Entries from August 31st, 2004

Handwritten Signs

August 31st, 2004 · 2 Comments

GDamn Satan To Hell
On the CTA Blue Line, Chicago

Stuff For Sale
Stuff For Sale on Division St., East Ukrainian Village, Chicago

Some signs I saw over the weekend.

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A Neighborhood Walk: East Ukrainian Village, Division Street

August 30th, 2004 · 5 Comments

East Ukranian Village - Division Street

East Ukranian Village - Division Street

East Ukranian Village - Division Street

East Ukranian Village - Division Street

East Ukranian Village - Division Street

East Ukranian Village - Division Street

East Ukranian Village - Division Street

East Ukranian Village - Division Street

East Ukranian Village - Division Street

East Ukranian Village - Division Street

East Ukranian Village - Division Street

East Ukranian Village - Division Street

Division Street is the northern border of East Ukrainian Village. It’s become a very trendy area to eat at nice restaurants and shop in specialty boutiques. There is one Mexican grocery left but it’s closed. The Eastern European roots come through in Andy’s Deli. This photo is of the old storefront. There is a new one just up the block. It’s still very authentic and not uncommon to walk by and see some beautiful blond women speaking Polish.

In these last 4 posts I have walked the perimeter of East Ukrainian Village. I’m looking forward to exploring the interior of the neighborhood next. A lot of people are moving into Ukrainian Village & East Ukranian Village because the real estate is cheap right now. I felt the need to take these photos because I think if I go back in a few years and did this again it would look very different. We’ll see!

See also:
» Ashland Avenue, East Ukrainian Village
» Chicago Avenue, East Ukrainian Village
» Damen Avenue, East Ukrainian Village

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A Neighborhood Walk: East Ukrainian Village, Damen Avenue

August 29th, 2004 · 2 Comments

East Ukranian Village - Damen Ave

East Ukranian Village - Damen Ave

East Ukranian Village - Damen Ave

East Ukranian Village - Damen Ave

East Ukranian Village - Damen Ave

East Ukranian Village - Damen Ave

East Ukranian Village - Damen Ave

East Ukranian Village - Damen Ave

East Ukranian Village - Damen Ave

Damen Avenue is the Western boundary of East Ukrainian Village. This area is less Hispanic and slightly more influenced by the hipsters & yuppies who have moved into the area in the last few years. It has many graystone buildings that are over 100 years old. The East Village’s Eastern European roots show through in the sign above the bar. “Zimne piwo” is Polish for “cold beer.”

See also:
» Ashland Avenue, East Ukrainian Village
» Chicago Avenue, East Ukrainian Village

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