Zorayda Ortiz–perfumer, owner of Pilsen Bike Tours, community gardener, and former medical researcher–stands in front of a mural by Alejandro Medina on the corner of South Blue Island and Cullerton. She hoists her bicycle in the air.
by Tallinn Kiefer •
Amelia’s Mestizo Grill sits at a cultural vantage point.
by Eve Rodgers •
In an elegant mansion on King Drive, Bernard and Denise Loyd opened their home for Saturday Night Sweets, a micro-funding art event curated by the Revival Arts Collective.
by Taro Matsuno •
It may be some time before the Michael Reese Hospital site is developed, though as long as the city continues to own the property, the clock is ticking.
by Jacqueline Nesbitt •
At Bridgeport’s Co-Prosperity Sphere, locals sell North Side entrepreneurs on a neighborhood’s future.
by Patrick Leow •
Hardboiled Coffee, with its shelves of pulp magazines and walls of long forgotten film noir, is only the latest addition to a neighborhood that’s unafraid to wear its history on its sleeves.
by Shazia Ali •
Cibola provides a community-focused space that is already home to a diverse array of startups and projects, such as web developers, a bio-tech company, two film festivals, and more.
by Osita Nwanevu •
Bridgeport’s 312 Vintage Guitars offers the South Side a new musical outpost.