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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/

  • Is the "dog park" 100% gated in so dogs can't get out?

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Yes and there is a latch you can 'lock' on the entry door(s).

  • Interesting! Thanks. I'll have to come by sometime. I go to West Loop dog park a lot. And I'm right by this one.

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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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Site Maintenance - 7/19 at 9 p.m.

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Promontory Restaurant/Bar to Open Shortly Before the Apocalypse

Oft-delayed restaurant and live music venue, Promontory, is scheduled to open as the End of Days approaches, according to informed sources. "Our two outdoor patios will offer splendid views of the Four Horsemen as they ride in to lay waste to humanity," said an unnamed soon to be out of work employee. "Try our BBQ" he added.

  • I don't have an email address or # I would like to give out over social media either. :-(
    Too bad this site doesn't have a private room option or something.

  • zgwarnki Now, I can say Kenwood. Thanks, Obama!

    Well, this is a tad frustrating. Can't you just add me to the list as zgwarnki and I'll bring the scarf I am wearing in the picture or something?

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    FOUNDATION ONLY PERMIT FOR A NEW HIGH RISE BUILDING WITH SEVERAL CONNECTED ELEMENTS.BUILDING INCLUDES AN 800 BED STUDENT PLUS 66 BED STAFF RESIDENCE HALL AND 450 SEAT DINING COMMONS AS PER PLANS.-5500 S UNIVERSITY AVE.

    5500 S. University Ave. Issued July 15, 2014 Comment

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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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willie__ posted 11 photos to Flickr:

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.

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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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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 renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR ALTERATION, REPLACE EXISTING 4 OPEN WOOD PORCHES WITH NEW OPEN WOOD PORCHES, ADDITION OF 8 D.U. IN EXISTING UNFINISHED BASEMENT & 16 NEW PARKING SPACES FOR EXISTING 3 STORY BRICK BUILDING WITH BASEMENT, CONTAINING 24 D.U. WITH PROPOSED 8 D.U., CONTAINING 32 D.U. IN TOTAL AS PER PLAN.

    5436 S. Woodlawn Ave. Issued July 10, 2014 Comment

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REPLACE EXISTING PORCH AND STAIRS. EXISTING PORCH MAY BE REPAIRED OR REPLACED IN THE SAME LOCATION. PORCH PLANS ARE SAME AS EXISTING SOME MEMBER SIZES INCREASED TO COMPLY WITH CODE.

    5478 S. Woodlawn Ave. Issued July 9, 2014 Comment

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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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