20 hours ago

Updated 40 min ago

Are trash cans/dumpsters city property?

I am a dog walker here in Edgewater and the reason why I am asking this is because an acquaintance who is a dog walker in FL said they can't throw bags with dog poop in any trash can that isn't theirs. I never even thought about this before, and since I live on a building I have no idea what the code for this is. Are the trash cans and dumpsters in the alleys city property?

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    @Scott - not sure where you live - but I have found rats deceased in my garage and have spotted them in various alleys east of Clark Street.

    @rogerparker - not true about "fair game" I witnessed first hand a dressing down by the frozen yogurt place on someone that...

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    @Scott - not sure where you live - but I have found rats deceased in my garage and have spotted them in various alleys east of Clark Street.

    @rogerparker - not true about "fair game" I witnessed first hand a dressing down by the frozen yogurt place on someone that put trash in their dumpster along with the fees associated with said trash not from their place.

    I'm glad it's being discarded - just make the black bin - when I am walking my dog I notice the bags "near" the bin and take the assist and help them get all the way in. Close only counts in Horseshoes, hand grenades and throwing to 2nd base on a double play... poop grenades don't count unless they make the bin

  • I would suspect that dumpsters are private as someone has to pay a bill to have them located there and then emptied. Larger buildings have dumpsters, private residences have bins. I can't imagine how a small bag is going to make a difference, though, if tossed in. But, nonetheless, if there is a fee attached, it's considered private.

2 days ago

Updated 48 min ago

Thoughts on N Glenwood Bike Lane

Looking for some thoughts on this. The other day I was going east on W Hollywood and when I got to N Glenwood, I stopped to take a left on to N Glenwood - which at this point is one way heading northbound. As I pulled out a biker was going southbound - against the traffic and I almost hit him. Even though he was breaking the law, it really wouldn't have mattered because I really don't want to hurt...

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Looking for some thoughts on this. The other day I was going east on W Hollywood and when I got to N Glenwood, I stopped to take a left on to N Glenwood - which at this point is one way heading northbound. As I pulled out a biker was going southbound - against the traffic and I almost hit him. Even though he was breaking the law, it really wouldn't have mattered because I really don't want to hurt anyone.

So I got to thinking and the problem is that a lot of bikers use Glenwood but the issue is that when heading southbound at Ridge, they have to make a decision - ride on Ridge where there is no room or go the wrong way on Glenwood. I wonder if we shouldn't have a southbound bike lane from Ridge to Edgewater Ave on Glenwood and then direct the southbound bikers to take a right and go over to Clark (sort of like the bike lane on Ardmore at the end of the lake front trail). Anyone have an idea on how to make it safer for everyone?

  • john early ave resident for 10+ years

    Hey all - I feel that this topic is being hijacked. May be some good debate about whether bicycles should have tags or about not following the rules of the road - but that was not the intent here. Can you start a new topic for that? Thanks.

  • JPC 20 + in the neighborhood

    Agreed that the thread has been hijacked. To that end: Why not have a fact-based discussion? Someone has done some research on this question. I'll post it again:

    http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/March-2015/Why-Bicycle-Licensing-Almost-Never-Works/

    One practical question: how is one supposed to see this bike license? Is it the size of a car license tag?...

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    Agreed that the thread has been hijacked. To that end: Why not have a fact-based discussion? Someone has done some research on this question. I'll post it again:

    http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/March-2015/Why-Bicycle-Licensing-Almost-Never-Works/

    One practical question: how is one supposed to see this bike license? Is it the size of a car license tag? Where does it go?

    Also, while we're talking about laws for people on bikes, let's test our own knowledge:

    http://www.bikesafetyquiz.com/

    In other matters, I emailed alderman Osterman the (positive) suggestions gleaned from this thread. He called me personally (within the hour!) to discuss his plans for improving Edgewater bicycle infrastructure. This includes a possible contra-flow lane on Glenwood.

5 days ago

Updated 57 min ago

Garden Plot?

Anyone know of available garden plots to rent near Edgewater/Andersonville? I am probably too late for this year but it can't hurt to look!

  • Neighborly1~ Would rather be outside right now.

    Where is the wait list? Could not see it on Peterson.

  • Looks like even the wait list is full. You could email them and ask.
    registration@petersongarden.org

18 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Are you childfree by choice?

