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SCREENCAST: Stop Work Order at The Wrigleyville Hotel, 3469 North Clark St., Chicago

Here's a screencast with some info on a Stop Work Order issued for The Wrigleyville Hotel, 3469 North Clark St., Chicago.

According to Chicagoist, this place is going to be 5 stories when it's finished.

The issue is that it is currently three stories, but they apparently did not have the exterior demolition permit necessary to tear off the roof and build upwards from there.

Stuff covered in this screencast:

This is a new thing I'm doing-- mini-investigations via screencast-- let me know what you think!

Stop Work Order at The Wrigleyville Hotel, 3469 North Clark St., Chicago from Daniel X. O'Neil on Vimeo.

Trip to Fantagraphics

Earlier this month I went to Seattle for some meetings, and I finally got to fulfill my pilgrimage to Fantagraphics, 1201 South Vale Street, and got some awesome stuff, including a bunch of posters from artists I had never seen before.

My poster collection is naturally pretty Chicago-focused, so it was cool to add some new blood. See all of them here. All hail Seattle poster artists!

Steven Weisman Poster: Two Kids on Blue

Jury Duty Poem

Cook County Criminal Courts Building, 2650 S. California

When the time comes, near nine-thirty,
the streets swell with nervous jurors testing cross-walks,
and natty lawyers in full stride,
and the tense families of the accused.

And they do this daily.
Imagine going to work every day where
more than half the people have never been there before,
and don't want to be.

I'm perhaps slightly under-dressed,
but comfortable.
I work on the Internet.

I see Chief Justice Timothy C. Evans on the video screen and I think
"No Deals!" 1987.
He was almost Mayor. And I wonder if this was a deal.

Lester Holt with a massive mustache, and before the
facelift that made his eyes too wide
instructs me, and thanks me.

I don't know what's more astounding–-
the stenographer or the stenograph.

Here's Why the New York Times is Better than Everybody Else

I know I'm a couple days late on this, but I wanted to point to this remarkable news article from Thomas Fuller and Seth Mullens of the New York Times the other day:

Thai General Linked to Protests in Shot in Head During Interview

BANGKOK — A renegade major general who allied himself with the protesters who have paralyzed Bangkok for weeks was shot in the head and critically wounded here on Thursday as the military began sealing off a barricaded encampment of antigovernment protesters.

The general, Khattiya Sawatdiphol, 58, had become a symbol of the lawlessness and impunity that have torn Thailand apart as the protests have pitted the nation’s poor against its establishment.

He was shot during an interview with a reporter for The New York Times about 7 p.m., one hour after the military announced the start of a blockade and cut off electricity and water to a tent city of thousands of protesters. 

The reporter, who was two feet away and facing the general, heard a loud bang similar to that of a firecracker.

I love the downplayed "during an interview with a reporter for The New York Times about 7 p.m". The person writing the story saw a man standing in front of him get shot in the head. While the person shot was answering a question posed by the reporter. What amazing poise and grace. What a stunningly useful thing these reporters and photographers did for me. All in the context of a $2 newspaper.

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These people are marvelous, and essential Here's a key passage:

A half-hour before he was shot, General Khattiya was addressing a scrum of reporters at sundown at the barricades. Most peeled away, leaving the general in a conversation with the reporter. 

I shared this with my children, on newsprint. I showed them the image of the general with the bloody skull, I recounted these passages to them about how the reporter came to be in the spot at that time, doing his job.

The do this daily, and I appreciate them so much.

NYC Weekend Traffic Advisory and Street Closings: Friday, May 7, 2010 to Sunday, May 9, 2010

