Famous Bridgeport and a Hopeful Story from the Middle East

Chicago’s Real Estate Market is finally going up again!  I have tons of interest in a beautiful unit in Trump Tower (shown above) and I am so pleased to be working for such a well-known name as Berkshire Hathaway, who took Prudential Rubloff and Koenig & Strey and merged them under the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Group!

I am especially pleased to have recently taken on a listing in Bridgeport, the famous, traditionally Irish-American neighborhood known as the home of the Daley family.  The hardworking Irish immigrants who had built the Erie Canal came to Chicago in the 1830’s to dig the Illinois and Michigan Canal, a remnant of which is shown above, which connected Lake Michigan and the rest of the Great Lakes to the Mississippi.

Bridgeport has great restaurants, traditional Chicago pubs, is close to several expressways, mass transit stops, and today is one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the City.  The famous Zhou Brothers came to America years ago and with their huge renown and success in the art world they were able to take over an old building and turn it into the Zhou B Art Center, an incubator for multitudes of other up and coming artists, which also serves as a sumptuous entertainment space!

Today, beautiful homes like those above have been built to take advantage of Bridgeport’s prime location, and the canal has been replaced with today’s much more capacious waterway, where huge chains of barges carry untold tons of goods down to the rest of the country.  I am thrilled to be listing in this special neighborhood.

I wanted to highlight the admirable work of several medical professionals who recently helped a seven year old Syrian girl who had lost a leg in the Syrian civil war.  She was brought here by a charity organization to the new Lurie Children’s Hospital, where their prosthetics expert and a pediatric surgeon on loan from the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital worked on her.  The surgeon is my friend of many years Jeff Ackman, Chief of Staff at Shriner’s, and soon this little girl will be going back to her family with her “miracle leg” courtesy of some very warm-hearted Chicagoans.

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