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Encore thrift is a Hyde Park gem

Encore thrift is a Hyde Park gem

One fine day in April of 2013, I was strolling to the lakefront to feed the birds and I happened to see a thrift shop on East Hyde Park under the viaduct of the Metra train on the right hand side of the street. The address was 1553 E. Hyde Park Blvd. (corner of 51st(…)

Photos by Mingus (Part 4)

Photos by Mingus (Part 4)

Herald blogtographer Mingus with her latest set, a series of photos from Hyde Park Records’ April 19 Soul Reunion celebration with WHPK DJs. For more information about the annual event, read our report at the Hyde Park Herald website. [Show slideshow]

Hyde Park Graffiti Museum

Hyde Park Graffiti Museum

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The Hyde Park graffiti wall is one of the last remaining places where aspiring graffiti artists can take their time, hone their skill and put their work on public display. “It’s a place that really anybody can go and do some public art and express yourself and other people will(…)

Founder on permission wall

Founder on permission wall

First, a little basic history on the ongoing permission wall behind the Mobil gas station in Hyde Park. We always called it “the Mobil wall,” “53rd Street” or the “Hyde Park wall.” I started that wall in 1992.