If yes, we want to invite you to join our group on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/209011706984/

Looking for more childfree folks in Chicago to make new friends, hang out and celebrate our child-freedom.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    Can you trade your son-in-law for a car? Or seriously, go look on Amazon. We ordered our moving boxes from them, they showed up in a few days, it was a very slick and easy process.

  • Neighborly1~ Would rather be outside right now.

    Grocery store boxes can have bugs.

18 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Affordable car oil change?

Do you guys have any tips on where I can get a not-overpriced car oil change? I thought about learning to do it myself, but was talked out of it by an acquaintance who said it's really messy. I am just very savvy and like saving money whenever I can. Any tips on affordable places here in the north side other than Groupon deals?

  • The jiffy lube on Pratt and western is really good and there is usually no wait.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Jiffy Lube usually has coupons for $8-12 off

  • Phil L. property owner/lincoln square

    several of my friends use the Jiffy Lube at Bryn Mawr and Ashland and I've seen coupons in my mail box from time to time, I think you can also download a coupon from the Jiffy Lube website.

39 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Found Cat?

We're not sure if she's a neighborhood kitty or not, but a little grey/faintly dilute tortie kitty was hanging in our yard today, and looking like she was confused and wanted to maybe come into our house. She ran when our dog went to the window, so no pics yet. If you have lost a kitty like this, let me know!
5300 N block of Paulina.

  • Another good place To post this information is Lost Cats of Illinois on Facebook

  • There are signs on 4600 and 4700 blocks of Paulina re a missing female gray cat.

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15 hours ago

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New Edgewater Chipotle Accused Of Questionable Recruiting Tactics

The owner of an Edgewater pizzeria says two women who identified themselves as managers of a Chipotle Mexican Grill franchise that opened in Edgewater on Monday came into his store on March 20 and tried to hire away his employees. “They came to the front counter, they said, ‘Hi, we are from Chipotle to say […]

  • You'd think that with all of the people that are out of work that Chipotle wouldn't have to go trolling for employees.

Mar 13

Updated 19 hours ago

Low income housing?

Hi, I was wondering if anyone can give me any info. I replied to a craigslist ad and viewed a nice apt in edgewater, $750 large studio. An Internet search turned up nothing bad but it is listed as low income housing. has anyone lived in low income housing before and does it imply anything dangerous or negative? I'm just not really sure if the term is a red flag or if I should proceed with the apartment. I'm a woman living alone so trying to be careful. The building is on Winthrop, south of thorndale. I like the area a lot.

  • PLSmithA Freelance writer and concerned citizen

    Check out the Bryn Mawr Apts on Kenmore & Bryn Mawr. (Call first, because there are income guidelines.)

  • Jey CM Dog walker and animal lover

    I live in a low income building and aside from the weird neighbors I have nothing to complain. I don't feel in danger and all I have to do is ignore these people, nothing else. Some of them are very rude, as in make you hold the door open for...

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    I live in a low income building and aside from the weird neighbors I have nothing to complain. I don't feel in danger and all I have to do is ignore these people, nothing else. Some of them are very rude, as in make you hold the door open for them and don't even say thanks, run you over trying to get in while you are getting out of the building, etc. But other than that nothing to complain about! My building is on N Winthrop with W Rosemont and managed by Hunter Properties.

Mar 21

Updated 19 hours ago

Looking for a good, reasonably priced veterinarian

New to the Edgewater area and I'm looking for recommendations for a veterinarian. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  • It's a bit of a tragedy that Meisner-Holley became a VCA hospital. They were an absolutely fabulous vet office with a stellar reputation for many, many years before the last full-time doc who privately owned it retired and sold it. I used to love them. I didn't think they were awful after VCA bought the practice but I only went back a couple times after that and wasn't thrilled.

  • Jey CM Dog walker and animal lover

    Broadway Animal Hospital in Edgewater or Milaknis in West Rogers Park. Just whatever you do, don't take your pets to VCA on Devon, they are rude and have bad reviews online for a reason! ;)

Oct 02

Updated 22 hours ago

FOUND - near Vedgewater - silver ring

Found this morning -- silver ring. Message me and describe.

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29 hours ago

Shots fired, 2:40am clarendon/Sunnyside?

Was I dreaming or were the fine men of Sunnyside showing love for one another again by firing off rounds around Sunnyside and Clarendon at 2:40? Something woke me up and I thought I heard shots. It isn't even April yet - is this seriously how the summer is going to be in Uptown?

