OTR on a sunny May afternoon

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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‘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

The 2012 Bockfest Parade in Photos

Bockfest 2012 began yesterday with the annual parade from Cincinnati’s oldest bar, Arnold’s, up Main Street to Bockfest Hall in the OTR Brewery District. The parade was delayed a short amount of time by a violent storm system that swept through the tri-state and spawned deadly tornadoes. Our thoughts and prayers are with those devastated … Continue reading

2012 Bockfest Tours

Bockfest kicks off with its signature parade that starts in front of Arnold’s Bar and Grill downtown at 5:30pm, Friday, March 2. On Saturday and Sunday, several tours of unique Over-the-Rhine locations are being offered. Historic Churches of Over-the-Rhine Buy tickets here, $20 Tour begins at Bockfest Hall, 1619 Moore Street Saturday, March 3 – … Continue reading

Jumping for Joy in Parvis Alley

This fun photograph was taken by freelance photographer Cat Doan. The location is Parvis Alley next to very popular Parvis Lofts and the under construction Parvis Lofts II. 14th and Vine is visible in the background. I really enjoy this photo. Thanks for sharing, Cat!

The Queen City Project

Update: It should be noted that the two businesses (Bluestone Creative and Alias Imaging) behind The Queen City Project are based downtown. Three of the four businesses profiled so far (Shadeau Breads, Coffee Emporium, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra) are located in Over-the-Rhine and the fourth (Arnold’s Bar and Grill) is in downtown. Soapbox Cincinnati, which is also … Continue reading

Over-the-Rhine at 12th and Vine

Mardi Gras in Over-the-Rhine!

via Findlay Market blog: This Sunday, February 19th,  we again celebrate Mardi Gras at the Market on the south side of the market house along Essen Strasse. Plan to spend the day at this FREE family-friendly event, enjoying four of the best bands in town and sampling a traditional lowland seafood boil.  The OTR Biergarten will be open … Continue reading

Cincinnati Streetcar Groundbreaking Photos

A truly historic day for Cincinnati. Do you have photos of the Cincinnati Streetcar? Join the Cincinnati Streetcar Flickr group here! Thanks to all whose photos are used in this post. Names preceded by an “@” indicate twitter usernames

P&G Old Spice Loft Space in OTR

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

The Story of the John Breiner Ghost Tile

Editor’s note: This post tells the story of a mysterious John Breiner ghost tile found near Findlay Market and was originally published on the always enlightening VisuaLingual blog. VisuaLingual originally posted the photo and by power of the internet was contacted by a descendant of John Breiner. VisuaLingual is a design studio based in Over-the-Rhine with … Continue reading

3CDC Expands Land Bank with Latest Acquisitions

Editor’s note: Credit for this post goes to contributor RWS. The maps at the end were added by me. 3CDC’s Newest Acquisition After years of acquisitions, 3CDC had taken a major pause (update: other recent acquisitions) from land banking from 2009 through 2011. Looking at 3CDC’s OTR Work Group reports it seemed that the nonprofit … Continue reading

YPCC Happy Hour Choral Concert @ Below Zero Lounge!

Happy Hour Choral Concert: Young Professionals’ Choral Collective presents Sin & Tonic on Valentine’s Day  The Young Professionals’ Choral Collective of Cincinnati (YPCC), based in Over-the-Rhine, is made up of over 60 motivated young professionals (ages 21-40), who are excited to make great choral music, support local businesses, meet new people, and reach new audiences. … Continue reading

Sloane Boutique Grand Opening

Cincy Style Edit has a post up about Sloane Boutique‘s grand opening party this weekend. Check it out here.

The Emery Theatre, A Requiem Project

View from Stage Right Balcony

The Emery Theatre The Emery Theatre was built in 1911, and is considered an acoustically pure theatre. It is one of three sister buildings (along with Orchestra Halls in Chicago and Detroit) to New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Cincinnati philanthropist, Mary Emery, bequeathed the entire Emery building to the city in memory of her late … Continue reading

Final Friday OTR Skate – Halloween Edition

Final Friday OTR Skate

Join Far-I-Rome Productions in collaboration with the Cincinnati Film Festival and the Cincinnati Rollergirls for the Halloween edition of the Final Friday OTR Skate! The fourth and final OTR Skate of 2011 takes place October 28, 2011 at the Over-the-Rhine Recreation Center, 1715 Republic St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. In the spirit of Halloween, costumes are … Continue reading

