find where I want to live, and I wanted to get a more granular view of Bronzeville. So, here's what I'm asking:

- Give me a general description of where you are (3900 block of _____, or "near intersection of "______ and _______")

- Tell me what's great about your block and the general area around it -- please identify relevant landmarks, parks, ect.

- Lastly, tell me what could be improved. I'm not asking you to trash it--just be honest.

This will help me immensely, as I'm seeing that blogs that discuss Chicago real estate only like to talk about places like Lincoln Park, Lakeview, West Loop...ect..ect.

If you have a lead or own a building, feel free to contact me directly.

Thanks,
Mike

Apr 14

Updated 2 days ago

Gun Violence explodes across City

Over 30 people shot in a weekend and we are only in April, maybe I am naïve in thinking this, but could Drugs be the problem here. The only other time we had this level of violence was during prohibition. My thinking is when the alcohol ban was lifted the violence problem went away. I see open air drug dealing going on uninterrupted 24/7 like it's a 7/11 and not even an ounce of fear on these drug dealers faces of being arrested, well now the shooting involves children, women, at all times of day and night, and we have no answers. Well something has gotta give or this will be the end of us all.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    "If she takes off, I think it'll be because Samantha speaks to a couple of things going on in the art world now," said Faheem Majeed, associate director of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Art & Art History and an artist who has collaborated frequently with Hill....

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    "If she takes off, I think it'll be because Samantha speaks to a couple of things going on in the art world now," said Faheem Majeed, associate director of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Art & Art History and an artist who has collaborated frequently with Hill. "Audiences seem to have grown dissatisfied with people making things for the sake of making things. They would rather connect. She does that through oral histories, by taking (old-timey) tintype photographs of contemporary people. At the same time, she is creating pleasing moments. It's not a byproduct of a social practice angle — it's wanting a degree of both."

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    A few years ago, when he was executive director of the South Side Community Art Center, Majeed asked Hill to contribute a piece for an exhibit about the decline of the South Side Community Art Center itself. She asked to create an installation in the basement, which was dank, cluttered and unused.

    "Older board members? One unwritten rule there was 'Always put your best foot forward,' and her thing didn't go over well," he said. "But there were all these stories about people who worked and lived down there, stories passed down but never documented. So she did it. She loaded the place with the voices from oral histories and sounds of decay that literally came through the cracks. Her point, using the space, incorporating its history, was that a neglected space could be renovated, but its loss would be catastrophic. It was amazing."

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    A kind of sculpture — and, like many of her "sculptures," more of an art-directed space than a hunk of material whittled into shape. Same goes for her "Gift Project" in 2011. Patric McCoy, a Hyde Park art collector, gave Hill more than 1,500 portraits of black men taken between...

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    A kind of sculpture — and, like many of her "sculptures," more of an art-directed space than a hunk of material whittled into shape. Same goes for her "Gift Project" in 2011. Patric McCoy, a Hyde Park art collector, gave Hill more than 1,500 portraits of black men taken between 1980 and 1992 and a small set of instructions: She could show the pictures to anyone, but only in a dark room. And she must set up discussions about the 1980s and also play jazz in the background. Hill projected the photos on a 6-foot screen at the University of Chicago's Rockefeller Memorial Chapel and put a DJ (spinning jazz) in the pulpit.
    A kind of sculpture — and, like many of her "sculptures," more of an art-directed space than a hunk of material whittled into shape. Same goes for her "Gift Project" in 2011. Patric McCoy, a Hyde Park art collector, gave Hill more than 1,500 portraits of black men taken between 1980 and 1992 and a small set of instructions: She could show the pictures to anyone, but only in a dark room. And she must set up discussions about the 1980s and also play jazz in the background. Hill projected the photos on a 6-foot screen at the University of Chicago's Rockefeller Memorial Chapel and put a DJ (spinning jazz) in the pulpit.

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

  • Geez Louise Bronzeville resident

    Harold,
    Not that I am aware of.

