Skyway Quaker Parrots

In this video JK takes to the streets of Southeast Chicago and discovers that there is a species of tropical parrot nesting in the high structural beams of the Chicago Skyway.

Have you ever sighted one of these wild parrots in Chicago?

About five years ago, I was jogging along the Chicago lakefront. Somewhere near Soldier Field I saw a brilliant flash of green in the corner of my eye. I looked over and saw a parrot landing on a bush about thirty feet away. As I got closer to the bush I counted eight parrots. What makes this more unbelievable is that this was in the month of January and there was snow everywhere!


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Playboy Club – On Location

There is a new series about the early days of the Playboy Club in Chicago. I was walking through the Gold Coast yesterday, and I noticed that all the cars parked for a couple blocks along Goethe Street seemed to be of the serious classic variety. There were also extras walking up and down the sidewalk in early 60’s clothing. A striking condo building designed by Bertrand Goldberg, the Astor Tower seems to be the backdrop for a fictitious place called “Cafe Bergthold’s“. There were vintage tables and Bertoia side chairs lining the parkway. Wait, I’m noticing a pattern here!

Classis car at Bergthold's

Thunderbird on Goethe

Red Nash on Playboy location

Old Yellow and Checker Cabs

Red Chevrolet on Goethe

Goethe Street in 1963