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March 25, 2012 | By Lenox Magee, For RedEye
Last summer, someone asked me, "When did you fall in love with Hyde Park?" My answer: It's hard to say. I've been coming to Hyde Park since high school. I found the love of my life in Hyde Park. I kissed my first boyfriend at Medici, got drunk for the first time at Bar Louie and ate the best banana pancakes in the world at The Original Pancake House. Eventually, I moved in to Hyde Park. But when I walk around my neighborhood today, the vibe is different. Hyde Park's small-town feel is being chased away by commercial businesses and a new wave of yuppies.
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April 29, 2014 | By Ryan Smith and For RedEye
It was to be my small, lofted Shangri-La. My Fortress of Urban Solitude. After weeks of scouring the hellish depths of Craigslist's real estate section and nearly every apartment-hunting website known to man, I'd finally unearthed my dream bachelor pad. I felt like Gollum from "Lord of the Rings" with a hankering for weathered hardwood floors and spiral staircases instead of magical rings. My first instinct was to sign the lease as quickly as I could click a ballpoint pen, but then came a nagging voice in the back of my head.
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October 21, 2013 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
The Chicago Police Department is alerting District 2 residents of a pattern robberies by a group of muggers in Hyde Park. In each of the incidents, which were reported at the 1300 block of East 50th Street and the 5100 block of South Harper Avenue on Oct. 18 just after 7:30 p.m, three to four offenders approached groups of multiple people, threatened them with a handgun, and demanded they empty their pockets, the police alert said. The descriptions of the offenders varied, police said, but they were likely black, male, ages 15 to 21, and taller than 5'5" and weighing between 135 and 250...
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March 24, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
A Wisconsin woman was accused of crashing into four parked cars early Saturday morning in Hyde Park, then fleeing in a cab, county prosecutors said. Kimberly Rodgers, 49, of Madison, was charged with a misdemeanor driving under the influence offense. Then when she was being booked in the 2nd District police station, she allegedly attacked a police officer for trying to remove the jewelry she was wearing, breaking the officer's nail in the process. According to court records, Rodgers was seen by a witness driving on East Hyde Park Boulevard, near President Obama's...
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September 16, 2013 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
Just as University of Chicago students begin returning to Hyde Park for a new school year, Chicago police have issued a community alert warning of an uptick in burglaries around the school. In at least seven incidents, the alert said, one or more men used rear windows and doors to enter Hyde Park residences and take laptops, TVs, money, jewelry, tablets and other electronics while the owners weren't home. The burglaries were reported at buildings in the 5200 block of South Drexel Boulevard and South Greenwood Avenue, the 100 block of East 53rd Street, the 5100 block of South Ellis...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2012 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
*1/2 (out of four) President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Bill Murray) drives his fifth cousin Daisy (Laura Linney) to an isolated field. He puts her hand on his thigh and unfastens his pants. You know where this is going. Daisy must be awfully good with her hands because the painfully dry “Hyde Park on Hudson” neglects to depict the bond that apparently led to a long, secret relationship between these two. First-time feature writer Richard Nelson's script deserves about 50 tickets from the voiceover...
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September 11, 2012 | By Erin Brereton and For RedEye
Empty Bottle's Bruce Finkelman and Craig Golden, of Space in Evanston, are currently prepping their newest venture, The Promontory (1539 E. 53rd St.), for an early 2013 opening. Finkelman - who is also behind Logan Square's Longman & Eagle , a bar-restaurant-hotel hybrid that serves up contemporary American treats such as Kentucky fried quail and roast leg of venison - is keeping quiet about many of the details, including the style of cuisine The Promontory will serve. He did confirm that the owners are currently renovating the building and...
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November 20, 2013 | By Michael Nagrant, @MichaelNagrant and For RedEye
Review: A10 1462 E. 53rd St. 773-288-1010 Rating: 3 (out of 4) Off to a good start I have never found a fly in my soup. But, I have had a glass of red wine spilled on a new white dress shirt, found hair in my food and had a plate of ravioli dumped in my lap. And yet, I don't know if I've ever been as annoyed with a restaurant as I was on a recent Sunday night at A10, the newest dining destination from Matthias Merges (formerly of...
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January 19, 2012 | By Katie Karpowicz, for RedEye
Nearly a decade after it last closed its doors, the Harper Theater, located at 53 rd St. and Harper Ave., will be reopening this fall as the Harper Theater & Cafe. “[Hyde Park residents] wanted their neighborhood movie theater back,” said Tony Fox. Fox will manage the theater's redesign and operations, even though University of Chicago actually owns the property. “The university approached us about managing the theater after they weren't able to find the right operator willing to work under their terms,” explained Fox who...
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January 4, 2013 | RedEye
Come help raise awareness to save Frank Lloyd Wright homes at an open house in one of his finest Chicago creations Jan. 12, put on by the Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy. Heller House, located in Hyde Park, was built in 1896 and is also a National Historic Landmark. The open house will take place inside the building from 2-4:30 p.m., so that visitors can take a tour of the home, which features seven bedrooms, four bathrooms and four fireplaces. The house is actually on the market as well, carrying a $2.5 million price tag for anyone interested.
