Wow. A restaurant/cafe, an insurance brokerage, and a real estate office (no it doesn't say Holsten!:). With the exception of the haberdashery, these are just the kinds of businesses we are asking to be able to walk to in this neighborhood.Could someone please explain to me again why wanting these kinds of businesses to return to this area makes me a bigot and against the poor?
This is a great shot UU -- where did you find it?
It was given to us by someone who has ties to that building.
It's part of the Northwest Architectural Archives of the University of Minnesota, which owns the copyright to the entire collection.
that's a beautiful photographthose windows are pure Chicago
And see those 20-year-old sunken sewers? Those are now over 100 years old and still sinking.
Here's a recent view
Posting as anonymous is a double-edged sword. I think it is working well on this blog in that the option of remaining anonymous has allowed a lot of people to chime in with bits of information they don't necessarily want attributed to them, etc. You will note that people tend to ask for "proof" when someone offers new information so in a sense we are self-monitoring. Despite these self-monitoring efforts, it is hard to hold anyone accountable for anything. The situation is ripe for rumors and falsehoods to spread unchecked.Personally, I am ok with that risk because at least the information and the conversation keeps flowing. People are a bit cautious (paranoid?) in Uptown for good reason. I hope we will soon get to a point where people will feel comfortable speaking their mind without being unfairly attacked just because they disagree with the powers-that-be. That would be the mark of a healthy and diverse community.
Oh Hell, Shiller, Slime Coleman, and Marc Kaplan have been making up vicious, unfounded lies about us for years. Now that we have them backed down toward their own goal line they want to enforce the game rules? Do they want to bring in their own referee too? Oh, I forgot, their old-time activist buddy ---Hull House's Clarence Woods --- is already here posing.
Oops. Meant for that post to respond to the item on Curves---not in this space. Sorry.Since I am here though...I don't know Clarence Woods but if he has been visiting UU, maybe he would like to share Hull House's recent research on the for-profit day labor industry, the conditions of workers and Hull House's position on all that? Given Hull House's longstanding role in helping low-wage workers and immigrants, now would be a great time to hear from them about the challenges in serving these groups in the context of de-industrialization and globalization. It would be bigtime news if Hull House is in favor of "outsourcing" what used to be part of their central mission to an emerging crop of for-profit companies.
I know this is an older entry, but has anyone else ever caught people smoking weed out front of this building or noticed the remains of their joints on the sidewalk here?? It is disgusting! I am not against people having a little recreational fun, but at 8:30 in the morning with children walking all over the area going to school, lay off the bud! And this one evening on the way home from work a guy was literally sucking the life out of his joint before i passed him, like i didn't know what that smell from a block away was. Seriously. go inside, and throw your leftovers in the garbage. Don't do that in front of children and leave your garbage on the streets. Get a life.