  • Bronzeville as the home for the Lucas museum has not been discussed from what I know. My push has been on the President Barack Obama Library for Washington Park.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Lucas Museum for Bronzeville?

  • Angelique CAC CAC Chair

    Just looking at the list of people included in the discussion, I don't think that our community was included in the conversation. It is definitely an option to explore further. We would have to show interest from an outside organization.

  • Juan from South Loop 13 year South Loop resident
  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    If you think like Daniel Burnham and make no little plans because they do not inspire the hearts of progressive men & women, then Chicagoans should max out the international heritage tourism development opportunity by building both President Barack Obama's library and the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum on the pavatial...

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    If you think like Daniel Burnham and make no little plans because they do not inspire the hearts of progressive men & women, then Chicagoans should max out the international heritage tourism development opportunity by building both President Barack Obama's library and the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum on the pavatial lakefront campus of the former Michael Reese hospital site at 31st and the lakefront in the historic Bronzeville community!

    Hey Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Pat Quinn you'd better stop taking the voters in African American community of Chicago for granted!!!

    Other than our inner city Southside neighborhoods being re gentrified by the University of Chicago, what is the return on investment for the African American communities in Chicago?

    Virtually,

    Harold L. Lucas

    1-773-819-2055

    www.bviconline.info

    www.cmap.illinois.gov/bmnhac

Apr 10

Updated 4 days ago

Lu Palmer's House

It's really sad what has happened to Lu's house over on King Drive, this is another sore eye for Bronzeville, Even the property where CBUC used to have meetings looks condemned. A beautiful red-brick structure has fallen on to hard times. Even the nearby Bronzeville Bed and Breakfast closed, never to return as of yet. Preservation needs to be taken more serious on the south side, cause when it's gone, it's gone! (See Picture).

  • Danie Lifelong Bronzeville resident and environmentalist

    There is a comment policy about being respectful. Efforts to do good are sabotaged by disrespect, anger, bitterness and resentment. How will we accomplish anything without respect? Benjamin thank you for desire to make something positive.
    My not for profit has a Crowd Rise for an urban agriculture project we are working on. Perhaps you and other organizations might want to start a fundraiser to save a Bronzeville treasure.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Hey TM BVille,

    You exhibit your ignorance about the recent history of Bronzeville, by expressing the same "top down" anti social, class stratification elitism that has enable systematic destruction of landmark buildings and the authentic culture of Bronzeville, as an internationally significant heritage tourism destination.

    I stand on my previous comments on this thread, as the current reality in Bronzeville!

    Dummy, how many Bronzeville historic structures have you saved or redeveloped.

    Virtually,

    Harold L. Lucas

    1-773-819-2055

    www.bviconline.info

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Updated 4 days ago

http://www.chicagonow.com/bronzeville-urban-green/2014/04/risky-business-marijuana/

One impact of crime on all communities is the procedure of putting nonviolent offenders, like young people with less than 30 grams of pot in jail. Hold this up to the light and compare it to letting banks get off even when they admit to money laundering for major drug cartels.

  • lisadee Ten Plus Year Hyde Park Resident

    Thanks for the book recommendation JRMD! I recently saw Matt give an interview on a show on this very topic and you are correct, the hypocrisy is staggering and quite eye opening. Will definitely adding this to my library.

  • Danie Lifelong Bronzeville resident and environmentalist

    Please feel free to add your thoughts at my blog site also. We have to remind our community of the hypocrisy and disrespect.
    I am planning a blog in response to James Meeks suggesting that we vote for a Republican Governor because the Democratic one has done nothing for us. LOL

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Apr 14

New Buckthorn Park

What would you like to see at a new Bronzeville park? 4300 block of South Calumet. Join in the discussion and share your thoughts.

Apr 14

LOST DOG FOUND

A small brown Chihuahua was found near 37th & Indiana on 4/4/2014. If you have any info on the rightful owners please post below and I will definitely contact you ASAP. The dog is not chipped.

