More neighborhood nuggets from Sweet Home Chicago 2, published by Chicago Review Press in 1977. Here’s the entry for Lincoln Park:

Fat City. Flashy, fashionable, perhaps a bit bored by its own success. Lincoln Park is the Valhalla of conspicuous consumption. It’s where you go to impress and be impressed, to check out the latest styles, to hustle or just to watch.

Lincoln Park is really a collection of neighborhoods, bordered on the south by North Avenue, on the east by the lake, and on the north by Diversey. The western boundary is harder to fix, because instead of creeping blight, Lincoln Park has been experiencing creeping renewal. The “hot” real estate area used to be strictly east of Halsted; then the western border jumped to Larrabbee [sic], and from there to Racine.