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Weekend Photos: Privét

At 11:30 p.m. on Friday you could almost hear the crystals in Privét’s newly hung chandeliers clinking: Although management successfully completed a rush overhaul of the Gold Coast space that housed Le Passage for nearly a decade, not even they could hasten a fashionably late crowd…

Weekend Photos: The Vibe @ Kingsbury Hall

Crobar didn’t quite make it to legal drinking age—after 19 years in business, the clubbing institution closed in April for renovations—but its heir, The Vibe, debuted Saturday with a party atmosphere and a familiar line out the door. “We’re going for a diverse mix—a broad cross-section, not unlike the city,” says the longtime owner Joey Vartanian. “We’re…

Week 5: Secret Cervix

When I got to work on the day I found out Sarah was pregnant, I had to resist the urge to stand up at the editorial meeting and make an announcement. Instead, I went online and googled “pregnancy.” I basically learned four things: 1. Folic acid, which is found in vitamin B, is crucial for … Read more

Housing Bulletin – An Update from Chicago’s Lakeshore East

Over the past five years, seven high-rise residential towers have gone up at Lakeshore East, the 28-acre development west of Lake Shore Drive between Randolph Street and Wacker Drive. Until now, the development has seemed a little bereft of life, even though those seven high-rises encircle a six-acre park filled with fountains, lawns, and play … Read more