Elsewhere

Paint Building Next Project in OTR Transformation: the best part is that the Cincinnati Color Company sign is staying put.

Dear Downtown: waah, complaining about signs of urban vitality in downtown Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Fights Its Way Back into Hearts of Hip and Trendy: a Clevelander’s perspective on pretty much the same phenomenon.

Signs of Progress Light Up Museum’s New Home: an update on Cincinnati’s amazing American Sign Museum [grand reopening scheduled for 23 June].

Soviet Nuclear Submarine Base, Balaklava: Chris Glass checks out some crazy sights.

Miracle Mile, 1954 Style: a fascinating peek at 1954 San Francisco.

Letters from Neon: Scripts: amazing eye candy from New York Neon.

7 thoughts on “Elsewhere

  1. The whiner is crazy, how in the world did this girl expect to get from Senate to the USBank Center on a Saturday night during taste in a car?
    Poor planning on her part does not make Cincinnati a “shit show”.

  2. Absolutely; that’s what makes it such a ridiculous and amusing article [that, and the fact that it presumably crossed the desk of an editor who gave this “shit show” the go-ahead].

  3. Well I guess you could say the only good thing about the article is it got people to read it but man oh man yuck. I’m not sure how big downtown Cincinnati is but here in Dayton the rule of thumb is just park where ever you can and walk it. Dayton is very walkable and walking from one side to the other might at most take 15 minutes. Cincy has the added difficulty of hills but if you live anywhere in or around Cincinnati, shouldn’t you be used to that? I think the most annoying part about suburbanite attitudes is that they are always throwing hate at urban, downtown living. I can’t recall a time I ever heard a proponent of downtown living straight up trashing suburban living. Hell, Kyle and I were just talking about how it might be lame but Olivia Garden ain’t THAT bad. And we even do the occasional (rare) Ruby Tuesday/Applebee daiquiri night cause it’s easy and can be fun. So my question is why can’t suburbanites just meet in the middle and say “Yeah so certain parts of downtown aren’t my cup of tea but I can see where it’s fun and awesome.”

  4. Quimbob, all of Chris’ trip photos are amazing. Check out Yalta 2.0, which he just posted the other day,

    Bethany, I’ve noticed a lot of pro-urban Cincinnatians dissing the suburbs and acting morally superior because they’ve found their city path. So, I think both sides kind of hate on each other.

    I do completely agree about walking — she complained about driving what should have been a leisurely stroll. Way to sound like an ignorant drama queen!

  5. Aww, that’s unfortunate. That happens less so in Dayton. I think because so many people who volunteer with downtown activities actually live in the suburbs. And for those of us who live downtown, at one time or another we lived in a suburb. I’m not trying to knock Cincinnati but I have noticed a bit of an elitist vibe there. Or maybe it’s a corporate vibe…For one, I’ve noticed that things are way more expensive in Cincinnati compared to Cleveland which is equal in size if not bigger. This impression could also come from the fact that when I usually visit, I visit my friend who lives in Mt. Adams. Honestly, I think a lot of big cities can have that vibe especially if you don’t live downtown and are an outsider. I guess with a mid-size city like Dayton it’s easier to get involved because the city needs more people involved. A big city has fewer spots because more people are interested. This is all conjecture so take it with a grain of salt.

  6. Full disclosure: I haven’t yet been to Cleveland and have only briefly visited Dayton a couple of times. Further, I am one of those anti-suburban superior types myself. I’m constantly playing devil’s advocate and trying to keep the haterade in check, but it’s still there.

    The next time you come to Cincinnati, check out one of its 51 other neighborhoods, starting with downtown, Over-the-Rhine, Northside or Clifton. I don’t really spend time in Mt. Adams, but I don’t think it’s a fair reflection of the city as a whole.

    I think you’re right about the corporate vibe to some extent and in some circles. We’ve been lucky in that we’ve really cool, like-minded people here and have found really cool stuff to do, but there’s definitely a corporate aspect to Cincinnati.

    I’m not sure about your “involvement” point, as I haven’t spent enough time in similar cities. It seems like you’ve been able to find ways to get involved in Dayton, and we have here in Cincinnati but, again, that may just be luck.

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