Mar 28

Updated 29 hours ago

Yet another greystone being knocked down for condos

I have serious anger towards people like this. You are ruining the beauty of our city.

  • @Farid R - The former. Appeal was denied twice despite a long list of comps.

  • unfortunately it will have to double again to even attempt to pay our liabilities. People here won't cut even $1

Jun 29

Grey Purse Found

I found a dark grey woven leather purse on Schiller St. this morning (Sunday). Missing most of interior contents, but purse is in great shape. If you would like it back respond to post and we can figure out the return.

Jun 18

Updated Jun 19

Hoyne and Iowa Construction

What's going up at Hoyne and Iowa? Moving just down the street from this development in a couple weeks, just curious.

  • Alisa DNAinfoCHI Wicker Park/Bucktown/WestTown reporter

    Do you have an address?

Jun 11

Updated Jun 16

Masonry

Does anyone know the name of the masonry contractor that constructed several brick walls around exterior stairs about a month ago on WABANSIA (2200 West- I think)? We'd like to do a similar project.

  • I don't know that project, but we used AAA Masonary for tuckpointing and another project. Robert (the owner) is super knowledgeable and they do fantastic work. I would recommend them for any brick work

  • Strong Pritzker school mom

    Thank you for the recommendation

Jun 13

Rowe Elementary Annual Yard Sale

Hello Join us tomorrow (Saturday, 6/14) from 9-2 p.m. For our 2nd Annual Yard Sale. Many items will be on sale such as children's clothes, toys, Mary Kay cosmetics, fresh fruit stand, and many more items. Our third grade scholars will be selling lemonade to raise money.

Jun 12

Belden Bunnies

Hey y'all,
There are 3 very young rabbits living on a small, raised landscaped area in front of Belden Centre on Clark and Belden. Haven't seen a momma rabbit around in the 1.5 months they've been there- but they are growing and seem to be doing fine with the assistance of whoever throws down lettuce for them.

Landscapers recently removed the piles of evergreen branches they were using for ground cover for the winter. So, now the bunnies really have no where to take shelter. They just need to be moved down the block and into the park. Any suggestions for who to call?

Jun 02

Updated Jun 10

Greystone on Damen Almost Gone

Divvyed past this building yesterday (Sunday). Most likely the rest of it will be torn down soon. There was a thread about it a few weeks or months back.

  • Alisa DNAinfoCHI Wicker Park/Bucktown/WestTown reporter

    True Buster. But this old greystone was surrounded by retail. A wheelchair couldn't access it because there are steps. It is weird to see the greystone gone.

  • Michael Bucktown Resident

    Glad to see its ugly sister to the south has been taken down too. Both were major eyesores.

Jun 03

Updated Jun 03

Found cat!!

So there's this cat on my building he/she showed up today and one of the neighbors left some water and food by the stairs, the cat seems to be friendly and it's just roaming up and down the stairs....

May 29

Updated Jun 03

Good Morning, Neighbors

Yesterday marked our grand opening, and we are thrilled to be part of the WOW (West of Western) District.

We're keeping our menu local, sourcing Chicago-roasted Metropolis coffee, fresh baked pastries from Interurban, as well as a toast service using bread from Crumb and jams from Pear Tree Preserves.

2415 W North Ave
M-F: 6am-7pm
S/S: 7am-7pm

facebook.com/cupandspoonchicago
@CupAndSpoonChi

Hope to see you soon!

  • Hi Alisa, thank you! Please count us in. I'd love to provide some cold brew coffee and iced tea. Yay summertime.

  • Alisa DNAinfoCHI Wicker Park/Bucktown/WestTown reporter

    Thank you!! I will add Cup and Spoon info to preview story and call or email. See you on the 18th! Yay summer :)

Jun 01

Updated Jun 01

Photo enlarged and printing

I am looking for someone to enlarge a photo into a 5 foot by 4 foot large print and frame. Any reccos?

May 30

Updated May 30

Lost keys

A friend lost some keys near north and Milwaukee today. Anybody find?

May 21

Updated May 28

New structure off Elston and Webster

Does anyone know what is going up there across from fast eddies ?

Mar 23

Updated May 27

Cafe called Bru takes the palce of Ready Coffee

Does anyone know the story on what happened to Ready Coffee and why there is now a new coffee shop taking it's place called Bru?

  • @joselito, thank for the paid advertisement. To call Filter low end and second wave, though no my spot of coffee since their move down the road, shows a lack of history of the area. Gallery is more of coffice and i appreciate i can have my coffee and work if i need to.

