Posts tagged "Woodlawn"

The Metropolitan Is Being Repaired

After years of significant deterioration, work is finally being done on the roof of the Metropolitan. I have no idea if the ownership of the building is still under TWO or has changed hands.  I’m not even sure why the building is being repaired at this time. But rest assured that I will start asking... Read more »

The Dorchester Botanical Garden Is Taking Shape

An amazing transformation is happening at the corner of 64th Street & Dorchester. What was once a vacant, weed chocked lot, is slowly but surely turning into something beautiful.   I’m excited to see how phase one of the Dorchester Botanical Garden will turn out in October when it’s slated to be completed.  You honestly... Read more »

The Backyard Garden: The New Beds

The largest of the new beds during wedding and soil prep.
This spring some of my neighbors’ zeal for gardening didn’t quite resurface and I was lucky enough to inherit their neglected beds. In all, I picked up a larger rectangular bed and a smaller square bed. I wasn’t quite sure what I would plant in the larger one until a friend had an overabundance of... Read more »
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Changes On Dorchester

Changes On Dorchester
Some exciting changes are coming to Dorchester Avenue between 64th and 65th Street. Pictures to come.     If you liked this post, “like” I Hate My Developer on Facebook Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at... Read more »

The Politics Of Park Benches: Problem Solved

Remember this picture?   Yesterday I took a picture of that very same spot in the park and guess what the difference is?   The park benches are gone! Not too long after I penned the first blog post about these park benches, I called 311 to supplement the call I put into my Alderman’s... Read more »

The Politics Of Park Benches

What’s wrong with this picture? Benches.  In a park.  What could be wrong with that? A great deal, actually. Those benches actually belong on the sidewalk next to the bus shelter, not on a grassy rise in Jackson Park. Your next question is probably “Well who cares where the benches are?   What’s the big deal?”... Read more »
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Divvy In Woodlawn? Who Knew?

Well there goes the neighborhood. While most folks would take a Divvy stand as a major step forward for their neighborhood, I’m cautiously optimistic as the new cell phone store a half block south is slated to open soon. One step forward + one step back = God only knows what this means for the... Read more »

Gardening 2015: From Seeds To Seedlings & Starting to Prep The Beds

East facing view of main garden including the newly dug potato beds.
Fun fact:  Prepping the beds means picking up the dog poo left over by lazy owners who let their dogs run free in the garden.     If you liked this post, “like” I Hate My Developer on Facebook Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is... Read more »

Woodlawn Retail

Nothing says please put your Presidential library in (near?) my neighborhood than the addition of a new high end cell retail phone store down the street from one of the proposed sites. *You know that was sarcasm, right?* Did I mention it’s right around the corner from where I live? What next, another fast food... Read more »
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Gardening 2015: Starting The Seeds

The snow is barely off of the ground, but I’m trying my hand at starting vegetables from seed. Inside, of course. Yesterday I took the seeds I’ve been holding since January and made my first attempt at growing vegetables the old fashioned way.   Well, the old fashioned way with a twist. I’m using  a terrarium... Read more »