Well… these guys have been helping everyone in the neighborhood with all our home rehab projects since 1924 and we LOVE them.
We are thrilled to have Clark-Devon Hardware as our inaugural Local Business Spotlight submission. Recently featured in Popular Mechanics and DNA Info Chicago (below).
Thanks for the shop local submission Frank! (Hood Avenue Neighbor)
A bunch of us over here at EGD Headquarters geek-out in the space where grassroots community development, technology and mobile user experience design intersect.
We thought it would be fun to give a whirl at designing & developing our own iOS and Android apps for Edgewater. This site’s responsive template is pretty flexible for a variety of different screen sizes and mobile devices at the moment but still thought it would be fun to tinker, learn some new technologies and take it to the next level.
If you have an interest in civic apps built with open data (Open City Link) and have any local neighborhood app ideas… by all means, let’s collaborate.
Drop us a line: email@example.com
We’re curious… How did everyone’s garden do this summer?
An interesting discussion on Divvy expansion (to our neighborhood as well as the rest of the city) and the effect the popular bike sharing program is having on local biking
If you missed out on the inaugural City Made Fest last year, time to mark your calendars. This was easily Edgewater’s best little underground block party featuring local businesses, brewers and artists from all across Chicago — right in our town center.
It looks like our A-ville friends & neighbors have lined up a great group of local Chicago bands this year. See you in town!
Son Monarchas (Website)
Sure Fire Groove (Website)
Jason Maek & Zaena (Website)
LIL’ ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS (Website)
Deanna Devore (Website)
Congress of Starlings (Website)
Stann Champion’s Roots Rock Society (Website)
Antony & The Tramps (Website)
Brent Kimbrough & Company Quintet (Website)
Ever wonder how our quaint Clark & Ridge intersection got to be the way it is today?
Arguably not one of our neighborhood’s finest moments in urban design & planning… we came across this fascinating animated gif of the Hollywood extension of Lake Shore Drive into the neighborhood sometime between 1952 & 1962. It is like a gigantic snow plow drove right through Magnolia Glen. We thought it might be interesting to some of our neighborhood history buffs.
We’re always on the lookout for historical images of the neighborhood. If you find any cool old photos in your attic that might be fun to share with the neighbors, send ’em in!