Blog Profile / Hyde Park Progress

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Archived Since:June 16, 2009

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Hyde Park Progress Shutting Down

-posted by chicago pop This will come as no surprise to anyone who has followed the blog since around 2007, both to its fans and to those who hated it: it's time for HPP to shut down. In fact, that time arrived some time ago, and we are formally acknowledging what everyone has figured out already. Show More Summary

NYT Covers 53rd St. Redevelopment

-posted by chicago pop [See full text here ] Square Feet University of Chicago Works on Its Neighborhood By ROBERT SHAROFF Published: October 23, 2012 CHICAGO — The University of Chicago is midway through what it characterizes as a “once...Show More Summary

Orly's Fails September 20 Inspection

September 20, 2012 [go here for text of inspection at Everyblock] Orly's/Jalapeno Risk 1 (High) Results Fail Violations 14. PREVIOUS SERIOUS VIOLATION CORRECTED, 7-42-090 Comments:CONTINUED NON COMPLIANCE, EVIDENCE OF RODENTS AND INSECTS ON SITE. Show More Summary

Richard Gill on Another Food Cooperative Proposal: Really?

-posted by Richard Gill Has it really been almost five years since the Hyde Park Co-op closed? Yes, it has. Time flies when you're having decent shopping. Hyde Park still has "issues," but at least the long and painful Co-op rauma is gone forever. Show More Summary

Longman & Eagle Team Opening The Promontory in Hyde Park in Early 2013

-posted by chicago pop Multiple grub-conscious readers sent this blurb my way. I've been let down too many times to get too excited about this one -- Chant, Park 52, etc. all started off kinda okay, but weren't really and then went no-where - but this seems like it may be the real deal. Show More Summary

Children's Resources during Teacher Strike

-posted by chicago pop A few resources for school age children that we've been asked to publicize, in the increasingly likely event of next week's anticipated teacher's strike (beginning September 10): From the Hyde Park Neighborhood...Show More Summary

Orly's: Evidence of Rodents on Site

-posted by chicago pop Despite what was breezily reported in the Herald today ("Fridge Fritz Foils Big Easy," Lindsay Welbers, September 5, 2012), the recent shut-down of the culinary dark-star which, however many aliases it may assume...Show More Summary

Orly's, Gone

-posted by chicago pop Big news. Thanks to HPP reader autumnist for this savory dish.

Tour of Hyde Park Modernist Architecture Aug. 19

-posted by chicago pop From Forgotten Chicago, a walking tour of Hyde Park's legacy of modernist architecture - everything from the Keck & Keck house on University to the I.M. Pei boxes and, uh, Regenstein Library. It all deserves our respect. Show More Summary

Outside Agit Prop Makes Confused Arguments About Local Hotel

-posted by chicago pop All politics, it has been said, is local. It can even be micro-local, so much so that the framework used for understanding what goes on at one level in Chicago doesn't necessarily translate to another level. That appears to be the case here. Show More Summary

New Lanes on 55th St. a Learning Curve

-posted by chicago pop It is truly amazing what good urban design is capable of. New lines on the street, and a few physical impediments to nudge behavior in the desired direction, and we already have tangible benefits: traffic moving...Show More Summary

Del Prado Looking Good: The Sip Cafe, Southside Shrimp come to HP Boulevard

-posted by chicago pop It is my prediction - and also a fond desire - that 5 years hence the corner of 53rd and Hyde Park Boulevard will be one of the most pleasant, exciting, and desirable in the neighborhood. The University of Chicago...Show More Summary

On 4th of July Hyde Park Man Fires Gun over the Drive, says Everyone Was Doing It

-posted by chicago pop But seriously, no one got hurt, so what's the big deal, right? The 4th of July has become a summer New Year's Eve with the added benefit of amateurs playing with professional explosives in public, or drunken professionals...Show More Summary

Massive Illegal Fireworks Display Endangers Hundreds in Harold Washington Park: No Police Presence

-posted by chicago pop "For Licensed Display Operators Only": 108 Shots Diamond in the Sky Immediately after the City of Chicago's fireworks display came to an end a little before 9:30 this evening, a local entrepreneur - or, more likely,...Show More Summary

55th Street Project is Under Way

-posted by richard gill Work is in progress near 55th & Ellis, June 29. Work is moving along on he much-anticipated safety enhancements for 55th Street between Cottage Grove and Lake Park Avenue. The project primarily involves re-striping and new signage to improve safety and accommodations for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motor vehicle traffic. Show More Summary

Hyde Park Murals Re-Dedicated

-posted by richard gill On May 16, an enthusiastic crowd gathered at the 57th Street railroad viaduct to celebrate Bernard Williams's restoration of Astrid Fuller's widely acclaimed murals. Fuller painted the murals on several viaduct retaining walls, beginning in the early 1970s. Show More Summary

Old Robert "Bobby" Franks Home Under Massive Renovation

-posted by chicago pop [Source for both images: ] As many have probably noticed now, one of the most glorious residential buildings in Hyde Park-Kenwood, empty for over a decade and seriously deteriorated, is being restored to its original exterior appearance. Show More Summary

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