Travelling down (or up) Halsted Street, Chicago’s second longest street and a major north-south corridor, means journeying through diverse neighborhoods, from Boystown on the North Side to West Pullman on the Far South Side.
Cyclists and shoppers take advantage of pleasant temperatures in Boystown, where in 1998 the Legacy Walk was built to honor historical figures in the LGBT community.
Friends Ivan Hernandez and Giovanni Martinez catch up between their jobs in River West, a well-heeled neighborhood along the Kennedy Expressway.
Older two-flat brick homes, like these seen in Lincoln Park, typically sell for around $1 million.
Shoe shiners Denise Brewer, Bobby Jackson and Melvin Mcelroy take a break in front P & G Shoe Shine & Apparel in the Auburn Gresham area. P&G has been at this location near 77th Street for 17 years.
Concrete supplier Prairie Materials’ Goose Island-area production yard is an industrial landmark in a neighborhood that houses a patchwork of printing companies, nightclubs, auto repair shops, utility company offices and more.
A replica of a Greek temple marks the beginning of Greektown with the National Hellenic Museum nearby.
Wheatpaste street art is seen on the eastern side of Pilsen, which remains a home base for many Chicago creative types despite empty art gallery spaces.
The quiet entryway of Stockyards Industrial Park in Back of the Yards marks the area where many of the city’s slaughterhouses once stood.
Jacoryon Sorrelles refuels his lawnmower after helping mow an unused lot in Englewood. Vacant lots like these, marked for sale, are a common site on this stretch of South Halsted Street.
Detail of an aging hand-painted sign for the Lerose Coal Company seen in the West Pullman neighborhood.
On the Far South Side, boat docks and house decks on 129th Place are among the first things in sight when entering the city via Halsted Street.