Riverwalk access

A path linking the New Eastside to the Chicago Riverwalk is once again open to pedestrians.

The pathway connecting the New Eastside to the Chicago Riverwalk has reopened to the public, once again giving residents direct access to the city's popular pedestrian destination.

Ginger Menne, a Baird & Warner real estate agent who lives in the New Eastside, said the area was previously closed off for "at last three years" due to construction in the area. The path extends from North Water Drive and the Lakeshore East Park and continues under The St. Regis Chicago, the recently branded building formerly known as the Vista Tower.

"It's a much prettier walk for any of us from Lakeshore East that are going to Lake Shore Drive,"Menne said. "And now that they've approved the entire Riverwalk, we no longer have to walk around. So, we have direct access now. It's pretty cool. A lot of us that go for walks, we walk out there."

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