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Wondering about those weekend tours in Andersonville with the tour leader wearing rabbit ears?

It's an immersive theater event. We went last weekend and it was a blast, it makes you rethink the neighborhood while you are "Alice" following that rabbit through the looking glass of Andersonville. Upended Productions brings this ever weekend until Nov 2. I'm a new poster, but long time Aville resident, so trying to follow comment rule and not turn this I to an ad.

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Cat seen at Glenwood and Early

Came across this cat tonight. Super sweet and affectionate. She seemed very comfortable outdoors so we let her go on her way, but I just wanted to check to see if anyone was looking for her.

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – September 26, 2014

...a beverage. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 22, 2014 in Senn’s Main Office (5900 N. Glenwood) and at the Alderman’s Office (5533 N. Broadway). Tickets are priced at $15.00...

...2014 in Senn’s Main Office (5900 N. Glenwood) and at the Alderman’s Office (5533 N. Broadway). Tickets are priced at $15.00 for adults and teens and $5.00 for children...

...the charity partner for the October 9 Bingo for a Cause benefit at Call Bar, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr.  Kick off at 7:30pm with cocktail specials and lots of crazy prizes including dinner...

The car will be at the northeast corner of Berwyn and Clark

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (5779 N Ridge Ave) A whip-smart and shocking version of a classic tale of lust, love, horror, and the depravity which lurks within us all. Tickets available online at the Idle Muse Box Office or by phone at 773-340-9438

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...Edgewater Fall Art Fair will take place this Saturday and Sunday from 11am-6pm on Granville and Kenmore. The fair will feature 100 Chicago artists, live music, children’s activities, a beer garden...

Historic Somerset Place Grand Opening October 2, 2014 at 6:00pm, 5009 N. Sheridan Road

...hearing for Daniel Grunauer. Daniel is currently being held without bail for the burglary at 5900 N Sheridan Rd. He is also a suspect in several arson related fires in the area including one...

5700 N. Winthrop closure – September 29 On Monday, 9/29, the 5700 block of North Winthrop will be...

...to through traffic during the day. This is to assist with a steel delivery for 5718 N. Winthrop. They will be staging a 70 ton crane with outriggers at 28′ wide.  Winthrop Ave...

...interested in an excellent early childhood program to attend open houses at our Primary Campus 6216 N. Glenwood Ave. We encourage families who are interested in transferring into older grades to schedule a personal...

...5K will begin at Granville at Kenmore.Packet pick-up is at Edgewater Athletic Club (1040 W. Granville) on Friday, Sept. 26, 3 – 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 27, 8 a.m...

Parking: There will be limited parking in the Loyola parking structure at Sheridan and Winthrop. We encourage participants to take public transportation, walk or bike to the race.

At the Beer Garden (entrance on Broadway just south of Granville, through the alley next to The Pumpkin Company)

Community Gang Education Awareness Course  Wednesday evenings October 1-22 from 6:30-8:00pm Devry University (3300 N. Campbell) Must RSVP by 9/24/14Click here for more information

Landlord/Tenant Workshop Series October 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd from 6pm-9pm Loyola University (1020 W. Sheridan Rd) Participants will learn about leases, the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance, Fair Housing guidelines, building...

Sidewalk & Yard Sale October 4, 9am – 4pm Winona and Marine Drive (near Foster) Come out and shop for great treasures and meet your neighbors in this annual fund-raising event.

...Heartland Health Center Various dates listed below, from 1:00pm-2:30pm Heartland Health Center (1300 W. Devon) Presented by Loyola University’s Marcella Neihoff School of Nursing October 21st: Getting a Good...

9 hours ago

Chicago Ethnic Food Tours Focus in Uptown and Andersonville

Having lived in Edgewater for several years and dining in both Uptown and Andersonville, I thought I knew a lot about our local eateries, bars, ethnic grocery gems, neighborhood symbols and historical roots. But on my recent trip with Phyllis Petrilli of the Chicago Ethnic Food Tours, I realized I knew very little of my neighborhood and […]

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Flower store

Does anyone know why the flower store closed?