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November 20, 2013 | By Michael Nagrant, @MichaelNagrant and For RedEye
Review: A10 1462 E. 53rd St. 773-288-1010 Rating: 3 (out of 4) Off to a good start I have never found a fly in my soup. But, I have had a glass of red wine spilled on a new white dress shirt, found hair in my food and had a plate of ravioli dumped in my lap. And yet, I don't know if I've ever been as annoyed with a restaurant as I was on a recent Sunday night at A10, the newest dining destination from Matthias Merges (formerly of...
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November 18, 2013 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
Chicago police officials are warning Hyde Park residents of burglars who forced their way into the back entrances of homes after ringing their front doorbells. In each of the incidents, which took place during daytime hours in East Hyde Park, a man described to police as 40 to 50 years old, black, 5'4" to 5'8", and 150-180 lbs, rang a doorbell or knocked on the front entrance of the home before running around to the back of the home. He then forced his way into a back entrance of each home, where he was able to steal...
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November 8, 2013 | By Courtney Jacquin @courtneyjacquin and RedEye
Chicagoans play in bowling, kickball, baseball, beach volleyball and countless other sport leagues. But skee ball? It's more popular than you think. "For most of the people, the last time they played was when they were 5 years old at Chuck E. Cheese's," said Mike Fraser, director of league operations for the Skee League, Chicago's first skee ball league. In two years, the Skee League has grown to 60 three-person teams--180 members in all--who play at Glascott's Saloon in Lincoln Park.
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October 21, 2013 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
The Chicago Police Department is alerting District 2 residents of a pattern robberies by a group of muggers in Hyde Park. In each of the incidents, which were reported at the 1300 block of East 50th Street and the 5100 block of South Harper Avenue on Oct. 18 just after 7:30 p.m, three to four offenders approached groups of multiple people, threatened them with a handgun, and demanded they empty their pockets, the police alert said. The descriptions of the offenders varied, police said, but they were likely black, male, ages 15 to...
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September 23, 2013 | By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink and RedEye
With both feet snuggled into boots and a scarf wrapped around your neck, it's time to bid a bittersweet goodbye to the summer. Oktoberfest Chicago marks the unofficial end of fest season, but at least the year goes out with a bang. Relish the beer choices at that popular Lakeview fest, scope out the cool aesthetics at Design Harvest, take in some music at Hyde Park Jazz Festival or do the wholesome hayrides-and-pumpkin thing at Rogers Park Harvest Celebration. Whichever fest you choose this weekend, make sure to pack in...
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September 16, 2013 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
Just as University of Chicago students begin returning to Hyde Park for a new school year, Chicago police have issued a community alert warning of an uptick in burglaries around the school. In at least seven incidents, the alert said, one or more men used rear windows and doors to enter Hyde Park residences and take laptops, TVs, money, jewelry, tablets and other electronics while the owners weren't home. The burglaries were reported at buildings in the 5200 block of South Drexel Boulevard and South Greenwood Avenue, the 100 block of...
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September 23, 2013 | By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink and RedEye
With both feet snuggled into boots and a scarf wrapped around your neck, it's time to bid a bittersweet goodbye to the summer. Oktoberfest Chicago marks the unofficial end of fest season, but at least the year goes out with a bang. Relish the beer choices at that popular Lakeview fest, scope out the cool aesthetics at Design Harvest, take in some music at Hyde Park Jazz Festival or do the wholesome hayrides-and-pumpkin thing at Rogers Park Harvest Celebration. Whichever fest you choose this weekend, make sure to pack in some final fun before the winter Netflix hibernation sets...
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May 29, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco
Grammy Award-winning singer Chaka Khan is one step away from getting a Chicago street named in her honor. The City Council Committee on Transportation and Public Way on Wednesday advanced a  proposal by Ald. Will Burns (4 th ) to designate South Blackstone Avenue from 50 th to 51 st streets as the honorary Chaka Khan Way. Khan is known for hit songs including "I'm Every Woman" in 1978, "Ain't Nobody" in 1983 and "I Feel for You" in 1984, and has collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and Mary J. Blige.
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May 29, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco
Grammy Award-winning singer Chaka Khan is one step away from getting a Chicago street named in her honor. The City Council Committee on Transportation and Public Way on Wednesday advanced a  proposal by Ald. Will Burns (4 th ) to designate South Blackstone Avenue from 50 th to 51 st streets as the honorary Chaka Khan Way. Khan is known for hit songs including "I'm Every Woman" in 1978, "Ain't Nobody" in 1983 and "I Feel for You" in 1984, and has collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and Mary J. Blige.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | By JoVona Taylor and RedEye
Bergstein's NY Deli, which has brick-and-mortar location and food truck in the south suburbs, will open its new location in Hyde Park by early September. Located near the intersection of Woodlawn and 55th Street, the new Bergstein's NY Deli will offer all of its classic dishes, such its well-known Bensonhurst sandwich, along with a few new menu items, according to Bill Davis, co-owner and manager. Davis said the new deli will be cafeteria-style, allowing customers to collect all of their desired items on a tray before heading to the cashier.
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