1 hour ago

Updated 7 min ago

Good Spot to Buy Furniture?

I just moved to the neighborhood and was wondering if you knew a good spot to buy furniture in Chicago at a reasonable price?

I'm mainly looking for living room furniture (couch, table, TV stand, etc.).

45 hours ago

Updated 7 min ago

Found: chubby orange housecat

This cat was hanging out on the sidewalk in front of 4447 N Wolcott. It was very friendly, well fed and didn't seem like an outside cat. I couldn't take it in so he's still outside. It went into the gated alley next to the building so I'm hoping it knows how to stay safe. It was cold but seemed ok for now.

40 hours ago

Updated 24 min ago

More irresponsible dog owners...

Today is the second day I've stepped in dog defecate, and it`s getting annoying fast. Yesterday on Damen and Berteau, today in front of my own home on Leland/Talman. I will be watching, and I'll bring it back to you if necessary. So sick of people who cage their dogs 20 hours a day and dont clean up after them the other four. Shameful. Insert appropriate profanity here. People and eb filters s-u-c-k.

  • Frank H 71 Prodigal Northcenter native, back after 10yrs away

    In a perfect world, people who don't pick up after their dogs would find it under their pillow that night.

  • You stepped in a verb? Weird.

3 hours ago

Updated 27 min ago

Ravenswood Metra Bike Parking

I am moving to the neighborhood in a few months and plan to try the Ravenswood Metra as my way of getting to the Loop every day for work. Can anyone give me a sense of bike parking availability for the morning commute? Have been issues with bike theft at the stop? Thanks

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    The folks I know who bike to the metra have a "beater" bike to leave there. Some have a second to keep downtown.

  • Plenty of racks on the west side of the tracks. Divvy may be an option if there is one near your home.

2 days ago

Updated 42 min ago

Flat Tires Bell/Addison

Heads Up: woke up to two flat tires on the passenger side. As I was walking down the block I spotted another car with the same problem. Unlikely that it's a coincidence.

  • It happened on west Sheridan east of Broadway. Saw a couple of cars

  • There were more than 60 cars that had their tires slashed by some punk! Please be on the lookout for creepy people in our neighborhood. I'm out walking my dog all the time and at times its late night and I notice creepy people just walking around. Don't be afraid to call the police. We need more patrol in our neighborhood. This little act of pure ignorance and stupidity by someone else has cost me over $700!!

17 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Quinn, Rauner, the Libertarian Guy, on none of the above

Not interested in why, but simply one word: who you voting for?

  • BerkeleyGirl Winnemac Park

    @Jeff, isn't that always the case in Illinois?

  • Jeff Life long Chicago kid

    Berkeleygirl, sadly, yes....why we can't get someone with an ounce of common sense and integrity to do the right thing for all of Illinois is beyond me.

4 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Summary of the last month on Everyblock

- I saw a cat
- I heard a noise
- Can you guys recommend people who do things? Because I can't find them myself.
- Everything has to do with gangs
- I heard another noise
- Airplanes are loud
- I'm elderly and things that change make me nervous/and or angry

Did I miss anything? Any sort of helpful/informative threads are few and far between.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    Let's not forget "it's the CPD's fault for our crime issues", and the classic "section 8 people are behind all the crime."

  • Remember guy who wants someone to teach him how to iron, and what about, "where can I find good candy?" Classic.

26 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Leather alterations

Anybody know a rep. leather alteration person? I purchased a $$$ leather jacket for the ms. and the sleeves are a little long. Stopped by the new cleaner at the Damen brown line and she didn't know.
Don't trust my Montrose guy. Any suggs? Willing to travel, city of course.

44 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Low Flying Plane?

My house literally just shook from what I think was a low flying plane? Anyone else?

  • Jeanne G From Michigan

    I, for one, am glad they're trying to protect our president. it's reassuring, not invasive. If it weren't for all the whack jobs out there, we wouldn't need such extensive/expensive efforts.

  • Thanks, Jeff, I was wondering what that was Sunday, didn't get outside fast enough to see. Definitely was not the Osprey and heli's, and was low and loud.

Mar 09

Updated 5 hours ago

Curb your dog...

