Welcome to Somewhere Over the Rhine

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

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mallory Fighting for Streetcars!

I'm so glad that we have a Mayor who understands the importance of streetcars for this city's future. Check out this front page article from the enquirer today!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Support the Purple People Bridge

Apparently the group that is in charge of maintaining and promoting the Purple People Bridge is trying to decide whether or not its worth their efforts. They have put out a survey to see if people are using the bridge and see what their opinions are.
PLEASE show your support of this bridge by giving them positive feedback on the survey below. This bridge is the only pedestrian friendly route between Newport/Covington and Cincinnati. This bridge is so wonderful to have for riding bikes across or simply taking a walk to the other side. It only takes a minute to complete:
Purple People Bridge Survey

Friday, February 20, 2009

Mallory Meeting with Obama Today...Streetcars?

One of the items on his list that Mallory will discuss directly with the Obama administration is funding for the Cincinnati Streetcar system.

Let's hope he does a good job convincing the president that it is a worthwhile cause. I also hope that the meeting goes a long way to insure Cincinnati gets a nice chunk of money from the stimulus package to stimulate the local economy here in other ways.

***Follow up on today's meeting with the President:
Enquirer Article

I'm especially excited to hear this: "Mallory said he was especially pleased to see that of the $12 billion set aside for transit projects, some $7 billion of that would go directly to cities instead of flowing through state governments."
This is awesome news for Cincinnati, I really think we have a strong shot of getting the funding we need from the stimulus package to get the streetcar system up and running.
I can't wait to hear exactly what kind of money we'll be getting from this.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

WOW! Excellent Streetcar Post on Soapbox Cincinnati!

This is an EXCELLENT article about the current Streetcar debate raging through our city. This is worth a thorough read and worthy of being distributed to as many people as you can think of. It is SO refreshing to see that there are other intelligent people in this city who have taken the time to look at the real benefits of this project and understand its critical role in securing our city's future ability to compete with the rest of the country. Sit down with a cup of coffee and READ THIS

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Imagine Melt in Over the Rhine...

Well, apparently you might not have to only imagine it for long. It just might come true! I just saw this post on UrbanCincy today.

This would be an EXCELLENT addition to Over the Rhine and it would really do wonders for the neighborhood in terms of attracting visitors and even new residents. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this one!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Support the Streetcar on Stimulus Watch

Show your support of the Streetcar project by voting yes for it here
Based on what is written in the "points against" section I suspect that the Chris SLitherman campaign against the streetcars had a hand in writing that. The statements they made it that section are absurd. Nothing they wrote is even remotely factual and is very misleading to anyone reading about this project for the first time.
The least we can do at this point is show our support by voting in favor of the streetcars.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Brewery District Article in Enquirer

Check out this nice feature on OTR's Brewery District from today's Enquirer: Click Here

Also, keep in mind that this year's Prohibition Resistance Tour is fast approaching (March). Here's a link to a post about last years.
It was a really cool event and a great oppurtunity to tour the neighborhood and see parts of Over the Rhine that haven't been seen by many for decades.

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