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Pioneering in Polk Street Canyon

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.

Should I Move to Marina City?

‘Tell me the truth: should I move to Marina City?’ If there’s one question I hear more than any other, it’s that one. Over the past year, Chicago Carless has become a go-to site for information about life here at the corncobs–in all its sometimes glorious and sometimes gory details. So I’ve put together this look at the pros and cons of living here so you can decide for yourself.

Marina City Sues…Marina City

You knew it had to happen. After a year of growing discontent with the current notorious state of affairs at Marina City, late last month a group of Marina City resident-owners filed suit against the condominium association for the twin 60-story corncobs, alleging the current voting proxy system in use by the condo board effectively undermines the intent of the Illinois Condominium Property Act.

Gary S. Kimmel’s Next Day in Court: Friday, October 6

At the July 18 status hearing and notice of motion for Marina City’s most famous dentist, Gary S. Kimmel, the good doctor was granted a request to travel, but he and his attorney, Joseph Lopez, were reminded to mind the ‘restrictions.’ These were not specified, but it’s probably safe to assume that they include ‘don’t leave the country.’

Elevator Lobby Flowers #3: The Power of Levitation

Some readers have wondered about the reason for these weekly flower posts. The short of the story is a condominium association at Marina City that appears to be of the opinion that it’s doing residents a favor by allowing a volunteer floral terrorist-cum-arranger to plop awful, phoney flower arrangements in our main elevator lobbies every week. Like these.

Marina City Taps Run Dry Once More, New Water Pumps to Blame

You West Tower residents, you think you’re so high and mighty, laughing and lording it over us East Tower folks just because we’ve been the ones stuck with most of the fires, floods, and water pressure poop-outs lately. Well chuckle no more, you ne’er-do-well neighbors. It’s your turn now, do you hear? It’s your turn!