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Jackson Park Dog Park

From what i've gathered from others, the proposal to turn a few tennis courts south of MSI into a dog park was accepted by the park district and all that's in the way is the funding. So in the meantime, i say make the best of it on a shoe-string. Recently I installed a bag dispenser, super dooper pooper scoopers (container of cardboard scraps), a toy basket and water station... plus i dropped off a few construction cones for those...

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From what i've gathered from others, the proposal to turn a few tennis courts south of MSI into a dog park was accepted by the park district and all that's in the way is the funding. So in the meantime, i say make the best of it on a shoe-string. Recently I installed a bag dispenser, super dooper pooper scoopers (container of cardboard scraps), a toy basket and water station... plus i dropped off a few construction cones for those who are interested in training for agility.

On maintenance: I'll drop by once a week with water and bags. If there's any vandalism, let me know and i'll address it asap.

On improvements: 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 attached.

23 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Haircut!

Just moved to Hyde Park and I'm in need of a barber. Internet is steering my towards Hyde Park Hair Salon or Hyde Park Barber Studio. Any thoughts on these two places or maybe someone knows of another place? Looking for a fade. I'm asian and have asian hair.

  • Ray

    Hyde park hair salon.........excellent, also where President Obama used to get his haircut.

  • Kym G Uchicago Grad Student Wife

    I would go to Japanese Zen. They are really nice and skillful.

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The New Black to be screened April 26

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Election results for Hyde Park LSCs

Hyde Parker and jazz legend Willie Pickens (center, writing) votes in the local school council election at Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., while his wife Irma (left) looks on.

Kozminski Elementary School, 936 E. 54th St.

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Canter Elementary School, 4959 S. Blackstone Ave.

As of press time no LSC list for Ariel, 1119 E. 46th St.; Reavis, 834 E. 50th St., or Shoesmith, 1330 E. 50th St., elementary schools were submitted to the Herald.

As of press time no LSC list for Ariel, 1119 E. 46th St.; Reavis, 834 E. 50th St., or Shoesmith, 1330 E. 50th St., elementary schools were submitted to the Herald.

As of press time no LSC list for Ariel, 1119 E. 46th St.; Reavis, 834 E. 50th St., or Shoesmith, 1330 E. 50th St., elementary schools were submitted to the Herald.

3 days ago

Late University janitor’s gun cache draws CPD action

...amount of firearms and ammunition from former University Janitor Richard D. Meland's appartment at 55th and University on February 20. Richard D. Meland, an 80-year-old retired University janitor who passed...

...collection of guns. Meland owned several firearms and boxes of ammunition in his apartment on 5527 South University Avenue...

Officers hauled heavy boxes into an armored police truck parked in the middle of the 5500 block of University Avenue. UChicago second-year Blaize Gervais witnessed CPD officers carrying boxes from the apartment complex and...

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Apr 09

Updated 3 days ago

Post office alternative

If the post office on 55th has a long line I walk across the parking lot to Office Depot. They have USPS, FedEx and UPS service there, and you can buy stamps at the checkout. Usually well staffed, although you are sharing them with people getting posters and such, but more pleasant to wait (there is a restroom just to the right) and the people working there are a bit more cheerful!

  • LJ in Hyde Park New neighbor

    Thanks for the heads-up. I was not aware of the international shipping situation.

  • Agreed, Office Depot can handle a lot of what the USPS can--there are still a few things, however, that you might still have to go to the Post Office for. I need my packages to be scanned and properly "accepted" into their tracking system when I drop them off, and Office Depot isn't able to do that sort of thing.

3 days ago

  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALL (1) SET INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED FLUSH MOUNT REVERSE LIT CHANNEL LETTERS ABOVE STOREFRONT ON SOUTH ELEVATION AND CONNECT TO SUPPLIED LEADS.

    1164 E. 55th St. Issued April 14, 2014 Comment

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Apr 03

Updated 4 days ago

Permit parking along lakefront?

From the Hyde Park Herald:

Hyde Parkers living on the 5400 block of South Shore Drive could be the first in the neighborhood with permit parking. Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) told residents Thursday night, in a meeting at the Shoreland, 5454 S. Shore Dr., that 65 percent of the blocks’ residents had signed a petition requesting permit parking.

Permit parking would allow anyone living on the 5400 block of South Shore Drive block with a car registered to their address to exclusively park on that block between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. from May 1 through October 1.

  • @Aflowerlover, it wouldn't effect visitors of the park. The park closes at 11 pm and the permit is essentially for overnight parking - 11 pm to 5 am. So, basically no hanging out at the park after hours.

