This iconic ice cream palace stands as a testament to the continuing legacy and history of the ice cream stand. This particular ice cream spot has been rumored as the inspiration for television show Happy Days Arnold's.
The Marcus Theatre Southgate is the premier destination to watch new pop culture film releases on Milwaukee's near South Side. The theatre is a great starting point for an evening of entertainment and fun.
This picture represents the modest traffic and clean neighborhood blocks that identify the Southgate community. The intersection of South 27th St and Oklahoma is within walking distance of Pulaski H.S. St Luke's hospital, several restaurants and the neighborhood police station.
The fella in the picture is pedaling away down Oklahoma Ave. The Southgate community is another great area to the bike trails in the area or pedal from home to the Southgate shopping and entertainment.
The popularity of body art has grown by leaps and bounds when compared to the attitudes fabled in Peter Fonda's Easy Rider film. I offer World Class Tattoo as the answer to the question of what to get that special someone.
The St. Luke's Center is a well known facility in the Southgate community. I recommend investigating the Southgate neighborhood to families needing access to the services of nearby hospital verses some more costly areas in the city.
The Hillside community offers a lot of clean and safe places for adults and children to enjoy the outdoors. This playround is within walking distance of housing, the YMCA, Checkers restaurant, and MATC.
This Hillside community fosters and active relationship with the popular Milwaukee Brewers organization. This sign welcomes us the the park but also delivers an important message the idealizes the Hillside community .
The watering hole, drinking spot, smasher, the pubpit, kegg-ery, pass out point, drown town, suds packer, harm-drinker, and many other catchy terms for a place to ingest large quantities maybe be applied to this legendary pub.
I know some lovely ladies that waited tables and dinned at this fine cafe. Mimma's provides that great place to take a date somewhere beyond the bar food and pub fare. Though it appears small the quality is top shelf delicious.
For those driving North on Humboldt Ave look for the big wooden Alterra sign. It is easy to miss the coffee shop unless you are heading south on Humboldt Ave. The pic represents the view just as you cross Locust St.
This legendary Bar-BQ joint has maintained a positive reputation and long standing tradition in the community. There are few places in the Milwaukee area to get tasty, smokey, flavored Bar-B-Que like this classic.
Mr. Paul Cebar is more than a buzz word, local legend, and your average musician. He brings a funky, bluesy, soul-inspired style to shows in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin. A frequent performer at River-west-Milwaukee venues from stoops to stages. This old schooler rocks his craft with his team offering nothing but musicianship and respectability.
This longstanding neighborhood has been transformed by an infusion of new investment and inspiration. Within less than 1 block you will find: Bliffert Lumber and Greenhouse, Alterra Coffee, Tracks Bar and Grill, Gordon Park and swimming pool, Pumping Station Park featuring a softball diamond and basketball court, and also the Re-threads resale fashion shop.
Locust St. Summer Festival Riverwest Milwaukee, WI11
This historic festival is a neighborhood tradition. Milwaukee features a variety of festivals, the most noteworthy the internationally acclaimed Summerfest. Locust street fest features an eclectic vibe of old and new; music , art , bmx bikes, puppies, reggae, bar-b-que and good friendly diversity frosting a cake of fun in the sun. Imagine fabled New York rappers neighborhood where Artists, DJ's and musicians plug into street lights, add food and crowds; welcome to Riverwest's The Locust St Fest
I love to play basketball at Pumping Station Park. The park features two fenced in courts (really cuts down on time wasted chasing a loose ball) though not NBA regulation sized (if I recall correctly, close enough for fun though). A great park for watching or playing softball.
The Riverwest community provides a warm loving home for artists of all talents and disciplines. The gentleman in the photograph is representative of the diverse creative community displaying works at the street festival.
The Hillside community is filled with families and maturing adults from a variety of backgrounds. Many transplants from other parts of Wisconsin relocate to Hillside while seeking education at MATC or Marquette University.
The Hillside Family Center resides in the former Boys and Girls Club building. The center offers a daycare center and a variety of programs that support the social infrastructure of the Hillside community.
The church stand as a landmark and iconic architecture in the Hillside communities skyline afore downtown Milwaukee. Many of the un-initiated residents refer to it as the black church because of the dark brick exterior.
The only Little League I am aware of, set in the central city of Milwaukee. The ball park is often taken over by locals for a game of stickball or kickball. It is a fantastic resource in the Hillside community.
Carver Park Hillside residents often gather on weekends and summer afternoons to enjoy a game of dominoes, cards, or chess. The new members of the community will quickly find out that the park is a great place to exchange information.
The Carver Park Basketball courts hold a varierty of activities from pickup games featuring the locals verses some of Marquette basketball's best pick up games and summer leagues. This court is the place to fins affordable exercise and recreation.
The Hillside Apartments lie next to Hillside Terrace, Carver Park, and a few blocks from the North Central YMCA. The neighborhood is filled with town home style housing, manicured grass, parks, within walking distance of the Grand Avenue Mall, downtown shopping and restaurants.
This legendary hill is one of the best kept local secrets. The big hill is the place to go sledding, snowboarding, or body slide during the winter months. Many young people and adults got their initiation to winter sports on this fantastic hill.
The hospital in the central downtown area has been apart of research, training and lifesaving for more than 30 years. It provides employment to medical profession graduates from MATC and Marquette campuses.
The Zilber's have generously donated to their legacy and the legendary Marquette area via contributions to the construction of several buildings in the Marquette area. The building pictured is a new student resource building.
