Long read: “How Cincinnati Salvaged the Nation’s Most Dangerous Neighborhood.”


The good, the bad and the ugly. But: Brewery District.

How Cincinnati Salvaged the Nation’s Most Dangerous Neighborhood, by Colin Woodard (Politico Magazine)

… It’s a transformation that’s happened in a blink of an eye, turning a neighborhood that in 2009 topped Compton in Los Angeles for the “most dangerous” title into something that looks and feels like Greenwich Village. And it didn’t happen by accident. Virtually everything that’s occurred in Over-the-Rhine—from the placement of the trees in the park to the curation of ground floor businesses—has been meticulously planned and engineered by a single, corporate-funded and decidedly non-governmental entity.