“It should be ‘Raw-jan Cay-jun.’ It’s not ‘Rage-un Cay-jun.’ But we just go with the flow, whatever the customer wants to say is fine.”
by Alec Mitrovich •
Given that the University of Chicago is situated smack dab in the middle of Hyde Park, the resulting feel of the neighborhood (and of Kenwood, immediately to the north) is one of a strange cultural mÃ©lange. Sure, there’s the obvious difference in economic class between many of the UofC students and the local community members, but to reduce the social milieu to merely an advent of economic diversity would be superficial. Furthermore, to classify the area as a “college town” would be similarly incorrect. Beyond the University, and those businesses that cater to it, Hyde Park and Kenwood are full of unique restaurants, gardens, community centers, and even monk parakeets.
by Chicago Weekly Staff •
Hyde Park can sometimes seem like its own little world. In fact, it hosted one near the beginning of its existence: The World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, which attracted over 20 million people in six months, was held on the…