Manhattan
West 29th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.
West 30th Street between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.
West 39th Street between 9th Avenue and 8th Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.
East 46th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.
East 49th Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 4pm to facilitate crane operation.
East 51st Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday from 8am to 4pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 58th Street between 11th Avenue and 10th Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday from 8am to 4pm to facilitate crane operation.
East 65th Street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.
East 75th Street between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 3pm to facilitate crane operation.
East 83rd Street between 1st Avenue and York Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 3pm to facilitate crane operation.
Elizabeth Street between Canal Street and Hester Street: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 12:01am to 5am to facilitate crane operation.
Greene Street between Canal Street and Grand Street: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.
West Houston Street between Varick Street and 6th Avenue: This street will be closed 10pm Saturday to 10am Sunday to facilitate crane operation.
Bleecker Street between Cornelia Street and Carmine Street: This street will be closed 6pm to 6am Sunday to facilitate crane operation.
William Street between Fulton Street and John Street: This street will be closed Friday from 10pm to Saturday 4am to facilitate MTA/Fulton Transit Center project.
Mercer Street between West 3rd Street and West 4th Street: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.
MacDougal Street between West 3rd Street and West 4th Street: This street will be closed Saturday from 8am to 4pm to facilitate crane operation.
South Street between Catherine Slip and Robert Wagner Place: This street will be closed Thursday night to Tuesday morning between the hours of 11pm to 5:30am to facilitate NYCDEP project.
Stone Street between Hanover Square and Coenties Alley, Mill Lane between Stone Street and South Williams Street: These streets will be closed daily from 10am to 11pm April 1 through November 30th for the Stone Street Pedestrian Mall as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).
Murray Street between Broadway and Church Street: This street will be closed Friday from 11am to 6pm for the Chabad of Wall Street Civic Community Fair as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Office (SAPO).
Formation: Fulton Street and South Street
Route: Fulton Street between South Street and Gold Streets; Gold Street between Fulton Street and Spruce Street; Spruce Street between Gold Street and Park Row; Park Row between Spruce Street and Broadway; Broadway between Chambers Street and Barclay Street
End: Broadway and Barclay Street
The above streets will be closed Saturday from 9am to 2pm for the National Alliance for Mental Illness Parade as permitted by NYPD.
Second Avenue between East 6th Street and East 14th Street: This street will be closed Saturday from 11am to 6pm for the Middle Collegiate Church 2nd Avenue Festival as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).
Formation: Central Park West between 106th Street and 107th Street
Route: Central Park West between 106th Street and 97th Street
Dispersal: 97th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
The above streets will be closed Sunday form 11am to 3pm for the Cinco De Mayo as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).
Route: West Side Highway between 54th Street and 57th Street (East sidewalk and curb lane); 57th Street between West Side Highway and Broadway (south sidewalk and curb lane); Broadway between 57th Street and 47th Street
The above streets will be closed Sunday from 8:30am to 11:30am for the Oprah Live Your Best Life Walk as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).
Amsterdam Avenue between 96th Street and 106th Street: This street will be closed Sunday from 11am to 6pm for the Valley Restoration LDC-Amsterdam Avenue Festival as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).
Manhattan/Brooklyn
Brooklyn Bridge: One of three lanes eastbound to Brooklyn will be closed Saturday 6am to 2pm to facilitate NYCDOT bridge repairs.

Brooklyn
Henry Street between Warren Street and Verandah Place: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.
Verandah Place between Henry Street and Clinton Street: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 4pm to facilitate crane operation.
10th Street between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue: This street will be closed 10pm Friday to 5am Monday to facilitate crane operation for NYCT contractor.

Bronx
Brook Avenue between 139th Street and 149th Streets; Saint Ann's Avenue between 148th Street and 149th Streets: This street will be closed Saturday from 11am to 1pm for the Walk Against Gun Violence Rally as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

Queens
28th Street between 42nd Road and Queens Plaza South: This street will be closed from 6am Saturday to 9pm Sunday to facilitate crane removal operation.
Seneca Avenue between Centre Street and George Street: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.
George Street between Cypress Avenue and Seneca Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.
Centre Street between Cypress Avenue and Seneca Avenue: This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation.

ABOUT ME

Daniel X. O'Neil: Chicago-based writer and internet developer. I am a co-founder of and the People Person for EveryBlock, a site that pulls together local news and public information. I run dozens of personal projects and websites for clients, and also own half of a poetry book company.

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EveryBlock: A news feed for your block.
CTA Tweet: Unofficial Twitter tracker for the Chicago Transit Authority.
CityPayments: Database of all vendors, contracts, and payments that have been posted by the municipal government of the City of Chicago
Wesley Willis Art: Site dedicated to the fact that Wesley Willis was an artist.
Wide Right Turn: An incomplete look at the role of variation in a capitalist society.

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