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Now Serving: New Riverwest Brewery, Tosa Stone Creek
Now Serving

New Riverwest Brewery, Tosa Stone Creek

And Third Ward's Hinterland closes after 10 years in business.

Now Serving: King Crabs and Tiki Love
Now Serving

King Crabs and Tiki Love

New Vietnamese-Cajun seafood on Brady and new tiki bar in Walker's Point.

Now Serving: More Ramen for Milwaukee
Now Serving

More Ramen for Milwaukee

Plus: nitro coffee on three wheels and a PB & J place.

Hendricks’ Home Is Reassessed

Hendricks’ Home Is Reassessed

Assessment and taxes on home have been tripled in response to our story.

Mistakes Made on Hendricks Home

Mistakes Made on Hendricks Home

Town lawyer says assessment too low, should be reconsidered.

Hendricks Not Paying Property Taxes?

Hendricks Not Paying Property Taxes?

The billionaire's Rock County mansion doesn't appear on tax rolls.

Urban Milwaukee Wins Press Club Awards

Urban Milwaukee Wins Press Club Awards

Fifth-straight year the publication is honored by state-wide contest.

Plenty of Horne: Kohler Seeks Change in Liquor Law
Plenty of Horne

Kohler Seeks Change in Liquor Law

Is Kohler considering opening a distillery?

The Return of Jane’s Walk

The Return of Jane’s Walk

Second annual event inspired by Jane Jacobs offers many activities.

Plenty of Horne: Manifest Destiny
Plenty of Horne

Manifest Destiny

Messenger-themed bicycle race takes to streets and alleys for 16th year.

Friday Photos: A Brady Street Trio
Friday Photos

A Brady Street Trio

Qdoba, Glorioso's and an apartment building reshape East Side main street.

Winter Parking Regulations Lifted Early
Press Release

Winter Parking Regulations Lifted Early

Regulations no longer in effect as of February 20, 2017

Now Serving: East Side Gets Monster Pizza
Now Serving

East Side Gets Monster Pizza

Plus: New Blue Water Grill in Bronzeville. And Buckley's will expand.

Department of Public Works Services for the November 24-27 Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend
Press Release

Department of Public Works Services for the November 24-27 Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

No parking meter enforcement on Thursday, November 24.

New Public Charity Seeks to Revive Old Custom: Bells to Herald the New Year as a Message of Peace
Press Release

New Public Charity Seeks to Revive Old Custom: Bells to Herald the New Year as a Message of Peace

Announcing the formation of the Bells of Milwaukee, Inc.

Plenty of Horne: Inside the Renaissance Book Shop
Plenty of Horne

Inside the Renaissance Book Shop

Deconstruction begins on four-floor building laden with books, debris -- and treasures.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Contour is Coming to Prospect
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Contour is Coming to Prospect

Construction will start in next 60 days on East Side apartment building.

Back in the News: Journal Sentinel Archive Will Return?
Back in the News

Journal Sentinel Archive Will Return?

JS President blames computer mixup, pledges return of 120-year archive, won't say when.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Black Husky Brewing Opens
Eyes on Milwaukee

Black Husky Brewing Opens

See inside the new Riverwest brewery.

Come Meet the Urban Milwaukee Gang

Come Meet the Urban Milwaukee Gang

Our annual party is Tuesday, 5 p.m. And oh, the stories we could tell.

Back in the News: Meeting Will Discuss Lake Park Bridge
Back in the News

Meeting Will Discuss Lake Park Bridge

Historic pedestrian bridge is deteriorating, meeting will discuss options.

Friday Photos: See The Rhythm Rising
Friday Photos

See The Rhythm Rising

140-unit project will fill the Downtown's doughnut hole.

House Confidential: The Mansion Where Nuns Lived
House Confidential

The Mansion Where Nuns Lived

With connections to France, novelist Henry James and abolitionist Edward Holton.

Crime Rate Like “a Third World Country”

Crime Rate Like “a Third World Country”

Officials at Greater Milwaukee Committee call for solutions to homicides, juvenile crime.

Murphy’s Law: Journal Sentinel Bias In Mayor’s Race?
Murphy’s Law

Journal Sentinel Bias In Mayor’s Race?

And was its story on Rebecca Bradley’s affair “offensive garbage”?

Murphy’s Law: The Mystery of Rebecca Bradley
Murphy’s Law

The Mystery of Rebecca Bradley

Who exactly is she? And why didn’t Walker vet his choice for Supreme Court?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northwestern Mutual Updates Tower Design
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northwestern Mutual Updates Tower Design

Apartment tower gets an additional floor and other changes.

