Grace Church by James Renwick, Jr.

Grace Church by James Renwick, Jr.

The lovely Grace Church in NYC is located on the corner of Broadway and East 10th St. It was designed in 1843 in the Gothic Revival style, with a few subsequent additions and modifications.
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Mapping Things Out: our friend Chris has just updated the handy map of Northside, the Cincinnati neighborhood in which he lives.

Cincinnati Gentrified at One of Nation’s Fastest Rates Immediately Following Housing Boom: a cause for celebration, for some.

AD Classics: North Christian Church / Eero Saarinen: I’ve mentioned before that a trip to Columbis, IN is well worth your while; here’s a close look at one of its iconic buildings.

For Punk Music, Gentrification Is the New Ronald Reagan: an update on gentrification and the punk scene in DC.

A Tale of Two Brooklyns: There’s More to My Borough Than Hipsters and Coffee: just that.

The Town That Went Underground: the town in question is Coober Pedy, deep in the South Australian desert, and it really did go underground.

‘Poison Garden’ Showcases the Darker Side of Botany: weirdness!


Charley Harper Art Adorns New Books by the Banks Poster: a nice gesture honoring one of Cincinnati’s most beloved artists.

St. Mark Catholic Church: photos of a beautiful abandoned Cincinnati church.

Get That Life: How I Became an Urban Farmer and Artist: a great Detroit story, and likely the only time I share something from Cosmo.

One Incredible Entrepreneur Saved This Struggling Neighborhood By Replacing Everyone in It with Affluent Twentysomethings: sound familiar?

Photos: Recently Uncovered Harlem Wall Reveals 1960s Artifacts: spoiler alert: ghost signs and posters.

Life After Brooklyn: the latest in this ongoing narrative.

Mapping the Very Best Art Deco Sprinkled Around DC: just that.

The New York Public Library by Carrère and Hastings

The New York Public Library by Carrère and Hastings

The architecture firm of Carrère and Hastings designed the Beaux Arts main branch of the New York Public Library, which opened in 1911 at 42nd St. and 5th Ave. in Midtown Manhattan. The building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965.
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Looking Glass by Alice Pixley Young

Looking Glass by Alice Pixley Young

Looking Glass, a solo exhibit by Alice Pixley Young, is currently on view at the PAC Gallery. The exhibit juxtaposes elements of the forest and domestic space through found and altered objects augmented with sound, lighting and cast glass. Together, the disparate pieces explore the psychoanalytic notion of The Uncanny, described by Sigmund Freud as “something familiar and old-established in the mind that has been estranged only by the process of repression.”
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Cincinnati Museum Merger a Model for Other Cities?: in major local news, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is merging with the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Well, Not Exactly…: is Westwood engaging in a pissing contest with the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati?

Charley Harper: A Bird’s Eye View: Drew of Kitsch Cafe checked out this Modern Minimalism retrospective before it closed yesterday.

Main Street Steps: a Cincinnati family makes their own fun while exploring Over-the-Rhine.

Goodbye Holiday: more on the closing of the best dive bar ever [rumor has it that Madonna’s song “Holiday” was inspired by this place].

Czech Republic Landmark Refurbished: Mies Van Der Rohe’s Tugendhat to Open Again: great news about a Modern icon in Brno.

French Press Coffee Pot & a Cup of Steaming Coffee Bicycle Racks: fun bike racks in DC.


Movies Shot in Cincinnati: from Eight Men Out to Seabiscuit.

The True Cost of Commuting: You Could Buy a House Priced $15,900 More for Each Mile You Move Closer to Work: just that, suburbanites.

Floyd Bennett Airfield: incredible photos from a strange place in Brooklyn.

Frankenstein’s Castle in Dayton: it may or may not be haunted.

LEGO Architecture: Towering Ambition: a current exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: amazing cartography and typography, all rolled into one beautiful, informative package [this archive includes only cities in Utah].

Rainbow House: just that, plus an amazing spiral staircase.

Detroit People Mover: “D” for Detroit by Joyce Kozloff

"D" for Detroit by Joyce Kozloff

As promised, here is one of the awesome public art projects in the Detroit People Mover Financial District station. “D” for Detroit by Joyce Kozloff is a large-scale tile mural inspired by motifs in the Fisher Building, the Guardian Building and Diego Rivera Court in the Detroit Institute of Arts.
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