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

    Thanks for thee update greatly appreciated

5 days ago

Internet Essentials (Free Internet Training)

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).

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star status barbershop

This is the best barbershop in Hyde Park. Great hair cutting skills, with professional service. I rank this place #1

  • It is good that you are proud of your own establishment and think it is #1. Perhaps we'll try it out and let you know.

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    RETROFIT EXISTING T12 FLUORESCENT LAMPS WITH UL LISTED HIGH EFFICIENCY T8 ELECTRONIC BALLAST AND T8 FLUORESCENT LAMPS

    1100 E. 55th St. Issued April 10, 2014 Comment

Apr 10

Updated 6 days ago

The Promontory

From Eater Chicago:

The Promontory is finally coming soon. Signified by a liquor license application and the participation in an upcoming fundraiser, partner Bruce Finkelman says it's now targeted to open in early summer. Chef Jared Wentworth and beverage director Will Duncan will cater the KAM Isaiah Israel Gala on April 26, the same event where Matthias Merges previewed A10 last year. Tickets start at $150. [EaterWire/DNAinfo]

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Apr 06

Updated Apr 09

Broken Post Office

The post office in the plaza at 55th street has ground to almost a complete standstill since the UofC closed its campus post office. Please write to Aldermen Burns and Hairston and ask them to work with the university to reopen a campus office asap.

  • b none

    Great ideas. However,my experience has been long lines handled by just ONE worker. It seems there is very few staff. None the less, there is an issue that need resolving.

  • lisadee Ten Plus Year Hyde Park Resident

    LMNHP, thanks so much for providing the link to file a complaint. I agree with everyone; the problem did not just begin with the closing of the U of C post office. Customer service has ALWAYS been horrible at this location. I remember going in one day last year (actually,...

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    LMNHP, thanks so much for providing the link to file a complaint. I agree with everyone; the problem did not just begin with the closing of the U of C post office. Customer service has ALWAYS been horrible at this location. I remember going in one day last year (actually, it was the last time I went there). As usual, the line was off the door. I mentioned to the the "lackluster" employee manning the counter that since we have such a large customer base at this office, why not get a self serve kiosk, like the ones in the downtown post offices (where you could buy stamps and weigh packages yourself and just pay with credit or debit card). She BLANDLY replied "ain't gonna do no good, they don't wanna spend no money on this location". Sigh.... Needless to say, to save myself the aggravation if I need to go to the post office I normally wait (if time permits) until I go to work and use one of the downtown locations. They're not setting the world on fire in terms of customer service either, but at least I can get in and out when I use the self serve kiosk options.

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Apr 07

Pizza Brunch Spectacular Mealshare

Sat, Apr 12, 2014 12:30p-3:00p

Come join Zibby and enjoy a brunch mealshare in Hyde Park!

Enjoy your breakfast favorites on delicious homemade pizza such as:
-vegan raspberry-nutella on an almond-based crust
-fried egg, mozzerella, potato, and kale with optional breakfast meat add-ons (sausage and bacon!)
Also:
-some kind of salad/side
-mimosas and home-roasted fair trade coffee!

To sign up and attend the mealshare...click the link below...once signed up the address will appear...

https://www.mealsharing.com/mealshares/pizza-brunch-spectacular

If this is your first mealshare, use the code "First Meal" and your meal is FREE!!

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Apr 05

Updated Apr 06

Streetscape Project on 71st St will officially start Wednesday Apr 9 2014

My office is proud to announce the start of this project is this coming Wednesday April 9th.
View the plan details here: http://i.imgur.com/GqXVKH9.png

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    That link won't open.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR RENOVATION OF EXISTING COFFEE SHOP. SCOPE OF WORK TOINCLUDE MINOR ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING WORK FOR RELOCATED EQUIPMENT AND FIXTURES; NEW FURNITURE, CASEWORK, AND FINISHES. INTERIOR WORKONLY.

    1174 E. 55th St. Issued April 4, 2014 Comment

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Updated Apr 04

Beer Taps at Porkchop Hyde Park

Highlights, so far, include New Holland (MI) Dragon's Milk Stout, Temperance Smittytown (a tart ESB brewed in Evanston!) and Central Waters (WI) Glacial Trail IPA.

  • Ky Librarian and North Kenwood resident

    I've yet to try any beer, but we went last week and the food was very good.

