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  1. I was walking north on Race toward 5th street to pick up dinner last night and I saw a woman and her daughter looking at the old blue skywalk monoliths. I said "that won't be much help, it's from the 90s". She was looking for shopping and thought maybe the Banks would be good. I directed her toward OTR for boutique shopping but she did not sound convinced. The city needs to get rid of these things and put in place a more up to date map (similar to the ones around OTR, but for the CBD, OTR, and the banks). With that she would have quickly seen that the only thing they can buy at the Banks is a Tervis cup.
  2. We Reimagined Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ as a 1940s Propaganda Film: https://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000005964224/we-reimagined-trumps-zero-tolerance-as-a-1940s-propaganda-film.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-right-region&region=opinion-c-col-right-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-region The Return of Blood Libel https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/opinion/blood-libel-trump-immigrants.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region
  3. False outrage? This has nothing to do with laws or borders. This has to do with human compassion. The ability to empathize has been lost on a portion of our population by dehumanizing a group of people. Children even. To the people on this forum who are referring to taking children away from families and placing them in camps, in which they may never be reunited as "false outrage", you have lost a part of your soul in all of this "us versus them" phenomenon. Take a step back. Stop focusing on the ancillary details and have some compassion to fellow people. What happened to "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free"? Have we forgotten who we are as Americans? There are, and were, ways to go about this with some human decency. What will happen to those who will not be reunited? They will spend their childhood lives living in foster care as undocumented minors (off of your hard earned tax dollars). Once they turn 18, without a plan like DACA in place, they will be deported. All they will know is the US and they will be sent to "their" country that they don't even remember. This administration enacted a plan without any thought to the people that it would effect for a lifetime and that is shameful. We need to recenter and find the human element again. But that will never happen with Trump because all he cares about is himself. There is godliness in empathy, understanding, and compassion. All I've seen from this administration is bordering on evil.
  4. I walk from Nippert to my apartment on 4th and Race all the time at night after FCC games. It's really not bad. Yes, there's more trash and poverty but that doesn't mean it's unsafe. There are more isolated incidents of crime north of liberty but those are typically more gang/drug related. Usually the families hanging outside of their buildings on the Vine street hill ask what the score was as I walk by.
  5. It's sad that Frameri, a local startup, failed and their competition, Warby Parker, will be taking their flagship store space.
  6. This is a good account of what happened: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/14/world/middleeast/gaza-israel-deadly-protest-scene.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=a-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
  7. Fortune Noodle House! Hand pulled noodles if you are looking for Chinese. In other parts of the Midwest, like Minnesota, you will find way more Vietnamese since the Hmong immigrated there.
  8. I live on 4th street so I walk around this area a lot. Just this past week I saw the streetcar waiting between 3rd and 2nd street on 4th, in the northern section of the block. It was very odd to see this and I've never see it do this before. It was waiting there and not advancing to the light. I'm not sure if this is a "dwell time" but I did witness something like this (what greenville2 is describing).
  9. The vote passed the budget and finance committee with Seelbach changing his vote from "No" to "abstain". So it passed 4-3 and will be going to the full council now.
  10. This morning on 3rd street around FWW and the area under the overpass (where the redbike station is) there was a much larger than normal number of homeless people. I've lived down on 4th street for the past 4 years and I have not seen something like this. Multiple tents were set up along the street and under the bridge. There was a police officer just standing there watching the group under the overpass. It really looked like the tent cities that have popped up in places like San Francisco. Is this just because it's warm? I have not seen this many people living there (or in tents) and there seemed to be a lot of new faces.
  11. From 2016: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2016/09/29/fc-cincinnati-launches-app-with-local-startup.html Lisnr and FCC have worked together in the past
  12. ^ that just begs so many questions. Where do you put your groceries? Carry them, balanced on each arm? Or in the backpack? But I feel that wouldn't be a good weight distribution. Seems like way too much work to pick up some groceries.
  13. Apparently the Port Authority meeting was cancelled mutually
  14. What money do you see continuing to be spent at the Oakley site?
  15. Ryan Messer's opinion piece: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/2018/03/20/fc-cincinnati-stadium-deadline-more-ultimatum-than-negotiation/441146002/
  16. If they are going public and asking CPS, they must have secured all of the other plots of land needed
  17. Can someone explain to me how much power Peltz has now that he is on the board? Everyone makes it seem like he has more sway or voting power and will take P&G out of Cincinnati. He's just one guy on the board right? What am I missing?
  18. Gotta make sure that HQ2 is an easy plane ride away from HQ1 :P
  19. We may never know why Mr. Johnson of Franklin, who does not live within and most likely does not work within the City of Cincinnati and therefore does not pay taxes to it, was so concerned about Cincinnati building a streetcar system. Did Clive not realize that we had ~250 miles of communist streetcar track that was built by our forefathers? This quote is at the same time hilarious, sad, and deeply disturbing.
  20. Used to this in old beer can collections; could be part of the ''i'' thing for me and using Cinci. http://breweriana.com/img/product/large/Cinci_Lager_Beer_54aee3d6ac031.jpg Haha that's cool. I've never heard of that Canadian Beer. It can be added to the list of beers that aren't officially related to Cincinnati like Natty Light.
  21. For the vernacular: it's Cincy not Cinci. Preferably, Cincinnati. Occasionally, The Nati. Cinti if you are a postal worker. And never Cincinnat-ah. The streetcar is like a plant. You can buy this amazing plant, but if you don't water it, give it good soil, and let it have sunshine, it will die. Cranley and his administration have placed our plant in the closet with no water to see what will happen. And then if it dies they will say "See! it was always a bad plant". Hopefully our plant is some sort of cactus.
  22. What do you guys make of this? https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/01/03/fountain-place-after-macy-s-an-iconic-mixed-use.html
  23. I'm upset about these places insisting on having a suburban location too. I guess the silver lining is that they won't be a slammed on the weekends with suburbanites when I want to go.
  24. Charlie Hatch on Twitter: "Berding just said FC Cincinnati can win the MLS expansion bid and still change its stadium location within the city limits."
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