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Looking for an iPad SmartHome Control Home? A 3-Bedroom at 1611 N. Hermitage in Bucktown

Looking for an iPad SmartHome Control Home? A 3-Bedroom at 1611 N. Hermitage in Bucktown

    Looking for an iPad SmartHome Control Home? A 3-Bedroom at 1611 N. Hermitage in Bucktown
    This 3 bedroom at 1611 N. Hermitage in Bucktown came on the market in April 2018. It was built in 2014 and has 17 units and a parking garage. This unit has a private elevator with fob access. It has wide plank dark hardwood floors throughout.
    http://cribchatter.com

6 days ago

Gunshots in Humboldt Park

Last night was startled awake by a gunshot near the corner of Wabansia and Kimball. Then heard a fight outside. Not sure if they were related. Stay safe out there friends!

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Jun 14

Looking for this criminal.

If you know who this person is, please contact us at bookings@onegroupmind.com

https://vimeo.com/275075862

    Video of Graffiti
    This person placed graffiti on our building. Please share in order to identify him.
    https://vimeo.com/

Jun 12

Updated Jun 14

Looking for apartments in Bucktown / Wicker Park (new to area - advice welcome)

Hi all, hope it's kosher to post here about searching for apartments. Read about it on some other forums and was suggested to ask for insight here.

I'm new to Chicago but have visited for work 20-30 times over the past 2 years. Mainly stayed in the Loop so I'm choosing Bucktown / Wicker Park based on word of mouth and advice from others. I'm 24, young professional, consultant, female.

Basically I'm looking for any tips / insight for the...

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Hi all, hope it's kosher to post here about searching for apartments. Read about it on some other forums and was suggested to ask for insight here.

I'm new to Chicago but have visited for work 20-30 times over the past 2 years. Mainly stayed in the Loop so I'm choosing Bucktown / Wicker Park based on word of mouth and advice from others. I'm 24, young professional, consultant, female.

Basically I'm looking for any tips / insight for the search - locations to avoid, best ways to search, etc. I've contacted a few locators in addition to searching on my own. My move-in date is any time after August 10. I'll be there August 10 - 13 with the intention of viewing an applying for places (and hopefully signing a lease).

Thanks in advance!

  • No worries Bger ... My comment was more so to show that there are other great areas adjacent to WP/Bucktown that are MUCH more affordable (I'm 7 blocks from Bucktown and own a house ... A WHOLE HOUSE ... that costs less than to rent a jr 1 br .5 miles away ;)

  • Joe

    Logan Square is west of western and certainly is desirable in many ways. Worthy of checking out.

Jun 11

Updated Jun 13

Recommendations for non-surgical skin doctor for face

Neighbors: Looking for recommendations for places and/or doctors to treat a few sunspots on my face. I would like non-surgical procedures and little to no down-time after the procedure. Having a hard time finding someone! Would prefer a personal recommendation vs reading reviews online. Thanks in advance for your help.

anywhere within city limits is good, will travel for a good doctor!

  • I second Dr Neha Robinson at Dermatology & Aesthetics. She is wonderful.

  • AMG

    @mkbjazz and Marcy - thank you for the recommendation,

    @Holly - thank you.

Jun 08

Updated Jun 13

Speed Humps by the Map Room

I noticed speed humps being installed on Hoyne south of Armitage by the Map Room. Speed humps can cause reckless drivers to lose control of their vehicles and create more dangerous situations. Wouldn't it be better to drop the speed limit to 20mph, set up a speed camera, and ticket at 25mph? Speeding there would plummet immediately via economics.

  • Another solution, albeit perhaps wildly unpopular, would be to turn Hoyne into a one way street northbound. Locals would enter the neighborhood from Armitage by using the southbound one way Leavitt (which has a stop light.) Cars in transit south on Hoyne to avoid heavy traffic on Damen will be SOL.

  • they don't even fill potholes without a complaint from residents... you think CDOT added speed bumps to one random residential street one their own?