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2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Chipotle Opening

My friend and I were walking past the new Chipotle on Broadway and noticed all the cars so we thought we would check things out. They are having a soft opening today and was supposed to be by invite, but the guy at the door let us in. It was packed, the food was great and the atmosphere was wild. Did I mention the food was free? We had a great experience and maybe if you give them some puppy dog eyes and the guy at the door is cool, you can get in and try it out. I am already hooked. Be sure to bring a few bucks to tip the servers. Welcome to the neighborhood!

  • There's a new one on Broadway and Foster. The one at Belmont has been around for many years.

  • CT3

    Ah at foster, thanks. Yea, i don't know why I thought it opened in August. My apologies if I offended any of the cult members

38 hours ago

Get Your Egg Hunt On! 48th Ward Spring Fling Saturday

Who doesn’t love a good egg hunt? The annual 48th Ward Spring Fling is sure to outdo last year’s merriment with a whole new round of fun this Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  The event will be held again this year at Senn Playlot at 5887 N. Ridge Ave. The Spring Fling started back in […]

42 hours ago

April First Friday at the Galleria

Our monthly FIRST FRIDAY events return for 2015 on Friday, April 3 from 5PM to 8PM. Kick off your weekend with your friends at the Galleria. Enjoy complimentary wine tastings and live music from our special musical guest, Taylor Rogers with Sam Sharp!

2 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Edgewater Residential Swimming Pools

Hi all,

Several buildings in the area have swimming pools for building residents. For example, Malibu and Edgewater Beach Apartments both have pools. Does anyone know if there's a swimming pool a non-resident can access without being a resident's guest? For example, is there a building where I could pay to use the pool? I know Edgewater Athletic Club has a swimming pool, but it seemed a bit small and noisy.

Thanks!

  • Invictus Edgewater neighbor

    Also, consider the Edgewater Athletic Club in the Sovereign Hotel at Granville and Kenmore. They charge, of course, but they have a great pool.

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    The Chicago Park District should not be charging for the use of OUR pools. This started in just the last few years and I think it's a slap in the face to Chicagoans. The parks should be free,and I mean all the parks.

47 hours ago

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2 days ago

  • Protecting the Pollinators

    Ms. Schaefer is asking for $481.47:
    My students need about 20 educational experiences with books such as Honeybees, The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe and The Honeybee Man, that provide deep understanding of scientific issues affecting our world today.
    Peirce International Studies Elementary School Comment

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Beautiful Sunny 2 BR 2 BA condo 2200 sq ft Greystone ½ block from the lake with

*NEW BATHROOMS**Beautiful 2 large bedroom + office or den, separate large living & dining rooms, 2 NEW full bathrooms + Jacuzzi. This condo unit is located in a gorgeous vintage Greystone 2 f ½ block from the lake. More pictures on Craigslist.
* 2200 sq ft. Duplex
• Apartment freshly painted throughout
* 2 large bedrooms with large closet and walk-in closet in Master Bedroom
* Additional bonus room, den or office
* Naturally bright unit with high ceilings
*...

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*NEW BATHROOMS**Beautiful 2 large bedroom + office or den, separate large living & dining rooms, 2 NEW full bathrooms + Jacuzzi. This condo unit is located in a gorgeous vintage Greystone 2 f ½ block from the lake. More pictures on Craigslist.
* 2200 sq ft. Duplex
• Apartment freshly painted throughout
* 2 large bedrooms with large closet and walk-in closet in Master Bedroom
* Additional bonus room, den or office
* Naturally bright unit with high ceilings
* Hardwood floors and brand NEW carpeting inMaster Bedroom
* Beautiful spacious kitchen with gas stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, and filtered water dispenser
* Fireplace with beautiful mantel
* Built in bookcases
* Central air / gas forced heat
* In-unit laundry (full-size) & bike storage
* New Mini blinds & Vertical blinds throughout
* Great closet space plus EXTRA storage area - total 83 sq. ft. No need to pay for extra storage
* Neighborhood permit parking
* 3 blocks to red line El station
* ½ block to CTA bus (Marine Drive or Sheridan Avenue)

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    6 threads stared since February about this bedbug-filled apartment and Native is too stupid to enable the email function on EB for replies? That's some industrial-strength STUPID.

    Pls. mark "Unneighborly."

  • Thanks, SpamAlert. I just noticed that he posted the same ad separately to Uptown, Margate Park and Andersonville last month. One interesting thing is that between February and now the apartment got 10% bigger (from 2000 to 2200 sq ft). Also interesting is that it was originally available March 1...

