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Everything posted by ColDayMan

  1. You know, it doesn't look that bad at all in the model-rendering. I actually...kinda...like...it...
  2. The Nati is a scary set-up in my mind, and I don't see any real way to improve it when whites are fleeing the city at alarming rates (higher than most US cities), leaving behind poor blacks at the center of the donut. I know all of Ohio is hurting, but it just seems things in Nati are a bit more complicated than economics. Perhaps the media has distorted my view, but that's how I feel. I can see from an outsider perspective how you might say that but again, the media does a fantastic job with such things. The city is Ohio's most integrated city and metropolitan area and white people really aren't fleeing the city as much as some other Ohio cities (though they still are). Cincinnati's problem isn't race but class. Statistically, if you look at Over-The-Rhine and the West End (two of THE most ghetto/segregated neighborhoods in the city) and compare them economically with other black areas of the city, there is a rather large difference. Roselawn, Bond Hill, Avondale, and even Westwood are black areas with middle-class, some poor, and even some upper-class. Compare that to the "lower of the totem pole" folks down in the basin, and you'll see that even in Cincinnati, blacks can be a bit classist. http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/cdap/downloads/cdap_pdf3574.pdf Because of Cincinnati's "integration," the city pretty much lost it's black community (since a community can't survive without cohesion) compared to the more segregated-but-black-community-oriented cities like Dayton, Cleveland, Columbus, and even Toledo. The saying of "Blacks sticking together" is very very true in such cases. Cincinnati might be THE quintessential city of "integration may not always mean positivity." I, of course, am NOT for segregation but it has historically caused a stronger black community (see the 1960's). That is why we have black mayors of Dayton, Cleveland, and Columbus (as of recently); black community sticking together, promoting, and eventually winning. Of course, this is also elevated by those suburbanites who give their city a bad name (re: C-Dawg's experiences with Cincinnati suburban whites). For example, before I & Rich started this forum, I met many people unusually from Toledo that were a bit "sheltered" and a bit "closest racist" (from Sylvannia, Bedford Twp., Perrysburg, and Oregon). I then associated Toledo with "they aren't exactly the most racial friendly city, eh?" (much like Detroit). Of course I see on this forum Toledo isn't exactly a racial hotbed thanks to various viewpoints and such and now my impresson of Toledo is currently positive. But you see what outside sources and/or media can shape impressions? That is Ohio's biggest problem in general; itself.
  3. Oh, I never said I thought you meant Toledo as a "racial utopia." I was simply addressing Dayton in my conversation.
  4. I wouldn't say race relations are "much better" in Toledo than Cincinnati or Dayton, in my experiences. Hell, I'm from Dayton and I can tell you that race relations are "good" though the city is segregated. Much like Cleveland, Dayton has embraced the African-American culture and continues to do so. Dayton is another candidate for "wigger central" as C-Dawg has discussed earlier. No city in Ohio is a paradise for race-relations but Dayton has rarely shown "racial tension" (with the more obvious exceptions of the Civil Rights Era) and even had *gasps* integrated schols in the early 20th century. I'm sure Toledo is similar to Dayton in terms of "for the most part, people get along" type of thing (except for the exurban ruralites that all Ohio cities have). Cincinnati's race relations are a national issue and a city/regional issue. Overblown, sure, but as long as the media and other sources berate the problem, it can only get more and more moronic. But of course, people don't hear about Cincinnati's progressives in the black community in the 1800's and 1900's nor the underground railroad nor the black sound of the 60's and 80's. But alas...oh Queen City...
  5. Some black guy gets shot in Cincinnati and everyone shits in their pants. In reality, I don't think race relations day-to-day are much different in Toledo or Cincinnati. It's just that Toledo has been fortunate to avoid bad media episodes. I'm going to agree with that. Media is the key to success in some cities. Cincinnati is berated by negative media. Dayton, which has relatively good race-relations and education of the black community in suburban communities, is the home of moreso positive media compared to the city south on I-75. Columbus is another example.
  6. ahem, that who dey jungle stuff started with the new orleans saints. yes that's a quibble. That is actually a myth. Montecarloss posted a while back a link with the history of the "Who Dey" chant, which was started by the Bengals before the New Orleans Saints. If Monte (or whoever) can find the link, it would be great.
  7. I'm staying to get the masters in City & Regional Planning.
  8. Landscape Architecture, X.
  9. Yes, but don't remind me ;).
  10. No, you read it wrong. This Kroger is going into downtown Columbus, not Cincinnati. Monte is saying he is jealous that downtown Columbus is getting a Kroger and not the CBD of Cincinnati (though OTR has one a couple blocks down...I doubt any of us would go there LOL).
  11. Downtown Delaware surprised me when I went (and so did the historic residential areas). Nice!
  12. City Center has various food vendors within the mall but not a single "food court."
  13. "You give us two years and $10 million and they'll be talking about Parsons Avenue as the next Easton and Polaris," he said. "We're going to have the delis, the diners, the bakeries, the specialty shops. . . . We'll be the ones they'll be talking about." That's pushing it but hey, atleast they have ambition.
  14. Make it open air. Sort of like an alleyway that is already "inside" the mall (re: Horton Plaza in San Diego, for textbook example). Tear down the area between Rich Street and connect it again along with various UNIQUE (read it again, UNIQUE) retailers in the region and perhaps some residential or whatever. Currently, it's just...there.
  15. Personally, I like the mustard one. It's actually refreshing.
  16. No. That is a photo by TonyDetroit's.
  17. They do kick ass and as far as I know, Cincinnati is the only city to have them. They are literally little lamps!
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