Journalism professor buys in Bucktown

Medium d8eaa83d05f0ac3f3de7aff564df5d4d Ethan Michaeli and Kimiyo Naka bought a condo at 1728 N. Damen Ave. in Bucktown from Patrick Vizzone for $385,000.

Unit #207 is one of 128 condos at the Willow Square Lofts.

Mr. Michaeli is executive director at We The People Media, a publication by and for the residents of Chicago Public Housing. He is also a part-time faculty member in the journalism department of Columbia College–Chicago. He is a former investigative journalist for the Daily Chicago Defender and he was a vice president at the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs from 1996 to 2008.

He earned his bachelor's in English literature from the University of Chicago in 1989.

According to, there were 298 sales in Bucktown in 2008, with a median sales price of $414,000.

Address: 1728 North Damen Avenue
Buyer(s): Ethan Michaeli and Kimiyo Naka
Seller(s): Patrick Vizzone
Sale date: Sep. 11, 2009