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Apr 13

Vandercook College Internet Essentials (Free)

Vandercook College

Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Internet Essentials Class Time: 6:00pm-6:45pm
Concert Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Location: VanderCook College of Music, 3140 S. Federal Street
Max enrollment: 20 people

To register for a class or if there are any questions, please contact Jeff Sadowski at jsadowski@vandercook.edu or 312-788-1166. (Note: please register prior to each class to guarantee a seat in the class…space it limited).

Shalom

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Apr 03

Updated Apr 10

Bronzeville businesses need to do better.

As a resident I want to be able to support local businesses, however this last week made me wonder if our local business owners just don't care or take our business for granted. We went to one establishment one night for dinner, the place was somewhat dirty, the front door smeared with hand prints. I always look at a front door as your initial impression and it should be kept clean. So just by chance, we happened to return two...

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As a resident I want to be able to support local businesses, however this last week made me wonder if our local business owners just don't care or take our business for granted. We went to one establishment one night for dinner, the place was somewhat dirty, the front door smeared with hand prints. I always look at a front door as your initial impression and it should be kept clean. So just by chance, we happened to return two nights later, only to see the same smears on the glass. So in two days, no one thought to clean the door? So we left, I didn't want to think about the kitchen. Ironically, we went to a nearby place, it too was dirty, and the service was surly.

These weren't fast food establishments either, not that that's an excuse for dirt when/where dealing with food service. Such a shame, I want to tell friends to come out to BV, but can't, how can I when I question returning to these spots myself.

  • Erica in Bronzeville 9-yr Bronzeville Resident

    Mr. Lucas. Can you please paint a picture of what elected official support of Bronzeville tactically means? If that feeds into improving our quality of life in Bronzeville, I am all for it. To me, improving our quality of life today is numero uno.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Dear Erica in Bronzeville and those self serving, arrogant, plutocratic "top down" black politicians in Chicago!

    If Bronzeville elected officials were progressive in advocating for city and state resources from heritage tourism development in under served predominantly African American neighborhoods in Chicago, they would have incorporated an subsidy initiative with...

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    Dear Erica in Bronzeville and those self serving, arrogant, plutocratic "top down" black politicians in Chicago!

    If Bronzeville elected officials were progressive in advocating for city and state resources from heritage tourism development in under served predominantly African American neighborhoods in Chicago, they would have incorporated an subsidy initiative with the state legislation on the McCormick Place expansion of a new hotel and the DePaul Basketball stadium, that would have provided some financial resources for the development of Bronzevlle as a international heritage tourism destination.

    Both the Mayor and the Governor could have also sponsored set asides in the legislation that could have benefited heritage tourism development in African American neighborhoods.

    Since our governor, mayor and incumbent black democratic elected officials continue to take African American voters in Chicago for granted, the reality of less than 20% voter turn out in the democratic primary election, bodes well for the republicans in the general election come November 2014!

    Harold L. Lucas

    1-773-819-2055

    www.bviconline.info

    www.cmap.illinois.gov/bmnhac

Apr 10

Bronzeville Goes to College

Bronzeville Scholastic Academy recently allowed its 9th-12th grade students an opportunity to preview college. See the article here: http://www.cps.edu/Spotlight/Pages/Spotlight565.aspx

Apr 10

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Apr 09

Updated Apr 09

LOST DOG FOUND

A small brown Chihuahua was found near 37th & Indiana on 4/4/2014. If you have any info on the rightful owners please post below and I will definitely contact you ASAP.

Thank You

Apr 07

Updated Apr 09

LOST DOG FOUND

Lost dog found by 37th & Indiana, please leave a post!!!

  • Kath Kath

    I agree you should give a little info on the dog, I see many of posts in the midway area of missing dogs, those people may not see your post. I've seen two missing dog posts about a huskie and a poodle. I can notify them on those posts if it is either of these types of dogs.

  • Yes, sorry. I am going to add a new post with more details on the dog. Thank You everyone for your advise and help. The dog is in good hands :)

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