Posted by: newwestrealty | December 11, 2009

An early Christmas gift for the kids (or dogs)

Santa House – Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through December 20th

From Explore Chicago:

“Jolly Old St. Nick will again grace the plaza with his holiday cheer in his Midwest satellite workshop on Daley Plaza! Visits with Santa Claus start on Wednesday, November 25 at 6 pm until 8 pm.

Visit Santa on Daley Plaza for Free! Take your own photo or have your photo taken compliments of Underwriters Laboratory and download it at”

Hours are from 11 am – 8 pm, and Santa takes a break each day between 3 pm and 4 pm, presumably to call Mrs. Claus. In case you don’t see him in time, there is also a truncated Christmas Eve appearance by Santa from 11 am – 4 pm.

1555 Wabash is located in Chicago’s South Loop, just minutes from Daley Plaza and everything else the city has to offer. There has never been a better time to buy than right now, so click here for more information or to schedule an appointment to view a beautiful 1555 Wabash condominium!

Image courtesy of Flickr user @tofsrud

Posted by: newwestrealty | December 4, 2009

Chicago Mag’s 30 Best Restaurants Under $30 in Chicago recently published an article on 30 great places to eat in Chicago for under $30. Click here to read the full article. As for restaurants near 1555 Wabash, here’s an excerpt from Chicago Mag’s article on Cuatro, a Nuevo Latino restaurant at 2030 S Wabash.

“At Cuatro, the seviche of hearts of palm, white asparagus, and avocado tastes so good you won’t miss the usual seafood versions. An outsized yuca-meal-crusted trout filled with spicy rock shrimp yields a gold mine of flavor, but you should still be up for warm plantain crêpes around sherried baby bananas in dulce de leche with pistachio praline ice cream. The set menu, available Tuesday through Thursday, includes $5 caipirinhas and half-price wines on Wednesdays—and also on Wednesdays, every diner’s favorite letters: BYO”

If you’ve been thinking about making the move into downtown Chicago to be close to all the food and entertainment the city has to offer, 1555 Wabash has beautiful condos on the near South Side of the Windy City. For more information and to schedule an appointment for a showing, click here!

Posted by: newwestrealty | November 30, 2009

Caroling at Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate, also affectionately known as “The Bean,” will be the site of caroling on Friday, December 4th, 11th and 18th at 6 pm. Cloud Gate is located on the western edge of Millennium Park and is easily visible from Michigan Ave.

Chicagoans and visitors are invited to hear the beautiful voices of a variety of choral groups and join in a holiday sing-along. For more details on the event, click here.

1555 Wabash is minutes away from Cloud Gate and everything else Chicago has to offer. Located a few blocks west of Soldier Field in the city’s South Loop, 1555’s condos are the perfect home base for you to relax and recharge after enjoying the Windy City. For more information on 1555 Wabash and to schedule an appointment for a showing, click here to get started!

Image courtesy of Flickr user @dharma_for_one

Posted by: newwestrealty | November 19, 2009

6 Great Photos of Winter in Chicago

With another winter season quickly approaching, Chicagoans will no doubt be gritting their teeth as they walk through the city, wondering why exactly they tolerate such weather. In general, it’s safe to say winter gets a bad rap in the Midwest. With cringe-inducing terms such as “below freezing” and “wind chill,” it’s easy to forget winter is a beautiful time of year. With that in mind, here are some photos of Chicago as it’s blanketed with snow and ice. You might say it’s a reminder that even amid the coldest weather of the year, it’s still a great place to be.

All images were obtained from talented Flickr artists. Credit is given to the respective artist below each image.

North Side view. Image by @kern.justin

Photo by @kern.justin

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Posted by: newwestrealty | November 5, 2009

This Weekend in Chicago

There’s always something to do in the Windy City, and this weekend is no exception. This week we’ve headlined a classic silent film brought to life with music, great live shows in the area, and a fun art project for the whole family. Let’s get to it!

1920-the-golem-dvd-w400The Golem film screening with music by Fulcrum Point, Friday @ 7 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center

The Golem is the classic 1920 silent horror film (click here for reviews) from motion picture pioneer Paul Wegener. The film depicts an ancient Jewish morality story about power, politics, magic and survival.

Fulcrum Point is a 5-member (string quartet and clarinet) group that will provide the film’s original score to go along with the film. The Golem will be shown at the Chicago Cultural Center and admission is free! Click here for complete details.

Family Days: Art without Borders, Saturday from 11 am – 3 pm at the Museum of Contemporary Art

The new season of Family Days continues as families explore the work of contemporary artist Liam Gillick, whose work is now on view in the museum. Families can experiment with their own designs, stories, and ways of making art by learning how Gillick draws from his world to create art.

Admission to this event is also free of charge, and it’s a great way to provide some intellectual and creative stimulation for your kids on the weekend. Click here for full details on the event.

Sunday Salon Series: Baroque Band, Sunday @ 3 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center

This Chicago Cultural Center event features Chicago’s period instrument orchestra performing a program of early music from Latin America. The event is presented in conjunction with the Latino Music Festival. Like the others, the concert is free to attend! Click here for the full details.

Eastgate Village is New West Realty’s beautiful near-South Side community of townhomes and condominiums. The spacious homes give you the perfect nest to help you relax and recharge after taking in everything Chicago has to offer. Click here for more information on Eastgate Village or to schedule an appointment!

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