  • If it the place that I am thinking of, I think the owner may have retired or something. Again, I maybe be thinking of another florist, but this was located on Bryn Mawr just east of the L and on the north side of the street. I hope things are treating him well!

  • Scott that's the one , thanks

Sep 17

Updated 14 hours ago

Arrest at Farragut & Ravenswood?

Cops had a minivan pulled over on Ravenswood at Farragut sometime around 8 or 9, had a guy handcuffed and were searching with flashlights inside the vehicle. Didn't seem too crazy, no yelling or anything. Just wondering if anyone knows what's up...seems to be an odd place to pull someone for a traffic violation, plus the fact that they were searching the van seems very specific, like they were looking for him.

  • Dear "I Had to Say it". We get it. You're bored and you like to troll around sites like this and just puke out the first words that come to mind. I suppose it's entirely possible that you are unaware that you have a tendency to be, at best, disrespectful...

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    Dear "I Had to Say it". We get it. You're bored and you like to troll around sites like this and just puke out the first words that come to mind. I suppose it's entirely possible that you are unaware that you have a tendency to be, at best, disrespectful to your neighbors and, at worst, thoroughly irritating to them. If that's the case, well now you are aware.

    This is a neighborhood site and therefore you are (allegedly) a neighbor. And so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps OCD is to blame--or maybe a deep seeded hatred of Sweden and all its derivatives. No matter. I'd simply suggest to you that before rattling off the first unnecessarily snarky comment that comes to mind, write it down on a piece of paper--let it sit for a while. Think to yourself "Could this be offensive?". "Might I phase this differently so as to actually add value to the topic?".

    Remember, as your neighbor, I'm pulling for you!

  • Quinh Uptown I LOVE Uptown!

    "I Had To Say It" calls curious onlookers, "hillbilly transplants," when, by his own admission in other threads, this city slicker has both been run over by a guy pushing a stroller and got mugged in a Walgreen's parking lot. Sounds like someone would be much safer transplanting HIMSELF to the hills...

16 hours ago

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New Andersonville business?

Last weekend I noticed construction work in the storefront space at 5202 N Clark, north of Foster, with the entire front covered with plyboards. It's the old Sabrina Gift Shop space, just north of the former Icosium Kafe where Middle East Bakery is expanding. Anyone know what's going in there?

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Clark Street in Andersonville

Is anyone else wondering what's going on with all the store closures in Andersonville? One after another. There's almost an entire block closed in one area. So many times I go there and there's another store closed or has store closing signs on their windows. Anyone have ideas?

  • Las Tamblas Ramblas space on N. Clarks sill available for rent after a year. I wish they could come back - I loved that place

  • Vera - Andersonvillian I freaking love my neighborhood.

    I can't believe you're all hating on the creepy statue store. That place is a landmark. Who even knows what it's a front for!? It's an Andersonville mystery! And we all need more good mysteries in our lives...

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33 hours ago

Whole Foods To Present New Edgewater Store Plans, Seeks Liquor License

Construction of the new Whole Foods at 6009 N. Broadway has been in full swing. With a vastly different interior layout than the previous Dominick’s grocery store, the opening of the new Edgewater store is not expected until sometime in 2015. With much anticipation, many residents have been looking forward to an update on the […]

2 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Internet options

I have Direct TV and am considering using their internet option also. Has anyone used them? I have DSL right now with AT&T and am not happy at all. thanks in advance

  • Is DirectTV's internet service provided over satellite or do they borrow it from ATT's wires? If it's by satellite, what are weather outages like?

  • JCV

    DirecTV partners with other providers to provide its Internet and phone bundles. Primarily AT&T when it's available in the customer's area, but several others. They don't provide satellite Internet service themselves, but in cases where there are no other options (i.e. the customer lives in a remote/rural area) they partner with HughesNet, which is the largest satellite internet service provider out there. Speeds on satellite service are typically much slower than cable/DSL, though Hughes has a new "Gen4" service that provides 10Mbs service for about $60/month.

