Travel Spotlight on Cincinnati and Its Top 17 Attractions: just that, including the American Sign Museum and Cincinnati Union Terminal.
No, the Gentrifiers Really Aren’t Coming from Ohio: maybe New Yorkers can stop ragging on Ohio now.
Pine, Fresh Again: the lobby of a gorgeous Art Deco skyscraper in Manhattan’s Financial District will reopen to the public next fall.
Watch NYC Gentrify Right Before Your Eyes: painful to see.
9 Most Overrated Cities in the US: a haterific listicle.
These Are the American Cities Hollywood Loves to Destroy: everything from infections to monster attacks.
New Workshops Hope to Assist Homebuyers Looking to Rehab in Over-the-Rhine: register here; offered by the OTR Foundation.
Insight OTR: “aims to highlight the people, stories, and community in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio, through audio and written recordings.”
Exploring Austin’s Street Art, Murals & Mosaics: tons of free eye candy; makes me really want to visit Austin again.
The Little Garden Studio: Children’s Community Garden and Art Center: a really cool effort to revitalize a vacant bus depot in Vancouver, WA.
League of Creative Interventionists: turning the city into an adult playground?
Tom Waits Map: “a map of places from Tom Waits songs;” OMFG, amazing.
What Would Moving Hamilton County BOE Mean for Those Without Cars?: short answer: spending the rest of your life on a bus, waiting to vote.
Cincinnati, Ohio: National Geographic takes in the local sights and flavors.
Why I Miss the Suburbs: “Consider the smell of freshly cut grass. The echo of Golden Retrievers barking. A pleasant afternoon chat with your neighbor. Or, alternately, the ever-present smell of garbage, the blaring of sirens, and the aggravation that seems to come with even the smallest of errands.”
NYC Grid: Before and After: side-by-side comparisons of NYC streets and scenes then and now.
Is Modern Architecture Vandalism?: “Mixing old and new buildings is a difficult art. Get it right and it is thrilling; get it wrong and history will condemn you.”
Here Is a Map of Every State’s Favorite Band: click bait, but funny.
4 Days in Cincinnati: during the recent polar vortex, Cincinnati hosted a visitor from LA who shares his observations on the Queen City.
America’s 25 Craziest Cities: these lists are pretty silly and based on data of dubious relevance, but Cincinnati tops this particular one.
Too Poor for Pop Culture: truth to power, straight out of East Baltimore.
Updated Vignelli Subway Map Colorfully Connects NYC & NJ: in honor of the first mass transit Superbowl, an updated version of Massimo Vignelli’s famous/infamous 1972 NYC subway map, this time showing the MTA, NJ Transit, Metro-North, PATH, Long Island Railroad, and Amtrak.
Horrified Man Suddenly Realizes He’s Putting Down Roots in Charlotte: LOLness from The Onion.
Cranbrook: tons of pretty photos of my alma mater.
Scout Leaders Who Toppled Ancient Rock Formation Are Charged: WTF; don’t mess with nature…
Located at 220 East 42nd St. in Midtown Manhattan, the Daily News Building is an Art Deco skyscraper designed by Raymond Hood and John Mead Howells, and originally built as the headquarters for the famous newspaper after which it is still named.
Building Cincinnati: an invaluable online resource has turned to crowd-funding to ensure its future.
New Artist Live/Work Homes Coming to Covington’s Lee-Holman Historic District: Northern Kentucky on the up and up!
Gentrification May Actually Be Boon to Longtime Residents: not sure I can agree with this, but it’s an interesting read.
Defining the Worst Type of Street Design: world, meet the stroad.
Transit Maps: just a ton of eye candy.
Congratulations, Ohio! You Are the Sweariest State in the Union: a dubious honor.
Green Man +: in Singapore, a cool innovation addresses the needs of elderly and disabled pedestrians who need more time to cross the road.
Senior Year Transfer: Retiring in a College Town: if I ever retire, I’d love to go back to school in some charming college town.
The Invention of Jaywalking: and what streets are for.
The Hand-Painted Signs of Cambodia: tons of awesome typographic eye candy.
Gingers of the World, Unite!: mapping redheads.
Uncover the Stories Behind the Union Terminal Murals: WOW! Check out the photographic sources for mural imagery as well as the stories of the people in them.
Make Cincy Yours: a bit of Queen City pride in video form.
Important Buildings We Lost in 2013: a sad architectural roundup.
The 10 Most Dangerous Places in New York City: a fantastic romp through film locations in NYC.
Suburban Corporate Wasteland: on office parks in suburban Connecticut and beyond.