Monday, September 20, 2010

Old Style Chicago


A Chicago corner bar---in the Charles Bukowski tradition.

I've never actually stepped foot inside the neighborhhood dive on Berwyn Avenue, tucked back between the greystone grid of Winthrop and Kenmore, but I have glanced into it's perpetually open front door over the years. There's something sickeningly sweet, from the sidewalk, about the waft of stale beer and cigarette smoke as you pass by at seven in the morning; sepia visions of a washed out Faye Dunaway in a gin soaked camisole slipping off a barstool...

Inside.  No music plays here. Not even of the Tom Waits ilk. Serious, silent drinking only.

Turn a corner into the side alley and witness a punch drunk Mickey Rourke putting up dukes against the watered down Stallone (brother Frank) amidst the dumpsters---an EL train Red Line rumble beneath the ancient iron bound trussel. And although Bukowski was more of a seedy L.A. sort of sop, I'm sure the man could have waxed his own poetic word about Ollie's in Edgewater Beach.

But this is mere conjecture. Like I said, I've never actually stepped foot...inside, or slipped under...it's belly.

G


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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

1823 Wellington -- Single Family Luxury




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Monday, September 13, 2010

Cabrini Green...on the down low



It's all comin' down baby. Here's to a better housing future for everyone involved; Realtors, devlopers, and tenants. The Near North Side of Chicago is rockin' and rollin' along with new construction activity in 2010. Gotta tear it down to build it up.


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