OTR Captured: Kelz

Final Friday – June 2012

Another Final Friday is upon OTR. Here are a couple things going on tonight in the neighborhood: Reser Bicycle Outfitters at 1419 Vine Street is hosting a grand opening reception with food, fun and drinks!  Stop by tonight and enjoy the new shop and its nice back alley patio. Nearby at 1409 Vine is the grand opening … Continue reading

Glimpses of the new Washington Park

Follow the updates of the renovated and expanded park on facebook at facebook.com/WashingtonParkOTR, on twitter @WashingtonPark, on flickr at flickr.com/photos/washingtonpark, and at its website washingtonpark.org Special thanks to photographer Cheriese Lindsey.

OTR Captured: Nick

Symphonic Stylings at the Electric Warehouse

Symphonic Stylings at The Electric Warehouse is a collaborative event between Sloane Boutique + Jonathan Mezibov, ARTAYA, The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, concert:nova, NVISION, and the good folks of Bertke Electric. The mixed media event of fashion, art, and music performance is sure to be a stunning fashion show experience. Soapbox, iSPYCINCY, and AEQAI all provide more info here, here, and here, respectively. More info via … Continue reading

The Bellevue Incline and Elm Street Steps

The Cincinnati-Clifton Incline Plane, better known as the Bellevue Incline, connected Elm Street in Over-the-Rhine to Ohio Avenue in Clifton Heights. It was touted as “the only direct route to Burnet Woods Park, Zoological Garden, and Clifton.” The Elm Street steps used to run adjacent to the incline from McMicken to Clifton avenues where the … Continue reading

OTR Captured: Danise

Rise of the Cool Kids

Rise of the Cool Kids

Washington Park Grand Opening Celebrations and Free Concerts

The official ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the reopening of Washington Park will take place on the bandstand in the center of the park at 10:00am Friday, July 6. Parks Director Willie Carden will emcee the event, with speakers Mayor Mark Mallory, City Manager Milton Dohoney, and officials from 3CDC and PNC Bank. The day’s festivities include free parking in … Continue reading

OTR is Ready to Rock And Bowl

It’s a simple idea: OTR could really use a space that doubles as a bowling alley and live music venue. Several friends agreed and suggested a few possible OTR locations that could accommodate bowling lanes and a place for performances: Greg’s Antiques (formerly The Woodward) at the corner of Main Street and E. 14th Street. … Continue reading

Canal, Subway, Parkway: The History of Cincinnati’s Central Parkway in Images

The “Rhine” of “Over-the-Rhine” was the Miami & Erie Canal. The canal was replaced by Central Parkway and the subway line. Here are a few images of Central Parkway’s history. In a forthcoming post, I’ll delve deeper into the more recent history of this definitive border of OTR. Unless otherwise noted, all images are credited … Continue reading

OTR Update: This Is OTR

It’s been two weeks since the last OTR Update. This post will share some (hopefully most) of the highlights of the last two weeks. If you’d like to stay abreast of OTR related news as it happens, connect with OTR on facebook, twitter, tumblr, pinterest, flickr, vimeo, and stellar. 1. #THISISOTR – a simple, beautiful community … Continue reading