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Images from 5th Annual BooPalooza in Wicker Park

By at October 31, 2012 | 11:09 am | 0 Comment

Images from 5th Annual BooPalooza in Wicker Park

Doug Wood of the Wicker Park Advisory Council was buying Advil at 7-11 early this morning. He reported that he still feels like he's recovering from the massive 'BooPalooza' celebration that descended upon the park (1500 N. Damen) this past Sunday. An estimated 2,000 people and 45 volunteer groups partook in the community-wide event, now in its fifth year. Boopalooza more...

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Weekend Excitement: Halloween in the ‘Hood

By at October 26, 2012 | 3:49 pm | 0 Comment

Weekend Excitement: Halloween in the ‘Hood

Happy Halloween Week(end)! American Apparel has plenty of kid and animal costume ideas. Looking for a DIY costume idea? Caitlin 'Cece' Carroll wrote a post last October on Last-Minute DIY ideas. Fri. Oct. 26 6-10 p.m. Family Friendly "Pulaski Terror" Haunted House, $5 (Pulaski Park, 1419 W. Blackhawk) 6 p.m. Halloween Bus to Statesville Prison in Joilet! more...

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Dispatch from DAVIDsTEA Opening Party in Bucktown

By at October 26, 2012 | 1:17 pm | 0 Comment

Dispatch from DAVIDsTEA Opening Party in Bucktown

by Joe Struck Entrepreneur David Segal is shuffling through a crowd of about fifty people, young and old, crammed into his brand new Chicago store at 1645 N. Damen on a brisk October night. He is trying to splice time between meeting with colleagues, talking with friends and acquaintances, and exposing rookie tea drinkers to the prodigious and intricate world of more...

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Small Vendor Calling it Quits as CTA Changes Concession Leases

By at October 24, 2012 | 4:23 pm | 0 Comment

Small Vendor Calling it Quits as CTA Changes Concession Leases

WICKER PARK — At the end of the month Dashrathlal Patel will vacate the tiny, 80-square-foot concession stand at the Damen Blue Line El stop (1588 N. Damen Ave.) where he has worked six days a week for the last six years, to make room for a new tenant who will pay more rent to the CTA. Patel told DNAinfo Chicago he purchased his concession stand from a prior owner more...

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Asana Salon Offers Tuesday Night Yoga in Bucktown

By at October 23, 2012 | 1:02 pm | 2 Comments

Asana Salon Offers Tuesday Night Yoga in Bucktown

Yoga instructor Larissa Shames has teamed up with salon owner Karen Marie Vanoni of Karen Marie Salon to host a weekly yoga class. Karen’s salon provides a peaceful setting for the weekly Asana Salon candlelight yoga class. Asana Salon falls in line with the philosophy of the salon, which is sustainable and has a mission to give back to the community. Larissa’s more...

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Levelheaded Discussion Of Liquor Moratorium Lift Takes Place In Ironic Choice Of Venue

By at October 18, 2012 | 11:44 pm | 9 Comments

Levelheaded Discussion Of Liquor Moratorium Lift Takes Place In Ironic Choice Of Venue

A levelheaded discussion about the possible lifting of a long-in-place two-block liquor moratorium took place at the Bedford Supper Club’s VIP Vault Room Wednesday—perhaps an ironic choice of venue given the topic at hand. No vote took place at the meeting, hosted by Ald. Proco Joe Moreno’s (1st) office and attended by roughly 50 residents. Rather, attendees were more...

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images from eighth annual bucktown apple pie fest oct. 14th

By at October 14, 2012 | 10:44 pm | 0 Comment

images from eighth annual bucktown apple pie fest oct. 14th

anyone know who won? we left before the winners were announced. here's a few pics. more...

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City Council Committee On Finance Listens To Pro-, Anti-SSA Expansion Voices

By at October 14, 2012 | 9:36 pm | 1 Comments

City Council Committee On Finance Listens To Pro-, Anti-SSA Expansion Voices

Residents and business owners alike aired their grievances and shared their support for the proposed expansion of Special Service Areas 57 and 59 at the Chicago City Council’s Committee on Finance meeting Friday. The meeting’s start was delayed a half-an-hour due to an 11th-hour compromise drawn up by Alds. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) and Scott Waguespack more...

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Sunday Funday: Farmers’ Market, School Expo, Apple Pie, and Movies

By at October 13, 2012 | 4:23 pm | 0 Comment

Sunday Funday: Farmers’ Market, School Expo, Apple Pie, and Movies

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. WP FARMERS MARKET (1500 N. Damen) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FIRST WARD SCHOOL FAIR: Representatives from more than 20 public and private schools will be participating in a 1st Ward School fair at the Wicker Park field house (1425 N. Damen) Sunday afternoon. The gathering is presented by the Wicker Park Committee and 1st Ward Alderman Proco Joe Moreno's more...

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Cardboard Toy Store, Transit Tees Coming to Stop Smiling Storefront

By at October 13, 2012 | 2:36 pm | 3 Comments

Cardboard Toy Store, Transit Tees Coming to Stop Smiling Storefront

Around 10 p.m. last night, a team of volunteers were working inside of a storefront at 1371 N. Milwaukee Ave. to get a new toy store ready for its opening day. Mr. Imagine's Toy Store carries just one item: cardboard boxes. The 9-day pop-up store is the culmination of a nine month long pro bono undertaking by Natalie Taylor and her colleagues, who work at ad more...

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