Now that the snow is melting, it's becoming more obvious that *some* dog owners really didn't want to take the time to clean up after their dogs. I understand that it has been a cold and snowy winter, but it shouldn't change your level of responsibility as respectable owners. It is bad enough that at the end of the sidewalk leading out of building complexes is the landing strip for all of the dog urine in the world, but I...

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Now that the snow is melting, it's becoming more obvious that *some* dog owners really didn't want to take the time to clean up after their dogs. I understand that it has been a cold and snowy winter, but it shouldn't change your level of responsibility as respectable owners. It is bad enough that at the end of the sidewalk leading out of building complexes is the landing strip for all of the dog urine in the world, but I could look past that if the steaming piles were removed.

The area in particular that I'm referring to is on Wolcott, north of Montrose, south of Sunnyside on the east side of the road. There are probably a dozen big dog turds laying on the snow and even one on the sidewalk. Some new, some old and crusty. It's disgusting. If I had small children, I'd be pissed as these are not "road verges"(?) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_verge) that I'd want my kids walking on or playing on.

It is at the point where the next nice day I'm going to go out there and clean it up myself. I'm just sick of seeing it.

  • @Ty - Are you familiar with the hide post function? Click the X at the top right of a thread, choose hide post and you'll never see this thread again.

  • Elliott S 27 y/o software developer & nonprofit founder

    I've always found an effective approach of dealing with someone not picking up after their dog, to be the friendlier form: "Hi - here you go, I have an extra bag!" (blank stare) "Oh, I just figured you must have run out :)"

26 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Sewing classes

I am a beginner sewer and I was wondering if anyone offers sewing classes in this neighborhood. If you teach classes or one-on-one, please let me know.

6 hours ago

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7 hours ago

Truck Break-In on 4300 Block of Campbell

Hey neighbors, I heard two loud thumps and then a car alarm go off at midnight last night. I looked out the window and saw that a truck parked on Campbell between Montrose and Pensacola was broken into. The alarm went off for several minutes. I did not see the perpetrators, but I do know it took place at midnight. This morning I saw that the passenger window was smashed. This is the first break-in that i have noticed since moving to the neighborhood this summer.

3 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Eyebrow Threading

Are there any good eyebrow threading places around Lincoln Square/Ravenswood? I used to go to a great lady down in Lakeview, but I just can't get there as easily anymore and my eyebrows look a little scary!! Alternatively, someone who gives a quality wax would also work - basically I need these caterpillars off my face. :) Thanks.

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    To people who get their eyebrows threaded: are they able to shape and arch them carefully if they thread them? Thanks.

  • Yep. They shape just as well if not better than waxing. And for me, having sensitive skin, I don't look red for more than an hour. With waxing, my skin would be red for almost a week!

12 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Corliss Institute Group Review: Et Bolig Program For Dem, Der Ønsker Uafhængighed

På et bestemt tidspunkt i en persons liv opnår en person en levelof kompetence og uafhængighed i social, økonomisk eller følelsesmæssig vilkår. De fleste mennesker bosætte sig i et familie liv med den nødvendige beskæftigelse forbindelse og socialt netværk, der giver mulighed for mere vækst i alle aspekter af ens livsstil. Der vil altid være begrænsninger i et par eller flere af de roller vi, som individer forventes at tage. Og der er dem blandt os, der kan have brug...

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På et bestemt tidspunkt i en persons liv opnår en person en levelof kompetence og uafhængighed i social, økonomisk eller følelsesmæssig vilkår. De fleste mennesker bosætte sig i et familie liv med den nødvendige beskæftigelse forbindelse og socialt netværk, der giver mulighed for mere vækst i alle aspekter af ens livsstil. Der vil altid være begrænsninger i et par eller flere af de roller vi, som individer forventes at tage. Og der er dem blandt os, der kan have brug for omsorgsfuld opmærksomhed i orden for dem til fuldt funktion i samfundet.

Corliss gruppe har taget store anstrengelser i at levere sådanne tjenester til disse personer med specialiserede behov. Derfor, bortset fra at levere træning i dag-centre i Warren, RI, det også har et bolig Program for dem, der ønsker at udtrykke deres egen uafhængighed. Corliss giver disse personer den støtte, de har brug for med hensyn til "personlig pleje, shopping, rengøring, Tøjvask, madlavning, socialisering og penge forvaltning." Disse personer er "opfordres til at leve uafhængigt og opretholde deres egen lejlighed" og at blive involveret i EU-at-large.