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  • Lake Shore School reviewed

    I toured the school a year ago with my newborn. I witnessed a teacher getting in children's faces and yelling at them for not working on their art -- at the very moment that the lady conducting the tour was talking about play based education and no one is forced to do anything. I was appalled by this woman who would have been teaching my 4 year old. When I brought it up, the tour lady said "well, that kid in particular is a problem child". I saw her yelling at more than one kid and scowling. I also witnessed another teacher yanking a boy by the arm from one room to another yelling at him. She let go when she saw us. I cried. I actually cried and left. I didn't know who to call but I would NEVER send my kid here. The environment was chaotic and the older children were running amok throwing toys everywhere. This is a bad environment for children and all they could accomplish is teaching your little ones how to disrespect others.

    Lake Shore School (5611 North Clark Street) Published on GreatSchools September 27, 2014

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Bravo Broadway Bike Lane

Haven't been on my bike for about 4 YEARS -- I went on a short ride today and was so happy about the bike lane on Broadway (around Wilson Avenue). A short stretch that made me feel so safe ... I hope more streets have been rebuilt this way.

Is there a map or something that shows which streets have been revamped for bike commuters?

Sep 13

Updated 2 days ago

Awning over the side door of my Georgian brick house is falling off...

I never thought of shaking snow off the awning over my side door and the snowfall last winter brought part of it down. It is hanging on by a thread. I worry that it will fall on my head or children's head this winter.

Know anyone who repairs these things? Looks like some huge bolts came out of the brick too .. I don't even know where to begin this project.

  • Seth Captain Real estate agent with a Conscience & a Lollipop

    This is the website to a guy I know that makes a variety of awnings. Extremely reliable and professional, and honest. Not sure if he does repairs, but worth calling to get some info or direction: His name is Michael, site: arkelproducts.us

  • Thank you Captain Seth. I had a new red awning installed. Michael@ arkelproducts.us was very kind and very professional. Thank you for the recommendation.

2 days ago

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Fireworks

Does anyone know what the fireworks barrage we are experiencing is all about?

  • ScottPhillips Long time RP resident

    Very cool that Loyola puts on a great show for the students and their parents.

    It's a great contrast to all the negative things happening in our neighborhood of late.

  • Edgewater sucks....

2 days ago

Referral: Cement step repair/replacement

Referrals to repair people who can help me would be greatly appreciated. My Andersonville home has a cement front porch with four cement steps. The bottom step is starting to erode and for the past several years I have done patching on it, but erosion keeps coming back. I would like a permanent solution and would like to avoid the disruption of removing the existing steps and/or porch. I’d even be open to installing metal steps over the existing cement ones if that is feasible. Any referrals would be appreciated.

Sep 20

Updated 2 days ago

What Can I Do?

I Have Called 24th District On Several Occasions About My Down Stairs Neighbor Having The Building Smell Like Marijuana. I Explain That There Is Kids And Families Who Live In The Building. 24th District Always Tells Me Somebody Will Be There In 15 Minutes & No One Ever Shows Up. It Occasionally Smells Like They Are Smoking & Growing It. And They Still Do Nothing! I Wanted To Know What Else I Could Do In Order To Get Someone Here When There Is A Arroma Of Marijuana In The Air.

  • Molly: I note a huge contradiction in your statements in the foregoing.

    From September 27:

    "kyms66
    you can help your own situation by opening the lines of communication. Your last post seems petty and not really productive. (to me anyway)

    Molly18
    I have and they don't want to do anything!...

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    Molly: I note a huge contradiction in your statements in the foregoing.

    From September 27:

    "kyms66
    you can help your own situation by opening the lines of communication. Your last post seems petty and not really productive. (to me anyway)

    Molly18
    I have and they don't want to do anything! And I simply don't care what you think of my post if it made you feel that way you should have never comment then! :)"

    From September 20, above:

    "rogerparker
    Have you spoken to your neighbor?

