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Old 07-15-2010, 01:48 PM
Location: Chicago, Tri-Taylor
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Originally Posted by MannheimMadman View Post
Thank you for the good link.

However, gentrification and dispersing of nonwhites was bound to happen. When you have very little real estate in that sense and demand FAR exceeds supply, the people who create that demand will encroach upon whatever is close enough for them. If things keep up, you're going to see NYC be much "whiter" in time.

As to whether or not this is a good or bad thing, that is a different discussion.

Also, for places like WGP or EGP, or even Austin to gentrify - you would need to see MASSIVE demand for city property. We're not surrounded by water on three sides like Manhattan is. Unless Chicago brings more jobs to the loop or into the city (doubtful) you're not going to see demand.
You are correct. For these neighborhoods to gentrify, it will take pretty substantial demand for City property, especially given their high crime rates and poor performing schools.

One element that will be absolutely necessary to spur this demand will be high motor fuel costs that make living in far flung exburbs cost prohibitive. If you just added the jobs without the fuel price increases, you'd probably just get further expansion westward.
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:21 PM
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Jul 15, 2010 3:54 pm US/Central
Person Pulled From Garfield Park Lagoon


A man was hospitalized in serious to critical condition after being pulled from a lagoon in Garfield Park on the West Side Thursday afternoon.

Fire crews responded about 1:50 p.m. to a lagoon near the intersection of West Washington Boulevard and North Homan Avenue to a report of a person in the water, according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Richard Rosado.

The person was submerged in about 10 feet of water approximately 75 feet from shore, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Quention Curtis said.

Two Fire Dept. dive team members swam out and pulled the man out of the water within two minutes of arriving on the scene before administering CPR, Curtis said. The man was taken in serious to critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, he said.

The man was apparently swimming in the lagoon, according to witness accounts, Harrison District police said.

It is unclear if the man had been drinking before the incident, police said
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:26 PM
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Hundreds of fish turn up dead in Garfield Park lagoon
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/07/garfield-park-fish-kill-mars-historic-lagoon.html (broken link)

Plenty of yucky stuff happening at garfield park lagoon
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