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Never Leave Your Block: Adventures in Urban Living by Scott Jacobs


To some, Chicago is the City of Big Shoulders and Terrific Miles, but at the back of the postcards are blue-collar neighborhoods that are the beating heart of the town. By no means Go away Your Block takes you into Chicago's Bucktown and neighborhood environs to satisfy the people whose potential, resilience and character are the very bedrock of Chicago. Here within the old stomping floor of Nelson Algren, Saul Bellow and Mike Royko, Scott Jacobs explores what occurs when gentrification comes to a modern city. What establishments endure? Who survives? And how does a diverse community come collectively to maintain the material of a city strong? Practice along with Jacobs as he wanders an inner city park reclaimed after many years of gang violence. Subscribe to the Bucktown Seniors on a container go back and forth to Horseshoe Heaven. Meet Hector and Joe, as soon as partners now neighbors and competitors within the haircut change. Spend a season with the groups in the Holstein Park grownup basketball league. Keep the bottled water aisle at Dominicks. Consume breakfast at Complete Meals. Kibitz with the younger moms at Mothers & Children . . . however don't omit to shovel the sidewalk. Your neighbors are observing. On this intimate portrait of his neighbors, Jacobs weaves his own experiences elevating a younger son into a vivid, funny take a look at how urban communities like Bucktown are shaping the way forward for Americas cities.

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Creator: Scott Jacobs Writer: Wicker Park Press .. Binding: Paperback Language: English Pages: 200


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