Dette er absolut et hak højere end dem, der kræver mere tilsyn eller pleje i opstilling af væsentlige aktiviteter i dagligdagen. Disse er de mennesker, der ikke kun har erhvervet af færdigheder og tillid til at blive indkomster men også have evner til at udtrykke sig på andre områder såsom kunst, musik, sport og andre meningsfulde aktiviteter.

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Smelly Dog

Got my furniture and rugs deodorized and cleaned...Thank God! But does anyone know why my large male dog stinks so much? My large female (different breed) doesn't reek like this. Both eat the same food, go to the same vet, etc. Vet says she doesn't know why he smells so bad...(he's not sick.) But a friend told me that her large male dogs always seem to smell worse than the females. Also, I was just reading a funny memoir and the author was describing how bad her large male dog smells......The description of the type of odor was spot on with our smelly pooch. He gets groomed. Should I start sprinkling him with baking soda?

  • McBean animals, art, outdoors

    If this smell is recent and not typical for your dog, I would recommend you get him checked out at the vet. He could have a medical condition.

  • We tried Dynovite (or something like it) nearly 4 years ago. Didn't help at all unfortunately.

2 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Suggestions for a 2 year old/ classes/ activities thank you

Hello,

I am new to the neighborhood and I'm having a hard time finding activities for my toddler. We do go to the Old town school of music for an occasional class but was wondering if there's any other ones around. Yelp is not helping me at the moment. Any suggestions would be appreciated? Thank you :)

  • We had a good experience at Gymboree on Lincoln near Belmont. Bubbles Academy was terrific too but it might be a little far if you are trying to stay in the neighborhood.

  • Aquababies and Galter Center. Great classes.

26 hours ago

You can help Friendship Pet Food Pantry just by ordering at Pockets!

Hi! I posted this event and wanted to make sure it's noticed by pet owners -- it's an easy way to support the Friendship Pet Food Pantry, which provides temporary assistance to families who may be struggling to provide for their furry members. Our mission is to reduce the number of pets that are surrendered to shelters.

You just need to mention the flyer when purchasing dinner at Pockets on Wednesday, Oct. 22 (4-9 p.m.), and the pantry will receive...

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Hi! I posted this event and wanted to make sure it's noticed by pet owners -- it's an easy way to support the Friendship Pet Food Pantry, which provides temporary assistance to families who may be struggling to provide for their furry members. Our mission is to reduce the number of pets that are surrendered to shelters.

You just need to mention the flyer when purchasing dinner at Pockets on Wednesday, Oct. 22 (4-9 p.m.), and the pantry will receive 50% of the cost of your order. Thanks for checking it out!
http://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/oct22-raise-some-dough-friendship-pet-food-pantry-6458961/

You can learn more about Friendship Pet Food Pantry here:
http://friendshippetpantry.org - please spread the word to neighbors who might need assistance or who would be interested in supporting FP2. We're always looking for more volunteers. Thanks again!

Sep 03

Updated 26 hours ago

Chester is still missing

My orange tabby, Chester, is still missing. He's an 8-year old orange tabby with white markings (underbelly & paws). Last seen on August 9th near Hamilton & Argyle but after 3 weeks, he can be anywhere by now. I greatly appreciate all the calls\texts with possible sightings that I've received so far. Please continue to keep an eye out for him.

Oct 09

Updated 29 hours ago

Lost Quadcopter

I lost a RC quadcopter(helicopter) at Horner Park. I fear it may have gone in the river, but if anyone that walks, jogs, works, or is by that area and sees an aprox 1'x1' RC quadcopter with orange and green propellers please contact me. Will pay a reward if returned. Or call 847-370-1684

  • Dustin, so glad that we were able to get your quadcopter back to you! It looks like a lot of work went into it. Love to see you fly it sometime.

  • Dustin Dalziel lost quadcopter

    Thank you again so much. Yes the time spent on it made it so much more valuable to me. I would love to show you and your family how it flies, maybe we can meet at Horner Park this coming weekend? FYI, what you found is called the "Warpquad" if you were so inclined to watch a YouTube video of someone flying one.

