13 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

To the Jerk on the Vintage Motorcycle - using the bike lanes

Bike lanes are for Bicycles - even if your under powered one stroke vintage motorcycle is slower than a bicycle... YOU do not belong in the bicycle lane!

To the scooter people YOU don't belong in the bicycle lane EITHER! You are not a bicycle - and YOU should be stopping for stop signs and not zigzagging around traffic - YOU are a motor vehicle - just like my car or my Harley

knock it off

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Bike lanes are for Bicycles - even if your under powered one stroke vintage motorcycle is slower than a bicycle... YOU do not belong in the bicycle lane!

To the scooter people YOU don't belong in the bicycle lane EITHER! You are not a bicycle - and YOU should be stopping for stop signs and not zigzagging around traffic - YOU are a motor vehicle - just like my car or my Harley

knock it off

ok that felt better

and before the bashing - I own a '73 Honda, a Ducati (sport bike please don't use the term crotch rocket and a Harley) so I get the need for speed - and keeping yourself safe - I was recently a victim of a car deciding that my lane on 90 was what he wanted and he took me out at 70 mph. So I get it that cars don't pay attention - but your actions are a) illegal and b) gives motorcycles a bad rep

and for the cars that have road rage - remember - "Cars have bumpers - Bikers have bones"

  • jenna! nam myoho renge kyo

    a couple of years ago I saw a girl flying down clark on a scooter in the bike lane get car doored. it wasn't pretty.

38 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Yard waste??

I tried searching our fair City's website to confirm but all links appear to be broken (great...). Where are we to put the yard waste and fallen leaves? Are we required to use brown bags? Blue bags are gone, and brown bags get wet. We don't put in recycle bin right?I would mulch but we don't have a big backyard.

  • I'm a gardener and I would actually love some bagged leaves for compost (provided that they weren't raked off a treated lawn). If you want to get rid of them before November, I'll take them off your hands!

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    We leave the leaves on the lawn, garden and ground cover

6 hours ago

New Restaurant Coming to Granville, Revival Social Club

M. Henrietta on Granville in Edgewater closed a few weeks ago, and many brunch fans were sad to see them close their doors. But the sadness will soon be gone, when the replacement restaurant opens up in less than a month! In it’s place, Edgewater will be getting the Revival Social Club, a restaurant bar combo […]

Jan 09 2013

Updated 7 hours ago

Seeking Painter Referrals

I'm looking for referrals for painters (at a reasonable price) for a 1,900sf condo in Edgewater. Ideally, I'd like to start with a high-level estimate on the phone if possible.

  • I used Green Tree Painting last year for a similarly sized condo and was very happy with them -- high work quality, nice folks and didn't leave a mess: http://www.greentreepaintingdesign.com/

  • Tad1232000 Edgewater Transplant

    What ever you do don't use Bill Baker at Happy Home Repair, you won't be happy. He skipped out without finishing the job and broke a radiator in the process. Rather than helping to solve the problem he just skipped out and almost had to get the police involved to resolve when he wouldn't give the keys back. What ever you do realize you get what you pay for. He did have cheap prices, but it showed in his lack of professionalism.

25 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Handyman/woman needed

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good handyman/woman? I just need help installing some ikea curtains and rod and I don't own a drill or have a good working knowledge of how to do this sort of thing. Pretty straightforward job. Any recs would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  • Taskrabbit is a good place to look for handymen/women, too.

  • Bruce at 773-474-0617. He lives in Edgewater and can do all kinds of home handyman stuff.

Jun 19

Updated 9 hours ago

Homeless

Was a little upset by the act of a obvious homeless man yesterday @Jewel-Osco on Bway near Foster. There are normally a couple or so "homeless" people hanging arund the entrance to this store. No one seems to shoo them off & they are not basically violent or harrassing anyone that I have seen until yesterday. We were putting our groceries into our car when a man came up & started loading our vehicle for us & then demanded/requested some...

