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City of Chicago Assignment

Boystown
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Alexandria Shivers

on 22 April 2016

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Transcript of City of Chicago Assignment

Jaela, Alex, Michelle, Ayesha
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History
Boystown started as a derogatory nickname for Newtown. In the late '70s, gay bars began to open in the area, encouraging more of the gay community to move in after being previously excluded from more desirable neighborhoods.
Demographics
Boystown is known for its diversity in terms of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, etc.
Median Income
The median income of a group of people is determined by dividing that group of people into two different segments, one above the median and one below.
Attractions
- The Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club is a cabaret-themed restaurant which features drag shows and performances from Chicago's best divas.
Fun Facts
-It was America's first official gay neighborhood.
-North Halstead has an official bike route.
-There are 11 pairs of rainbow pylons along the strip.
-Is also recognized as
environmentally friendly.
Definition
Data calculated based on median income is able to yield a more accurate representation of the group
Automatically removes those values that are at the furthest ends of the income distribution
Median Income Characteristics
Boystown : Median Income
- Sidetrack Chicago, The Video Bar (sometimes known as the 'Heart of Gay Chicago') features show tunes theme nights on certain days of the week.
- Most importantly, Chicago's Annual Gay Pride Parade is held in Boystown! It becomes an opportunity for everyone of the LGBTQA community to put their personal stamp on Chicago pride.
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