Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Help Us Out Here

Posting early so we can get to bed - these are Tuesday posts, posted late Monday

We're reading this story on the Sun-Times website and these sentences just leap off the page at us:
  • A suspect is in custody after two men were shot, one in the leg and the other in the stomach, on Monday afternoon on the Near North Side, according to police. The shooting was reported at about 1:20 p.m. in the 2700 block of West Monroe Street.
Since when has Rockwell and Monroe been the "Near North Side"? Correct us if we're wrong, but Monroe is 100 South, isn't it? And Rockwell is "Near West" if it's near anything. And if the shooting is in 011, it's west side, pure and simple.

Does anyone have it written down what the dividing lines are between North, South, West, Near North, Northwest, Far Northwest, Near West, Far South and Bumblefuck are? We're just curious.

And to keep it simple, assume Hegewich is in Indiana, Edison & Norwood Park are suburbs and Bridgeport & Canaryville are on Mars.

17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally I am 1st!!!!!!!

4/25/2006 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OHHH YEAH!!! IM THE BIG 2nd, must be nice to be # 1

4/25/2006 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and oh yeah, it's Hegewisch!

4/25/2006 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hegewisch....bumfuck....same thing

4/25/2006 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that not the block for naming the "honorable", Fred Hampton Way? Or damn near close enough! Animals!

4/25/2006 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I commend all the brothers shooting each other. keep up the fine work menzis.

4/25/2006 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason the neighborhoods are misreported as such is that the stupid ass reporters weren't raised here! It
is the editors job catch that and they
are probably born somewhere else as well.

4/25/2006 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shhh don't tell anyone but I like Edison Park being part of the burbs. City sticker is cheaper and schools are better here.

4/25/2006 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hopefully calling it near north will help my property values in 011.

4/25/2006 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Caffeine junkie said...

Property values in 011 are already rising, you can tell by the Starbucks on Homan and Roosevelt.

4/25/2006 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous the rock said...

If the west side is turning into the near northside according to slum times that does not surprise me. if it bleed it leads.

4/25/2006 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is 13 the west side?

4/25/2006 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Used to be, now called the near west die, same with 012....

4/25/2006 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's simple. Go to Madison and State. If you travel farther west, as marked by the address, then north or south, then you're on the Westside. It works in any direction. Near, far, etc., are just adjectives modifying the directional noun.

4/25/2006 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry,
"than north or south"

4/25/2006 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous happyjoyjoyjoy said...

cranes arent for eating.

4/25/2006 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous super mensa says said...

Get a map. 60646 is the best zip in the city to lay down roots.

4/25/2006 10:53:00 PM  

<< Home

Newer Posts.......................... ..........................Older Posts