A proposal to designate Washington Park as a historic site could alter the Urban Ecology Center’s plans for the park, which was designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
Terrance Davis grew up in the Washington Park neighborhood. As the visitor services specialist at the Urban Ecology Center in the park, he appreciates serving the community where he was raised.
This gallery features festively decorated homes in each of the 18 neighborhoods NNS covers.
Earlier this month, holiday wreaths, decked out in lights and decorations, were hung along Lisbon Avenue in Washington Park for the first time in more than a decade.
The New State Theater project, an all-ages music venue and center for music education and training on the Near West Side, is expected to open in Fall 2020. While still awaiting approval from the Common Council and the mayor, developers are anxious to start swinging hammers.
Neighborhood House recently invited community members to enjoy a Giving Thanks Potluck.
Sponsored by Near West Side Partners and BID #10, The 2018 Spirit of Wakanda Festival included music, dance performances and local black art for sale.
The owner of an organic bakery won a cash prize and mentorship opportunities as the first-place winner in the recent Rev-Up MKE competition sponsored by Near West Side Partners.
Families gathered at the Washington Park Urban Ecology Center recently for a Bee Day party.
Near West Side residents gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the new Pete’s Pops storefront at 3809 W. Vliet St. last Friday. The store will be open weekends through the end of the season, offering a rotating menu of fruit and cream popsicles.