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

seeking garage space nov-may!

seeking reasonably priced garage space to shelter one car…from november to may. I use the car about once or twice a week on the weekends for errands. Let me know what you got or if you have any ideas. Thanks!

  • Misty Current Edgewater enthusiast & past Linc2 resident

    When I lived in Lincoln Square between 2007 and 2013 I paid $75/month for garage parking, then $150/month in Edgewater for a shared 2 car garage. In Lincoln Square I always lived in the building (multiple apts) but Edgewater was a half block south of where I lived. Craigslist and simply driving around where you want to park to look for signs on garages has been effective for me. There's also a few websites, spot hero and parkopedia, you can try. Good luck!

  • Misty Current Edgewater enthusiast & past Linc2 resident

    Forgot to mention you will likely have better luck signing on for a whole year than specifying you only want the space 7 months out of the year.

30 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Graffiti Removal and Prevention

This would drive you crazy too! It's two steps forward and 15 backwards.... so I recently called the City of Chicago for the 400th time ( yep!) they=Graffiti Busters did their part and removed this mess on the walls! Then I applied Sherwin-Williams anti-graffiti covering. Still working but the creeps got on the roof and tagged the bricks surrounding the skylight.... now everyone on the Brown Line "L" can see their handwork! I am at wits end!!!! Up to the...

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This would drive you crazy too! It's two steps forward and 15 backwards.... so I recently called the City of Chicago for the 400th time ( yep!) they=Graffiti Busters did their part and removed this mess on the walls! Then I applied Sherwin-Williams anti-graffiti covering. Still working but the creeps got on the roof and tagged the bricks surrounding the skylight.... now everyone on the Brown Line "L" can see their handwork! I am at wits end!!!! Up to the roof on Monday to cover that with paint and apply the anti-graffiti covering....cross your fingers! If anyone sees these creeps please call the police, we think it is the same group of bad-boys that beat up the Baker at Beans and Bagels but we are not sure. Do not put yourself in harms way....but call the police! Thanks!!!

  • This is your second post about that paint. I'm beginning to think you're shilling for them. **sniff, sniff** anyone else smell advertising?

  • Nk

    How did you make the leap to connect this to the assault outside Beans and Bagels?

37 hours ago

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Sep 05 2012

Updated 38 hours ago

Does anyone remember the bar on Damen called "Augenblick"?

If so, I am desperate to find the artist who created the poster for them. It would be a gift to my husband, as this was the location of our first date 18 years ago.

  • Great idea.

  • Ed in Northcenter, you are correct about ownership and about Ric Addy. I was a bartender at Augenblick. The large painting on the back wall was done by Shane Swank. He is a very prolific artist currently living in Wisconsin.

47 hours ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Tires Slashed

Tires were slashed on multiple cars in the North Center Neighborhood last night after 2:00 am. Between Irving Park and Byron on Oakley. I had one of my tires slashed.

Oct 13

Updated 45 hours ago

Crazy Neighbor

An older woman recently moved in around the block. She yells at anyone whose dog uses the bathroom on the lawn area that borders the street and sidewalk, which is outside her window. I understand that this is not her property, the city owns it. Recently she was outside following me and pouring bleach all over the grass. My husband has seen her sprinkling what we hope is only red pepper. None of this has stopped the dogs from using...

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An older woman recently moved in around the block. She yells at anyone whose dog uses the bathroom on the lawn area that borders the street and sidewalk, which is outside her window. I understand that this is not her property, the city owns it. Recently she was outside following me and pouring bleach all over the grass. My husband has seen her sprinkling what we hope is only red pepper. None of this has stopped the dogs from using the bathroom on this stretch of grass. All of us dog owners are getting fed up with her harassment and we are worried she is going to start putting poison on the grass. We don't know if we should call the police or what to do. Has anyone been in this situation? Any advice? Is this legal what she is doing?

  • SpamAlert Spamophobic

    I think Aron is just new to "social" media.

  • Aron Long tlme Lincoln sq home owner

    Mandal I love everyblock .It adds amusement to my day .

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Pastry Chef from Beans n Bagels

Has anyone heard how the pastry chef from Beans n Bagels is doing now? I heard there would be a kickstarter campaign to help him while he's out of work because he was injured. But I never heard any more about that. Has anyone heard anything about how he is or about raising money to help him?

