OTR Update: See Cincinnati With New Eyes

Smale Riverfront Park by Mark Stegman

CEOs for Cities held its national meeting at the Contemporary Arts Center this week. The theme was “The City as a Start-Up.” This amazing video was produced to introduce the attendees to Cincinnati. It stars a little boy who lives on Orchard Street riding around Over-the-Rhine and downtown on his Prince Lionheart balance bike. “See … Continue reading

Final Friday OTR – April 2012

Skate!

This Friday (tomorrow) is yet another Final Friday in Over-the-Rhine, and its set to be a great one. In addition to the standard Final Friday happenings, there are some unique offerings. First up is another edition of OTR Skate featuring You, You’re Awesome and Automagik. This takes place at the Over-the-Rhine Recreation Center from 8:00-11:00 pm. … Continue reading

A Walk Around Washington Park

Washington Park

Washington Park‘s progress is impressive, and the activity around the park is just as remarkable. Let’s take a virtual walk around Cincinnati’s second oldest park starting at 210 West 14th Street. The Symphony Hotel expansion and renovation is well underway. Keep up to date by connecting with the hotel and restaurant on facebook at  facebook.com/symphonyhotel and on twitter … Continue reading

Friday on Vine in OTR

Taste of Belgium patio

Two pictures from Vine Street in Over-the-Rhine yesterday. The first is Taste of Belgium bistro‘s new patio at 12th and Vine. The second is the street scene in front of Senate and the other restaurants and shops up the street. The Ferrari in the picture might be, in the words of 5chw4r7z, “Jay Bruce living … Continue reading

Over-the-Rhine is Cincinnati’s Restaurant Hot Spot

Nicola's Restaurant Over-the-Rhine Cincinnati (1)

Over-the-Rhine is staking its claim as Cincinnati’s restaurant mecca with a variety of high quality dining experiences. The long waits just to be seated at these establishments tell the story. OTR is in high demand.  Wine Me, Dine Me has the scoop on Cincinnati Magazine‘s Top Ten restaurants of 2012 as well as Best New restaurants: … Continue reading

P&G Old Spice Loft Space in OTR

Editorial Packaging Digest - April 08 - Old spice

There are so many secrets to Over-the-Rhine, both new and old. The P&G Old Spice Loft Space is one of them. The gallery at 1423 Vine St. was recently featured in the following video by Soapbox Cincinnati and The Big Media Company. In the video, P&G Associate Design Director Krista Jonesgehring explains that “being in Over-the-Rhine … Continue reading

Washington Park’s Progress

Washington Park, photo credit: 3CDC

Washington Park continues to make amazing progress and stay on schedule despite less than ideal weather. Check out these photos courtesy of 3CDC. See updated renderings of Washington Park here. Learn more about Washington Park’s expansion and renovation here. You can also find it on facebook, twitter @WashingtonPark, and flickr. Imagine a heavily programmed public space … Continue reading

Before and After: 14th & Vine

14th and Vine after

More on 14th and Vine can be found here.

Before and After: 12th and Vine

1200 block of Vine Street, before

Before and After: 1218 and 1220 Vine Street

1220 Vine Street, before

Today, 1220 Vine Street is home to A TAVOLA PIZZA and next door is The Queen City Underground’s Cincy Haus at 1218 Vine. Before, 1220 Vine Street: And now an interior photo from Katie Clavey as it is today: And these wonderful shots by 5chw4r7z:

Then and Now: Summer in the City

OTR neighborhood children's lemonade stand at the OTR 5K and Summer Celebration, photo via Nick Thomas at photo-cincy.com

Two photos of OTR children playing in the neighborhood. The first was taken by Nick Thomas during this year’s Go OTR 5K and Summer Celebration. His thoughts on covering OTR and the event are worth a read and can be found at his photo website photo-cincy.com 5chw4r7z’s post on the event informs us that some … Continue reading

A Tavola Pizza and The Cincy Haus

A Tavola Pizza, photo credit Katie Clavey

Vine Street has two new residents, A Tavola Pizza bar + trattoria and The Cincy Haus. Here are two photos of the new businesses in the 1200 block of Vine Street. A Tavola Pizza is opening sometime in the next week or so! Photo credit to Katie Clavey (find on twitter @KatieClaveyMMX) And here’s an … Continue reading

OTRview V: Queen City Underground and Newport Gangster Tours

Queen City Underground Tour has attracted thousands to OTR and is on track draw even more in 2011

Today, we proudly bring to you an OTRview with Jerome Gels, founder of American Legacy Tours which operates the Queen City Underground Tour, Newport Gangster Tour, Cincinnati Civil War Tour, The Queen City is Haunted Tour, Newport is Haunted, and others. Jerry’s personal history is intertwined with the history of OTR and the city. Professionally, … Continue reading

Park + Vine + Love

Inside Park + Vine, photo from facebook page

Park + Vine. Find them on facebook and twitter. Photo by James Jenkins: with a bike corral out front:

A few shots of Vine

VineSouth

Jake Mecklenborg, author of Cincinnati’s Incomplete Subway: The Complete History, takes great photos. Here are three of Vine Street in OTR: You can learn more about Jake and his book on his website and you can purchase his book on the Cincinnati subway on Amazon.com

Gateway Quarter Bloggers’ Tour

The Gateway Quarter is hosting an exclusive sneak peek for bloggers of three new buildings in the neighborhood this Saturday, March 12 from 10am to noon. If you’re a blogger and want to be included in the sneak peek, contact Holly Redmond at the phone number or email address listed in this image: Here is … Continue reading

Popular OTR tour to get office and gift shop in Gateway

tour-580

The Queen City Underground Tour will soon operate out of 1220 Vine St. in the Gateway Quarter. Photo credit: panoramio user BDRUF Lisa Ensminger of Soapbox Cincinnati reports that the popular Queen City Underground and Newport Gangster Tours “will get a permanent home in the Gateway Quarter of Over-the-Rhine, opening a new office and shop this … Continue reading

A Tavola Pizza opening this spring on Vine Street

A Tavola's pizza oven made in Naples, Italy

By late March, A Tavola Pizza should be open for business on Vine Street in the Gateway Quarter! photo from A Tavola Pizza’s facebook page

Upgrade – The Boilover

Take a look inside Saengerhalle and all the changes happening on Race Street near Washington Park and Music Hall. From The Boilover: ]

Before and After: 12th and Vine

Before and After: 12th Street and Vine Street, OTR Gateway Quarter

Photos from the 3CDC flickr stream and Wikimedia Commons (L-R):

Shoe Repair on Vine Street in the Gateway Quarter

Shoe Repair at 1344 Vine Street, photo by 5chw4r7z

The sign above the door reads “Shoe Repair: Impressions that last”. I like that. Photo from 5chw4r7z who blogs, tweets and shoots great photos. This photo was originally posted in this blog post.

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