Welcome to Somewhere Over the Rhine

A site dedicated to Cincinnati's Over the Rhine neighborhood.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

CAF-USA Identified as the Manufacturer for the Cincinnati Streetcars

Tonight, during his State of the City Address, Mayor Mallory announced that CAF-USA would be the official manufacturer for the streetcars we will be purchasing for use on our new system. CAF is a Spanish company with streetcars and light rail vehicles in operation all over the world. Here is a short video showing what our cars will likely look like! Cincinnati has a lot to be excited about with this project! Enjoy:)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Changes Coming

If anyone is still finding this blog in searches for information about Over the Rhine, you've probably noticed that I haven't been updating regularly for quite some time. I'm planning on changing this shortly. I would like to again start documenting all the exciting new stuff happening around the neighborhood on a regular basis.

Stay tuned for posts with pictures!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cool Pictures of Miami-Erie Canal

This is the canal that is responsible for giving Over the Rhine its name. This is a surprisingly cool set of photos to look at from the Enquirer's site. Check them out!

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Ken Burn's Prohibition

I'm sure no one is reading this blog anymore since I've basically stopped posting anything new for months on end. However, if there are ANY stragglers still hanging on by the thinnest of threads...Here's a relevant post!

Check out Ken Burn's Prohbition on pbs.org. If you're at all like me and you spend a significant amount of time day-dreaming about the way things used to be, especially in Over the Rhine, this movie really lets your imagination run wild!

There are even a few specific shout outs to Cincinnati! However, what's most fascinating to me is the amazing descriptions of life in the late 1800s. It really gives you a renewed appreciation for the stock of buildings we have still standing here in OTR and all the history we have just dripping from our streets.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Waffles are AWESOME!

This is very exciting news for OTR and especially for myself since I live right around the corner from where this will be! Thank you to Taste of Belgium for believing in this neighborhood and taking the plunge to open a new cafe/restaurant here. Its places like this that will go a long way to helping the city and OTR prosper.
Taste of Belgium to OTR

What can the Cincinnati Streetcar do for your city?

Great new streetcar video on Soapbox Media today! Check it out:

Portland Streetcar from Soapboxmedia.com on Vimeo.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Invest in Downtown

USA Today agrees, its worthwhile for cities to invest in their urban cores because young people are flocking to cities with strong downtowns. READ HERE

"Every metro area has good suburbs, but if you don't have a strong downtown and close-in neighborhoods, then you're not offering a choice that many of them are seeking. Offering that choice is a real competitive advantage for cities."

Our streetcar plan will strengthen OTR and Downtown and help create the competitive advantage people are talking about.

Must See Streetcar Report