Friday Photos: The Rhythm Resounds On Water Street
Friday Photos

The Rhythm Resounds On Water Street

140-unit apartment complex across from North End begins to rise.

Bar Exam: Coffeetails Is For Morning Drinkers
Bar Exam

Coffeetails Is For Morning Drinkers

Cozy cafe and tavern, sister bar of Y-NOT II, is open daily 6 am to 11 am.

Friday Photos: River House Apartments Rising Quickly
Friday Photos

River House Apartments Rising Quickly

Phase one of 450-unit, four-buiding complex that will revive Cream City brick exteriors.

Bar Exam: Conway’s Is Last Word in Smoked Meat
Bar Exam

Conway’s Is Last Word in Smoked Meat

Classic colorful Wells St. neighborhood bar also grills meats and plays the blues.

Friday Photos: 46 Apartments Plus a Climbing Gym
Friday Photos

46 Apartments Plus a Climbing Gym

Belay Apartments rises along the river near the Beerline, with residences and recreation.

Now Serving: Shorewood Dining Comes to Brady Street
Now Serving

Shorewood Dining Comes to Brady Street

Second Harry's opens, Asian Fusion opens on East Side, Bay View brewery expands.

Plats And Parcels: 5 Wangard Projects to Watch For in 2016
Plats And Parcels

5 Wangard Projects to Watch For in 2016

A big year for the developer and proof the city's development momentum hasn't slowed.

Now Serving: Street Food Tapas for Brady Street
Now Serving

Street Food Tapas for Brady Street

And a new pie place for 55th and North. Both places sound yummy.

Friday Photos: Sage on Prospect Is Green and Growing
Friday Photos

Sage on Prospect Is Green and Growing

Completion expected in spring. Will it be the state's second greenest building?

Plenty of Horne: Streets of Old Milwaukee Made New
Plenty of Horne

Streets of Old Milwaukee Made New

Public Museum has redone the 50-year-old exhibit, adding more sights and sounds and smells.

Friday Photos: Aperture Apartments Nearing Completion
Friday Photos

Aperture Apartments Nearing Completion

Five floors, 168 apartments, a Fresh Thyme store and a cool, curving building.

Our Bay View: Values, Voices and Visions for the Future
Press Release

Our Bay View: Values, Voices and Visions for the Future

Community organizations join together to hold conference on the future of development in Bay View

Murphy’s Law: How Gannett Will Shrink the Journal Sentinel
Murphy’s Law

How Gannett Will Shrink the Journal Sentinel

New owners will drastically diminish the size and scope of state’s largest newspaper.

Friday Photos: Martin Building Adds Apartments to Third Ward
Friday Photos

Martin Building Adds Apartments to Third Ward

Four-story warehouse at 211 N. Broadway is being renovated on ward's main street.

Friday Photos: Ripping the Top Off
Friday Photos

Ripping the Top Off

East Side building loses one floor, is gaining two more, as Sage on Prospect is created.

Plenty of Horne: Tim Gokhman Builds His Dream Home
Plenty of Horne

Tim Gokhman Builds His Dream Home

Developer is building on one of the last remaining lots in Beerline B.

Friday Photos: Walker’s Landing Takes Shape
Friday Photos

Walker’s Landing Takes Shape

It might be misnamed, but it's rising along the river, as our photos show.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Scott Walker Aids Milwaukee Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

Scott Walker Aids Milwaukee Streetcar

In an unexpected move, Walker helps avoid messy situation between city and county.

Now Serving: Two New Spanish Restaurants Opening
Now Serving

Two New Spanish Restaurants Opening

One downtown and one in Walker's Point. Plus, a new Benji's Deli comes to Tosa.

Plenty of Horne: Celebrating the Life of Paul Jakubovich
Plenty of Horne

Celebrating the Life of Paul Jakubovich

A host of notables gathered to salute Jakubovich and the fabulous historic architecture of Milwaukee he helped protect.

Friday Photos: Milwaukee’s New Train Shed
Friday Photos

Milwaukee’s New Train Shed

It's 50 years old and serves nearly 600,000 people annually, and its long-awaited replacement is finally being built.

Friday Photos: North End Redefines Water Street
Friday Photos

North End Redefines Water Street

Third phase of transformational project fills the gap between Downtown and the Lower East Side.

