Posted by GetCincy at 8:11 PM
To vote for Joe, just log on to www.hofjoe.com. If Nuxhall wins, he will be the fourth Frick Award recipient to have played in the major leagues.
Posted by GetCincy at 6:45 PM
"UC actually reviewed a consultant's streetcar study and concluded the numbers make sense, a likely net benefit of more than 300-million dollars over 35 years, nearly triple the cost of building the system ... even with an operating subsidy."
Read the rest of the article here
Posted by GetCincy at 7:39 PM
Construction on the CSR began in 1869 with the ambition to preserve the city’s shaky mercantile industry. The rail had promises to open new markets in the south, but also opened a new world of manufacturing materials and natural resources to Cincinnati’s existing diversified industrial base.
The 336 miles of rail was initially estimated to cost $10 million, although the final cost was $18 million, supported by local bond funds, in lieu of a private initiative. Before the project was complete public debate was raging in how the railroad should operate. This controversy lead to the trustees who oversaw the operation to lease the line from 1878 to 1901, as the city retained ownership. This sparked more questions about private control of a public asset. The following decades brought the city to try multiple strategies in operation and utilization, as a result, the city has leased the line most of its life. At the time this unique outlook for a city administration was vibrant and intense. Ultimately, the city administration overcame mental and physical obstacles to finish the project successfully.
Cincinnati is the only municipality in the U.S. to bring in a steady source of income, as it leases CSR to Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific (CNO&TP). The railroad runs from Cincinnati to Chattanooga, Tennessee. Annually, City officials and representatives from the Cincinnati’s Department of Transportation and Engineering ride the rail to inspect its condition. The City of Cincinnati currently generates revenues from $17 to $18 million a year from leasing the CSR.
Posted by GetCincy at 11:41 PM
Location: CityCellars, 908 Race Street - Downtown
Come on down to City Cellars and enjoy a Saturday afternoon shopping and mingling with Downtown Residents. There will be entertainment, food, drinks and adult beverages. Anyone is welcome to bring down their unwanted treasures to sell. No registration is required. All yard sale vendors are required to sell their own items and remove any items that have not sold at the end of the sale. Call 513-621-9463 for details.
Posted by GetCincy at 1:16 PM
"California and Massachusetts recognize same sex marriages and now Hallmark does too.
The greeting card company is rolling out a new line of same-sex wedding cards. They include images of two tuxedos, overlapping hearts or intertwined flowers.
Hallmark starting selling "coming out" cards last year in response to a consumer demand for them."
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"He was looking for bigger space, and he’s passionate about Over-the-Rhine,” said Wade, who owns more than a dozen pieces of property in the downtown neighborhood. “We perceive this to be something that will be good for the city and great for Rookwood.”
The Enquirer has the story HERE.
Posted by GetCincy at 9:26 PM
Northeast Over-the-Rhine has seen tremendous rebirth in the past year. As Cincinnati starts to bloom, ne. OtR's blooming in it's own light. Surrounding the Liberty & Main Street corner (aka Vernon's Corner) you'll find Cincinnati's historic Grammer's serving your choice of German brew and sausages. The northern crown of Main Street, Rothenberg School is slated to be renovated serving OtR and Downtown as a neighborho od school. Rothenberg curriculum and design committees are already planning for the renovation and future use of the school.
Urban pioneers, Vernon Rader & Mark Bernhardt, are finalizing their 5 building, 18 residential and 5 commercial unit renovation at Vernon's Corner, Liberty & Main Streets. The vacant lot at 1604 Main Street once planned to serve as a 5 car parking lot, will now be an urban terrace/patio for residents of Vernon's Corner.
"Instead of it being an awkward parking lot for five cars, we've decided to turn the area into a terrace/green space. Plans include grass, patio area, trees, flowers, gas grill, tables and landscaping." Bernhardt adds, "We thought a green space/outdoor space was missing in the project, and thought it would be nice to have a place to put your feet in the grass in the middle of fabulous OTR."
There's been a lot of interest in the storefronts along both sides of Main Street. Bernhardt says they will only lease to a small business like a deli, bakery or coffee shop in the spirit of a greater sense of community. Mark and his partner Vernon Rader plan to open a studio space at 1606 Main Street.
The corner continues its makeover via the current streetscape project. Sidewalks are to be expanded, several added greenspaces, historic lighting and bike racks are to be included in the project. Details of the streetscape include utilizing the original granite curbs.
Posted by GetCincy at 9:33 PM
A Film by David Earnhardt
Wed., March 26th @ 7pm
UNCOUNTED is an explosive new documentary that shows how the election fraud that changed the outcome of the 2004 election led to even greater fraud in 2006 - and now looms as an unbridled threat to the outcome of the 2008 election. This controversial feature length film by Emmy award-winning director David Earnhardt examines in factual, logical, and yet startling terms how easy it is to change election outcomes and undermine election integrity across the U.S. Noted computer programmers, statisticians, journalists, and experienced election officials provide the irrefutable proof. Read more and see the trailer at www.uncountedthemovie.com
Posted by GetCincy at 10:18 PM
Next Meeting: THURSDAY, MARCH 13th
Location: PEASLEE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER, 215 East 14th Street
Time: 5:00 pm
- After-School Programs with an integrated curriculum
- On-site wellness programs (medical, dental, etc.)
- Community residents attend job-readiness classes at the school
- A sense of “community,” where families spend more time together
- Improved safety and security in the surrounding community
- Coordination of community resources to meet needs
Posted by GetCincy at 2:02 PM
- First city in the U.S. to establish a Jewish hospital.
- First city in the U.S. to publish greeting cards
- First city to establish a professional municipal fire department and first firemen's pole; the first fire department to use steam fire engines
- First city to establish a weather bureau.
