Friday, April 24, 2009

TweetEcho - April 12 - April 18, 2009

For those of you who don't subscribe to our Twitter feed , here are the things we tweeted in the last week:

  1. Chicago luxury boutique bingo: Hermes is now involved in the Barney's New York shuffle on Oak Street:
  2. Architectural review of the new Holocaust Museum in Skokie:
  3. A look at the home automation features inside the 50 East Chestnut tower: (via Yo Chicago)
  4. Pic of the crowd inside Kate Spade on Oak Street in Chicago yesterday waiting to meet Tim Gunn: (via @whuddadumbsn)
  5. @GossipChicago - Tim Gunn was at Kate Spade, not Barney's yesterday. No wonder you missed him.
  6. The tall ships have started sailing from Chicago's Navy Pier again for the season.
  7. The Illinois Holocaust Museum (Skokie) opens on Sunday. Keynote Speaker: President Bill Clinton (via @VisitChicago)
  8. Giveaway season continues: Starbucks is giving away free samples of VIA coffee in front of Saks Fifth Avenue on Michigan Avenue.
  9. WFMT sounds really good in HD. Need WGN to figure out that it's licensed to Chicago and not a downstate bean field and turn its HD on again.
  10. OK, Twitterers- Tell us what neighborhood (and its buildings) YOU want added to Chicago Architecture Info (http://ChicagoArchitecture.... )
  11. Overheard: Lots of tourists from Saint Louis in town today. The ones roaming River North all seem to think Chicago is, "awesome."
  12. No crowd control needed at the grand opening of the new Barney's New York in Chicago. Only nine people in line in spite of free champagne.
  13. Chicago Transit Authority has added status signs to the Addison stop, rapidly caching up to third world subway systems:
  14. Governor Quinn will fix Blagojevich's blunder and reopen Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana-Thomas House:
  15. Off topic, I know -- WFMT(FM) is FINALLY broadcasting in HD. Hopefully we'll get some good subchannels since Chicago Public Radio blows.
  16. Company that owns Water Tower Place, Oakbrook Center, Lincolnshire Commons, Northbrook Court, and more goes bankrupt:
  17. Laid off workers in a small Illinois town are causing a big international trade brouhaha:
  18. A cab plowed into Petterino's (Randolph & Dearborn). No one seriously hurt. No one seriously surprised.
  19. Southwest Airlines is going to fly between Chicago Midway and Boston Logan (or in airplane nerd-speak: WN:MDW-BOS)
  20. Chicago's Soldier Field ( ) could host the 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cup soccer matches:
  21. Chicagoans like to complain about the CTA, but don't realize how good they have it. Here's a feel-good CTA story:
  22. With mass transit ridership in Chicago up 5.8 million rides in three months, the CTA is using the word "surplus":
  23. Peter Hanig on the success of his new Michigan Avenue store and being an independent in Chicago's tough retail market:
  24. WLS-TV reports that Streetwise may shut down within 45 days due to donation cuts. Streetwise helps the homeless rebuild their lives.
  25. Frank Lloyd Wright's grandson will speak at the Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois on Thursday, April 16, 2009:
  26. WBEZ (Chicago Public Radio) and WTTW (PBS) programs about Burnham past, present, future:
  27. Nothing makes me appreciate Chicago more than a trip to the suburbs.
  28. Wall Street Journal: Chicago's Magnificent Mile Hits a Rough Stretch -
  29. Here's the Crain's article on Apple's new North & Clybourn store:
  30. ifoAppleStore cites Crain's as reporting that Apple is moving forward with a huge new store on North and Halsted:

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