    Molly18
    The One Who Is Causing The Smell? No!"

    So, which is it? Just curious.

  • I wonder what is going to happen when marijuana is officially up and running as a legalized form of medication. I was watching a news show and unfortunately only caught the last few minutes but they were talking about all the money that Colorado was making from this industry. Think...

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    I wonder what is going to happen when marijuana is officially up and running as a legalized form of medication. I was watching a news show and unfortunately only caught the last few minutes but they were talking about all the money that Colorado was making from this industry. Think of all the people who are filling our jails for a joint and costing tax payers major money. I say make it a taxable source of revenue that this money starved state can use and learn from the states that have already gone the way of legalizing it. Marijuana is similar to alcohol in my opinion where as people should not drive, work or do similar activities that you can't do when drinking. But when at home relaxing, or at the beach (yes, I know, no smoking at the beach…I'm a rebel) people should be able to use responsibly. Far less violent crimes with marijuana than alcohol. I think Illinois is giving it a 3 year trial…am I correct? I could be totally wrong. With every state doing something differently, it is hard to keep track.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Rehabbed building on Balmoral & Clark

Does anyone know what business is going in on the first floor? Apts upstairs?

  • I call Balmoral and Clark "the corner of sadness" because of long-gone Angel's Dellwood Pickle, Cafe Boost, B&C Tap.

  • The Dellwood Pickle was the first place I ever went to when I first visited Andersonville. It was such a nice place and I was surprised to see it go. I still think of it and wish it was still around. I think with the new flock of people in...

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    The Dellwood Pickle was the first place I ever went to when I first visited Andersonville. It was such a nice place and I was surprised to see it go. I still think of it and wish it was still around. I think with the new flock of people in the neighborhood it would have done a great business. Oh well…I guess I will go to Marty's (which is thankfully expanding into a much larger space…hard to drink a martini when it is wall to wall people) and have a few cocktails instead. I will miss Huey's, but I hope a place like that can find another local spot that fits their needs. The people will follow!

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Hey Edgeville, Have You Had your Greens Today?

As cliché as it sounds with KALE being ‘the new black’, consuming daily greens is an easy way to improve your overall health. Dark leafy greens are responsible for a wide array of health benefits such as purifying blood, preventing cancer, improving circulation, strengthening your immune system and improved liver, gall bladder and kidney function. […]

  • I Had To Say It Reality does not equal negativity.

    Funny, 6 years ago nobody on this entire north side lake front even knew what kale was. I needed some for a recipe and had to drive to the suburbs to get it. I did find it in one store here but it was yellow. Next thing ya know yo-yos will be all the rage again.

3 days ago

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6 days ago

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DNAInfo Covers Clark Devon Hardware Article in Popular Mechanics

Did EveryBlock know that Clark Devon Hardware was the focus of a piece in September issue of Popular Mechanics all about the Great American Hardware Store - an Appreciation by Ted Allen? DNAinfo covered the coverage, which highlighted the people at the store who really help you find what you need. Here's the link
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140909/rogers-park/clark-devon-hardware-dubbed-great-american-hardware-store
Tried to post this via EB's media link, but wasn't sure how..

  • JCV

    Thanks for being a solid part of our community! Time and time again I've gone in there looking for a part, a screw, or a tool for one of my crazy projects and there is ALWAYS someone who can figure out the best solution. Congrats on being featured, because it's well deserved!

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    They are the absolute BEST. They really know their stuff and are super super helpful. So glad they are here. Really wonderful place.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Bicycle Trade-In?

Could anyone recommend to me any bicycle shops in the city that have any kind of trade-in program? I have done some internet searching but I am not finding much. I just need a bike that is easier to ride (I have a cruiser but I am starting to ride a lot more). And if these kind of programs aren't very common, could anyone recommend an efficient/effective way to sell my current bike? I thought of Craigslist but I was wondering if maybe some bike shops would take it? Thanks!

