Enjoy the ride, but don't forget your helmet.

redeyechicago:

Watch this rap video the Cubs did in 1989 and smile at how awful it is.

…smile at how amazing this video is! “The Boys of Zimmer” 

A Sober, Alcohol-Free Bar Is Opening Outside Chicago - Booze - Eater National

The bar will have pretty much everything a typical bar might — couches, pool tables, video games, and space for live music — except for alcohol. The strongest drinks served will be energy drinks. Chris Reed, the president of New Directions, told the Daily Herald that The Other Side will address the sometimes lacking social spaces for the young, sober community. “You can only go to the movie theater and bowling alley so many times,” he explains

This is a great idea.

(Source: neighborhoodr-chicago)

Elevating the Conversation: Raised Bike Lanes Are Coming to Chicago

thegreenurbanist:

On chi.streetsblog.org

Scandinavian style!

An excerpt from the article:

“I thought [the Dutch raised lanes] were wonderful,” he said. “They make a lot of sense. The interesting thing is, I think when we were in Utrecht, when I showed [local transportation planners] pictures of what we’re doing here, they broke out laughing, not like they were making fun of us but almost in an affectionate way. And I said, ‘What’s so funny?’ And they said, ‘It’s just interesting to look at these pictures of your bike lanes because this is exactly what we were doing forty years ago.’”

Exactly. Chicago and more importantly all of the US needs to learn from these European biking meccas. They’ve been doing it much longer than we… instead of doing it the cheap, bastardized way, lets add some quality to our lived environment. 

transitmaps:

Historical Map: Birds-Eye View of Chicago, 1908

Courtesy of the always amazing Big Map Blog (you really should follow them on Tumblr and Twitter), here’s an incredible birds-eye view of Chicago and its elevated railways from 1908. More than anything, I love the minute attention to detail on this - smoke curls from factory chimneys, almost every tree in the city’s parks seems to be present. Of particular note is the spur line out to Union Stock Yards, the self-proclaimed “butchery capital of the world”. So many worked at the yards that this line was an absolute necessity to move them in and out.

Our rating: Incredible attention to detail combined with a breathtaking viewpoint make this compelling. 5 stars!

5 Stars!

(Source: Big Map Blog)

(via thegreenurbanist)

weandthecolor:

Inspiring Illustrations
Some works by Paris, France-based graphic designer and illustrator Guilherme Henrique. I already follow his flickr account quite a while and I thought it’s time to show you some examples of his outstanding graphics and illustrations. This straight style and minimalism in all of his works just looks great. Do not hesitate to check out more fantastic designs and artworks by Guilherme Henrique here.
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weandthecolor:

Inspiring Illustrations

Some works by Paris, France-based graphic designer and illustrator Guilherme Henrique. I already follow his flickr account quite a while and I thought it’s time to show you some examples of his outstanding graphics and illustrations. This straight style and minimalism in all of his works just looks great. Do not hesitate to check out more fantastic designs and artworks by Guilherme Henrique here.

chicagocubs:

Current and former ‪Cubs first basemen Anthony Rizzo and Mark Grace.

chicagocubs:

Current and former Cubs first basemen Anthony Rizzo and Mark Grace.

extensive tumblr hiatus over!
This happened while away.

extensive tumblr hiatus over!

This happened while away.

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