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Was a little upset by the act of a obvious homeless man yesterday @Jewel-Osco on Bway near Foster. There are normally a couple or so "homeless" people hanging arund the entrance to this store. No one seems to shoo them off & they are not basically violent or harrassing anyone that I have seen until yesterday. We were putting our groceries into our car when a man came up & started loading our vehicle for us & then demanded/requested some money for the "service" also stating that he would return the basket to the store. Of course, I don't have any cash money on me & declined his request. I hope this does not become a common occurance. I should have called the store to complain I suppose.

  • Ricky Coogin North Andersonville

    I wish people in Andersonville would stop giving money to the homeless. I know people feel sorry for them, but there are plenty of social services; giving them money just invites them to set up permanent camp in our neighborhood. The one I'm thinking of specifically used to hang out...

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    I wish people in Andersonville would stop giving money to the homeless. I know people feel sorry for them, but there are plenty of social services; giving them money just invites them to set up permanent camp in our neighborhood. The one I'm thinking of specifically used to hang out by the eastern wall of Jewel and beg for money; when he got enough, he'd go buy beer and drink it right out on the sidewalk (making sure to leave the empty beer can on the ground even though there's a garbage can 20 feet away). I talked to him once and he told me he had a permanent place to stay, and not a shelter, either.

    He seems to have migrated south a few blocks since the summer...now he sits in front of the market around Balmoral/Clark.

  • A polite No Thank You always works for me.

Oct 04 2012

Updated 10 hours ago

Andersonville Yelling Guy

Hey neighbors. I'm wondering if anyone has any info on Yelling Guy, who hangs out in Andersonville and can be heard yelling at all hours of day, particularly late night while walking the alleys. He is a middle aged black man with a beard and wearing rags, probably homeless. I've lived in the area for years and he has been a constant during that time. I've never seen or heard of him doing anything violent, have actually heard he may...

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Hey neighbors. I'm wondering if anyone has any info on Yelling Guy, who hangs out in Andersonville and can be heard yelling at all hours of day, particularly late night while walking the alleys. He is a middle aged black man with a beard and wearing rags, probably homeless. I've lived in the area for years and he has been a constant during that time. I've never seen or heard of him doing anything violent, have actually heard he may have tourettes, but I am not so sure as police I've talked to in passing have said crack can make you do things like that as well. Additionally, I have seen him inside neighborhood businesses being quiet as a mouse and I was not aware that tourettes could be controlled by will (maybe I'm wrong).

Anyway, after all that ramble, I am wondering what the deal is because, while I suspect he is probably harmless, I am incredibly tired of being woken up by him screaming outside of my apartment in the middle of the night. Last night he had me up from 1-2:30 - I have to get up at 5:30 so this is just totally unacceptable. He was also outside of my place about 2 weeks ago at 3 am - I had fallen asleep on the couch and was afraid to take my dog out to pee when I awoke at that time because of his presence, as he was not only yelling but he was hitting himself in the head - and there was no one around. I actually waited until he shuffled down the alley to go outside and then he came back (!) while I was out there and scared the crap out of me.

So I guess I'm looking for info and suggestions. Should I be calling 911 to come pick this guy up every time he is screaming? Is anyone else bothered by him? I hate to call the police on someone who may have a mental illness and isn't harming anyone, but I'm tired and, sorry, he's scary as all heck looking. What to do?

  • I see The Spitter pretty much every day when I walk down Clark. I've never seen him aiming at actual people. He likes to kick stuff as well; trash cans, news boxes, that sort of thing. He asks for change now and again.

  • Ricky Coogin North Andersonville

    Here are the ones I see:

    The middle-aged guy who sets up camp almost every day next to the Alamo Shoes parking lot and shakes a coin cup at people.

    A very old lady, most certainly suffering from dementia, who roams Clark usually from Hollywood to Balmoral, asking everyone to...

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    Here are the ones I see:

    The middle-aged guy who sets up camp almost every day next to the Alamo Shoes parking lot and shakes a coin cup at people.

    A very old lady, most certainly suffering from dementia, who roams Clark usually from Hollywood to Balmoral, asking everyone to give her money.

