Edgewater Glen Daily iOS & Android Apps Coming Soon!

Apps

Hi Neighbors!

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.

We’ve got a few 1871 ideas brewing up beyond our EGD prototyping lab as well! 🙂

Drop us a line: edgeglendaily@gmail.com

Open Gov Hack Night

Backyard Front Yard: How has this summer affected your tomatoes?

We’re curious… How did everyone’s garden do this summer?

Related Posting:

Edgewater Glen, A Neighborhood in Love with Its Backyards

Drumroll: Our Edgefest stats are in!

Wow! What a cool infographic from the chamber highlighting the local economic impact of our 3rd annual neighborhood street festival.

Thanks for the submission Patricia! (Hood Avenue Neighbor)

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Divvy Expansion to The Hood

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

Related Post:

New Divvy stations coming to The Glen! (2015)

 

Extra Extra: We’ve Been “Discovered”!

Well Folks…

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone but it looks like we’ve been voted Chicago’s “Most Underrated Neighborhood” by Time Out Chicago!

We still love you too Logan 🙂

Edgewater

Around the Hood: City Made Fest Band Lineup!

City Made Fest

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!

Lightfoils (Website)

 

Son Monarchas (Website)

https://soundcloud.com/son-monarcas/caminando-por-la-arena

 

Sure Fire Groove (Website)

 

 

Jason Maek & Zaena (Website)

 

LIL’ ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS (Website)

 http://www.alligator.com/miniplayer/index.cfm

 

Deanna Devore (Website)

 

Congress of Starlings (Website)

http://www.congressofstarlings.com/music.html

 

Stann Champion’s Roots Rock Society (Website)

 

Antony & The Tramps (Website)

http://www.antonyandthetramps.com/music/#

 

Brent Kimbrough & Company Quintet (Website)

http://www.brentkimbrough.com/sounds

 

 

 

Neighborhood History: Ridge before & after

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.

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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!

Email: edgeglendaily@gmail.com

Eco Andersonville’s Pop-up Park & Market

Looking for something fun to do with family & friends this weekend?

 

Pop-up Market

Check out Eco Andersonville’s Pop-up Park & Market this Friday, August 29th.

A number of us stumbled upon this little gem in Andersonville earlier this summer. We are thrilled it is making a second appearance. There will be bocce ball, corn hole, live music and an outdoor movie showing later in the evening.

If there is any interest in the neighborhood, maybe we could organize something similar in Edgewater Glen next summer!

Neighborhood Poll!

We thought it would be fun for the neighbors to see where folks are tuning in from.

If you have a moment let us know!

poll

(note: this is an anonymous poll and the results will be displayed to everyone as percentages)

Extra Extra: New Divvy stations coming to The Glen! (2015)

Between the new Metra stop in the neighborhood, a brand new Whole Foods, and Divvy stations on Clark & Broadway… it looks like it is going to be a great year for the neighborhood!

According to DNA Info Chicago our new Edgewater Glen locations will be at North Broadway and Granville Avenue (sidewalk, curbside) & Clark Street and Granville (sidewalk, building-side)

New Divvy Stations on Far North, South, West Sides Announced (MAP)

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