Jun 04

Updated Jun 10

ISO one time deep-cleaning of very old, small 2 bdrm apt in east logan.

Hello friends! I have been renting this little old 2 bdrm apt at fullerton/rockwell alone for over 6 years and the upkeep has just plain gotten past me. Im simply too busy to deal with the bathroom tiles, baseboards, wall dust, nooks and crannies, etc. No clutter/garbage, just build-up in an old 2nd floor apt building. Looking for recommendations on a one time, affordable, thorough scrubbing during the day- preferably on a weekday afternoon. Note: it will likely take a couple of hours and I will not provide cleaning supplies- this person should bring the industrial stuff, i want the real deal!!! Thanks! :)

Jun 08

Updated Jun 09

Add Police crime fight text number 274637 to your telephone's contact list for quick response.

Type in the police text number 274637 into your contact list on your telephone so that you can send videos and photographs of criminal activities quickly. You can stop crimes and you can save lives.

Also, in addition to provide the Police with important video and photograph evidence call the Police, 911, to report the crime. No crime is too small. Help keep our neigborhood save and pleasant to visit for everyone.

If everyone provide the Police with videos, photographs and detailed reports the Police will be able to work more efficiently with us.

To learn more about Chicago Police crime fight number follow this link:

https://home.chicagopolice.org/community/crime-prevention/txt2tip/

    Chicago Police Department
    You can submit tips by text message as described below or... CASH REWARDS UP TO $1,000* The Chicago Police Department created the TXT2TIP program so that YOU can anonymously and SAFELY help rid your community of crime by sending information to the Chicago Police Department via a text message from your cellular phone.
    https://home.chicagopolice.org

Jun 03

Updated Jun 09

Anybody have an estate sale company to recommend?

I"m trying to help my in-laws and I've been researching estate sale companies. So much is all over the board including Yelp reviews and BBB rating (for what that may be worth) and I can't even confidently narrow it down to five. AND I'm really reluctant to recommend only one just in case they aren't happy ORRRRR if other family members aren't happy with the outcome.
I figured this was as good a place to ask as any. They've lived in Buffalo Grove for over 50 years. I've attended high end sales and picker's sales. They would be somewhere in the middle with some valuables.
Thanks for reading and for any insights offered.

  • llitman I'm a happy resident and have been here for years.

    Sandy Lane is good, Manderley Estate Sales is good. Others to consider are Ampersand, ImagineThat, and TraderMerchants.

  • Thank you for the leads everyone. What a process this is!

    Good luck to you Anne.

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Updated Jun 06

The May Compilation

Here is another random selection of cars blowing a stop sign. This video illustrates what pedestrians must deal with daily at every intersection in Bucktown. Other neighborhoods are worse. The camera logged 657 no excuse violations which is about a 12% decrease from last month. The top end reckless category was down over 30%. Not sure why.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8fzbUBDfrs

These videos are auto generated and snippets randomly selected so not all cars can make the cut. I tried my best to manually eliminate duplicates but I'm not that good at Mahjong. Enjoy :)

  • DLS

    Is that a three way stop intersection? We have one of those near us in LP and we see the same thing constantly. Usually the uber and lyft drivers (they are so focused on their GPS Since they have no idea where they are going - I miss the taxis...

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    Is that a three way stop intersection? We have one of those near us in LP and we see the same thing constantly. Usually the uber and lyft drivers (they are so focused on their GPS Since they have no idea where they are going - I miss the taxis where you have to have a number on your car and they knew every street with a phone) are the worst and we are on a street with a ton of kids. A rolling stop with a car vs a bicycle is completely different (but I agree there are plenty of cyclists going to fast blowing through cross walks/stop signs). With either type of transportation the pedestrian should have the right away but when I’m driving my car vs riding my bicycle you can hear and see pedestrians much better on a bike. All it takes is one accident hitting a kid with a car and it’s over for the kid and the car driver doesn’t have so much as a bruise. They had stop sign enforcement in Lakeview a while back but it’s not the neighborhood people doing it.