Plats and Parcels: Mayor’s Design Awards
Plats and Parcels

Mayor’s Design Awards

The 2015 Mayor's Design Awards recognized projects big and small from across the city.

Urban Milwaukee Wins Press Club Awards

Urban Milwaukee Wins Press Club Awards

Publication claims two of three awards for criticism and Michael Horne wins for House Confidential column.

Friday Photos: Presenting the Posner Building Apartments
Friday Photos

Presenting the Posner Building Apartments

Huge, almost entirely vacant building transforming into 105 apartments on key downtown corner

Plats and Parcels: Yes, Johnson Controls Wants to Build Downtown
Plats and Parcels

Yes, Johnson Controls Wants to Build Downtown

The city will help pay for feasibility study of company building a high-rise near the lake and just west of Discovery World.

House Confidential: A Mayor’s Home Is Still Notable
House Confidential

A Mayor’s Home Is Still Notable

Once John Norquist's residence, this elegant 1889 home on S. 26th St. is included on Historic Milwaukee's upcoming Spaces and Traces tour.

Plats and Parcels: Renaissance on S. 2nd Street
Plats and Parcels

Renaissance on S. 2nd Street

Three five-story apartment buildings are planned for 2nd and Washington. Credit goes to the planned streetcar and design modifications to narrow the street.

Plenty of Horne: The Mackie Building’s Major Renovation
Plenty of Horne

The Mackie Building’s Major Renovation

135-year-old building will be beautified and renovated to create 26 apartments, and a proposal for a modernistic "Mackie Building South" could connect to it.

Friday Photos: 1800 E. North Ave. Arises From the Ashes
Friday Photos

1800 E. North Ave. Arises From the Ashes

Five years after the Pizza Man fire, a mixed-use building with 39 apartments and 6,000 square feet for retail is nearly built. But what about those darn ventilation grills?

Plats and Parcels: Bucks Create a Media Orgy!
Plats and Parcels

Bucks Create a Media Orgy!

Their press conference releasing the plan for new arena and development generated at least 20 stories. Mission accomplished.

Plats and Parcels: Bay View Boos Building
Plats and Parcels

Bay View Boos Building

Some pan the design of proposed Bay View "gateway" project. Meanwhile, the Dover Street School project hits a snag.

Plats and Parcels: Huge Growth for Brady and Water
Plats and Parcels

Huge Growth for Brady and Water

Three different developments will add 740 apartments and tremendous urban density to the area.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Streetcar Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Streetcar Approved

After years of debate, streetcar will finally move forward. Final engineering will begin immediately, and construction by the end of the year.

Back in the News: MMSD Settles With Boston Store
Back in the News

MMSD Settles With Boston Store

Suit posed question: is Deep Tunnel depleting water table and causing downtown buildings to sink?

The Story Behind the Streetcar Referendum

The Story Behind the Streetcar Referendum

Conservatives from outside Milwaukee hope to join forces with black city residents to oppose the streetcar.

Friday Photos: Dohmen Moves to Historic Third Ward
Friday Photos

Dohmen Moves to Historic Third Ward

The consulting company relocates to neighborhood where it all began 156 years ago.

Friday Photos: Construction Underway at The North End
Friday Photos

Construction Underway at The North End

Mandel Group is building the third phase of their "neighborhood by design" -- to plug "the doughnut hole in Downtown."

Eyes on Milwaukee: New East Library is a Jewel
Eyes on Milwaukee

New East Library is a Jewel

Wow, what an improvement. Our photos capture the technology-rich and architecturally impressive new library

The Press: Duke Discovers Urban Milwaukee
The Press

Duke Discovers Urban Milwaukee

Online publication Duke Basketball Report alerts the Blue Devil Nation to our House Confidential on Coach Wojo.

Murphy’s Law: Wisconsin, the Land of Diversity?
Murphy’s Law

Wisconsin, the Land of Diversity?

Turns out we beat most states in the percent of women and minorities elected. Who knew?

Friday Photos: The Pizza Man Apartments
Friday Photos

The Pizza Man Apartments

New East Side apartment building is bringing good urban form back to prominent corner.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Developer Slays NIMBY Objectors
Eyes on Milwaukee

Developer Slays NIMBY Objectors

Why East Side development can move so slowly. And when developers can bypass the neighbors.

If a Progressive will not fight for what is right, how can that Progressive claim to fight for the people?
Murphy’s Law: Four Plans to Save the Bucks
Murphy’s Law

Four Plans to Save the Bucks

But can any of the plans create the new NBA arena they need?

