Not that long ago, it would have been unthinkable for real estate developers to rehab a historic office building, tear down a multi-level garage, or dig up a surface parking lot to create hundreds of new apartments and condos. It’s a new downtown for a new Cincinnati.
September is like a Venn diagram of the best of summer (warm days, green trees, blooming flowers) and the best of fall (cooler evenings, Oktoberfest, new football and arts seasons).
Do our kids spend less time outdoors these days than we did at their age? It sure seems like it. (Spoiler alert: Here comes a “back in my day” story.)
Life has just a few milestone moments when we face radical, disrupting change. Otherwise we swim steadily in the “now,” usually unaware of the incremental changes around us. Our city's lifespan can be viewed in a similar fashion.
Summer is one long memory factory. File back through childhood highlights, and many if not most are tied to summer: last day of school, camp, your neighbor’s backyard pool, the ice cream truck, Fourth of July fireworks, Reds games, family vacations.
After living in Cincinnati for 30 years, I’m always on the lookout for new ways to appreciate this city even more, so I was grateful for the push to expand my food and geographic horizons.
Cincinnati might not be Music City USA, but our history is intertwined with musical milestones.
There’s no denying Cincinnati’s upward trajectory these days.
When the power goes out and snacks run low, is our natural state to turn on each other, everyone for themselves?
The big question to be answered in 2018 is whether the collective stress we’re feeling will lead to positive or negative change.