Tuesday, December 27, 2005

FC1 Western Ave. Stop 8: Lincoln Square

Why is there a statue of Abraham Lincoln in the middle of the city? And what could he possibly be looking at?

Oh ... it's Lincoln Square, one of the cutest stretches of any major street in Chicago. If only the city did this to more neighborhoods: For about two blocks, Lincoln is turned into a one-way street that's impossible to drive fast on. It's very pedestrian-friendly, very European. Off in the background you might see the sign for the Davis theater, which was almost turned into condos five years ago. And on a clear day, past that, you can see the Sears Tower.

This is another neighborhood I remember from my youth as being quite scary. Now it's scary only if you're afraid of getting run over by a Lexus SUV.

7 Comments:

Blogger Marley6 said...

did you just write "cutest stretches..."

2:29 PM  
Blogger ap said...

"cute" is a word to describe certain streets and area. I learned it from Mr. Molitor, who described Andersonville that way ...

3:12 PM  
Anonymous kevin said...

Too bad you didn't get a picture of the pigeon guy.

4:54 PM  
Blogger ap said...

damn, I wish I had a scanner because I have a great picture of a different pigeon guy ...
anyway, I didn't see this guy ... does anyone have a photo of him?

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Mr. Molitor said...

The tribune and the reader have done stories and run pix of this guy. Seeing an old man sitting on a fire hydrant for hours covered with pigeons and their droppings makes for a great photo op.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Marley6 said...

don't you mean a cute photo op?

9:04 AM  
Anonymous Mr. Molitor said...

I don't know if an old senile man covered in bird poop would be considered cute.

3:41 PM  

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