: register New Workshops Hope to Assist Homebuyers Looking to Rehab in Over-the-Rhine here; offered by the OTR Foundation.
: “aims to highlight the people, stories, and community in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio, through audio and written recordings.” Insight OTR
: tons of free eye candy; makes me really want to visit Austin again. Exploring Austin’s Street Art, Murals & Mosaics
: a really cool effort to revitalize a vacant bus depot in Vancouver, WA. The Little Garden Studio: Children’s Community Garden and Art Center
: turning the city into an adult playground? League of Creative Interventionists
: to quote from Are Malls Over? , “It’s so over.” Portlandia
: “a map of places from Tom Waits songs;” OMFG, amazing. Tom Waits Map
: tonight is Final Friday in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati and this review from last month is a great peek into the goings-on at the Final Friday at Pendleton Art Center Pendleton.
: short answer: spending the rest of your life on a bus, waiting to vote. What Would Moving Hamilton County BOE Mean for Those Without Cars?
: Cincinnati, Ohio National Geographic takes in the local sights and flavors.
: “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.” Why I Miss the Suburbs
: side-by-side comparisons of NYC streets and scenes then and now. NYC Grid: Before and After
: “Mixing old and new buildings is a difficult art. Get it right and it is thrilling; get it wrong and history will condemn you.” Is Modern Architecture Vandalism?
: click bait, but funny. Here Is a Map of Every State’s Favorite Band
: during the recent polar vortex, Cincinnati hosted a visitor from LA who shares his observations on the Queen City. 4 Days in Cincinnati
: these lists are pretty silly and based on data of dubious relevance, but Cincinnati tops this particular one. America’s 25 Craziest Cities
: truth to power, straight out of East Baltimore. Too Poor for Pop Culture
: 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. Updated Vignelli Subway Map Colorfully Connects NYC & NJ
: LOLness from Horrified Man Suddenly Realizes He’s Putting Down Roots in Charlotte The Onion.
: tons of pretty photos of my alma mater. Cranbrook
: WTF; don’t mess with nature… Scout Leaders Who Toppled Ancient Rock Formation Are Charged
February 7, 2014
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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.
: an invaluable online resource has turned to crowd-funding to ensure its future. Building Cincinnati
: Northern Kentucky on the up and up! New Artist Live/Work Homes Coming to Covington’s Lee-Holman Historic District
: an effort is underway to save the Save the Pavilion New York State Pavilion in Queens, built for the 1964 New York World’s Fair.
: not sure I can agree with this, but it’s an interesting read. Gentrification May Actually Be Boon to Longtime Residents
: world, meet the stroad. Defining the Worst Type of Street Design
: beautiful; via Snake on a Train: A Long Exposure Photo of a Train Roaring through the Canadian Rockies Chris Glass.
: just a ton of eye candy. Transit Maps
: Cincinnati, you’ve only got a couple more weeks to check out this excellent exhibit at the JR Contemporary Art Center.
: a dubious honor. Congratulations, Ohio! You Are the Sweariest State in the Union
: in Singapore, a cool innovation addresses the needs of elderly and disabled pedestrians who need more time to cross the road. Green Man +
: if I ever retire, I’d love to go back to school in some charming college town. Senior Year Transfer: Retiring in a College Town
: and what streets are for. The Invention of Jaywalking
: tons of awesome typographic eye candy. The Hand-Painted Signs of Cambodia
: mapping redheads. Gingers of the World, Unite!
: WOW! Check out the photographic sources for mural imagery as well as the stories of the people in them. Uncover the Stories Behind the Union Terminal Murals
: a bit of Queen City pride in video form. Make Cincy Yours
: a sad architectural roundup. Important Buildings We Lost in 2013
: a fantastic romp through film locations in NYC. The 10 Most Dangerous Places in New York City
: simplified circular maps from Who Put the O in Portland? Archie’s Press.
: on office parks in suburban Connecticut and beyond. Suburban Corporate Wasteland
: beautiful. The Same Little House from the Same Camera Angle Over a Two-year Period
I love ending the year with a look at why people visit this blog, and these 10 posts got the most hits in 2013. There are some repeats from
2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, plus a few surprises, including a big one at the end.
December 30, 2013
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