- First professional baseball team
- First city in the U.S. to establish a municipal university - University of Cincinnati
- First and only city to build and own a major railroad
- First concrete skyscraper built in the U.S. - the Ingalls Building
- First night baseball game played under lights
- First and only city to have the largest designation
- First AM radio transmission
- First city to have a licensed Public television station
- First contemporary arts center
- First city in which a woman began and operated a sizeable manufacturing operation, Rookwood Pottery
Posted by GetCincy at 2:37 AM
Each tour will start at Museum Center, where the tour will include an admission voucher to the Cincinnati History Museum's Beer, Breweries and Barons: A History of Cincinnati’s Brewing Industry exhibit. Greg Hardman, the CEO of Christian Moerlein Brewing Company, will give a presentation on the amazing story of how Christian Moerlein left his native Germany and started one of the biggest breweries in the country, a story that mirrors the history of Cincinnati. The bus tour will include many of the remaining historic brewery buildings in Cincinnati, including the John Hauck Dayton Street Brewery, the Clyffside Brewery, the Jackson Brewery, and the Christian Moerlein Brewery. We will explore the life of another of Cincinnati's great brewers at the John Hauck House Museum, where this restored mansion on Cincinnati's original "Millionaire's Row" contains original antiques, furnishings and brewing memorabilia. Our final stop is at the Kauffmann Brewery on Vine Street, where we will journey through the sub-basements and tunnels of the brewery, spaces unused since Prohibition and never before opened to the public.
Go to www.bockfest.com for more details and to purchase tickets.
Posted by GetCincy at 6:24 PM
Do you think a bike lift would be a success in Cincinnati?
Trampe is the system used in Norway
Posted by GetCincy at 1:23 PM
In place of a Q Tour posting, look for a post and photos of my new home at Vernon's Corner (Liberty & Main Streets) and the ever changing surrounding area.
Posted by GetCincy at 9:42 PM
From the B. Courier:
"Restaurant investors Martin and Marilyn Wade are preparing to reopen the former Grammer's Restaurant in Over-the-Rhine as an historic bar that could one day be the anchor of a revitalized district.
The 135-year-old restaurant, which has been closed since 1992, specialized in authentic German food. It is scheduled to reopen as a bar by early March, said co-manager Ryan Breen, and will remain true to its roots, though the menu will be limited to a few items - bratwursts and the like. And unlike the Wades' other endeavors, it will not be a vehicle for Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel, whose restaurants, including Pigall's and JeanRo's Bistro, are funded by the pair.
Rather, this venture by the Wades is broader - to revive the corner of Walnut and Liberty streets into a mixed-use development. Along with the restaurant, the couple in September purchased three contiguous properties for a combined $1 million.
"They are in it for the long haul," said former Vice Mayor Jim Tarbell, who had owned Grammer's since 1984 until its sale. "They have a very lofty vision about the future of the neighborhood."
Posted by GetCincy at 8:57 PM
February 25th @ 1:00p in City Council Chambers on the Third Floor of Cincinnati City Hall, 801 Plum Street, Downtown.
Sign up to testify find a friendly clerk at the Clerk's Desk at the right side of the room. You are allowed to speak for a maximum of two minutes.
If you cannot make it, please share your opinion with all council members on the Finance Committee.
Take 10 minutes to email them
John Cranley, Chair email@example.com
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Posted by GetCincy at 8:41 PM
"Since leaving the bench after nearly three years in February 1996, Mr. Gaines has: worked as an evangelist, a motivational speaker and an author; founded a church (Everybody's Tabernacle in Walnut Hills), which he co-pastors; lost a lot of weight, and regained some; divorced; suffered two heart attacks and a stroke; remarried - and became a father again." -ENQUIRER
Posted by GetCincy at 12:44 AM
The Ohio Hub is a high-speed railway project maintained by the Ohio Department of Transportation that is aimed at revitalizing passenger rail service in the Ohio region. Upon completion, the transit system will be composed of 860 miles of track serving 32 stations. It will connect four states along with southern Ontario, consisting of 11 major metropolitan areas and 22 million people. The system's goal is to "expand the capacity of the transportation system by improving the railroads for both freight and passenger trains." -WIKIPEDIA
Ohio Hub @ ODOT Ohio Hub Report PDF
Posted by GetCincy at 10:02 PM
From streetcar movement leader John Schneider:
"Japan is increasingly not interested in new cars," he says.
The population in Europe is aging too, and Lane sees similar ennui spreading there. As car ownership becomes more expensive and cities increasingly impose congestion pricing on car usage in center cities, he sees car owners switching to mass transit for their daily commute, and then renting cars for longer trips.
"The U.S. is headed that way," he says."
Read the entire article HERE
Posted by GetCincy at 12:16 PM
Posted by GetCincy at 11:00 PM
The City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County work closely to coordinate recycling services, what the city doesn't provide, the county does. Although the county doesn't offer curbside recycling in any of its 49 political jurisdictions, the City of Cincinnati offers free weekly curbside pickup. There’s an alternative for county residents. The Residential Recycling Incentive Program offered by the county distributes more than a million dollars to communities based on recycling rates and tons recycled. The program allows communities like Cincinnati to offset the costs of a recycling program. Outreach efforts are always underway.
More than 1200 residents continue to utilize recycling services in their own buildings. Due to the number of buildings and many sites in our urban suburbs, I think we’re off to a good start. Other city drop off sites include French Park (Section Road), Mt. Airy Park (Colerain Avenue), Eden Park (Eden Park Drive), Ault Park (Observatory Circle), Clifton (WHT Rd), Durham Recreation Center (Dunham, off Sunset), Hartwell Kroger (Vine Street), East End (Schmidt Field) and North Avondale (Clinton Springs). Most drop off sites are open 6am to 10pm.
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