East Side and UWM

Milwaukee's East Side, home to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, offers art house cinema, boutique shopping, clusters of night life, dining and more. And the Olmsted-designed Lake Park is a Milwaukee gem.

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MKE Band Camp: Rayland Baxter at the Colectivo Back Room

Jan. 15, 2019 4:01 p.m.

Looking for a winter activity that's worth coming out of hibernation? Head to The Back Room at Colectivo this Thursday, Jan. 17, for a can't miss show with Rayland Baxter. Here's everything you need to know before the show.


Urban Spelunking: Anna & Gustav J.A. Trostel Mansion

Jan. 9, 2019 9:56 a.m.

One of the benefits of Milwaukee living is the cost of real estate. While a one-bedroom apartment in New York City may run you more than $1 million, you can - at this very moment - nab a gorgeous and historic three-story upper East Side mansion a block from lake park for under $800,000.


Van Alyea shares story of the yellow giraffe

Jan. 6, 2019 7:47 a.m.

Patricia Van Alyea owns the yellow giraffe that's visible from Lincoln Memorial Drive. Recently, she shared its story with OnMilwaukee and, it turns out, the giraffe once shared the yard with live goats.


Urban Spelunking: Milwaukee-Western Fuel Co. / Work Lofts building

Dec. 27, 2018 9:01 a.m.

The building 2140-50 N. Prospect Ave. isn't large, but you can't miss it because of its striking exterior. Built in 1934 as headquarters for the Milwaukee-Western Fuel Company, the building was designed by hometown architect Herbert Tullgren, who drew a two-story Art Deco gem of a building.


A familiar fragment of iconic Oriental Drugs is uncovered in West Allis basement

Dec. 14, 2018 8:36 a.m.

Old Milwaukee Facebook group moderator Adam Levin recently posted a message to the group inquiring about the whereabouts of the signage that once adorned the exterior of the iconic Oriental Drugs, 2238 N. Farwell Ave. Soon after, Levin was standing in a West Allis basement next to the vertical blade sign that once hung on the corner of the building, announcing "DRUGS."


Unique Boutique: The Waxwing

Dec. 13, 2018 11:02 a.m.

Once again, The Waxwing offers some of the city's cutest, most useful and unique items - many to most are made locally - from more than 300 artisans. Fa la la la local!


Gurda's landmark "The Making of Milwaukee" gets another update

Dec. 13, 2018 9:02 a.m.

As we reach the holiday season, it seems like the perfect time to catch up with John Gurda. He is the Milwaukeean that is to us history-lovers something of a beard-less and more svelte Santa Claus of our own, bringing both longed-for and unexpected treasures, in the form of books, articles, talks and television appearances.