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Condo in Park Place Tower Located in Lakeview

CONDO IN PARK PLACE TOWER LOCATED IN LAKEVIEW This 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit has everything you need for comfortable city living. The foyer, which contains a massive walk-in closet, leads into a generously sized living room with incredible northern views of Montrose Harbor and the lake. Separate dining area is adjacent to the modern galley kitchen that comes with cherry cabinets, stainless steel backsplash, and soothing track lighting. The huge bedroom has large closets and beautiful views, perfect for creating your own little retreat. The bathroom has been remodeled, nearly doubling its size, and includes a convenient linen [...]


Harbor View in Chicago’s South Loop

HARBOR VIEW IN CHICAGO'S SOUTH LOOP Harbor View (1901 South Calumet Avenue) brings a sophisticated modern design to Chicago’s South Loop. In addition to spectacular views, exceptional service, and upscale amenities, residents experience an elevated standard of luxury. Each condo and common area has been deliberately designed to maximize efficiency, comfort, and aesthetic appeal. Additionally, the surrounding neighborhood has a perfect combination of arts, entertainment, and nature, as well as an established sense of community. Grant Park, Museum Campus, Soldier Field, the lakefront, restaurants, shopping, and downtown are mere minutes away. Harbor View has made it a priority to [...]


Logan Square

LOGAN SQUARE Logan Square, situated on Chicago’s northwest side, is one of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods. Attracting artists, hipsters, and the working class, it is known for its dedication to locally sourced goods and services, its grand boulevards, and its active preservation of historical architecture. It is the place to go for craft beers, trendsetting eateries, and local music. Logan Square is a community where creativity is truly valued and history is revered—the streets are lined with historical graystones and bungalows, updated mansions, and stately churches. It is the perfect neighborhood to get a gourmet cup of coffee, see [...]


Lincoln Square

LINCOLN SQUARE Lincoln Square is a quaint, fairly small community on Chicago’s north side. Tucked between Ravenswood and Albany Park, it takes up only two and a half square miles and is just east of the Chicago River. This neighborhood has a strong German history, which is still evident today: several German brew houses dot the area, Lutz’s Café & Bakery is a Chicago favorite, Merz Apothecary is a unique shop located in the square, and the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center sits near the Western and Lawrence intersection. Though the area is well known for its German [...]


Lincoln Park

LINCOLN PARK Lincoln Park is one of the largest and most affluent neighborhoods in Chicago. Located north of downtown, it is known for its extensive parks, tree-lined streets, well-maintained historic and modern architecture, world-class dining, and lakefront living. Lincoln Park truly has something for everyone: fabulous shopping on Armitage and at the well-known North and Clybourn intersection; trendy cafés on Clark, featuring all sorts of locally and internationally inspired cuisine; and fantastic bars, theaters, and music venues near world-class DePaul University. The community’s wealth, dating back many generations, helped establish some of the city’s finest amenities, including Lincoln Park [...]


Humboldt Park

HUMBOLDT PARK Humboldt Park, located on Chicago’s west side, is one of the city’s remaining grassroots neighborhoods. Recent gentrification produced a perfect blend of working-class values and urban amenities. Efforts to improve the area began in the 1990s, leading to new construction that featured modern, high-end touches. The area displays a proud, rich history of diversity (as demonstrated by the two, sixty-foot Puerto Rican flag archways that flank Division Street). Humboldt Park is quickly becoming a Chicago hotspot thanks to its developing flair for hip taverns and neighborhood-centric shops, as well as a long-established music scene. It is one [...]


Gold Coast

GOLD COAST Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood is located on the city’s near north side, just north of downtown. Developed by millionaire Potter Palmer in the late 1800s, it quickly became one of the country’s wealthiest areas as other millionaires flocked to the lakefront district. Gold Coast is home to some of Chicago’s most affluent and opulent real estate, including beautiful historic mansions, row houses, and luxury high rises. The neighborhood enjoys prime lakefront perks, including the popular Oak Street Beach and the manicured Lakefront Trail. Gold Coast is known for high-end shopping up and down Oak Street, with swanky [...]



BUCKTOWN Bucktown is known for its trendy, inventive restaurants, its fashionable shopping district, and its residential architecture. The neighborhood began in the 1800s as a Polish working-class ward particularly known for its goat herds. Over two centuries Bucktown developed into an artistic, bohemian hub, eventually evolving through the gentrification process to become one of Chicago’s hippest neighborhoods. This evolution began to attract a new, affluent professional generation. Many of the old residences were restored or torn down and replaced with contemporary single-family homes. This modern mix of progressive ideals and the wealth of young urban professionals turned Bucktown [...]


A Culture of Bodysnarking and Self-Hatred

A CULTURE OF BODYSNARKING AND SELF-HATRED I’d like to share these photos of female athletes taken by Howard Schatz in 2002. I’d like you to look at the variety of their bodies. What is your initial reaction? Does your opinion change after learning each woman is in peak physical condition? I feel like these images have been thrown around a lot lately. I don’t know why they suddenly resurfaced, but, to me, their timeliness seems profound. I’ve been reading a lot of articles lately that discuss body image, particularly for women. In fact, I’ve seen a [...]


Inside an Injury

INSIDE AN INJURY One week ago I sprained my ankle. We were running this beautiful, mysterious trail edged by aspen and pine trees in the inner basin of the San Francisco Peaks. I had never tried trail running, and just as I was getting cocky, just as I thought, “I’m amazed I haven’t tripped yet…” my notoriously weak ankle gave way. It made a hideous sound, a sort of crunching pop that makes me sick even as a memory. I’m not used to hurting myself, to propping my leg up on a pillow and sitting still for a [...]

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