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Poetry Foundation Opens; Backyard Miniature Golf; More!

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And now the latest from Curbed Chicago, covering everything you need to know about the city's neighborhoods and real estate.

RIVER NORTH—The Poetry Foundation flung open the doors of its new home in River North over the weekend. Curbed was on hand for the open house, and posted a bunch of photos of the new building.

HIGHLAND PARK—If you have a one-acre back yard, you can plant some grass and maybe some trees, or you can convert it into a 9-hole miniature golf course. The owners of this Highland Park house chose the latter.

EVERYWHERE— For Outdoors Week 2011, Curbed put together a meaty series of posts about Chicago's Emerald Necklace, charting the chain of parks from Jackson Park to Humboldt Park.

EVERYWHERE—Chicagoans have been blessed with some excellent new parks in recent years, but what do park enthusiasts have to look forward to? Last week, Curbed rounded up 10 proposed parks that are currently on the drawing board.