Let’s be clear: it is not ‘the community of Printers Row’ that’s behind the newly created website SavePrintersRow.com, no matter what the website’s front page claims. It’s just those NIMBY-loving malcontent condo owners from Folio Square trying to block the construction of Burnham Pointe again.
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Woe is the condo owner whose view is about to be lost to a tower going up next door. Dumb is the condo owner who buys next to a sea of empty lots and expects his view to remain unimpeded ad infinitum. However, completely unhinged from reality is an entire building of such condo owners. Welcome to the South Loop’s Folio Square.
On a recent downtown walk through the Chicago Park District’s new Lakeshore East Park, imagine my surprise to find neighborhood developers had posted several signs declaring the place ‘Private Property.’ Um, try again.
Last summer, when Bob Fioretti’s campaign to unseat controversial 2nd ward alderman Madeline Haithcock was just getting off the ground, he made the rounds of downtown nonprofits to drum up support. One afternoon, he ended up in the wrong office building. In my birthday party. Begging for cake.
Chicago Carless is no stranger to the fight to protect downtown residents’ right to quiet. Last winter, Yours Truly took a stand against allowing the debatably talented ‘bucket boys’ to drum on plastic containers deep into the night beneath the windows of downtown high-rise bedrooms. Now 42nd Ward Alderman Burt Natarus is taking the problem seriously, too.
I have the Malcontents of Polk Street Canyon to thank for my boyfriend’s new apartment. Unhappy with the fratty scumminess of his downtown condo building, in May, Devyn dragged me around town to scope out new digs. We didn’t have to look very far. On a shopping trip to the Roosevelt Road Target, we found ourselves wandering through Printers Row. And smack into the hands of the malcontents–who sold us on the new building whose construction they’ve been trying to prevent.
Three years ago we hated Walt Disney World. Our 2013 trip was a disaster. So when we returned last month, falling in love with the place we never saw coming.
On how our first stay at Disneyland Resort’s flagship Grand Californian Hotel was less than grand.