Tag Archives: Murray Hill

New Story: Community Loaves / Rosenberger House

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The Rosenberger House stands still, but its lives have circuited great distances. Now it’s the new home for Community Loaves. This old brick Murray Hill house would never have been built but for those immigrants from Germany and that Pittsburgh streetcar tragedy. Community Loaves would never have revived this former boarding house but for Meredith’s environmentalism and her “woofing” on farms across the ocean. From the Rosenbergers’ pets and “the best mouser in Murray Hill” to the best birthday cake in town, click here for the full story.

New Story: The Cosmic Church of Truth

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In that little blue house in North Riverside, the spirits spoke through Ethel Tunks and told her she and Harold should found The Cosmic Church of Truth. A headline told readers, “Take a tour of the city’s nether world from séances to a visit to a haunted house.” Half a century later, though the Tunkses are gone, The Cosmic Church of Truth continues in its fourth location.

A Hoho-the-Mistletoe JaxDiveBars Christmas Special: The A Tavern and the Island.

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1) Honorary JaxPsychoGeo bar scouts guide us into 40 years of nicotine patina in The A Tavern, where hangs a new skunk pelt and Liz plays Conway Twitty.


2) Oh by golly, it’s the bar in the supercomputerhouse. That first year, Viking Jeff drank more than 900 pitchers of Bud. A pool cue rests, from behind my back, on my left shoulder. “So Many Waves So Little Time.”