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West End / Brighton
This expansive neighborhood borders Over-the-Rhine in the shape of a sliver. Mostly residential, it has a rich history and diverse inhabitants, a beauty discovered by only the most discerning eye. The Dayton Street Historical District, a cluster of houses built mostly in the late 1800s, is on the National Register of Historic Places. City West, a mixed-income housing development just north of downtown in the neighborhood's southern-most point, is the biggest housing development in Cincinnati since World War II. The quiet streets come alive on special occasions, such as spontaneous Fourth of July celebrations in Dyer Park and Brighton's monthly First Saturdays gallery walk along Central Avenue.
Beech Acres helps school families navigate parenthood via Toyota Family Learning
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
June 3 marks a special day, when a group of Cincinnati parents become Beech Acres' first class of Toyota Family Learning graduates. The program is expected to expand into more local schools to reach additional parents, but there is already much to celebrate.
Soapdish: Updated insider's guide to OTR and Downtown
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A second installment, three years later, updates Casey's "Highly Subjective, Sometimes Eccentric, Oftentimes Random Insider's Guide to Over-the-Rhine and Downtown." You're now ready to conquer the town with a knowing wink and ironically arched eyebrow.
Soapdish: Cincinnati Neighborhood Summit tries to erase boundaries, promote partnerships
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods are a patchwork quilt of different sizes, shapes, allegiances and demographics cobbled together into a diverse and sometimes non-cohesive unit. The 2015 Neighborhood Summit looked to erase boundaries and emphasize the results of successful partnerships among our neighborhoods.
The Road to Development: Three more neighborhood residential projects
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
What are older buildings blossoming into? This installment of Soapbox's redevelopment series focuses on the unique reuse of an old Northside factory and new residential buildings cropping up in the little-known downtown Brighton neighborhood.
My Soapbox: P.G. Sittenfeld, Cincinnati City Council
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
If there’s one individual in Cincinnati who embodies the calendar's January transition from past to future, it has to be City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld. Just 30, he has his finger on the pulse of today's defining urban trends while looking to possible statewide (and even national) office.
Co-working options grow thanks to Cincinnati's expanding pool of independent professionals
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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.
Speaking for the trees: Campaign aims to avert canopy-loss crisis
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The Taking Root campaign is an eight-county effort to educate the community about the crises affecting our trees. The end goal is to restore our tree canopy by 2020 by planting 2 million trees.
Local banks and schools partner to teach kids financial responsibility
Andrew Welsh & Brittany York
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
As the senior class of 2014 prepares to be the first graduating under Ohio’s new economics and financial literacy curriculum requirements, banks in Cincinnati are partnering with schools and nonprofits to push financial education further than ever for students as early as preschool and through to 12th grade.
CityLink grows while poverty shrinks
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
With poverty in Cincinnati hovering at almost double the national average, CityLink Center, which celebrates its one-year anniversary this week, is helping residents become self-sustaining through a holistic approach that includes educational services, financial education and employment assistance.
Demand Better: Building healthy, vibrant neighborhoods
John Kachuba & Elissa Yancey
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
As we continue to reprise our four-part Demand Better series, we take a look at innovations and ideas that empower and support neighbors here and around the country—and offer some key demands for Cincinnati's future as election day approaches.
Demand Better Cincinnati
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
This week marks the launch of a new
series: Demand Better Cincinnati. We'll explore a new issue each week and sift through what's been done, what's being done and how we can push our current and future leaders to, well, demand better.
Metro blazes new trails with green efforts
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Metro has been "going green" for more than 25 years, but partnerships with progressive organizations have helped it broaden sustainability efforts.
Nights out Cincinnati
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
One weekend. Two nights of Cincinnati.
managing photographer Scott Beseler tours the Art of Food in Covington and the Platter Party in Brighton. The result? A taste of fashion, music and fun in the city.
Video by Scott Beseler.
Cool jobs in the city: Hanging with the Dead Sea Scrolls
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
While some actors and actresses wait tables between stints on stage, 24-year-old Brittany Barker talks the Dead Sea Scrolls with guests at the Cincinnati Museum Center, where she works as a Visitation Enhancement Specialist.
My Soapbox: Duru Armagan, organizer, Rise of the Cool Kids
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
You may know Duru Armagan as the owner of OTR's Sloane Boutique. This month, she styles Rise of the Cool Kids (ROCK), a projection fashion show and performance that highlights streetwear and Cincinnati's growing fashion scene. She shares the details with
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Former West End school to become senior apartments
Indianapolis-based TWG Development will soon start redeveloping the former Sands Montessori school, located at 940 Poplar St. in the West End, into affordable housing for seniors.
West End corner store hosts first Do Right! farmers market
Nourish Yourself offers healthy, home-cooked meals to busy clients
Brewing Heritage Trail to highlight Cincinnati beer history
Neighborhood Asset Mapping tool focuses on neighborhoods' strengths
New online tool aims to keep Cincinnati residents engaged in their neighborhoods
City Hall launches app as a community-organizing tool
Vacant CPS schools recently sold at auction
Noble Denim launches with American-made, designer-quality jeans
Big plans in the works for Cincinnati
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Brush Factory builds exciting future on a base of craftsmanship and tradition
Brush Factory co-founders Rosie Kovacs and Hayes Shanesy focus on design and craftsmanship "not because it's trendy but to build on and celebrate tradition." Their company is a finalist in the ArtWorks Big Pitch program/competition.
Improved DCI app helps visitors navigate downtown
ArtWorks summer murals to feature Ezzard Charles, James Brown, breweries, high-profile restoration
West End nonprofit ToolBank USA earns $50,000 in web help from Rockfish
Design company chosen as West Elm grant contest finalist
New co-working space merges work and play
Google enables Street View virtual tour of Cincinnati Museum Center
Converted West End space becomes new model for fitness: Foundation Fitness
Such and Such celebrates three years of design and fabrication, grows with new facility
Sanger & Eby grows teams, expands services
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SVDP seeks donations for families without air conditioning
St. Vincent de Paul of Cincinnati is partnering with Huntington Bank, Braun Heating & Air Conditioning and
to collect 700 fans and 400 air conditioning units to distribute to needy families, and they need your help.
Deadline extended for Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire applications
Public Library preps student readers for All-Star summer
Calling all volunteers: SVDP seeks help year-round
Photos at Skirball reveal history, transition of Cincinnati's West End
Mummies of the World to debut in Cincy, offers insight to past and present
HOME encourages dialogue, shares best practices for stronger communities
I CAN SWIM! teaches swimming lessons, promotes water safety
Time Warner Cable donates $80,000 to Cincinnati Museum Center
Changing Gears client pays loan, becomes first vehicle owner
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Union Terminal the most beautiful place in Ohio
Food/drink/travel website Thrillist has published a list of the most beautiful places in all 50 states, and their choice for Ohio is
, home of the Cincinnati Museum Center and one of only two buildings highlighted across the U.S.
Rare Declaration of Independence copy to be displayed at Museum Center for first time
Source: New York Times
Tolls on the rise as highway funding dries up
Public Library of Cincinnati gets five-star rating
Cincinnati named one of Top 100 Best Places to Live
Joinery: A Poster by Brush Factory Design Studio
Source: Design Milk
Fourteen large-scale abstract paintings by Jim Dine on view at Pace Gallery in New York
Cincinnati Bell Congratulates Taft on Second Consecutive 'Excellent' Rating
Favorite Cincy Find: Brush Factory
Principal turns around failing high school, one student at a time
Source: ABC News
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