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    Cyburbian drucee's avatar
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    Chicago's Least-Known Neighborhood: The Eastside (broadband only)

    Chicago's Eastside sits east of the Lake Calumet industrial district right near the border with Indiana. It stands as the only majority-Hispanic community east of State Street, quite isolated from other Hispanic communities in Chicago and bordered by South Chicago, a majority-black community.

    Ewing is the only public-transport entrance into the Eastside (by the #30 South Chicago bus, which was slated to be eliminated in the July 17 service cuts). Those cuts would have left Eastside residents four miles from a bus line.


    This place makes a mean Baja-style fish taco. There are only three tables--keep it a secret!


    Residential area off 106th St:


    Is this Brooklyn or Chicago?


    I think you know the answer to that.


    The giant industrial complexes to the immediate west are everywhere.


    Even 18 miles from State and Madison, it's still pure Chicago.
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    In certain parts of the Eastside, the street is raised above the lot level.


    Avenue F is zoned a little differently from the rest of the neighborhood.


    If you walk under the Chicago Skyway, you can walk right into Indiana:

    Taken from Illinois.
    And back into Illinois:

    Taken from Indiana.

    Bowling anyone?

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    An interesting thing about that part of Chicago is how few gas stations are in it. Cross into Indiana and fuel prices are as much as 30-40 cents cheaper, with several *MONSTROUS* gas stations located along Indianapolis Bd (US 12/20/41) just east of I-90.

    Mike

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    Beautiful. Actually looks a lot better than some northside neighborhoods...if you can believe that!

    This area certainly has a ton of potential. Anywhere from Hyde Park to the Indiana border along the lake will likely see a huge renaissance very soon. But go farther inland and...eh.

    Great pictures...makes me proud of my city.
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    Yep, the only thing in the part of Hammond right next to this neighborhood are a few gas stations and cigarette stores.

    The convenience store on the other side of the Skyway on 108th and Indianapolis probably does a hell of a business in lottery tickets.

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