  • Kinetic Energy = 1/2*Mass*Velocity^2

    Let's say the total mass of a bicyclist and bike is around 200-300lb. The mass of car is around 10x that or 2000-3000lb. Just with mass a car imparts an order of magnitude greater energy into its victim compared to a bike.

    Many, if not most,...

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    Kinetic Energy = 1/2*Mass*Velocity^2

    Let's say the total mass of a bicyclist and bike is around 200-300lb. The mass of car is around 10x that or 2000-3000lb. Just with mass a car imparts an order of magnitude greater energy into its victim compared to a bike.

    Many, if not most, vehicles in that video exceed 15mph through the stop sign. 15mph on a bike is very fast if you ever rode a bike. My camera picks up bikes but rarely do they ever make it into the measuring pool which is >7mph let alone any violation pools.

    This means cars travel more than double or triple the speed of bikes into crosswalks. Since velocity is squared that increases KE by another 4x to 9x meaning the total energy imparted into a reckless driver's victim is 40-90 times more than a bike. Slower speeds also increase reaction time to any oopsies that may occur.

    To compare reckless drivers with reckless bikers is a diversion tactic used to obfuscate the true threat pedestrians face every day from cars.

Jun 05

Take A Survey To Improve Walking & biking on Logan Blvd.

Hi, if your interested in safer streets in Logan Square and Avondale then please complete this survey!

http://www.activetrans.org/blog/take-our-survey-improve-walking-biking-logan-blvd

From the blogpost:
Did you know that 17 of the Chicago River's 27 miles will have trails by the end of 2018?

With trails taking shape as quickly as they are, it's urgent we push for improvements that create safe walking and biking options for accessing the river.

One area where we're working on better access to the Chicago River Trail is...

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Hi, if your interested in safer streets in Logan Square and Avondale then please complete this survey!

http://www.activetrans.org/blog/take-our-survey-improve-walking-biking-logan-blvd

From the blogpost:
Did you know that 17 of the Chicago River's 27 miles will have trails by the end of 2018?

With trails taking shape as quickly as they are, it's urgent we push for improvements that create safe walking and biking options for accessing the river.

One area where we're working on better access to the Chicago River Trail is on Logan Blvd. from Rockwell Ave. to Lathrop Homes.

If you've ever biked or walked along this stretch, you know how perilous it can be for people walking and biking.

This is where we'd love your input. Are you familiar with this part of Logan? Do you live, commute through or shop in this area? What changes would you like to see?

Please take our nine-question survey and share widely with your friends, family and colleagues.

Thanks!
Eric Roach
Avondale Homeowner

Jun 05

Jun 04

In need of a plumber referral

Hello, I just moved into the neighborhood and have a "sweating" wall. Looks like some condensation coming in from outside, however there are no pipes visible where this leak is. Landlady has no idea about a good plumber to call, so I'm trying to expedite myself. Any suggestions, good and bad are welcome. Thanks! Naranjito + K8

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Updated May 30

Explosion sound at 2:25 AM, Saturday--Damen & Wabansia

Did anyone else hear an explosion last night? We were awakened by what sounded like an explosion--not a firework or thunder. Did anyone else hear that? I thought maybe someone else would have posted. Any ideas what it could have been?

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    M80 fireworks. We have a neighbor on the 900 block of Damen who likes setting them off all summer, all times of day. To gauge just how loud these are, someone posted about him setting them off one night and a person literally a mile away could hear it.

  • We had a similar issue at Paulina and Cortland. If it's an M80 the police will get involved.

  • I am sorry to contact you this way but I do not have another way. This is Evan about rugs.
    Please contact me at evanzemil@gmail.com
    Thanks

May 29

New Shot Spotter @ Western BlueLine Stop

Just noticed this the today on my commute to work. CPD Shot Spotter technology at Cortland and Western Ave. Blueline stop.

