Albion at Glenwood closed by what appears to be an unauthorized block party. Street closed by blocking it with a car an some cones. There were not any no parking signs posted before the closure. Anyone know about this?
The party was yesterday for heaven's sake. On Saturday. It's over with today. It was, according to pgdc, what "appeared to be an unauthorized party" but pgdc never established that it was unauthorized. Yeah, right. Call 311 or 911. Call the Alderman. Call the police. Call channel 7-news. And was posting on EB pgdc's smartest way to determine what was going on? Smells like spam and sounds fishy to me.
The question was posted yesterday. So get a grip. I can see why nobody but trolls and those with no life use EveryBlock. What would asking about this be spam? So ridiculous. It's a valid question. My roommate couldn't get their car out and I was blocked from getting home. And if their had a been an emergency the street being unauthorized closed would have caused issue. so glad all those concerned with the neighborhood can only post their venom and hate. Try being constructive and positive. Like all things on the internet the trolls and haters come out and hide behind profiles.
Why would Joe Moore have to comment on it? Call the police. Joe Moore is the alderman, not the all encompassing king who can satisfy every o e of a person's insane hopes and wishes. Some really need to get a life. Perhaps attending a block party for some fresh air...
Block parties in Edgewater are all permitted? getting the permits is encouraged by the ward office, not a difficult process. There's also no question of anyone being denied access to a vehicle left on the street so I'm not sure what the deal is here?
Big deal. One block was closed for part of one day on a summer Saturday for a Block Party. Happens across the whole city every year. That's why the city's department of transportation makes it pretty easy to get a one-day block party permit that is coordinated with both the local police and the alderman's office. If it were illegal and fliers didn't go up, as required, a week in advance, all the people on the block, and the police, would have been screaming bloody murder. The City promotes community fellowship even though a few people always get triggered because they didn't see the advance notices or forgot or what ever. Organized block parties are not only legal in Chicago, they are supported by Chicago.
No Pedro, closing a street does not affect the entire neighborhood, particularly at that intersection. It's absolutely no problem to take 30 seconds to drive around it and doesn't affect anyone on foot. But way to try and justify your hypocrisy!
In light of city workers illegally blocking public parking for their friends near United Center I can see why the OP may be upset if this street closure wasnt on the up and up. But Im with the others thinking that it probably was. We get our block party permit easily every year. Possibly they didnt do a good job on signage?? But why would your roommate's car be blocked in? We have one neighbor who wont participate in the party and they leave their car on the street. If they need to come and go they drive carefully. Seems more of a hassle than parking elsewhere for one day but the city told us we can only "ask" that residents move their car off the block for the day. If they choose not to they can stay.
Pedro, I don't for a second believe you have a drop of Garcia blood in you. Quite the opposite. You're just a troll of a troll by someone who live on and for this site. If I cared more it'd be sad. I imagine your life to be fairly dismal. You don't display a lot of humor and by all the "defining" you need, I assume limited faculties. "Point proven" ? Frankly, I've muted you long ago but from time to time unmute a response or 2 from you. I've learned my lesson. Perhaps we'll chat again when you create a new and equally definition challenged character .
I’ve known people who were really annoyed by block parties they weren’t invited to or notified about--but probably the neighborly thing to do would be to say to someone who looked like an organizer, “hey, i’m so sorry, i’m parked on the street and didn’t realize... can someone keep an eye on the kids while I back out of the block/drive around the bouncy house or the grill? Fun party!'