Wednesday, November 01, 2017

VIDEO: Halloween Brings More Street Crime To Boystown

Fights and assaults broke out across Boystown's bar strip last night.

A reader captured following video shortly before 2 a.m.in the 3400 block of North Halsted, the heart of Boystown.

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32 comments:

  1. Bitch can put on a dress but don't know how to act like a lady.

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  2. and there is a blue light police camera on that corner

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  3. You cannot run a business down here with this crap every weekend down here. This chases paying business out of the neighborhood.

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  4. Gee, I remember the days of not getting to talk to that guy at closing time because I thought he was trying to pick someone else up. Then we were each walking down the street alone, exchanged pleasantries then decided to grab something to eat then.....well....

    Anyway, these are some damn angry and obviously frustrated people you've got hanging out around there now.

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  5. Those darn Amish!

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  6. Classy. Love love LOVE how that expensive Walsh Security is all over this incident -- NOT! The Walsh boys were probably at the bar pounding shots while spending our money. An almost riot, trash everywhere in the street. I feel sorry for the people who undoubtedly spend gillions of dollars on condos and apartments on these streets.

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  7. Solid looking police presence. Maybe the bars on Halsted should hire some real security/bouncers if they’re really serious about being a good neighbor. I won’t hold my breath. Time to vote Tunney out people and elect someone with a spine.

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    1. The bars are bleeding money. Many wish they sold out years ago.

      It’s a no go zone.

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    2. @ AnonymousNov 3, 2017, 8:53:00 AM:
      Um, no, that is not the case. $9 Heinekens and $15 cocktails mean they are not bleeding money but are swimming in it. Three bar owners have expressed this to me in 2017, one as recently as last weekend.

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    3. Sidetrack and Roscoes are healthy but the other bars seem to be in limbo.

      Progress' owner and big investor in the neighborhood sudden death last December put the death nail in Minibar. The state still has Progress' license holder the late owner so Progress is probably in flux.

      Scarlet was being shopped for sale last year until the owner got into legal trouble with his former managers filing numerous lawsuits on him for unpaid compensation and loans. Those are likely to ultimately result in that business closing.

      Hydrate and LKH are always rumored to be in turmoil with investors including a big lawsuit in 2016 over the Headquarters and Replay properties. They also seem quite happy in Andersonville versus dealing with the decline of Halsted.

      Roscoes and Track are definitely the crown jewels but the owners aren't getting any younger. It isn't hard to see a street very very different in the next few years.

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    4. Like a bar owner is going to admit business is down. Lol. Prices were raised because volume is down. Bars in Lincoln Park hurting too. McGees, Duffy’s and durkins for sale or was.

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    5. Dive Bar building is for sale. https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/il/chicago/3445-north-halsted-street/pid_19869825/

      Trust me the businesses are hurting.

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  8. Where's Walsh?! HA HA!!!

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  9. Look at how many idiots there are standing around watching. When a fight like that breaks out, ASSUME a gun is going to be pulled out and used. Get out of there!

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  10. Bitch be tazy!

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  11. Once again.....Keepin it classy!

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  12. I remember a little over ten years ago you never saw anything like this or had to worry. This is all COH.

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    1. Very true,but the neighborhood and Whole Foods seems quite supportive despite all the crime, which includes inside the Center. Ten years, no protests, nothing. Uptown is actually safer now imho

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    2. Yep dump offenders off there for programs part of their probation. All a scam.

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    3. Whole Foods portion the building is for sale and I think only has 15 years left on the lease. They won't stay or will leave early.

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    4. why does everybody always blame the coh? people come from ALL OVER to go to boystown.

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  13. It’s surprising that fight isn’t in front of Scarlet, that is the normal spot for such nonsense.

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  14. Glad these shenanigans aren’t happening in my neighborhood. Oh shit, wait, damn it, this is my neighborhood. Well at least the high property taxes I pay will mean more police in my...oh crap, Rahm, never mind, I give up.

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  15. The street should be lined with cops at every corner. This isn't the first Halloween in Boystown.

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  16. Haven't lived there for about 20 years . So glad I moved . Area sure has changed and not for the better.

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  17. Wow, so many wearing white after Labor Day!!

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  18. This is why I no longer visit Boystown under any circumstance. And I spent many years in the not so recent past calling that neighborhood my home and working at a gay establishment on Halsted. But now it's broken and can never be fixed. It's time to pull up the rainbow pylons, demolish the Center and move existing gay businesses somewhere else (just not Andersonville). It is OVAH.

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  19. Over 10 years ago, I can remember how he police were called in during the night hours of Pride Parade and when they went to bust up the mayhem, hey were met with racial profiling comments, well you have what you asked for, now deal with it. Spent your time criticizing the police for doing there job, now you have what you have. I am so glad I moved away from that shithole area.

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  20. Where the hell were the Police at????
    Every weekend this corner and nearby, why isn't the always police on these posts???
    What did all the officers take off Halloween????
    This neighborhood is a joke now, a free for all.....

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  21. Tunney expects the bars to do the policing, He expects the citizens to do the policing by not carrying phones going in groups not using alleys dont drink to much that kind of bullshit. Kind of looks like the fighters/ friends piled out the corner bar?

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