    An elderly black woman who begs at Jewel near the Redbox machines. I've also seen her sleep on the bench next to the machines.

    The bum, probably in his 30s, who used to sit every day against the brick wall on the east side of Jewel. He'd panhandle and then buy beer when he had enough $, drink it on the sidewalk, and then litter the can and bag despite a trash can being 20 feet away. He has now migrated a few blocks south to a market around Clark/Balmoral. I talked to him and he told me he's not homeless and has a permanent place, and not a shelter, either.

    I really wish people would stop giving these characters money. They're not starving...the area is full of food pantries, churches, and shelters that will house and/or feed them. They're not endearing fixtures in the neighborhood unless you find it charming for people to hassle you for change when you go out. Every time you give them money, you're saying, "Please stick around and beg me for more tomorrow." It also discourages them from getting off booze/drugs and using the social services that can help them get back on their feet.

2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

TV Repair

Does anyone know of a TV repair shop that works on (and has parts for) older, picture tube model TV's? I have an older Sharp TV that I really like - but the picture tube finally gave out. I'd like have it repaired, even though I know I could easily buy a new TV, probably for what it will cost to repair it. I already have several newer, flat screen TV's, but this one's my favorite. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Prefer someone in the Edgewater/Andersonville, Rogers Park area, but I'm willing to venture out of the neighborhood for someone reputable.

  • Sally Muza-Arevalo Mom of 9 & have lived in Edgewater since 1970

    Minas really is reputable, honest and they are reliable. I have taken numerous electronics to them to have repaired and have ALWAYS been satisfied! Raffi and Aram will let you know if it is worth fixing or not. They will not just take your money. I think that is why I support them.

  • Aram- Minas TV & Video owner- Edgewater neighbor for 44 years

    Feel free to call anytime 773-764-0726 to discuss details, we are open everyday.

Oct 10

Updated 10 hours ago

Coyote spotted in Andersonville

A coyote was spotted near North Clark Street and West Hollywood Avenue in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Richard Martinez, a neighborhood resident, said the area is frequented...

  • Must be a very slow news day. They've been in this part of the neighborhood for at least 2 years.

  • Ricky Coogin North Andersonville

    I used to see coyotes in Graceland Cemetery when I lived on Montrose.

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Halloween Kids events in the area?

Any upcoming Halloween events for the kids in the Edgewater/Andersonville area? Thanks!

13 hours ago

Teacher looking for nanny share or home daycare in Edgewater/Andersonville

I'll be heading back to work in January, and I'm trying to find childcare for my daughter, who will be 4 months old. I'd love to find either a nearby family who would be interested in a nanny share, or a reliable in-home daycare. I work as a teacher, so ideally we are looking for care from January to June with the plan on continuing in the fall when the school year resumes. Please comment if you're interested.

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5 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Pilates classes

I want to start taking classes in pilates. I want to see if anyone has had a very positive experience, so I can check them out, or a very negative experience, so I can avoid them.
I am looking for group classes.

  • Ann

    Hi Maibu Pat,
    I loved Pilates Chicago.It's on Morse in Rogers Park just west of Sheridan. The people there are incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, down to earth and affordable. They were a tremendous help when I broke my knee several years ago-not only got my body working better than any physical...

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    Hi Maibu Pat,
    I loved Pilates Chicago.It's on Morse in Rogers Park just west of Sheridan. The people there are incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, down to earth and affordable. They were a tremendous help when I broke my knee several years ago-not only got my body working better than any physical therapist I had previously but also gave me the confidence to realize that I could do way more with my body to get it working in new ways than I thought possible-beyond just the knee issue. Matt and Jen are terrific! Check them out.

  • Malibu Pat Edgewater Dog person

    Thanks Ann!! I will check them out.

  • Pilates center of Chicago is listed at 4011 n ravenswood (at Irving park) and is fabulous! Alicia, Laura and mary are excellent

3 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Lost kitty? Muddled orange and grey tabby with a bell collar Paulina/Balmoral

Just had the sweetest encounter with a shivering kitty. Paulina & Balmoral at 10pm If this is your cat please let him in the door. He ran straight up to me and jumped in my arms shivering. People it is gonna be 40 degrees tonight. All cats indoors! Cat ran slipped away and back out he went.

