Time’s up!

Voting ends now! Results will be announced by the National Trust for Historic Preservation at noon tomorrow! More to come, but suffice it to say that I’m so proud of everyone and love Over-the-Rhine now more than ever. Unofficial results can be viewed here.

Dhani Jones wants you to vote for OTR! Ends at 5pm!

@OTRCincy a national treasure/historic district & needs votes to win 25K for historic preservation. C'mon Cincy…vote! http://t.co/7R0f2bV — Dhani Jones (@DhaniJones) June 30, 2011 Vote at http://bit.ly/voteotr

5 Hours Left To Vote for OTR! Voting ends at 5pm EST!

Vote for OTR here: http://www.preservationnation.org/take-action/this-place-matters/community-challenge/places/over-the-rhine.html Voting ends at 5pm EST! If OTR places in the top 3, the OTR Foundation will win anywhere from $5,000 to $25,000. The Over-the-Rhine Foundation is on facebook and twitter. The following photos are from its facebook page:

OTR Down By 1,300+ Votes; Voting Ends Today at 5pm

It’s all up to you. OTR can still win this challenge but only if you make sure your contacts vote. In a stunning turn of events, the Friends of Dreamland Theatre from Little Rock, Arkansas have taken a substantial lead into first place with just hours left in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s This … Continue reading

The Hasty Demolition of 142 E. McMicken Ave.

OTR Foundation fights to save buildings like 142 E. McMicken with its Legal Defense Fund Vote before Thursday, June 30 to help OTR Foundation win $25,000 142 E. McMicken Avenue was an historic structure in Over-the-Rhine anchoring a highly intact 19th century streetscape. The building was owned by Cincinnati Public Schools, and for years preservationists … Continue reading

Claim your free email address @iheartotr.com now!


IHeartOTR.com is currently being used to spread the word about the Over-the-Rhine Foundation’s chance to win the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “This Place Matters” Community Challenge. After the competition ends, IHeartOTR.com will continue promoting our beloved little neighborhood. You’re allowed to vote once per email address in the Community Challenge. To that end, we are … Continue reading

OTRview VIII: Chris Seelbach, Candidate for Cincinnati City Council

Chris Seelbach is a candidate for Cincinnati City Council and, to the best of my knowledge, the only candidate who resides in Over-the-Rhine*. This OTRview expresses his personal views and positions as a resident and candidate for City Council. All candidates for city council are welcome to participate in OTRviews. If you or someone you … Continue reading

Washington Park’s Progress

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

Japp’s Since 1879 Soft Opening

Japp’s Since 1879, a new bar on Main Street, had its soft opening yesterday. Here are some photos from its facebook page. Follow Japp’s on twitter @Japps1879 and don’t miss its grand opening tomorrow.

Before and After Over-the-Rhine: Lackman Lofts

For more on the Lackman Lofts, go here. Before photo by flickr user 5chw4r7z who blogs at 5chw4r7z. After photo by flickr user TheReina5 who blogs at My Brain Is Leaking.

The Upset Victory “Actions” Music Video Shoot Under OTR

A band took to the underground in the Over-the-Rhine Brewery District yesterday to film part of an upcoming music video and JnicePHOTO and LW Photographics wer there to capture a few pics. The Upset Victory is currently producing the video for their song “Actions”. Check them out on facebook, on twitter @theupsetvictory, youtube, and myspace. Special thanks … Continue reading

Community Challenge Update

The standings as of 5:00AM, June 20 are as follows (votes alone determine which organization wins the challenge but facebook “likes” are another, unofficial barometer): Wellington Ritz Theatre, Inc.: 2,939 votes and 690 facebook “likes” Over-the-Rhine: 2,761 votes and 1,733 facebook “likes” Enterprise Hometown Improvement: 2,706 votes and 250 facebook “likes” The Preservation Society of … Continue reading

“This Place Matters” Community Challenge Tests OTR’s Mettle

Over-the-Rhine needs your help. Voting is quick and easy. The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s This Place Matters 2011 Community Challenge kicked off June 1 at 8am and will end at 11:59pm, June 30. 100 local preservation organizations nationwide were selected to compete. First, second and third places will win $25,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. … Continue reading

Before and After: 14th & Vine

More on 14th and Vine can be found here.

Before and After: 1211 Vine Street

Lavomatic Cafe at 1211 Vine Street

Final Friday OTR Skate is BACK for Round 2!!

Returning to OTR is the Final Friday OTR Skate presented by Far-I-Rome Productions. On Friday June 24, the Over-the-Rhine Recreation Center will be transformed in to a combination roller disco and art gallery. Two new DJs will be featured, Cincinnati’s very own DJ Mowgli and DJ Pillo. The art installation will include art from the … Continue reading

Before and After: 12th and Vine

Mercer Commons, 3CDC, and 1314 Vine Street

Mercer Commons and 1314 Vine Street are in the news again thanks to the attention of Lisa Bernard-Kuhn at the Enquirer. The entire article is worthy of your attention but this excerpt sums it up quite well: But now, the 131-year-old purple building simply has to go, 3CDC says. The space at 1314 Vine St. … Continue reading

OTR needs your quick vote in “This Place Matters” Competition

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2011 “This Place Matters” Community Challenge is underway! The Over-the-Rhine Foundation is one of only 100 local preservation organization in the competition. Anyone with an email may vote and the top three organizations will win $25,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. If you’re on facebook, you can attend, share and … Continue reading

Before and After: 1218 and 1220 Vine Street

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:

Before and After: Bremen Lofts Interior

For more on Bremen, go here

More photos from the City Flea

The City Flea has a great roundup of photos from the Flea. Check them out here. The next Flea is July 9! The following collection of Flea photos is courtesy of LW Photographics

#CycleCincy rides again

CycleCincy started as an idea and has blossomed since its launch earlier this year. We (I use “we” because I’m involved with CycleCincy) have several very exciting projects and partnerships underway and can’t wait to share all the details with you. From new infrastructure improvements to fun fundraisers, ride ideas and community art projects, things … Continue reading

Before and After: Parvis Lofts Interior

For more info on Parvis Lofts, go here.

Before & After: 1222 Republic Street

Learn more about Mottainai here. Mottannai before

The City Flea of June 4, 2011 in Photo and Video

The first City Flea was a big success. A big congrats and thank you are due to Nick and Lindsay Dewald! To learn more about The City Flea check out its website, facebook, twitter, this recent post on UrbanCincy and this blog’s OTRview II with co-founder Nick Dewald. First, a video from Walt Keys at … Continue reading

Welcome to OTR

via Justin Reina at My Brain is Leaking:

Living History Dance Studio’s Grand Opening Today!

Today at 2pm at the Emanuel Community Center you can experience a Blues crash course in swing dancing! All skill levels welcome. Find the Living History Dance Studio on facebook and twitter. Reply to the event on facebook here. The following was written by Mike Leggett (picture at left in the photo below). The Emanuel … Continue reading

Before & After: 1135 Vine Street

Before & After: 1214 Vine Street