In November of 1988, Grant Hart visited Chicago to see an exhibition of William S. Burroughs‘ Shotgun Paintings at the Klein Gallery and Prop Theater‘s adaptation of The Last Words of Dutch Schultz.
Sometime around the release of the William S Borroughs album Dead City Radio, the Chicago based ensemble Nihilator, performed a piece inspired by the story Ah Pook is Here.
Ken Dunn, founder of Hyde Park’s Resource Center, purchased a building
at 61st and Blackstone to redistribute discarded goods. In the 2000s,
as the Experimental Station, the same building became home to diverse
community activities, including a union drive.
After the destruction of Flytown, the Short North became the name for the area just short of the Ohio State campus and north of downtown Columbus. Mike’s Grill is the oldest bar in the neighborhood, and at one time had a very rough reputation.