THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY TRIP: GOING TO THE PROJECTS!
As many of you know I’m a huge fan of the television show Good Times. So when I made a trip to Chicago there was one place that I had to go and that’s Cabrini Green. It’s the notorious Chicago housing projects where the exterior of the Evans’ family apartment was shot for the tv show. It was also used as the home to horror movie monster The Candyman. There are only three units left now. The rest were torn down according to those who were in the area. I couldn’t tell if anyone actually lived in the buildings. I certainly didn’t see Thelma, JJ, or Michael Evans (characters from the Good Times) walking around outside. I was told by the person who took me there to snap my pictures and get to moving. She seemed to believe the area was still very dangerous. However, The Insite didn’t have any problems and I am here today to post the photos. It was the highlight of my trip to Chi-town!
History of Cabrini Green:
Cabrini-Green is a Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) public housing development on Chicago‘s North Side, bordered by Evergreen Avenue on the north, Sedgwick Street on the east, Chicago Avenue on the south, and Larrabee Street on the west. At its height, Cabrini-Green was home to 15,000 people, living in mid- and high-rise apartment buildings. Over the years, gang violenceUnited States. and neglect created terrible conditions for the residents, and the name “Cabrini-Green” became synonymous with the problems associated with public housing in the
As of 2008, around 2,000 residents remain in Cabrini-Green. Most of the buildings have been razed and the entire neighborhood is being redeveloped into a combination of high-rise buildingsrow houses, with the stated goal of creating a mixed-income neighborhood, with some units reserved for public housing tenants. Controversy regarding the implementation of these plans has arisen.