New City is an historic community area in Chicago, containing the neighborhoods of Canaryville and Back of the Yards. Covering parts of the zip code 60609, New City is what many people think of when they think of the old-school Chicago of yore. Back of the Yards is the setting for Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, the famous 1906 novel that shed light on the poor working conditions in New City’s meatpacking plants. In the Depression era, Back of the Yards was the area where the famous community organizer Saul Alinsky did much of his work.
Canaryville, the other half of New City, was similarly inhabited by meatpacking workers during Chicago’s time as Hog Butcher to the World. It got its name either from the sparrows that collected around the stockyards and railroad cars in the area, or the white youth gangs in the area, called “wild canaries.” No one is sure! But today, Canaryville is a much tamer part of New City, bordering Bridgeport and recognized as one of the oldest established areas in Chicago.
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