Oct 03

Updated 5 days ago

Yard Clean Up Service?

Recommendations?

  • smartypants Be Nice

    Still looking for yard service. Where are all these unemployed Americans people are always talking about? My neighbors and I have trouble getting anyone for many home services. Seems like there are a lot of job vacancies in the industry.

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Our lawn and snow guy is Leonard. Contact him at sureshovel@gmail.com

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Tell him Robin on Fitch sent you

May 04

Updated 6 days ago

1472 W Rascher

More of an observation, but has anyone noticed a decline in this property? Seems like there's an unusual amount of people in and out of the building, now 2 broken windows that have been "boarded" over. Also, people are living in the garage behind the building, and it's NOT a coach-house. About 2 weeks ago, there was a Sheriff's vehicle in the alley adjacent to the property. This is immediately behind the Philadelphia Church.

  • I think white is default if you are white. If you are another color I think the color you are is your default color.(hence my experience in.the PO..the employee who directed mevwas black..and he directed me to the white guy). N

  • Jen

    Okay, this thread is getting off topic. It's good that people are becoming increasingly "woke" these days. So in that sense, yes -- good & worthwhile commentary. At the same time, I'm never really offended when my black/Asian/gay/BI/tranny/whatever friends refer to me as their token (*insert non-standard whatever-they-and-their-majority-friends-are descriptor*) friend....

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    Okay, this thread is getting off topic. It's good that people are becoming increasingly "woke" these days. So in that sense, yes -- good & worthwhile commentary. At the same time, I'm never really offended when my black/Asian/gay/BI/tranny/whatever friends refer to me as their token (*insert non-standard whatever-they-and-their-majority-friends-are descriptor*) friend. It just is what it is. I realize in a written word forum where everyone may or may not yet know one another many people nowadays are trending either hyper-pc or overly-sensitive on the reaction spectrum, but may I kindly suggest that we all try to be better at once again giving folks the benefit of doubt for our default setting?

    Hate has no home here, after all. ❤

    (P.S, this was composed while multitasking on
    a mobile devics, so please be kind & patient
    if there are grammar/autocorrect device, Thx!) ✌

Oct 06

Updated Oct 07

People in front of the soon to be Octavio

What are they pitching? I see them across the way but never make it to the west side of Clark St.

  • Ugh. I have no idea but they stop me all the time and honestly they are kind of jerks when I say I can't talk 🙄

  • I don't know about Octavio being "soon to be." They had the door propped open on Thursday, the interior is completely stripped.

    There's always a bunch of clip board folks on that block. Various charities looking for donations.

Sep 05

Updated Sep 06

Shrubbery?

I feel like the Knights who say Ni... (Monty Python reference) but I want to get some kind of hedge plant/shrub to grow into a chain link fence. I have seen other neighbors doing it and I love the way it looks (there is a ranch at Balmoral and Ashland that has done this successfully)

any ideas where to buy said shrubs at an affordable price? I love Gethsemane but I would not consider them affordable to buy 10-20 evergreens.

Thoughts about here or out in the burbs or even Wisconsin/Indiana on where to go to get hearty type shrubs?

  • K in North Center longtime North Side resident

    There's a garden center on Elston around Irving, but I confess that I don't recall the name of it.

Aug 31

Updated Sep 01

Can anyone recommend a trustworthy, highly affordable VW mechanic on the far northside?

Disabled middle aged waitress needs to get car fixed to get to work in the burbs. Please help.

  • ChinaCatSunflower

    The best mechanics I've ever dealt with, who are also honest and affordable (will send you somewhere else if another place can do the work cheaper) are at Ashland Tire & Auto.

    3737 N Ashland
    773-549-0084

  • Thank you, ChinaCat 💜 They are also my fav. Wish i cd still afford them. Thank you, so much though. Really appreciate very much.

Jul 20

Updated Aug 22

Man sleeping in alley

I have seen a man sleeping in our alley, not behind my house specifically but behind one of the multi-unit buildings on the block. I've seen him several times over the past couple weeks, most recently this morning. I'm just curious about people's opinions - is this a call 911/311 situation? Just suck it up and deal because he has to sleep somewhere? I get a little jumpy going out in my car or taking out the garbage lately because of this, but if I'm just being a baby about this, I will let it go.

  • ChinaCatSunflower

    It's not a 311 or 911 call unless the person is committing a crime, on your property, or you are concerned for their safety (i.e. it's way cold outside, they do not appear to be moving, etc). Otherwise, it's really just a part of city living that you'll have to...

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    It's not a 311 or 911 call unless the person is committing a crime, on your property, or you are concerned for their safety (i.e. it's way cold outside, they do not appear to be moving, etc). Otherwise, it's really just a part of city living that you'll have to live with. David, the man with Tourette Syndrome, decided to live under my deck for a week or so a couple of years back and in that case I did call 911. That's because he was on private property, it was winter and super cold, plus he had a terrible cough and was also screaming all night long which he does due to his condition - I literally didn't sleep for days due to the noise he was making outside of my window. Yes, it took days for the cops to actually come out...and eventually my building manager was the one who had to get rid of him.

    There's a guy I see out in the alley behind my place now and he's really nice. He has a southern accent, calls me ma'am, and always asks if it's ok for him to be there. I say "it's your alley just as much as it is mine, have a nice day" and that's about it. Most of these people aren't nearly as scary as you might think.

  • If your truly concerned for him 911/311 won't do a thing but move him to someone else's backyard which doesn't help him. If your concerned for yourself well 911/311 is how to get him to bother someone else.

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