The Gateway Quarter/Vine Street's remarkable turnaround has proven Cincinnati's got it's groove back. In 2001 I lived at the Emery Center Apartments (Central & Walnut), I witnessed the 'riots', Main Street's death, re-development slow, crime rise, etc. I now live in the CBD. It's remarkable to reflect on such fruition - independent art venues, galleries, remarkable retail, affordable urban lofts, specialty shops, vibe, life...
Posted by GetCincy at 1:30 PM
Hmm... doesn't Poverty = Crime?
1. Detroit, Michigan
2. St. Louis, Missouri
3. Flint, Michigan
4. Oakland, California
5. Camden, New Jersey
6. Birmingham, Alabama
7. North Charleston, South Carolina
8. Memphis, Tennessee
9. Richmond, California
10. Cleveland, Ohio
Maybe the Enquirer will have more.
Not all agree with the report's findings:
"These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a particular town, city, county, state, or region," the FBI said. "Consequently, they lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting communities and their residents."
"What I take exception to is the use of these statistics and the damage they inflict on a number of these cities," said Mayor Robert Duffy, chairman of the Criminal and Social Justice Committee for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Source: City Crime Rankings: Crime in Metropolitan America
I BET CINCINNATI'S SORRY NOW!
Posted by GetCincy at 11:22 PM
"Every group identified transportation improvements as one of those top projects. The projects included infrastructure improvements, mass transit/light rail system connecting the suburbs with a downtown hub, a rapid rail system linking the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to the Dayton International Airport" Read more HERE
How about this: Let's offer a portion of The Banks to Native Americans. If they bought a very small piece of The Banks property, then petitioned the Feds for reservation status, we could have a casino at The Banks, a streetcar and possibly a light rail system. Wake me up if I am dreaming!
Posted by GetCincy at 9:32 AM
Many of us remember Jerry Springer's commentaries (he later called 'Final Thought') while he was lead anchor on WLWT Channel 5, but rarely do we get to relive them. Check this one out.
I have a few audio recordings. I'll dig them up and post. The most meaningful commentary/story is about his Jewish father not wanting to give up his car late in life... Why? The Nazi's may come again. He felt he needed his car to escape them.
This is the man Cincinnati loves, and the US loves to hate. Springer was hand picked to replace Phil Donahue. During one of his first nationally broadcast shows (from Cincinnati), a KKK type panelist said he would have made sure Springer's family died in the holocaust if he had a hand in it. This is when the "Jerry Springer Show" went wrong... Jerry ran to the stage and punched the guy. The shows ratings went through the roof. Springer quickly learned... shit sells!
Posted by GetCincy at 8:17 AM
Our city plans to build the Streetcar's initial two miles (four miles round-trip) from 2nd and Main to 20th and Elm with 100% local money and not rely on other jurisdictions of government for funding. This investment can later be used as the local match for securing Federal transit funds to build the next extension of the Streetcar to Uptown, the planning of which will commence early next year. It's a clever strategy that enables Cincinnati to get rails in the ground quickly, show success, and then leverage that success into a more extensive system.
Posted by GetCincy at 3:23 PM
Posted by GetCincy at 11:42 AM
As part of his Green Cincinnati, Mayor Mallory and several members of City Council launched several new efforts to get more Cincinnati residents to recycle.
Under the plan, four new recycling drop-off containers have been set up in different parts of Downtown to give people who live in condos and apartments access to recycling.
Citizens can now sign up for recycling online. Simply go to www.mayormallory.com to sign up to receive a recycling bin.
The Main Library Downtown is the home of one of the new downtown recycling drop-off containers. The other downtown recycling locations are at the corner of 3rd and Butler in Southeast Downtown; the corner of 3rd and Central;and the Cutter Street parking lot off of Court Street.
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Get a recycling bin HERE
Posted by GetCincy at 6:37 PM
Featuring Special Guest
Political Writer, Cincinnati Enquirer
Join a lively discussion detailing what went right for some candidates and issues and what went wrong for others as we recap the unprecedented political landscape of the November 6, 2007 election
Wednesday, November 14th @ 7:00pm
First Unitarian Church
(corner of Reading and Linton)
Posted by GetCincy at 5:32 PM