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Over-the-Rhine

At the center of change in Cincinnati sits Over-the-Rhine. As more and more residents and visitors rediscover the charms of OTR, most are delighted to find a neighborhood rich in art, history and community. Architectural treasures like Music Hall and Memorial Hall sit side by side with new resources like the School for Performing Arts and Washington Park in this neighborhood that's been heralded as a national leader in urban transformation. Vine street is the area's new hot spot as an eclectic array of restaurants and shops take hold next to the Ensemble and Know Theatres. And the first leg of the city's new streetcar project is coming to life in the heart of OTR. The community's remarkable nineteenth-century buildings feature one of the largest collections of Italianate architecture and provide a dramatic background to the diverse residents that call OTR home.

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Rothenberg garden a source of connection, pride and growth for OTR students, community

Rothenberg Preparatory Academy's roof-top garden serves multiple roles, from educational experience to salad bar provider to community building.

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Top Soapbox stories of 2014

We've checked our Google Analytics once, checked them twice, and here are the top 10 most popular Soapbox stories published in 2014 based on page views. Join us as we go truckin' down memory lane.

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Ryan Messer: New kind of leader for a new Over-the-Rhine

New leaders have emerged in a changing Over-the-Rhine, but none are as visible and dedicated as Ryan Messer.

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Changing people's careers 3 months at a time

People’s Liberty Residencies are tapping into one of society’s most underutilized resources: young talent. The results could shape careers and even transform Greater Cincinnati.

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The Art of Ordinary Life: Why storytelling nights are suddenly everywhere

In our hyperconnected, digital age, people hunger for real stories. In Cincinnati, Cleveland and elsewhere, storytelling nights are growing thanks to the popularity of The Moth, This American Life and other programs that elevate life to art.

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8 Cincinnati area buildings are coming back to life

A new Soapbox series focuses on building redevelopment. In part 1, writer Caitlin Koenig dives into Greater Cincinnati’s past and offers a peek at what these eight buildings are blossoming into.

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My Soapbox: Chris Bergman, Choremonster

OTR-based startup Choremonster is riding a huge wave of momentum following a four-month stint in the Disney Accelerator. We recently caught up with CEO Chris Bergman.

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Greater Cincinnati's 10 Most Anticipated Development Projects

Today it seems that construction is everywhere. Developments are popping up overnight, and long-time residents and recent transplants are breathing life back into the city, while new projects are being announced every day. Here's a field guide to good things coming to Cincinnati.

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My Soapbox: James Fisher, Roadtrippers

Learn how — and why — Roadtrippers got its start in Cincinnati and what’s on the horizon for the Over-the-Rhine-based startup that helps travelers find off-the-beaten path gems.  

A Beer Four All Seasons

How local is your beer? Craft brewers increasingly employ seasonal, regionally grown ingredients

Despite our love of local brews, many of the ingredients in our favorite beers are not sourced locally. Yet that's changing as brewers tap into the local farming movement in their communities to add more fresh ingredients.

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How working in OTR cured my cynicism about Cincinnati

Roadtrippers intern and Miami U senior Erica Griffith explains how spending the summer in Over-the-Rhine changed her perspective on Cincinnati and helped her redefine her notion of home.

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Co-working options grow thanks to Cincinnati's expanding pool of independent professionals

Co-working has had a foothold in Cincinnati for many years, and the options for workers looking for collaborative office space have continued to grow. Here are 6 co-working shops for independent workers who still want to drink from the proverbial water cooler.

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My Soapbox: Chef Daniel Wright, Senate, Abigail Street, Pontiac BBQ

With a third restaurant due to open next month, this seemed like the ideal time to chat with Senate and Abigail Street owner/chef Daniel Wright about Cincinnati’s emerging food culture. Sitting at what he claimed was the 'romantic table' by the front window at Abigail Street, we did exactly that.

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Cincinnati's best workplace perks

In an age of job jumping, shifting and climbing, these four Cincinnati companies are endearing themselves to their employees, building loyalty and longevity with workplace perks that go far beyond cool décor and free coffee.

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Rethinking Philanthropy: People's Liberty invests in people, place

A new philanthropic lab is granting money and resources directly to civic-minded individuals who have innovative ideas to help accelerate the positive transformation of Greater Cincinnati.
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Over-the-Rhine Founders

Allison Hines, Butcher Betties

Allison Hines, Butcher Betties

City: Over-the-Rhine

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John Sebastian Illustration

City: Over-the-Rhine

Bertie Ray III, Switch

Bertie Ray III, Switch

City: Over-the-Rhine

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