Monday, January 11, 2010

Bronzeville and the Olympic Bust

We followed the drama that was the Olympics intensely last year. Although we were big proponents of bringing the Olympics to Chicago, the fact that we did not get them doesn't appear to be changing much in the South Loop. However, go a little further south to Bronzeville (our neighbor to the South) and it's a different story.

Today the New York Times had an interesting read about this issue and some of the problems the area is now facing. It talks about Bronzeville's relationship with the South Loop as well.

(image from creative commons)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Crime.

FGFM said...

I'm putting on my tights...

Anonymous said...

In addition to being completely dissed by the IOC, just yesterday FIFA and US soccer scratched Chicago from the US bid for the World Cup, claiming "insufficient facilities." While over 20 US cities remain active in the bid, Chicago will once again watch from the sidelines.

FGFM said...

"insufficient facilities"

I'm sure that's the case because Soldier Field is one of the smallest if not the smallest NFL stadium. They did that to avoid TV blackouts.

jason said...

^^No they didn't.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see all the "preachers" and "community organizers" that were ready to capitalize on the olympics with all these grand plans for this hood actually step up and deliver - even without a 16-day sporting event 6 years from now.

FGFM said...

They [made Soldier Field small] to avoid TV blackouts.

jason said...

^^No they didn't.


Post a citation that proves me wrong.

FGFM said...

"preachers" and "community organizers"

Racist troll breaks out the scare quotes.