Ensemble Preview to Benefit OTR Merchant Group Today

Ensemble Theatre‘s upcoming pay-what-you-can preview performance of Next to Normal on Tuesday, September 6 at 7:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit the OTR Merchant Group to assist with marketing all the wonderful business and events going on in the neighborhood. Here’s more about how it works: Pay-what-you-want fine print: General admission seating for each preview is … Continue reading

Washington Park Photo Update – 9.2.11

The latest construction photos of Washington Park via flickr account washingtonparkotr and thanks to 3CDC. Become a fan of the park on facebook at facebook.com/WashingtonParkOTR, follow it on twitter @WashingtonPark, and check out its flickr group on flickr at flickr.com/groups/washingtonparkotr

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

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

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

The Most Recent Mercer Commons Renderings

These come by way of the July 2011 OTR Work Group Report. Read more about Mercer Commons, the two buildings that may be demolished (1314 Vine and 1329 Walnut), and older renderings here. See all the renderings in this flickr set. And here is the Work Group’s Report:

Mercer Commons Renderings

All renderings of Mercer Commons are available on 3CDC.org You can also view them in this Mercer Commons flickr set

The Fate of 1329 Walnut and Mercer Commons

It has come to my attention that 1329 Walnut St. may soon be on the chopping block to make way for the Mercer Commons development by 3CDC. Mercer Commons is a $51 million development that will bring new commercial and residential units to a large area in the heart of OTR. Restoration of over a … Continue reading

OTRview X: Lindsey Lusignolo, Premier Fashion Designer

Lindsey Lusignolo is a premier fashion designer of couture bridal and evening wear. Her boutique showroom and studio is located on beautiful Main Street in Over-the-Rhine. She’s the subject of OTRview X. CityBeat named her Best of Cincinnati 2011. She’s also been interviewed by Metromix, Cincinnati Profile and Cincy Chic. Connect with Lindsey Lusignolo on facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, … Continue reading

From Over-the-Rhine to The Banks

Jeremy Patrick was kind enough to share his iPhone photos from a recent Queen City Underground Tour and a visit to Current at The Banks. The featured image for this post shows the Moerlein Lager House under construction at Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park which buffers The Banks from the riverfront. Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. … Continue reading

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.

“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

Then and Now: Summer in the City

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

Video: XYZ Axis – Matt W Moore @ YES

More info about Matt W Moore’s time in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati can be found here.

Video: Losantiville

For more info on Losantiville at 1311 Main St. in OTR and its collaborators, check out its website: losantivilleltd.com Video via 7/79 Ltd. and Soapbox Media: Losantiville from Soapboxmedia.com on Vimeo.

OTR Events 5/9-5/15

With Spring comes TONS of stuff to do! Since May is also Bike Month, which means even MORE to do! Below is a compilation of events going on in Cincinnati that are occurring in OTR. If we’ve overlooked an event, please leave a comment with the event and details! Tuesday May 10, 2011 Cincinnati Fashion … Continue reading

Final Friday OTR Skate

Final Friday OTR Skate

This Friday April 29, 2011, is another monthly Final Friday. A new event, Final Friday OTR Skate, will also be taking place in conjunction with the regular Final Friday festivities. Far-I-Rome Productions created the event as part of their overall effort to create “events [that] bridge the gap between audiences and performers by bringing together … Continue reading

TRAC Pulls $52 million for Cincinnati Streetcar

Following the public hearing portion of the TRAC Meeting today, the committee voted 6-1* to approve a spending plan the strips nearly $52 million in Federal-State pass-through funds which were originally planned to go to the streetcar. Speaking against the streetcar project were three people – Chris Finney of COAST, Tom Luken’s daughter, and Tom … Continue reading

Park + Vine + Love

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

Grammer’s closes, but some don’t care.

I recently saw a Twitter conversation between two people regarding the closing of Grammer’s in OTR. The twitterers (who will remain nameless) went back and forth with the one (person 1) saying they were sad (for the neighborhood) about the news and the other person (person 2) saying that those who didn’t frequent Grammer’s shouldn’t … Continue reading

OTR Properties

Check out the Available Properties page! One of my main reasons for getting involved with this blog was to provide increased awareness of the properties that are available to rent, lease, or own in Over-the-Rhine. My girlfriend and I are currently hunting for an apartment in which to live in OTR when we move in … Continue reading

YES Gallery

During January 2011’s Final Friday, YES gallery at 1417 Main Street hosted a “site specific Art & Music show by Mark Warren Jacques” Here is a poster for the event followed by photos from the event as posted at yescincinnati.com and a video from the YES event on Final Friday. A short video of YES from Final … Continue reading

Bockfest 2011

Bockfest begins four weeks from this weekend!