OTR’s Axiomatic Alleys

These beautiful pictures came my way thanks to krs of krstype.wordpress.com. krstype‘s tag line is “not the worst blog on the internet” and that’s true. In fact, it’s a rather refreshing read. Enjoy: The following photos were taken just off Main Street near Park + Vine: Thanks very much, krs!

Progress at City Home II

Roger W. Smithson has these few pics to share of City Home II‘s progress:

Final Friday OTR Skate – Part III

It’s time again for Final Friday on Friday August 26. That means its time again also for the Final Friday OTR Skate at the Over-the-Rhine Rec Center. Below is the press release from Far-I-Rome Productions, who is presenting the event. It’s definitely a good time, and every should try to make it out! New features … Continue reading

“Over-the-Rhine Tour Guide” by Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, the award-winning author, German-American historian and President of the German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati, has authored a new book titled Over-the-Rhine Tour Guide: Cincinnati’s Historic German District, Over-the-Rhine, and Environs published by Little Miami Publishing Company of Milford, Ohio. While I cannot review the book yet as its currently being published, … Continue reading

Midpoint Music Festival Grows in OTR

Via KYpost.com: More than 180 bands will be showcased in 18 venues in downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine. Fourteen of the 18 stages and new festival features are in OTR this year, alone. Dan McCabe, MPMF Executive Producer, says the concentration in OTR acknowledges the area’s growth, particularly Vine Street’s Gateway Quarter, Main Street’s revival with … Continue reading

OTRview XIII: Duru Armagan of Sloane Boutique

Duru Armagan is the proprietress of Sloane Boutique, a new store of women’s apparel and accessories at 1216 Vine Street. The location is a familiar one. 1216 Vine is between A Tavola Pizza and Cincy Haus: Tours and Store to the north and Senate restaurant and the soon-to-open Abigail Street to the south. Duru is a … Continue reading

Over-the-Rhine in July

Photos of Over-the-Rhine via Jayson Gomes of CincyImages.com View his photos on flickr here.

A Two Tire Trip Around Cincinnati

Via cincy two tire trips: Union Terminal to DeSales Corner in Cincinnati and includes views of the Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Music Hall, Queen City Underground, Coffee-Emporium, Metro, and the new bike lane on MLK. View a map of the ride here (map is not 100% accurate):

World Premiere of First Music Video Filmed Under the OTR Brewery District

Actions-Behind the Scenes from Danielle Driehaus on Vimeo. “Cincinnati is so full of character; we wanted to draw on local resources and make use of as many amazing locations as possible” says Spencer van der Zee, bassist for The Upset Victory. “Our band is proud to call Cincinnati home.” For their second music video, “Actions,” … Continue reading

3CDC’s Gateway Quarter Phase V

3CDC‘s phased approach at development in Over-the-Rhine is moving forward and leaving many successes along the way. To read the sources of the information shared in this post, check out 3CDC’s 2010-2011 Annual Progress Report and July 2011 Work Group Report at the end of this post. Other ongoing projects in Over-the-Rhine include Mercer Commons … Continue reading

Before and After: Musik-Verein Halle

In the 1888 book “Cincinnati in Wort und Bild” by Max Burgheim, there is mention of the Musik-Verein Halle. The Cincinnati Musik-Verein was formed in 1883 by the consolidation of the Maennerchor and the Germania. It is interesting to note that Mr. Burgheim’s book is in German and was printed at the M. & R. … Continue reading

“The Fog Upon Which Cincinnati Prides Herself”

In March of 1905, J.M. Nickes wrote the following in a piece titled “Land-Sculpting Displayed About Cincinnati” for The Teachers’ Bulletin, a monthly publication of the University of Cincinnati: The beauty and picturesqueness of Cincinnati’s situation are well known. The girdle of hills which has vainly striven to confine her within narrow limits is the … Continue reading

OTRview XII: Galen G. Gordon of LAUNCH Cincinnati

Galen G. Gordon is passionate about helping young people achieve their dreams through entrepreneurship. With that passion in mind, Galen teamed up with Kimberly Smith to found LAUNCHCincinnati. LAUNCH is a nonprofit dedicated to educating, mentoring and displaying positive examples of entrepreneurship. Connect with LAUNCHCincinnati on its website or facebook page. Read more about this … Continue reading