Get free neighborhood info from your Alderman’s Office.
I always recommend signing up for your Alderman’s newsletter. You can find out about what is going on in your Ward from street fests, street closures, meetings etc. Following is contact info for all fifty alderman. I’m not sure they all have newsletters but it’s worth checking. Also I email my alderman’s office (Reilly 42nd) with questions from time-to-time and someone always gets back to me. YMMV.
Find out what’s going on in your neighborhood by subscribing to your Alderman’s newsletter
I find my Alderman’s newsletter and several other Aldermanic newsletters to be a great free source for neighborhood info. If your Alderman offers one you can sign up through their website. You should be able to find their email address on their website also.