Those free moments when you have time to stop and sit in the grass for awhile… (at CTA - UIC-Halsted)

Those free moments when you have time to stop and sit in the grass for awhile… (at CTA - UIC-Halsted)

nitratediva:

Color footage of Hollywood in 1931, processed with Cinecolor, from the travelogue short “Round About Hollywood.”

(via lacmtalibrary)

turnercris:

Raw 8mm footage of 70s Chicago by late street photographer Vivian Maier here.

turnercris:

Raw 8mm footage of 70s Chicago by late street photographer Vivian Maier here.

(Source: nowness)

gasoline-station:

30 Cities From 200 Years Ago…And Where They Are Now

by NYU Stern Urbanization Project

(via soniasonder)

"..We should be skeptical of any one city claiming to have an urban rebirth just because it got some policy right. With cities as diverse as Boston and Houston seeing people moving back into their cores, the idea that any one policy is responsible is questionable."

— by John Michael McGrath via Hazlitt (via sprawlnation)

ofcharacter:

Paley Park Zion and Been Associates

ofcharacter:

Paley Park Zion and Been Associates

(via bakerdean)

"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)

(via gapers)

It’s finally warm enough to read outside on this brutal campus. (at UIC Quad)

It’s finally warm enough to read outside on this brutal campus. (at UIC Quad)

Masters project printed and bound!

Masters project printed and bound!

jesree:

An Anonymous Afternoon in Albuquerque

jesree:

An Anonymous Afternoon in Albuquerque

(via conditionnm)

latimes:

latimespast:

Downtown Los Angeles, 70 years ago: This is the intersection of Broadway and 7th as it looked in 1943.
Photo: UCLA Library / Los Angeles Times

PSA: L.A. Times Past is our Tumblr for vintage photography, news coverage, advertising and more from The Times’ 132-year history (also on Twitter @latimespast).

latimes:

latimespast:

Downtown Los Angeles, 70 years ago: This is the intersection of Broadway and 7th as it looked in 1943.

Photo: UCLA Library / Los Angeles Times

PSA: L.A. Times Past is our Tumblr for vintage photography, news coverage, advertising and more from The Times’ 132-year history (also on Twitter @latimespast).

(via citymaus)

themanonfive:

Aerial view of Wrigley Building c. 1933

themanonfive:

Aerial view of Wrigley Building c. 1933

(Source: collections.carli.illinois.edu)

"Within the neo-liberal context…the hermetically sealed living-working-playing environments created through gentrification are infused with consumerist aesthetics and values that clearly convey who is welcome, and who is not. The homeless, transients, unemployed, low income and welfare dependent groups literally have no space here and instead are objects of suspicion and surveillance."

— R.Jones & C.Foust - Staging and Enforcing Consumerism in the City (via sociology-of-space)

Chicago’s April Fool’s joke must be that it’s not really spring yet.

Chicago’s April Fool’s joke must be that it’s not really spring yet.