Plenty of Horne: Why the Bucks Arena is Downtown — And Will Stay There
Plenty of Horne

Why the Bucks Arena is Downtown — And Will Stay There

If not for an obnoxiously insistent mayor, the Bradley Center would have been built in the Menomonee Valley.

Back in the News: Michigan May Get Talgo Trains
Back in the News

Michigan May Get Talgo Trains

Trains still in storage in Milwaukee could go to high speed line in Michigan -- if the Talgo lawsuit against Wisconsin is ever settled.

Plenty of Horne: The City’s New “Social Network for Neighbors”
Plenty of Horne

The City’s New “Social Network for Neighbors”

National social networking platform Nextdoor.com hopes to connect every neighborhood in town.

Plenty of Horne: Smith Bros Iconic Fisherman Returns
Plenty of Horne

Smith Bros Iconic Fisherman Returns

Landmark advertising sign that long dominated Port Washington harbor now installed at Third Ward's Public Market.

Plenty of Horne: The Transit Agenda
Plenty of Horne

The Transit Agenda

Supporters headed to the State Capitol for "Public Transportation Day," meeting with legislators, promoting their agenda, and handing out awards.

Wisconsin Urban and Rural Transit Association news conference
Press Release

Wisconsin Urban and Rural Transit Association news conference

As part of Wisconsin Transit Week, which was declared by Wisconsin State Governor Scott Walker, the week of March 3rd, key transportation organizations will be holding a news conference.

Friday Photos: Destroy This Building, NML Declares
Friday Photos

Destroy This Building, NML Declares

A second NM building, at Wells and Van Buren, is also being torn down.

Murphy’s Law: Can County Board Solve Taxicab Problem?
Murphy’s Law

Can County Board Solve Taxicab Problem?

The board's resolution got media play, but will probably accomplish nothing.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Growing City
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Growing City

Updates on three new developments. Plus: a photographic tour of the Ward hall.

Plenty of Horne: Brewing as a Conceptual Art
Plenty of Horne

Brewing as a Conceptual Art

Brenner Brewing has a ways to go before it functions as a working brewery. Plus: a fundraiser for the anti-Clarke candidate.

Plenty of Horne: Greater Milwaukee Committee to Move to Water Accelerator
Plenty of Horne

Greater Milwaukee Committee to Move to Water Accelerator

All the news on the GMC's new home, as well as odds and ends around the East Side and beyond (plus a bicycle tour).

Plenty of Horne: Bike Fed’s Glossy Mag a Success
Plenty of Horne

Bike Fed’s Glossy Mag a Success

The quarterly magazine now publishes 8,000 copies and has lots of advertisers, another sign of Milwaukee's bike renaissance.

Murphy’s Law: Concealed Carry Craziness
Murphy’s Law

Concealed Carry Craziness

Road rage and guns? Does concealed carry really make us safer?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bike Sharing and Permeable Pavement
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bike Sharing and Permeable Pavement

City committee approves spending $100,000 on bike sharing in Walker’s Point, and the MMSD will experiment with permeable pavement.

Thoughts From John Norquist

Thoughts From John Norquist

MilwaukeeWorld’s Mike Horne blogs about his afternoon with John Norquist, former Milwaukee mayor and now head of the Congress for the New Urbanism. A worthy read if you’re into Norquist’s view on New Urbanism or looking to reminisce about his time in office.

The Roundup: City Hall Redo
The Roundup

City Hall Redo

Minority hiring goal set.

The Roundup: Dem Challenge for Panzer Seat
The Roundup

Dem Challenge for Panzer Seat

The disarray of the Republican 20th Senate District has convinced the Democratic Party to field a write-in candidate for primary.

The Roundup: Selig Take A Hit
The Roundup

Selig Take A Hit

Washington Post Trashes Commissioner and Journal Communications. Plus: The Mea Culpa of Charles J. Sykes and Thompson’s Boycott of Miller Park.

The Roundup: Lavender, Black and Green
The Roundup

Lavender, Black and Green

The Green Party’s national convention will be in Milwaukee this week, with voting by delegates to be held on Saturday. The big question: will the outfit endorse Ralph Nader? This vexing question will put Milwaukee, however briefly, once again in the national spotlight. The party has endorsed the formation of several subgroups including the Black […]

The Roundup: The Extraordinary Longevity of Milwaukee Politicians
The Roundup

The Extraordinary Longevity of Milwaukee Politicians

We have had twice as many Mayors as we have had City Treasurers since 1917.