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The River North neighborhood got its name from Chicago real estate developer Albert Friedman (chief executive of Friedman Properties Ltd.), who in 1974 started to buy, restore and build commercial property in the southeast sector. Much of the area was skid row at the time, so in an effort to attract tenants Friedman started calling the area "River North". Within a few years, Friedman found photographers, ad agencies and art galleries willing to rent the low cost space and coalesce into what is now the The River North Gallery District, which has the largest concentration of art galleries in the United States outside of Manhattan. Along with hundreds of art galleries, the area holds many bars, dance clubs, popular restaurants, and entertainment venues. Between the year 2000 and 2010, the population in the four census tracts covering River North increased by an average of nearly 82%, boosting population from 9,835 in 2000 to 17,892 in 2010.

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khoi tranduc on March 6, 2013

Very nice photo! Like!

~Marlene~ on March 7, 2013

Heinz... and... KhoiTran...

My thanks to both of you for the kind words and the Likes. I appreciate it very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

Martin Krepelin on March 7, 2013

Like, greetings

~☂slavva☂~ on March 7, 2013

Una hermosa fotografia de Chicago amiga



Pom' Angers on March 7, 2013

YsL ~ vale ~ pom'

poludziber on March 7, 2013

ottima, like.......ciao, Flavio

~Marlene~ on March 8, 2013

Martin... Jenny... Pom'... and... Flavio...

Thank you all very much for the lovely comments and the Likes, with extra thanks to Pom', for the special Y*. I'm very pleased & honored!

Best wishes, Marlene

Dida from Augsburg on March 8, 2013

Great - colorful neighborhood! Like

Greetings, Dida

Guizel J.c on March 8, 2013

Beautiful composition and street view



~Marlene~ on March 9, 2013

Dida... and... J.C....

Thank you both again for the very nice comments and the Likes. I appreciate your visits very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

József Rózsa on March 10, 2013

Hello Marlene !

Beautiful composition and view !!! L I K E !!

Friendly greetings from Hungary, József

~Marlene~ on March 10, 2013

Thanks so much, József, for the kind words and the Like. I appreciate your visit very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on March 15, 2013

Very interesting photo ! There is not metropolitan mood here! Very good photo !

LIKE ! My friendly greeting,Natuska

~Marlene~ on March 16, 2013

This is an area devoted to entertainment, restaurants & clubs, Natuska, frequented mostly by young people and I think that's why it looks like it does! :-) Thank you for the Like!

Best wishes, Marlene

Det Lindinger on March 29, 2013

Well done Marlene 28 & Fav

Best Greetings Det!

~Marlene~ on March 29, 2013

Thank you again, Det, for the very nice comment, the Like and especially the Y*. I'm very pleased & honored!

Best wishes, Marlene

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  • Uploaded on March 5, 2013
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    by ~Marlene~
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
    • Taken on 2013/02/16 15:36:52