Bill Cunningham Praises Progress in OTR

On May 29, conservative Cincinnati radio talk show host Bill Cunningham praised Over-the-Rhine for over three minutes on his show. Cunningham joins a growing list of local mainstream media outlets that have caught on to Over-the-Rhine’s renaissance. The person who manages the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation’s twitter account heard the comments on the air and then … Continue reading

Brewery District Heritage Trail to Become Reality

As part of the OTR Brewery District‘s Master Plan, a coordinated strategy is proposed with eight main ideas. Two ideas are projects the Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (BDCURC) will implement on its own. Three of the other ideas will be achieved through partnering, and the remaining three will be encouraged by the BDCURC. … Continue reading

CODE: Cincinnati Open Design Event

Author’s note: The following information about CODE: Cincinnati Open Design Event was collected from its facebook page. Like it here. At first glance, I assumed CODE was scheduled to coincide with the Western and Southern Open (aka Cincinnati Masters or Cincinnati Open), which is the biggest summer tennis event in the United States and is … Continue reading

Final Friday May 2012

Tonight is Final Friday. The shops, bars, restaurants and galleries of OTR and Pendleton will all be open to celebrate this beautiful Final Friday. A lot is going on so grab a couple Streetpops and begin your journey. Here is but a small sampling: Park + Vine is celebrating its 5th anniversary tonight 6pm-11pm. Cash … Continue reading

The Crown OTR Revitalization

The old Crown Furniture Company building has a new lease on life. Now known as Crown OTR, the building at 1739 Elm Street is located on the streetcar line and directly across the street from Findlay Market. Crown OTR’s facebook page describes itself as “One family’s personal journey through their contribution to the revitilization of a … Continue reading

The Gradual Hollowing Out of Urban Cincinnati

*Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published under the title “The Gradual Detroitification of Cincinnati.” The term “Detroitification” was used to mean “hollowing out” or “demolition of urban fabric to make room for vacant lots.” In order to be clear and not perpetuate a negative term, the title of this piece was changed. The title … Continue reading

2012 Cincinnati Streetfilms Film Festival

Streetfilms Workshop: When: May 30, 7pm – 9pm Where: Emery Theatre, 1112 Walnut St. 45202 Info: Streetfilms Film Fest and Party: When: May 31, 8:30pm – 10:30pm Where: Emery Theatre, 1112 Walnut St. 45202 Info: Email: Submissions! If you’ve made a streetfilm (any theme, any length), e-mail for info.

OTR Update: See Cincinnati With New Eyes

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

Steam Whistle Letterpress Short Documentary

Brian Stuparyk of Steam Whistle Letterpress is the subject this short documentary. Learn more about Steam Whistle by visiting it at 1342 Main Street, visiting its website, signing up for a workshop, liking it on facebook, or reading this OTRview with Brian Stuparyk. Video produced by Matthew Dugger.

OTR Updates

There is so much happening in Over-the-Rhine it’s nearly impossible to keep up with it all. Here’s a sampling of current events and things to look forward to: Tanya O’Rourke at WCPO Channel 9 reported on downtown Cincinnati’s rise. The three page story and accompanying video is indisputable proof that the secret is out. The … Continue reading

Arnold’s Is First Cincinnati Location Featured on Google Business Photos

Arnold’s Bar and Grill, the city’s oldest tavern, is the first business in Cincinnati to be included in Google Maps Business Photos. Business Photos shares 360° views inside businesses as part of Google Street View. Owner and head chef Ronda Androski announced the news on the My Life At Arnold’s blog today. The photographs were taken … Continue reading

OTR on a sunny May afternoon