One of the few slums left on Chicago's otherwise nice North Side. Pedestrians here are often "gooned" (randomly beaten) while walking down the street, dilapidated tenements line the 'L' tracks and Morse Avenue is a notorious open-air drug market. In fact, Rogers Park is so hoodish that its criminal atmosphere seeps into south Evanston, immediately past Howard Street to the north.
Typical inhabitants include drug dealers, thugs, homeless people and annoying, pretentious hipsters who would rather listen to a gunshot lullaby every night than live in a nice neighborhood like Lincoln Park or Lakeview.
Humboldt Park and Uptown may be crappy North Side neighborhoods, but Rogers Park takes the cake.
Rogers Park is the Englewood of the North Side.
An incredibly diverse, multicultural neighberhood on the far North Side of Chicago. Featuring a vast array of peoples and colors, including but not limited too: blacks (all over but mostly south of Morse), Indians (Devon Avenue), Jews (West Rogers Park), White liberals (this often includes Jews, often the more secular type. They are clustered all over but mostly near the lake), Loyola University future yuppies (near the lake), Mexicans (Clark Street), people with hypenated names who feel guilty about being white and upper middle-class, and some random eastern european people I don't care about. It's the Hyde Park of the North Side but better.
Oy Vey! I'm schvitsing here in my schmatas. Let's go to the socialist meeting in Rogers Park and eat some Hamantashen. Oy Gavult.