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Apr 18

ashleydemon:

Crisp Chicago is killing it with signage. Very cool!

ashleydemon:

Crisp Chicago is killing it with signage. Very cool!

While it may not make up for losing the 2016 Summer Olympics to Rio de Janeiro, the city is looking for an influx of tourists, revenue and international media attention, drawn by surreal images of four-story marionettes lumbering down Michigan Ave. and other scenic venues.
City wants giant street puppets to boost tourism - chicagotribune.com

While it may not make up for losing the 2016 Summer Olympics to Rio de Janeiro, the city is looking for an influx of tourists, revenue and international media attention, drawn by surreal images of four-story marionettes lumbering down Michigan Ave. and other scenic venues.

City wants giant street puppets to boost tourism - chicagotribune.com

Apr 17

chicagohistorymuseum:

Man tossing a child into the air at 57th Street Beach.  ICHi-65896, photograph by Stephen Marc, 1988. 
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Man tossing a child into the air at 57th Street Beach.  ICHi-65896, photograph by Stephen Marc, 1988. 

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Apr 10

“That’s the place where all the shittiness happens,” said the child’s father, Lee Tendering, adding that the Cubs have been fucking up at Wrigley Field for almost 100 years. “Your grandpa used to take me here to watch the Cubs suck when I was a boy, and hopefully someday you’ll bring your son here to watch the Cubs suck.” — Child Shown Field Where Cubs Suck | The Onion - America’s Finest News Source

“Rogers Park, as the neighborhood is known, is the attic of Chicago, where the city stores people it can’t use, but can’t get rid of, either. The main drag, Sheridan Road, is lined with adult care facilities whose residents sit outside on bus benches, smoking cigarette butts and cuddling headless dolls. Author Neal Pollack, who lived here in the late 1990s, called the locals “the sediment left over after you put the city of Chicago through a sifter.” There’s a hippie restaurant that has remained open for 38 years, even though everyone agrees that the food is terrible, the service is terrible, the kitchen is filthy, and the owner has no business sense whatsoever. There used to be a bar called The Ho, but it was condemned after the floor collapsed. When the Leather Archives and Museum outgrew its original location, in a more expensive neighborhood, the repository of S&M history found a new home in an abandoned Rogers Park synagogue. If you want to make a career out of being weird, this is the place. In Rogers Park, only the weird survive.” — Private Eye - The Morning News (via jasmined)

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chicago-reader:

Chicago’s whitefish shortage has the potential to ruin Passover. Aimee Levitt reports on the gefilte fish crisis.

chicago-reader:

Chicago’s whitefish shortage has the potential to ruin Passover. Aimee Levitt reports on the gefilte fish crisis.

Apr 08

On the train leaving Chicago, currently middle of the fifth at the time of posting.

thisistheglamorous:

"Are you mad?
"I’m not mad at all, sweetie."
"I’m sorry I threw up."
"Don’t worry. We’ll get you to bed and get you all better."
"I’m sorry, Daddy."
[Cubs tickets for tonight’s game in his hand.] “Nothing to worry about at all.”

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