  • Very unsafe for cats to be outside in the city ... 😿

  • I believe that is the cat who lives in the apartment building on the NW corner of Paulina/Balmoral. Sweet thing, very chatty.

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Bunny-proof fencing materials needed

Hi,

I have an edible garden plot that I'd like to protect from bunnies and other critters. Does anyone have extra fencing material that they don't need or something that can be repurposed for a fence, like pet gates/baby gates or wire shelving? The garden plot is 8ft x 4fx, so I don't need a lot of material. I know to check thrift stores and have posted on Freecycle.

Thanks!

  • chrisfinn bornagain chicagoan

    I don't have any material for you but, back a few years ago we lived in a very small town & had a problem with skunks. Instead of letting a co-worker get rid of them we tried the following. We blew up & filled balloons with water and placed them densely in the area affected. Believe it or not it did send the skunks on their way, I know how this sounds but sometimes simple crazy solutions work.

  • Catherine Animal Care Giver and Personal Organizer

    I don't think water balloons will work in my case, but that's an interesting story on how to scare away skunks without getting sprayed.

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Aug 10

Updated 2 days ago

Viewmaster

Does anyone know where I can have pictures on a viewmaster disk transferred to a digital format? I tried Walgreens, but the employees there had never heard of viewmaster.

2 days ago

Li’l Buds Theatre Gives Kids A Chance To Become The Next Big Thing

What a great idea! Have selected stories from Chicago area second graders turned into short plays that will be performed by professional actors. It all happens Nov. 1, 2014 at Senn High School and the audience will be able to pick the winning entry which will be adapted to an original one-act play to be produced […]

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Professionals neighborhood networking

Hello. Does anyone know of if there are active networking groups for professionals who meet on a regular basis?

  • There's a new BNI chapter that just formed in Andersonville. The kickoff meeting is October 30. Let me know if you want more info.

  • Sarah G the chiropractor Ridge & Ardmore

    Yes! I belong to the new BNI chapter as well. There's also a monthly meet up at Ranalli's from 1130 to 1, the next one is wednesday, November 12 and it's $12. Lastly, there is one on Thursday mornings at the ann Sather on Broadway around 7:15 AM. You're expected to buy at least a $10 breakfast. I believe I'm going to hold one in my Andersonville chiropractic office in November, most likely the 13th. Please send me your info and I will keep you posted!

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Bathroom remodeling

Hi, everyone! I live in Edgewater, and am going to be remodeling my bathroom (new flooring, vanity, mirror, backsplash tile). Could anyone recommend someone who has done a great job on such a remodel at a reasonable price? If they have insight as to designing (which tiles/flooring would look best), that would be a plus! Thanks so much in advance.

  • Tom McCarey great dad + loving husband who sells homes

    Hi Carrie,

    I whole heartedly endorse Johnny Bulbuc for all of your bath, kitchen and home construction needs. Johnny offers great pricing and turn around, sticks to the schedule, stays on budget and is a great person with whom to deal. He has done several projects for me and my wife, for several of my clients and a number of my colleagues. His work is clean and you won't find a nicer guy. Reach him directly at +1 (773) 744-4867.

    Good Luck!

    Tom McCarey . Broker . @properties . 773.848.9241

  • Hello Carrie Allen, I also have somebody who would be great at remodeling your bathroom. He just finished a $48m job in Bucktown remodeling a kitchen working on installing new cabinets, rewiring electricity, plumbing, backsplash and duct work. He is currently finishing up plumbing and backsplash work on my own...

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    Hello Carrie Allen, I also have somebody who would be great at remodeling your bathroom. He just finished a $48m job in Bucktown remodeling a kitchen working on installing new cabinets, rewiring electricity, plumbing, backsplash and duct work. He is currently finishing up plumbing and backsplash work on my own kitchen. He has a vast knowledge on what designs work well with each other. He has a great resume book that he would love to show you and he is very fair as far as pricing goes. His name is Michael Kampwirth and his mobile number is 708.351.5300. Timing is great because, like I said, he is just finishing up his project for me and he will be available to work on any size project that you may have. Good luck and I hope you give him a try.
    Scott.

