More neighborhood nuggets from Sweet Home Chicago 2 by Tem Horwitz, published by Chicago Review Press in 1977. Here’s the one on Lakeview:
Lakeview is . . . well, it’s easier to say what Lakeview isn’t. It isn’t as upper-crusty as its southern neighbor, Lincoln Park (though parts of it come close), or as shabby as its northern neighbor, Uptown (though parts of it come close). Its residents will tell you indignantly that it isn’t “New Town,” although most of what is commonly known by that name lies within its borders. What is it, then? It’s everything that isn’t something else, an area that’s continually changing, transforming itself, in the process becoming . . . becoming what? There’s the question again?