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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 hot spot as an eclectic array of restaurants and shops take hold next to the Ensemble and Know theaters. And the first leg of the city's new streetcar project is coming to life in the heart of OTR. The community's remarkable 19th-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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Beyond the coffee shop: Cincy co-working scene diversifies to meet growing demand

With a growing workforce percentage shifting to freelance and contract bases, cities across the country are creating diverse co-working spots to meet the demand. How do Cincinnati's offerings stack up?

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Top 16 of '16: Most-read stories of the year

For our last feature story of the year, we compiled a list of our 16 most-read features and department stories.

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Soapdish: Detroit & Cincinnati, an I-75 exchange program

Part II takes readers on a tour of comparison points that include Detroit's superior recent cycling efforts and Cincinnati's unbeatable public parks, with a goal of educating, elevating dialog and swapping best practices.

The David Project is one of the four young professional community building projects the Jewish Federation giving circle funded.

Innovation Fund giving circle grants $80,000 for arts, culture, community building

Next fall, the Jewish Innovation Fund will bring a new festival of arts and culture to Washington Park. It is one of four projects backed by an $80,000 grant from the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, which aims to celebrate Cincinnati’s rich Jewish history by writing its next chapter.

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CPA lauds projects preserving the urban fabric, identity of Cincinnati

At its annual meeting on Nov. 13, the Cincinnati Preservation Association announced the winners of its 2016 Preservation Awards. Twelve commercial and residential projects around Greater Cincinnati received awards.

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Soapdish: A tale of two cities

Is Cincinnati the next Detroit? Hardly, says Soapdish columnist Casey Coston. And he should know, he's lived in both cities.

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Chamber designs holiday homecoming to retain young professionals

Thanksgiving weekend is a time to celebrate with family and friends, so the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, with support from C-Change Class 11, is combining a number of holiday events into one larger event.

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Innovative philanthropy focus of Dec. 8 IDEALAB

On Dec. 8, leaders from three national foundations that are revolutionizing philanthropy through innovative initiatives are coming to Cincinnati to participate in Issue Media Group's IDEALAB.

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IDEALAB to showcase Cincinnati's talent and innovation

On Dec. 8, the Haile Foundation, People's Liberty, Issue Media Group and Soapbox will host IDEALAB. The event will focus on funding talent-led initiatives, and some of Cincinnati's most innovative projects.

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Soapdish: Top 5 mean streets for pedestrians

Columnist Casey Coston tackles the problem of walkable, bikeable cities and picks the five most hazardous pedestrian intersections.

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Cincinnati talks sex in city planning during recent Speaker Series

The Oct. 12 urban planning Soapbox speaker series at UC's Niehoff Urban Studio focused on community efforts to make the city's shared public spaces more friendly, accessible and conducive to mingling.

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Sixty exhibitions from CAC to CAM at FotoFocus biennial

Sixty FotoFocus exhibitions and over 100 events opened at the photography and lens-based 2016 art biennial, “The Undocument,” which started Oct. 1 and runs through January.

This year's Oktoberfest moved to an area between Second and Third streets between Walnut and Elm.

Soapdish: Three fall festivals relocate to mixed reviews

A look back on three September festivals — Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, the Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic and MidPoint Music Festival — that changed locations this year with varying degrees of success.

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"Urban" and "green" lead the way in Cincinnati home design, say local architectural leaders

2016 CRAN Awards celebrate the knowledge, education and aesthetic sense that architects bring to residential projects, especially in the remodeling sector thanks to growing interest in urban living.

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Soapdish: Historic Pendleton springs back to life with influx of development

Often overshadowed by white-hot development next door in Over-the-Rhine, Pendleton is steadily coming into its own as one of the urban basin's next (cliche alert) "hot neighborhoods."
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Over-the-Rhine Founders

Allison Hines, Butcher Betties

Allison Hines, Butcher Betties

City: Over-the-Rhine
John Sebastian Illustration

John Sebastian Illustration

City: Over-the-Rhine
Bertie Ray III, Switch

Bertie Ray III, Switch

City: Over-the-Rhine
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