Don't sweat that bitch she goes to FDR.
Eww she's from Hyde Park. Damn he must really be desperate.
For almost 60 years, Hyde Park has been a proud, wholly artificial-seeming bubble in the midst of a sprawling black ghetto. 120 years ago, it was a swamp plus a thousand tons of earth dumped into the lake, conveniently accessible via rail. Today, portions of it need to be saved (or paved). Every tenth adult you meet is one of those eternal University hangers-on, while another tenth have made their relations with it (the University, that is) work.
There are grad students, working people, crackheads, neoliberals, and modestly successful 53rd Street gangsters… Think lakefront high-rises and walk-ups on 54th… There are bars on 55th Street, two Thai restaurants for every Thai person, bookstores on every major E-W thoroughfare, and like maybe even too many coffee shops, including that 24-hr Dunkin’ Donuts just off Dorchester – not to mention the whole Obama thing.
So, what is there to define that I cannot fully define? The parks are beautiful, the winters are frigid. We’re on the South Side, so you should root for the White Sox. I like it, I really do.
It's really a sweet neighborhood, but none of the houses are very big, none of them are really kept up very well, and you really have to find creaky floors with missing planks, windows that don't open, chipped lead paint, ancient plumbing, and having one teeny-tiny bathroom in a house with two or three bedrooms "charming". Many do, especially when they first live in Austin. After graduating and getting a job that pays actual money, nobody still lives there. Hyde Park is like Neverland, ha ha. It's a really young neighborhood full of young college kids from all socio-economic backgrounds - the poorer ones have roommates and the wealthier ones have their own place.