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    Thanks, SpamAlert. I just noticed that he posted the same ad separately to Uptown, Margate Park and Andersonville last month. One interesting thing is that between February and now the apartment got 10% bigger (from 2000 to 2200 sq ft). Also interesting is that it was originally available March 1 but now it's available April 1 (I wonder if someone changed their mind). By the way, on Zillo it shows the address as 852 W. Gunnison with a rent "Zestimate" of only $1800/month (25% less than $2400).

    His post from last July talks about his basement flooding. Isn't the basement the lower part of the 2200 sq.ft. "duplex"? (http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/jul14-basement-flooding-6257525/)

    ChicagoCityScape shows two building permits in the past 12 months: March 2014 - "Rebuild parapet walls, replace bricks and spot tuckpoint" and Oct 2014 - "Replace existing rear 2nd floor enclosed porch with wood open balcony and replace existing basement concrete stairs" (total estimated cost of $54,500).

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Mar 17

Updated 3 days ago

Flaco's Tacos at Granville Redline Stop?

Hi all,
I remember reading several months ago that Flaco's Tacos was going to open up a new location under the RedLine Tracks at the Granville stop. Haven't heard anything about this since, and there hasn't been much if any construction activity in the space. Does anybody know anything about this?

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    “Overcharging” compared to what? Greasy spoons (like the old Standee’s aka Snack & Dine), luncheonettes, fast-food one-offs like Chinese takeout, Sam’s Ribs or Patio, or chains? I’m no elitist, but where is it written that every restaurant must be affordable to people of all incomes, or that anything that isn’t...

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    “Overcharging” compared to what? Greasy spoons (like the old Standee’s aka Snack & Dine), luncheonettes, fast-food one-offs like Chinese takeout, Sam’s Ribs or Patio, or chains? I’m no elitist, but where is it written that every restaurant must be affordable to people of all incomes, or that anything that isn’t budget is too upscale??? Hate to break it to you, but stuff like freshly roasted coffee, expertly crafted coffee drinks, responsibly sourced good ingredients, furniture, and wait-staff is labor-and-materials-intensive. Not everyone wants to walk up to and order from a menu board, or sit at a counter and eat and drink blah food and beverages made from supplies from low-quality generic bulk purveyors (or even from pushbutton machines), served (if at all) by grossly underpaid workers.

  • hazelg Longtime Edgewater resident

    DK, this is true with the exception of Metropolis which has been around for a while but not as long as the convenience stores. Ann Sather's is relatively new and took over an established restaurant whose owner passed away, and M Henrettaa did not last too long and the space...

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    DK, this is true with the exception of Metropolis which has been around for a while but not as long as the convenience stores. Ann Sather's is relatively new and took over an established restaurant whose owner passed away, and M Henrettaa did not last too long and the space has been taken over by Revival. The Tai restaurant Summer has been there for quite a while and it is their second location. Pete's took over where a liquor and convenience store was located and since their opening, other establishments have been coming into the area. Have you thought about the fact that these establishments are not tacky but just cramming a lot of merchandise into such small spaces. I support any business that can maintain their existence for over five years and still stay in business. This is an accomplishment in itself as most small business usually fail within the first five years. So I say to you that with such diverse shopping choices you should not be negative towards any of them.

Mar 22

Updated 3 days ago

Jewel food store Monopoly

If anyone has pieces #105 & #107 want to split prize?
Let me know-seriously

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I have about 50 unopened tickets. I'm going to have to find some time to open them!

  • Use scotch tape and the glue on these pieces don't always stick.

3 days ago

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6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Road Rage on Morse Video

To paraphrase Bob Dylan from the song Hurricane: "...to all of the black folks they're just two crazy N*****s,"

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/rogers-park/shocking-video-shows-road-rage-battle-on-rogers-park-street

  • Martin Vigil 🇺🇸 An easy going guy

    @RogersScottyTissueBro... Your a real EB detective. Like I care u call out one of my avatars. Your such a dork!!

  • Martin Vigil 🇺🇸 An easy going guy

    @RogersScottyTissueBro.. Go impale yourself on a big black cock.

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North Community Bank Rebrands Itself As Byline Bank

It may seem like a new bank has moved into Andersonville and Edgewater. But rest assured: It’s just North Community Bank, renamed. Byline Bank’s new name “means authorship. For us, it means putting our name behind everything we do and working hard to help you, our customers, write your own story,” CEO Alberto Paracchini wrote […]

Feb 08 2014

Updated 4 days ago

Missing Dog

Please help find him.

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