  • Their Facebook page had some updates a while ago- surgery went well. You might check for more details there.

  • I was there this morning and asked about him. She said he is doing well, but he's in France right now. I didn't want to press further.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Graffit and the cure?!?

I seem to have ended the graffiti that has plagued my building at Wilson and Wolcott .
( over 400 times this has happened!) I went to Sherwin Williams Paint Co. and ordered their anti-graffiti covering. If you are having a similar problem this might be the solution. It is quite pricey, About $105.00 per gallon. Your surface needs to be cleaned by the "Graffiti Buster" first before you apply the covering. My piece of mind was worth the cost. I will up-date you if I see this hasn't worked, but for now we are golden! YEAH!

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    Another possible solution could be 'green walls'

    http://goo.gl/ltX9DG <-- green walls google image search

    The paint is intriguing though... i may use it in conjunction with 'green walls'.

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    I'm inclined to think that any surface that doesn't present itself as a clean flat canvas would deter an aspiring 'artist'.

    It would be an interesting hypothesis to test - using flat surfaces (control), corrugated surfaces, vegetated surface (green walls), open slatted surfaces, surface filled with holes, surfaces that are already randomly colored, highly textured surfaces, etc.... anything to 'break the canvas' and make it less palatable.

    - someone go try that ; )

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Living life on the edge

I am in Rogers Park. Will I make it to the safety of Ravenswood without hearing a loud bang?

  • sidishus miscreant

    From UU facebook

    More gunfire very early this morning (3:30-ish...apparently...I heard some kind of police response around that time) in the Clarendon Wilson area...

    Again.

    Also from the Uptown Update FB page:

    "Just a heads up. There was a robbery/beating that took place on magnolia just south of argyle around 6:00 this evening [Friday]. Group of 5 younger black males jumped a man and stole his phone then took off running. Be aware when walking home from work."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HwTpFEuY8I

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    Is everyone on EB drunk tonight or something? My feed is so weird.

  • bjw

    That depends on if you make it without hearing a loud bang in RP!

2 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Bike Accident on Ravenswood and Montrose

Yesterday around 8:30am, I saw the immediate aftermath of a bike accident at the Ravenswood and Montrose intersection (west side of the Metra tracks). Looked like a car collided with a biker while trying to head south on Ravenswood. I looked up once I heard someone scream and saw the biker on the ground and several pedestrians rushing to help. The biker appeared to be knocked unconscious. I called 911 and was told several others had already contacted them about the accident. I was on my way to work and didn't stick around to see the paramedics arrive. Anyone know if the biker is ok?

  • Stephanie, Mayfair Bike path rider, Northsider 44 years

    As I've reflected on this thread throughout the week, this has been the take away. On any given day, as we navigate our urban environment, an environment most of us choose to live in, we have a responsibility to move from point to point with this concern of our fellow travelers in mind; that they are doing so as well, and wanting to get there safe and sound. How can we all contribute to that end? Getting there safe and sound together.

  • Marla J. Martin 4400 Block of Paulina

    I was also there when the accident happened, although my back was turned across the street. The biker was conscious and moaning loudly. She was taken away in an ambulance, but I also have seen nothing further reported. I hope she is ok. A gentleman I spoke with on the...

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    I was also there when the accident happened, although my back was turned across the street. The biker was conscious and moaning loudly. She was taken away in an ambulance, but I also have seen nothing further reported. I hope she is ok. A gentleman I spoke with on the street said he thought she hit the side of the car as she came down the hill and then flipped over the small car. The streets were wet after a downpour, she may have been trying to stop but couldn't. I send her my best wishes for a speedy recovery if she or her loved ones should read this post.

2 days ago

2 days ago

Keys found

By mangal restaurant

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Additional Filters Needed - EB Moderator?

Instead of just Thanks and Unneighborly, can a ranking system by relevance be used? That way people can add off topic comments that can be filtered down to a Conversation filter, and maybe a Fact or Answer button with relevant details upvoted? This would be used for description of a lost dog, result of an accident/investigation, etc. There will always be abuse for the buttons, but think the greater good may slightly edge out.

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