Welcome to Somewhere Over the Rhine

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

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dance_MF This Saturday @ Northside Tavern

Dance_MF is a new monthly dance night curated by Cincinnati-based
creative collective, PROJECTMILL. Live DJs, video production, and art
d├ęcor will come together for a unique and memorable nighttime
experience. Bring your dancing shoes.

Northside Tavern (in the gigantic recently-opened back room)
4163 Hamilton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223
(513) 542-3603

When: Saturday, August 2nd, 9pm-2am. (first Saturday of every month to follow)

Cost/Age: Free! 21+ only.

More information HERE

Monday, July 28, 2008

New Link Added: Know Theatre

This is a spot I've been meaning to check out for awhile. Hopefully I'll find an excuse to drop in soon! In the meantime, check out their website, the link can now be found under the things to do list below.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Kaldi's Breakfast Burrito

I had brunch at Kaldi's this morning and I just had to write about their breakfast burrito. It was by far the best breakfast burrito I've ever had. That's all.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Lite Brite 2008

Some very cool stuff is going to be happening this weekend at the Southgate House in Newport. This years Lite Brite Pop and Film Test is happening this weekend Friday through Saturday and is guaranteed to be a great time. John Waters, the man behind such great films as Cry Baby and Hairspray, will be performing his spoken word on Sunday. Tonight and Tomorrow night there will be music and of course films, including the best of the Ottawa International Animation Festival. There so much to see and do I can hardly stand it. You can check it out yourself here.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Give Back Cincinnati: Help Save the Emery Theater

Help save and bring back to life a beautiful, historic property in Over the Rhine, this Saturday July 26th. Give Back Cincinnati is looking for volunteers to help clean and paint the inside of the old Emery theater property on Walnut and Central Parkway. I wish I could go to this event and help out, but of course I have to work all day and I can't get out of it. SO, I hope some other people reading this blog will at least be able to stop in and help out for an hour or two.
Please check out the details of this event here

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Morning Glory Ride 2008

I'm sure many of you have already seen signs around town for this event, but I thought I would post about it anyway. The 2008 Morning Glory Bicycle Ride is coming up. It sounds like it will be a lot of fun. Its Sunday August 3, 2008 starting at 4:30am at Sawyer Point. You can register and find out everything you need to know Here and Here.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Making way for Cincinnati's Newest Skyscraper!!

While biking around town Sunday afternoon, I was able to stop and watch the wrecking ball drop on the site of the new Great American Insurance Building. It was pretty cool watching them demolish that ugly parking garage. I'm excited to see a new edition to our skyline.

Sunday in Over the Rhine

Today turned out to be an absolutely wonderful day to spend outside enjoying the weather, biking around the city, and seeing everything that Over the Rhine and Cincinnati has to offer. We started the day off with a trip to Kaldi's for a morning cup of coffee. We then headed over to Findlay Market to pick up some groceries and much to our great surprise, The Tiller's were playing and we ended up staying for like 2-3 hours watching them play.

We also had lunch there. We bought sandwiches at the Italian sandwich store right behind where the band was playing. They were really really good sandwiches. We met up with some friends and family for a bike trip through downtown, Sayer Point, and over the Newport. It was such perfect weather, however we got a bit sun burnt. Lastly we were able to walk down Main St. in OTR and check out the Second Sunday on Main celebration going on. There was music, food, and stuff to buy and lots of people out.

I can't even begin to tell everyone how nice it is living in Over the Rhine. Not only does it contain some of the most beautiful architecture anywhere in the country, but its central location and close proximity to everything the city has to offer is unbeatable.
Its also a very bike friendly area. Findlay Market finally installed some nice sturdy bike racks at both the Race st. and Elm st. entrances. My bike has now become my main form of transportation. I can get any where I need to get in the city within minutes and even up to clifton where I work in 15 minutes tops. I started biking to work last week and its been great so far. I haven't driven my car in 8 days and I don't miss it one bit!
Everyone needs to move downtown. You don't know what you're missing out on until you try it out. With gas prices the way they are and all the great things going on downtown, it makes perfect sense to say goodbye to suburbia and hello to the city.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Gentrification Discussion

I'd like to direct everyone's attention over to Urbancincy for a lively discussion on Gentrification. Read the article, read the comments and leave your own thoughts on the subject.

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