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So, most expansively, what I’d call Hyde Park extends from 47th Street to the Midway and from Lake Michigan to Cottage Grove. Some people really emphasize the distinction between (South) Kenwood and Hyde Park, but I don’t.

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.
Hyde Park: halfway between Englewood and Evanston, locked in its own strange subspace. The neighborhood that sort of works.
by ok_brothrags January 30, 2011
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Town in Upstate New York. Full of trailer parks and hoes. Known for the teacher who stabbed himself in the bathroom and blamed it on a student and the kid who ran around naked then got his dick cut off. Yes, this seriously happened in America. Worst of all, in New York.
OMG look at that ho all up on my man.

Don't sweat that bitch she goes to FDR.

Eww she's from Hyde Park. Damn he must really be desperate.
by don't worry about that August 07, 2005
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A part of Boston that, despite the idiots on here, is not "the hood." Hyde Park is a relatively nice part of Boston that contains Readville and Fairmount. It has a few bangers but is mostly a nice place to live.
My friend Will works at Ron's in Hyde Park, it's not a bad place
by Boston for life January 29, 2008
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the gangsterest hood in the nati everrr, its the shit mannn, holla at me

also known as HP
I rolled in hyde park with the thuggs in my infiniti
by Franky P February 20, 2004
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Best Ends in Leeds, better than all nitty areas like Harehills,Chapeltown,Hawky and Beeston. Realist people around💯,everyone knows eachother around here, it’s like one big family♥️, and one of our speciality’s is our celebrations never stop aka the fireworks🔥😎
Hyde Park has the realist people my g❣️
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