May 25

Looking for a cheap portable air conditioner

I'm looking for a portable air conditioner for as cheap as possible until our central AC is repaired. I'd be grateful for any and all leads, thanks.

May 25

Bucktown home on double lot: $1.5M

1707 W. Wabansia Ave. in Chicago: $1,549,900

    Bucktown home on double lot: $1.5M
    1707 W. Wabansia Ave. in Chicago, Illinois
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 24

Best Chicago happy hour deals: May 24-30

Lotties Pub (1925 W. Cortland St., 773-489-0738) offers free Heineken samples and $5 Heineken pints and Heineken Light bottles from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Buy one of the specials and you’ll be entered to win speakers or an Uber gift card.

This article has 6 other Chicago locations (Show)

Learn how to make punch cocktails and try a version for $14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Staytion Market & Bar (1 W. Wacker Drive, 312-372-7200).

MAK: Modern Asian Kitchen (1924 W. Division St., 773-772-6251) offers half-price wine and sake from 5 to 9 p.m.

Mahoney’s Pub & Grille (551 N. Ogden Ave., 312-733-2121) offers $1 sliders (minimum of three) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Big Wig Tacos & Burritos (770 N. LaSalle Drive, 312-624-9568) offers $3 burritos from 2 to 5 p.m.

Nibble on $1 East and West Coast oysters or get a half-dozen oysters and a beer or cocktail for $10 during the Aw Shucks Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m. at Fisk & Co. (225 N. Wabash Ave., 312-236-9300).

Frontier (1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-772-4322) offers $1 oysters and $5 glasses of rosé from 4 to 6 p.m.

    Best Chicago happy hour deals: May 24-30
    Here's where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago. Thursday, May 24 Learn how to make punch cocktails and try a version for $14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Staytion Market & Bar (1 W. Wacker Drive, 312-372-7200). Friday, May 25 Lotties Pub (1925 W.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Updated May 21

Lululemon in old Silver Cloud space?

Driving by the old Silver Cloud building today I noticed that the old mural on the Wabansa side on the building was gone, covered up by a wood installation that does not appear to be temporary. Since I was waiting at the light I noticed that what appeared to be an ad on the boards ending with “@lululemon”.

The old Silver Cloud sign over the front door is also gone, replaced by a small circular sign hanging over the entrance....

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Driving by the old Silver Cloud building today I noticed that the old mural on the Wabansa side on the building was gone, covered up by a wood installation that does not appear to be temporary. Since I was waiting at the light I noticed that what appeared to be an ad on the boards ending with “@lululemon”.

The old Silver Cloud sign over the front door is also gone, replaced by a small circular sign hanging over the entrance. Something clicked tonight and I remembered Lululemon’s logo:

http://www.stickpng.com/assets/images/5a1ac489f65d84088faf132e.png

It seems like a strange fit since Lululemon already has a larger retail space in a better foot traffic location just south on Damen, not to mention that the current space there has a kitchen. I found this article that both a) makes it doubly odd that they would open yet even more space relatively close to this large development but b) shows their interest in mixed use spaces with food service capabilities.

https://chicago.curbed.com/2018/5/4/17315408/lululemon-new-store-north-avenue

So, I’m calling it now ... a Lululemon yoga studio with frou frou food.

  • Artist girl Artist and Muscian

    That is strange. Perhaps they are just advertising on the building. It would be strange for them to move across the street to a location that is less ideal.

  • i hope not. Something similar to Silver Cloud would be great. Such a shame that spot has been vacant as long as it has. Especially now that patio season is about to begin.

  • Artist girl Artist and Muscian

    It's not just the old Silver Cloud There are so many vacant places along Damen, that it is starting to feel sad.

May 20

Updated May 21

Curious?

Does anyone know what happened by the Logan Square train station on Milwaukee at about 8am? There was police and News broadcast..

May 19

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