Pilsen / UIC

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Pilsen / UIC

From Pilsen to GR

From Pilsen to GR

      I have been gone for a little while visiting my family in Grand Rapids, MI. Since Chicago is full of so many people from Grand Rapids I thought I would post some images from my trip. I only go back to Grand Rapids, or GR as we like to call it, about…

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Urban Heirloom 06

Running of the neon hogs This is one of several guiding lights for me on the way home from any assortment of evening debauchery. This weekend was no exception with Lolla-ness abounding. Now I don’t eat pork as a rule but from what I read on Yelp, Don Pedro’s is quite good. Even more intriguing…

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Mr Cole DeGenova if you please

  Some of you in Pilsen have no idea how many amazing rockstar status, amazingly talented musicians we have in the neighborhood. That’s why you have me. Cole DeGenova, or “Mr. Cole DeGenova” as I like to call him is a wonderfully talented musician whose music is on my regular playlist at home. What I love…

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Premiere of 19 & a day

  I encourage you to please join Jeff and Elizabeth Maldonado  for the premiere of the documentary film 19 And A Day: The Life and Times of Jeff Abbey Maldonado, Jr. and Jeff, Jr.’s 21st birthday celebration! “19 And A Day.” If you are knew to Pilsen you may not know how important this event…

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Urban heirloom 03

Impossible to stomp the streets here without happening upon them, murals are a corner to many stones not only in my ‘hood’s buildings but also its very public appreciation of the arts. Intricate works are often commissioned and can be found by any wandering eye. Loving the Little Mermaid interpretation pictured above and below! After…

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