The Al McGuire Center is named for the Marquette University basketball coach that lead the university basketball team to a NCAA championship game. This is a recently constructed facility that add to the charm and entice of the neighborhood.
The Marquette neighborhood provides a variety of architecture styles that demo Milwaukee's unwillingness to release the great deigns of the past from the landscape while inclusive of new construction decorating the landscape. Classic church steeples dot the downtown skyline heritage.
The Sinai Hospital Area is dotted with buildings for research and experimentation. The Marie and Jack Winter Family Research Institute has always posed a mystery to outsiders in the community. Many untrue ghost stories begin with this ominous building.
The Riverwest community continues to maintain, restore, and improve properties with the intention of attracting small businesses. The bohemian shop local movement has strong ties within the Riverwest community. The storefront site is on Locust Ave heavily trafficked conduit between the 43 freeway, Riverwest and the Milwaukee Lakefront.
THe Shalem Healing Center provides the Riverwest community an alternative for health care services. The Riverwest community portrays its diversity and acceptance through the variety of services from heath center to taverns found on Center St. and Locust St.
The historic Brady St. area provides a great opportunity to experience the lower east side of Milwaukee. Restaurants, shops, lounges, taverns, specialty shops and chain stores all reside harmoniously in this neighborhood.
The Lower East Side's most popular strip maybe Brady St. Brady street is notorious for providing shops for those who travel their own path. Un Common Items is just one of those store for the hipster in the know.
It has been difficult to find a consistent place to get a "real deal" Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. NO, I won't have the Cheese-wiz, onion, and\or green pepper argument either! Just check out The Philly Way.
The Lower East of Milwaukee gets a special nod for keeping it open-minded on wine. I am a Pinot Grigio, Vodka, and Tequilla type of person, but thanks to Elli and Rock Dee I added Merlot to my mac daddy repertoire of sipping wine. If you want to speak wine go to the Waterford Wine Co and get intellectual about wine.
I recommend if you are curious or a hard core lover of suds visit the World of Beer. Milwaukee touts a mystique of being a place to drink beer. What better place to put a place called World of Beer. Its classy because the beer is served in proper glass not a plastic cup or can...message!
If you are looking for place to work hard, access a never ending variety of bars and people by foot or bike. This may be the neighborhood for you. This community rocks with artists, musicians, cops, college folk, techies, seniors and blue collar rebels.
The Eastside wins every Sunday night. Why? DJ Marcus presents some of Milwaukee's best and most eclectic DJ's; JDL, Jack Master D. Marcus, Wolf D, Doc B, Old Man Malcolm... I have been informed the Nomad has the shortest Happy Hour and the best Sunday nights in the city.
Rumored to have a very colorful history in the lore of Milwaukee. It stand as a great place to eat quality italian cuisine. After dinner many venture across the street to enjoy Milwaukee's mature club nightlife.
This area is great for walking, biking, and cycling. Knapp St. runs east into Prospect Ave. Prospect Ave. runs parallel to Milwaukee's lakefront and connects to Lake Drive. Lots of brand new condos and apartments in the area.
The Brewers Hill neighborhood is more than a place for hipsters and young adults to settle near downtown Milwaukee. The Dr. G Washington Carver School is serving the families of Brewers Hill and surrounding areas.
The Bikesmith Shop has retained a legendary status in the Milwaukee community for more than 10 years. While cycling for fun, competition, and exercise has recently grown in eco-popularity this institution remains steadfast in the community.
Yes, Wisconsin has a winter that usually involves snow and diminished sunshine/daylight hours. We do not stand for walking around looking pasty when a tanning salon is on campus. Drink a beer and get down with brown.
The Downer Woods legendary status is built on more than UWM and the lakefront area. Quality homes made of bricks and earthy stuff line the majority of every block in the area. I am hard pressed to find a kit house on this side of town; good job old school fore-fathers.
The Milwaukee legend of great garage/ alley mechanics lore of Milwaukee was probably started by a misinformed gossip who heard about Adams. I have found them to be knowledgable friendly and a credit to the neighborhood.
Amidst the new construction and downtown influences the neighborhood includes a fantastic garden. The green-space picture rests at the bottom of the Vine St.steps and East Pleasant St. Great place to walk a pet or read a book.
The legendary Miramar Theater is one of the last venues for indy preforming artists. Share space and identity with WHE visionary the Miramar is the best place on the east side for indy live performing entertainment.
The legendary historic shop has served the Milwaukee patron with a variety of brews for decades. This location has serviced some of the most monumental and pre-nostalgic lakefront recreation in the area.
Sam's store is a legendary installation on Historic Mitchell St. If you wish to learn the secrets of making legendary South-side Wop-a-tooi you may visit Sam's for your ingredients then visit DJ Thief Da High Priest of the funk church.
Goldman's Department Store is one of the best iconic and legendary stories of what is good in Milwaukee. The old school department store is filled with historic furnishings. The legendary salesman who saved his pennies and bought the store; sacrificing to keep it open. The customer service styled and educated young men in proper fitting suits and timeless style.
This super-duper hardware store offers and stocks a variety of hard to find items. Inventory the older houses/buildings in this community desperately need and are sometime overlooked at the big box stores.
The HI-HAT is a great place for eats, and treats. The location features a friendly bar staff and a variety of musical entertainment Milwaukee's legendary DJ's take control of the bar floor and HI-Hat garage.