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Old 11-10-2008, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Still, you're talking about a difference of one block. If you think that State/Oak/etc. is where all the action is, then what would be the issue with living in Streeterville? You'd be within easy walking distance of it.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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So you don't like Streeterville, but you'd rather be up near... the northwest corner of Streeterville.
Actually, I do think the Northwest corner of Streeterville is the place to be. Or anything north of Northwestern Hospital. It has a better feel and the buildings have a stronger connection to the street.
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:26 PM
 
Location: The Land of Lincoln
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The east side is the area south of South Shore. The area you are referencing is south Loop, as best I can tell from your description.
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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The "new East Side" is north of Grant Park, east of Michigan Ave, and south of the Chicago River.
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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The "new East Side" isn't really that new--the Prudential towers, Hyatt, and Aon Center have been there for decades. And I don't know why they had to steal a name from a previously established neighborhood. Seems like bad marketing.
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:53 PM
 
Location: The Land of Lincoln
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Kinda south of River North...geesh! We need to stop dissecting the city. Don't you think???
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:00 PM
 
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Kinda south of River North...geesh! We need to stop dissecting the city. Don't you think???
No, it's south (across the river) of Streeterville. Basically, between Streeterville and Grant/Millenium Park. They got rid of that old par 3 golf course and developed the new "Lakeshore East" development there.
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Location: The Land of Lincoln
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No, it's south (across the river) of Streeterville. Basically, between Streeterville and Grant/Millenium Park. They got rid of that old par 3 golf course and developed the new "Lakeshore East" development there.

I see...The old polo grounds just east of the Fairmont, I'm thinking. But that's really a small slice for a new name, don't you think?
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:27 PM
 
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I see...The old polo grounds just east of the Fairmont, I'm thinking. But that's really a small slice for a new name, don't you think?
Agreed. It's kind of a Loop extension or peninsula, I suppose. They could have just lumped it in with Streeterville.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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... And I don't know why they had to steal a name from a previously established neighborhood. Seems like bad marketing.
Probably because they did not even know Chicago had an East Side. (It had been and still is to a point so dangerous for so many years most people would not even consider going into it.)

So they thought they were making something new.
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