  • Hi Rachel, I know that a place called Play It Again Sports in Lakeview buys bikes in good condition and they sell pre-owned bikes. I've purchased several great bikes, strollers, stuff for the kids there. Hope that helps!

  • erin kelly Owner of Arranged By Erin

    I traded mine in at easy rider on lincoln

3 days ago

Chicago Grind Cafe Opens Monday, Offers Broadway New ‘Local’ Option

Local business owner Jim Dababneh decided to put himself to the test. With a very successful local business (Pizzeria Aroma) already scoring big in the neighborhood and many loyal fans, Jim was looking for another professional challenge. When he found the opportunity to take over the space previously occupied by Coffee Chicago at 5256 N. Broadway, he decided […]

3 days ago

Restaurateur Marty Fosse Opening New Andersonville Eatery – Summerdale

There is a new restaurant opening as soon as early October at 5413 N. Clark in Andersonville. The space has been plagued by short-lived eateries in the past including the old Ole Ole, Marigold and Bull Horns Taco Bar. The owners of Marigold, Jim Dragatsis and Sandeep Malhotra, still lease the space and were looking for […]

3 days ago

Sep 21

Updated 4 days ago

ALERT: Just got aggressively pursued and threatened on Ashland Ave and Catalpa

My partner and I were just walking home from dinner, northbound from Balmoral on the east side of Ashland. At Catalpa, we heard someone yelling behind us. When we turned around to look, the individual was shouting at us. He was demanding something and stated he had a .45 and would "blow the back of [our] heads off". We did not verbally address him, and began to cross over to the west side of Ashland. He yelled, "go ahead and...

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My partner and I were just walking home from dinner, northbound from Balmoral on the east side of Ashland. At Catalpa, we heard someone yelling behind us. When we turned around to look, the individual was shouting at us. He was demanding something and stated he had a .45 and would "blow the back of [our] heads off". We did not verbally address him, and began to cross over to the west side of Ashland. He yelled, "go ahead and cross the street b**ch, I'm coming after you..", etc., and repeated that he had a gun. I then called 911 and he was in the median still yelling and pursing us. A wall of cars just got the green light, southbound, and I stepped into traffic while on the phone with the dispatcher and stopped traffic; the dispatcher could hear him. Still yelling, he around and went east on Bryn Mawr. I completed my 911 call in the Marathon, and met police and gave my account & described the guy. I did not have a chance to closely study him, but the approximate description is an African-American male, mid to late 20's, 5'10", very thin, short hair, wearing a light gray, unzipped hoodie, hood down, wearing round headphones on his neck, dark pants,and a backpack. He was loud, belligerent, and specifically threatening that he had a gun he was going to use. He was not Tourette's like, but certainly appeared manic (psychologically or drug induced), in that he was brazen enough to pursue two men in a well lighted, highly trafficked area, and did not stop until we literally stood in the middle of, and stopped oncoming traffic. Two police officers came to my home and took a report. I also, by chance, saw an unmarked police car on Bryn Mawr by the Marathon, stopped them, and gave my account just minutes after it happened. This individual will do this to anyone he encounters, and I think he has potential to seriously hurt someone. I hope they catch him. Last thing we needed before trying to sleep.

  • I would guess that most people either spray themselves or have it taken away and used on them. If you do not know how to use it properly in a stressful/dangerous situation you will not be successful. Also, if you pull it out as with any weapon you better be using it...not pretending.

  • Most of us would benefit from watching J.J. Bittenbinder's Street Smarts: How To Avoid Being A Victim. Bittenbinder is a famous, now retired, Chicago Police Department detective who took upon himself the mission of educating people on how NOT to be a victim. His PBS special is available as a 3-part video on YouTube.

Sep 23

Updated 4 days ago

Window washers

Our small school in on Broadway. We used to have a window washer, but now we are looking for one. Any recommendations of what to do?

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