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Apr 02

Poetry Reading Salon this Friday, 4/4/14

Fri, Apr 4, 2014 8 pm

April is national poetry month. Poet and author Rosina Neginsky will present a dramatic reading from her book of poetry, Juggler. The event is part of Hyde Park Community Players “First Fridays” Staged reading series, and will include multiple actors (including the author), poems in French, Russian and English and live music. While most of the pieces are from Neginsky’s 2009 bilingual book of poems, Juggler, the evening will also include several new works.

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April is national poetry month. Poet and author Rosina Neginsky will present a dramatic reading from her book of poetry, Juggler. The event is part of Hyde Park Community Players “First Fridays” Staged reading series, and will include multiple actors (including the author), poems in French, Russian and English and live music. While most of the pieces are from Neginsky’s 2009 bilingual book of poems, Juggler, the evening will also include several new works.

Dr. Neginsky is a professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield, where she teaches Comparative Literature and Art History. She has authored several books, most recently Salome: the Image of a Woman who Never Was: Nymph, Seducer, Destroyer.

$5 at the door. Stay after the reading for coffee, cookies and conversation. Audience members are welcome to use Augustana’s parking lot. For more information on the Reading Series, visit
www.Hydeparkcommunityplayer.org

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Mar 27

Updated Mar 31

Native Foods now open in Hyde Park

From https://fiftythird.uchicago.edu:

Since opening at Harper Court two weeks ago, vegan restaurant Native Foods Café has gotten a welcome reception from Hyde Park, with sales about 20 percent stronger than expected, according to one of the restaurant's owners.

“Our first two weeks have been great, which we didn’t expect since (University of Chicago) students are on spring break,” said Andrea McGinty, co-owner of the Chicago-based restaurant chain.

McGinty said the eatery at 1518 E. Harper Court is seeing a “very...

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From https://fiftythird.uchicago.edu:

Since opening at Harper Court two weeks ago, vegan restaurant Native Foods Café has gotten a welcome reception from Hyde Park, with sales about 20 percent stronger than expected, according to one of the restaurant's owners.

“Our first two weeks have been great, which we didn’t expect since (University of Chicago) students are on spring break,” said Andrea McGinty, co-owner of the Chicago-based restaurant chain.

McGinty said the eatery at 1518 E. Harper Court is seeing a “very high level of takeouts” driven by dinner orders. However, in recent days, more customers have been stopping in for lunch and dining in.

Native Foods’ menu is 100 percent plant-based, includes gluten-free options, and is updated seasonally. Best-selling menu items in Hyde Park so far include the “Rockin’ Morracan Bowl,” “Native Nachos,” and “Native Chicken,” according to McGinty. The restaurant also features “Native Community Days” twice a month, where sales proceeds go to support local non-profit organizations that focus on animal rescue, educating kids about obesity, or community gardens.

  • Anna in Hyde Park Real estate attorney

    Also went to Porkchop for the first time - they are in the midst of their 'soft opening' and the waitress mentioned that the grand opening is going to be in mid April. I had the Pulled chicken sandwich, it was pretty good but $9 for a glass of pino was not so good especially considering they charge less for some of the mixed drinks...

  • The eponymous sandwich (including fries) was $8.95 at lunch and was humongous and delicious. You can get it grilled or fried - I tried grilled. They are slowly filling up their beer tappers. Prices range from $6.00 to $10.00 a glass (that was too much for an Evanston-brewed beer.) Still no 3 Floyds, yet.

Mar 30

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"Performing Images" exposes our parochial view of pop culture

Through 6/15: Tue-Wed 10 AM-5 PM, Thu 10 AM-8 PM, Fri-Sun 10 AM-5 PM, Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood, 773-702-0200, smart-museum@uchicago.edu. Free.

Mar 30

  • St Thomas The Apostle Elementary reviewed by a parent

    Let me just say, that I LOVEthis school. My husband and I spent years, searching and searching, trying to find a good school for our two boys and finally, we've found it in STA. This is our sons fourth year at STA and they are doing well. Our eldest son is in 8th grade now and have been accepted into; Whitney Young Magnet High School and Marist Catholic High School in Chicago. Our other son is in 4th grade. Both have been on the honor roll numerous times and test above grade level. STA offers so many activities including violin, field trips and sports to the kids. Spanish, PE, Library, Computers, Art and Music is offered as part of the regular weekly subjects. The school is small, nuturung and safe. The teachers and principal are all excellent & know each student by their first names. After & befire school care is offered. Parental involvement is high and welcomed. I know my children are receiving an excellent education at STA. We have no regrets. If you are looking for a high quality academically advanced school, in a safe environment, come check out STA. You will not be disappointed.

    St Thomas The Apostle Elementary (5467 South Woodlawn Avenue) Published on GreatSchools March 29, 2014

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