neighborhoods: avondale

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Patrick and I followed Albany Park with a visit to Avondale, also on Chicago's northwest side. The neighborhood has traditionally had a high Polish population though the 80's brought an influx of Hispanics to the area. In recent years, Avondale has begun to feel the effects of gentrification though still maintains a hold on a distinct "Eastern Europe meets Latin America" culture.

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Patrick's contributions can be found here.

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This is an ongoing project; Albany Park, Pilsen, & Humboldt Park can be found below. Chinatown will be the next stop on our agenda.

neighborhoods: humboldt park

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Part two of the on-going neighborhoods project was a stop in Humboldt Park on the west side of the city. Having spent many mornings walking through this neighborhood, I was eager to include it in the project with Patrick. The neighborhood itself historically has had a strong Puerto Rican presence and very visually so (as demonstrated in the car window reflection of one of the two giant metal Puerto Rico flags).

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Patrick Burke's project photos can be seen here and if you're unfamiliar with this new project, check out the first post on Pilsen.