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The Rockets' Red Glare

The Saddle & Cycle Club, at Foster and Marine, will be holding its annual fireworks display beginning at dusk on Friday, July 4th. While only members of the club and their guests are allowed inside the gates, the fireworks can be seen in the Margate Park area for free, and we are extremely grateful to have tony neighbors like Saddle & Cycle. Show More Summary

Another One Bites The Dust

A long-time Uptown business closed its doors this month: Beck's Books, supplier of textbooks and school supplies for Truman College students, located for years at 4520 North Broadway.Why? Blame City Colleges of Chicago if you want to...Show More Summary

Three Movies In The Park This Week

Summer park activities have begun in earnest, and we have three free outdoor movies scheduled this week. Rain, rain, STAY AWAY. Bring your, chairs, blankets, snacks, family & friends! Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012). Tuesday, June 24, @ Dusk. Show More Summary

Pie Hole Uptown Closed, As Well As Boystown Location

So sad to hear from Doug, the owner of Pie Hole Pizza, that "The rumors are true, folks: the time came for us to shut our Pie Hole. Thanks for the memories and lessons." You may have heard that Pie Hole Boystown was planning to close after the Pride Parade and all operations would move to the Uptown/Andersonville location. Show More Summary

Summer Storm In Uptown

Thanks to reader and frequent contributor Mark Vanderah, who took this photo tonight. "Fresh from the camera! Taken from Clarendon/Montrose, overlooking Montrose Harbor, just before the rain hit." Click to enlarge for the full impac...

The Longest Day Of The Year

Lionel, the coolest cat at Montrose and Dayton, shows off his summer apparel. And why not? It's the summer solstice, the day with the most sunlight of the year.Uptown is up to the task, with plenty happening to fill up those daylight...Show More Summary

Buddhist Temple Present Summer Festival This Sunday

A head’s up or rather a “Heads down!” – the art of archery will be among the various demonstrations and exhibits of Japanese culture at the Buddhist Temple of Chicago’s Summer Festival this Sunday, June 22nd from 11am to 5pm.The festival is free and open to the public, and food and craft items are available for sale. Show More Summary

Oh, What A Night

The Buena Park Neighbors Concert in the Park Thursday night may have been shortened by rain, but there was no lack of activities to enjoy. Gene Tenner took photos of everything, which you are invited to view at More Summary

Who You Gonna Call? Chase Park!

Tonight is our first local Movie in the Park. Bring your blankets, dinner, lawn chairs, and Park-District-approved beverages to Chase Park, 4701 N Ashland, at dusk (approximately 9pm) and settle in for a night of ectoplasm and the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. Show More Summary

Free Concert At Wilson Abbey This Saturday

Columbian heavy metal group Exegesis will perform in Spanish and English this Saturday, June 21, at Wilson Abbey. Doors open at 6:30, and the concert will begin at 7pm. The opening group is Leper.For more about Exegesis, visit its website at

#TBT -- The Uptown Broadway Building

For Throwback Thursday, a look at the Uptown Broadway Building in August 2006, as its long restoration was underway. The building had been a beauty when it was opened in 1926, but neglect and the neighborhood's decline took their toll. Show More Summary

The Argyle Art Wall Takes Shape

The Argyle Art Wall is being installed! It's been in the works for just over a year and now we're seeing it happen. The goal is to have it done by the time the first Argyle Night Market is held (July 10th), so now is the time to see it become a reality. Show More Summary

Right Before The Storm

A dramatic photo of Uptown around 10:45am, right before the storms hit. Thank you to Bob Skutnick for sharing it.

"Bard in the Parks" Presents Two Gentlemen of Verona Saturday/Sunday

Spectralia Theatre presentsThe Two Gentlemen of VeronaSaturday and Sunday, June 21st & 22ndat 5:00pmChase Park, 4701 N. Ashland Spectralia Theatre's Bard in the Parks program returns to Chase Park in June with The Two Gentlemen of Verona.Set...Show More Summary

When The 4800 Block Of Winthrop Was "Honeymoon Row"

click to enlarge A reader sent in this gem of an article from the Chicago Tribune from January 18, 1903, when all of Uptown was known as "Buena Park" (the name "Uptown" came about in 1915, when the owner of the Loren Miller store, located...Show More Summary

Buena Parkers, How Do You Feel About A Hookah Lounge?

If you live or have a business in Buena Park, Buena Park Neighbors and Ald. Capplement would like to hear your opinions next Monday:"Meeting For Hookah Lounge Proposal. Alderman Cappleman is asking for input from Buena Park residents with regards to a proposed Hookah Lounge at 4101 N. Show More Summary

Register You (And Your Pooch?) To Run For PAWS On Saturday

The people at PAWS Animal Shelter asked us to pass this along: It's your last chance to sign up to register for the PAWS Chicago's Zoetis Run for Their Lives on Saturday, June 21st, at Montrose Harbor.Live at the event, we are attempting...Show More Summary

4027 N. Broadway Rendering Reveal

Studio Dwell's design for 4027 N. Broadway (via SpyGuy at Skyscraperpage Forum) If you've wanted a better rendering of what to expect from Akara Partners' plan for a 20 unit apartment building 4027 N. Broadway, you are in luck. Buena Park Neighbors has requested that Akara add ground level retail so that is the big thing missing from this preliminary rendering. Thoughts?

Broadway Streetscape Meeting Tuesday Night

Broadway looking north, from Leland (courtesy Google Streetview) From Ald. Cappleman's latest newsletter:"More economic development in the 46th Ward means more employment opportunities for residents, and it keeps residents in the neighborhood to shop, making our community stronger. Show More Summary

Cricket Hill Construction Continues

Reader KT sent in this photo of work happening at Cricket Hill at the new sports facilities being built there. He says, "Adding two paths off Wilson and running path to new area." Completion date is said to be in late July.

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