The Polinsky Co. Office Furniture ghost sign refers to a business at 210 East. 9th St. in downtown Cincinnati, but it’s painted onto the back of the building and visible from Main St. Typewriters, adding machines, and calculators, but what about subtracting machines?
: I get to keep awesome company, getting quoted in this article alongside Tod from the Pale as a Ghost Sign American Sign Museum and Bill from The Writing on the Walls.
: like the worst April Fools’ joke ever, but this really happened on Monday. After Failed Court Battle, Crew Demolish Former Gamble House
: a crazy find, not far from downtown Cincinnati. The “Ghost Ship”
: 20 Unique and Fun Destination Wedding Favors Surf & Sunshine likes our personalized seed bomb wedding favors!
: Jose Guizar illustrates NYC windows and the peeks into strangers’ lives that they contain. Windows of New York
: exactly what you think it is. A Newbie’s Travel Guide to Detroit
: photos of tiny Hong Kong apartments. Inadequate Housing
Okay, just one comment: I suddenly have the urge to unearth my Trapper Keeper from junior high and compare my adolescent hand-lettering efforts to this sign in downtown Cincinnati.
: all about this year’s A Garden of Many Voices: The Civic Garden Center at the 2013 Home & Garden Show Civic Garden Center display [also, my friend worked on it and wrote this article, so I'm doubly proud].
: large-scale sculptures made of canned goods are currently on display in downtown Cincinnati; check out an online preview at Cincinnati Canstruction 2013 CincyWhimsy and vote for the People’s Choice Award this weekend. All food will go to the Freestore Foodbank.
: just some photos of a seemingly abandoned mall. Tower Place Mall – feb 25th, 2013
: unsurprising observations about the new casino in Cincinnati. Horseshoe Casino Fails to Deliver on Urban Design
: Succulents Don’t Suck Umba Box likes our 10 Seed Bombs with Slinger!
: I think we all saw this one coming. Michigan Will Take Over Detroit
: demolishing a chunk of the Berlin Wall to make room for luxury housing sounds like a less-than-stellar idea. Berlin Wall Protests Stall East Side Gallery Demolition Work
This question has come up in conversation and, when I’ve had the pleasure of hosting first-time visitors to Cincinnati, I’ve faced this challenge myself: how best to introduce an outsider to the Queen City? Here is my ideal itinerary for a weekend visit.
March 5, 2013
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: Mayor Mark Mallory shows off the Queen City in the Exploring Cincinnati, Mayoral-Style . NY Post
: because Walgreens plans to build a store a block away from its current one. Nineteenth Century Covington Mansion Demolished
: Mondays this summer [the one day that Weekly Farmers Market Coming to Washington Park Findlay Market is closed].
: Seeds of Creativity: 10 Etsy Favorites Lark Crafts likes our 10 Seed Bombs with Slinger!
: the city of Chicago has turned to crowdfunding to expand its teen basketball program. Windy City Hoops
: astute writing from Why All Your Impressions of Detroit Are Wrong The Urbanophile.
: just that. 360 Panorama of London
March 1, 2013
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focuses on artist Justin Duerr’s quest to find the maker of the so-called Toynbee tiles that have been embedded in streets across the US and in South America over the past 30 years. Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
: small but much needed improvements to alley outlets; now, if we can just take off the gates so that we could all actually use them… “Alley Walks” on the Rise in OTR, Downtown–At Last
: taking the DIY ethos to a whole new level. In Oakland, Citizens Learn to Treat Gunshot Wounds
: in China, the time between an initial design and its knockoff is collapsing, and it now involves buildings, not just fashion. Zaha Hadid Races to Finish a Building Before Copycats Get There First
: fascinating! Why Are There So Many Bosnians in St. Louis?
: an upcoming documentary on Finding Vivian Maier – Official Movie Trailer Vivian Maier, the devoted nanny and reclusive street photographer.
: on engineering nostalgia. Disneyland and the Uses of Architecture
: just that. The Real Problem with Gentrification: A Phenomenon That Revived Cities Can Also Make Them Monotonous
: in downtown Cincinnati, the old Race St. Has a View skywalk to nowhere is now gone.
: a gorgeous Cincinnati home once owned by the founder of Phonetic Shorthand in the US and the first official stenographer for the US government, who built intricate furniture in his spare time. The Benn Pitman House
: kind words about our promotional seed bombs for How to Grow Your Business through Holiday Gifts TalentGrow.
: Tyree Guyton’s Decorated Houses Help Save a Detroit Neighborhood Heidelberg Project gets some well-deserved love.
: this weekend in Miami Beach, “celebrating the Art Deco era in Florida’s quincentennial.” Art Deco Weekend
: “I still think there’s a better and more ethical way to get from a broken down, crime-ridden, drug-ridden neighborhood to a place that is safe and enjoyable for everyone while still maintaining a sense of community ownership.” A Look Below the Surface in Gentrifying Crown Heights
: just that. There Is Now a Literal Map of Brooklyn’s Gentrification