  • Sarah G the chiropractor Ridge & Ardmore

    Dave Hirsh, DWD renovation. He himself lives in Rogers Park does great work and is reasonably priced. 847-322-8848

3 days ago

Local Desserts Take Center Stage In Andersonville Next Weekend

It’s trick-or-treating with a gourmet flair! Over twenty restaurants in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood will showcase their sweetest and most delicious wares during the eighth annual Andersonville Dessert Crawl on Sunday, October 26, 2014, from 2:00-5:00PM. Participants will pick up their Dessert Crawl “passport” and then proceed to the participating restaurants and stores for tasting-sized portions […]

Oct 13

Updated 3 days ago

2:30 AM on 10/13

I was woken up at 2:30 in the morning on Monday 10/13 to the sound of a women screaming for help. I live on a high floor in a high rise and sadly was not able to do anything. It sounded like she was near Berwyn and Kenmore area. I did see several cops flood the area a few minutes later. Does anyone know what happened?

  • Les M. 30 plus year resident

    I wish I knew where this horrible "do nothing and don't get involved" attitude came into being. Your story, while tragic, rings an all-too-familiar bell in our heads. A phone call to the police would have the appropriate response. One, under NO circumstances, can sit idly by while someone is...

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    I wish I knew where this horrible "do nothing and don't get involved" attitude came into being. Your story, while tragic, rings an all-too-familiar bell in our heads. A phone call to the police would have the appropriate response. One, under NO circumstances, can sit idly by while someone is being murdered. I'm not saying that one should try to stop it themselves, but a call to the police at least makes them fell that they've "done something" to help someone. Truly, I can't understand why any human being can take such a detached attitude.
    It's tragically the "new normal" in many people's psyches. They don't want to get involved because they feel as though they are placing their own safety in peril, which they're not if all they're doing is calling the police. Just my feelings on the subject. We must all try to protect each other in our community.

  • Anyone open to having their faith in humanity challenged by the Kitty Genovese case should first read up on it. Several neighbors called the police. There were not 38 people who witnessed the attack in its entirety, as portrayed in the initial articles (written by someone with an agenda) and...

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    Anyone open to having their faith in humanity challenged by the Kitty Genovese case should first read up on it. Several neighbors called the police. There were not 38 people who witnessed the attack in its entirety, as portrayed in the initial articles (written by someone with an agenda) and the sensational made-for-TV movie. There were people who heard or saw parts of it and some of them called the police, which at the time were dismissive to emergency calls. Also, the 911 dispatch that we have in place today did not exist 50 years ago.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Kitty_Genovese

    The one thing people in Chicago should know is, always call 911 if you think a crime is taking place. The police want you to call 911 (not 311) for crimes in progress (even if it's just someone tagging a building or acting suspiciously), and this is what beat cops will tell you at a CAPS meeting. 311 is for potholes and burned out street lights.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Convenience Stores on Granville

There is apparently two opening up, one of them in the former Royale Cupcakes place. We have around 4-5 as it is in that section of Granville-do we really need MORE covenience stores? I know it's better than empty storefronts but still. I don't get it.

One thing at least they put a nice awning to make it more appealing. But the lottery kiosk near the window makes it tacky.

  • hazelg Longtime Edgewater resident

    This is a new location for an old convenience store that was located next door to the el station and had closed up. Evidently they had a profitable business on Granville before or they would not have come back to re-establish their business. They were the most popular convenience store of all of them. I can see why they came back as I patronized them almost daily and they were always busy. I don't see how the rest of the stores survive though.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    They put huge "play lottery here!" signs all over their windows, disappointing that they don't try to make it more appealing at least. I never understood why that would look attractive.

    I know for Revival they had a community meeting about it,not sure if there was one for this store.

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