  • Joselito I write things and people pay me for it.

    @bill I'm not sure how that's an advertisement as I was giving a run down of most coffee places in the area and what coffee niches they server. Also being called "second wave" isn't an insult - I suggest you look up exactly what second and third wave coffee is...

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    @bill I'm not sure how that's an advertisement as I was giving a run down of most coffee places in the area and what coffee niches they server. Also being called "second wave" isn't an insult - I suggest you look up exactly what second and third wave coffee is (it has nothing to do with how long you've been in the area). Finally, I never called Filter "low end" - I said it caters to the people who want Starbucks/Caribou chains on the low end of things, i.e. people that just want coffee and don't care about all the craziness of what goes on when you start getting really interested in coffee beans, and specifically said they ALSO match Buzz and The Wormhole on the high end. And ironically, you mention Gallery as a "coffice", which I also indicated Filter and GC are geared to being third spaces (again, another aspect of being second wave).

    Finally, I do know the history of coffee in the area, as I used to be a regular at Urbis Orbis. But thanks for your snark.

May 22

Updated May 23

Debris Removal?

Does anyone know a trash hauler for hire that would pick something up & take to a dump? Or could a buy some dumpster space from someone (Schiller & Leavitt area)?

May 19

Updated May 22

Feral cat colonies

Hello everyblock neighbors!

What's the name of the organization that controls feral cat colonies? And can you call and report cats to have them helped by these people? I know there was a thread awhile ago but can't find it.

Thanks!

  • Yes, that's the guy! thank you!!

  • ann

    Where is the colony? I have been doing TNR for the past five years in Chicago through alley cat allies and tree house. Let me know.

May 20

Lost keys

Our kids found a set of keys at Walsh Park. I don't want to leave them behind as it has what appears to be an apartment building key and a garage opener. The key reads 05 do not duplicate. It has other things in the chain, but I'm leaving that out so the owner can identify them. If you are a neighbor maybe you can ask around. And let me know here.

May 13

Updated May 19

Ukrainian village apartments

Hello neighbors,
I'm currently looking for an apartment in the Ukrainian village/ east Ukrainian village. I heard the best way to do this was to find a real estate place in the neighborhood and go from there. But i can't seem to find any and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions.
Thanks so much to anyone that has any information.

  • Bethany Persons Christian, wife and new mom

    I also found two on craigslist. You have to be quick though, able to look and commit practically the same day that the place posts.

  • Speaking as a landlord this neighborhood rents very easily, so paying a rental group typically is not worth it for most landlords that I know. As others mentioned Craigslist and walking around the area are probably your best bet. Also be ready to fill out applications and have some cash...

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    Speaking as a landlord this neighborhood rents very easily, so paying a rental group typically is not worth it for most landlords that I know. As others mentioned Craigslist and walking around the area are probably your best bet. Also be ready to fill out applications and have some cash on you for an application fee when you go to appointments. Typically we end up renting to the first person who applies (assuming their credit/ references check out) and that usually occurs within days of posting for rent signs. Those people who look and call back for applications a few days later are usually too late.

Apr 15 2012

Updated May 19

Mysterious Blue Box for Colthing Donations

Does anyone know why Streets & San workers moved this to Avondale between Wood & Honore?

Apr 28

Updated May 16

Exploratory Idea: Power Group Lunch on Patio of Goddess and Grocer in Mid-May?

Hey, does anyone here work remotely and want to get together with other telecommuters or independent professionals (artists, agents, creative pros, real estate, consultants, designers, writers, developers, etc) during lunch on the patio of new Goddess and Grocer? We have had several In Real Life (IRL) meet-ups so far with DNAinfo Chicago readers, but none during the day! Please leave a comment here if you would be interested in attending a power lunch, likely between Noon and 1:30 p.m. in Mid-May. Cost would be between $12 and $15 with a minimum of 20 lunchers.

May 11

Updated May 12

Stretch Hummer limo slams into pole on Damen at Schiller

Forget about drunk driving messages and seatbelt reminders at certain times of the year. Traffic safety is a full-time issue in Chicago.

Photo from http://instagram.com/p/n1lSklAvZT/; another photo at http://instagram.com/p/n1l24uudow/

  • tom in bucktown on and off Chicagoan for 10 years

    Driver had a heart attack

  • Alisa DNAinfoCHI Wicker Park/Bucktown/WestTown reporter

    very sad. my neighbor told me about it this morn. i live right across the street and was out of town. hope everyone and driver is ok.

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