Kaliski & Cabay ghost tile spotted in Greenwich Village at 88 University Place, now the home of Scarpina Bar & Grill. I rarely see tile signs with such irregular letters, almost as if someone worked on this without a plan at all.
Northside’s CoSign Initiative Could Become a National Model after Landing New Grant: awesome, awesome news for CoSign [but next time, please ask for repro rights; WTF?].
Cincinnati’s Gorgeous Attempt to Woo Visitors, Circa 1933: some of the glass mosaic murals from the Cincinnati Union Terminal currently live at CVG and will hopefully find a new home soon.
Suburban Blight in Kansas City: just that, in words and pictures.
The New York City Filming Locations of The Warriors: only one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen on the Internet.
Warby Parker Gets All Coney Island with New Collection of Specs: this video is a hypnotic bunch of hipster douchebaggery, set on the Coney Island boardwalk.
Animal Commuters: Strangest Creatures Found on Public Transit around the World: bizarre but kind of awesome.
Cedric Michael Cox | Visual Artist: I just finished the new site for my OTR-based friend and studio neighbor; if you spot any egregious errors, please direct them to my attention.
Liberty St. “Road Diet” Advances, to Be Bid by Nov. 2014: a plan to eliminate the barrier between the Southern and Northern portions of Over-the-Rhine.
Aggregate Dialect Difference: the Cincinnati dialect is least like NYC, Newark, Jersey City, Boston, or Philly.
The Heidelberg Project: A Resilient Community Rebuilds, Again: the latest on Detroit’s Heidelberg Project after last month’s tragic fire.
Is the End Nearing for Odessa Café and Bar on Avenue A?: the end of an era for a neighborhood icon? Pretty soon I won’t even recognize my hometown.
Fake Shop Fronts Used to Make Towns Seem Neater for G8: in Northern Ireland, The Society of the Simulacrum has popped up.
Millennium: The Central Park 5 and the Gilded City: a long-awaited must-read from LastoftheMohikanz.
Great Art in Ugly Rooms: Dan Flavin above a toilet! Jean-Michel Basquiat in a fast-food restaurant! Cindy Sherman in a laundromat! WTF?
The Smiths — A Tribute: “The Smiths’ discography, based on the Manchester tram map.” Love, love, love…
$5M Gift to Fund Construction of Iconic Carousel at Smale Riverfront Park: downtown Cincinnati is getting its own Jane’s Carousel; pretty soon, I won’t even need to go back to Brooklyn to break out in artisanal hipster hives.
Theres a Question Mark Hanging Over the Apostrophes Future : on apostrophes in place names.
Historic Real Estate: The Charming Houses Seeking Relocation Edition: I’ll take the Art Nouveau charmer for $1, please.
Why Gentrification?: why indeed.
Nyorkers: a series of short documentaries on the lives of New Yorkers.
Cincinnati Expands, Streamlines Mobile Food Vending Zone Program: more inexpensive food options are coming to the basin.
How to Resurrect an Urban School District: for all your breeders out there, an article about Cincinnati Public Schools.
Stories from the Pendleton Art Center: the fascinating history of the “World’s Largest Collection of Artists Under One Roof” that’s found right in Over-the-Rhine.
The Fight against Small Apartments: in Seattle, the micro apartment is considered the new SRO by NIMBYs.
Artists Announce They’ve Found All the Beauty They Can in Urban Decay: LOL, speaking of urban blight…
Cincinnati’s Radioactive Subway Tunnels: okay, they’re not radioactive, but do check them out.
Heidelberg Project House Burns, Arson Suspected in Fire of Detroit Art Installation of Tyree Guyton: tragic news about the Heidelberg Project in Detroit.
Fire at the Heidelberg Project Is a Snapshot of Presence: a lovely write-up about this sad turn of events.
How I Became a Hipster: Brooklyn-exploring link bait.
A ‘Whom Do You Hang With?’ Map of America: tracking the circulation of dollar bills.