Northern OtR

Northeast Over-the-Rhine has seen tremendous
rebirth in the past year. As Cincinnati starts to bloom, ne. OtR's blooming in it's own light. Surrounding the Liberty & Main Street corner (aka Vernon's Corner) you'll find Cincinnati's historic Grammer's serving your choice of German brew and sausages. The northern crown of Main Street, Rothenberg School is slated to be renovated serving OtR and Downtown as a neighborho od school. Rothenberg curriculum and design committees are already planning for the renovation and future use of the school.

Urban pioneers, Vernon Rader & Mark Bernhardt, are finalizing their 5 building, 18 residential and 5 commercial unit renovation at Vernon's Corner, Liberty & Main Streets. The vacant lot at 1604 Main Street once planned to serve as a 5 car parking lot, will now be an urban terrace/patio for residents of Vernon's Corner.
"Instead of it being an awkward parking lot for five cars, we've decided to turn the area into a terrace/green space. Plans include grass, patio area, trees, flowers, gas grill, tables and landscaping." Bernhardt adds, "We thought a green space/outdoor space was missing in the project, and thought it would be nice to have a place to put your feet in the grass in the middle of fabulous OTR."

There's been a lot of interest in the storefronts along both
sides of Main Street. Bernhardt says they will only lease to a small business like a deli, bakery or coffee shop in the spirit of a greater sense of community. Mark and his partner Vernon Rader plan to open a studio space at 1606 Main Street.

The corner continues its makeover via the current streetscape project. Sidewalks are to be expanded, several added greenspaces, historic lighting and bike racks are to be included in the project. Details of the streetscape include utilizing the original granite curbs.

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UNCOUNTED at the Esquire Theatre

Free Admission!

UNCOUNTED: The New Math of American Elections
A Film by David Earnhardt

Wed., March 26th @ 7pm
Esquire Theatre

UNCOUNTED is an explosive new documentary that shows how the election fraud that changed the outcome of the 2004 election led to even greater fraud in 2006 - and now looms as an unbridled threat to the outcome of the 2008 election. This controversial feature length film by Emmy award-winning director David Earnhardt examines in factual, logical, and yet startling terms how easy it is to change election outcomes and undermine election integrity across the U.S. Noted computer programmers, statisticians, journalists, and experienced election officials provide the irrefutable proof. Read more and see the trailer at www.uncountedthemovie.com


May the spirits of Bockfest fill the streets of Over-the-Rhine
See ya there!


Be Part of Rothenberg's New Life

Rothenberg School is now starting the CPS community engagement process during which we will redesign the former Rothenberg School near Main Street and Liberty into a neighborhood school with the community learning center concept. Below is a definition of a CLC (community learning center).


Next Meeting: THURSDAY, MARCH 13th

Location: PEASLEE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER, 215 East 14th Street

Time: 5:00 pm


The Community Learning Center design, which embraces the assembly and coordination of a variety of partners to offer academic programs, enrichment activities and support to students, families and community members - before and after school, and during the evenings and on weekends:
  • After-School Programs with an integrated curriculum
  • On-site wellness programs (medical, dental, etc.)
  • Community residents attend job-readiness classes at the school
  • A sense of “community,” where families spend more time together
  • Improved safety and security in the surrounding community
  • Coordination of community resources to meet needs


Cincinnati: A City of Firsts

We should never shy away from our reputation as a city of many firsts. You’ll read that many of our firsts implemented national and global change.
  • First city in the U.S. to establish a Jewish hospital.
  • First city in the U.S. to publish greeting cards
  • First city to establish a professional municipal fire department and first firemen's pole; the first fire department to use steam fire engines
  • First city to establish a weather bureau.
  • First professional baseball team
  • First city in the U.S. to establish a municipal university - University of Cincinnati
  • First and only city to build and own a major railroad
  • First concrete skyscraper built in the U.S. - the Ingalls Building
  • First night baseball game played under lights
  • First and only city to have the largest designation
  • First AM radio transmission
  • First city to have a licensed Public television station
  • First contemporary arts center
  • First city in which a woman began and operated a sizeable manufacturing operation, Rookwood Pottery
In 1870, Cincinnatians had such strong spirit they convened a convention to determine if Cincinnati should become the United States capital. Cincinnati argued that its central location was more secure and had a better trade network, at the time Cincinnati had much more economic clout that DC, the region contributed 1/6 of the total collection of taxes in the United States.