From the coffee shop on the corner to the park down the street, all urbanites have a place they think of as the heart of their city. It’s where you go when you want to feel like a citizen of Memphis, New York City or San Francisco. It’s the place you think of as synonymous with Atlanta, Washington, D.C., or Portland, Ore. It’s what you talk about when someone asks, “What’s Chicago like?”
And even if your local office of tourism has never heard of it, we want to know what and where it is. We want you to show us the heart of your city. Is it the subway platform? The view from your favorite bridge? Snap a photo or make a quick recording, then send it our way via email (nprcities at npr dot org), Flickr (tag your photo #nprcities), Tumblr (tag your submission #nprcities) or SoundCloud (make sure your clip is downloadable). We will use some of your submissions in an interactive graphic.
Include your name, the name of the person who took the picture or recorded the sound, the location of the photo or audio (full address or street intersection, including city and state), and describe your submission in 300 characters (!!!) telling us what makes it the “heart of your city.”
As long as you can photograph it or record it, nothing’s too small! But we do have some guidelines:
1. No Liberty Bells, Please. Tourist attractions are fun to visit, but we’re looking for the part of your city that gets left out of the guidebooks.
2. Limit Your Sound Recordings To One Minute Or Less. We’re looking for sound that gives a sense of place.
3. Remember, We’re A Family-Friendly Website. This probably goes without saying, but please keep your submissions G-rated.
4. Sorry, No Videos Or Animated GIFs. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative.
5. Think Public Spaces. The basement your band practices in may be SO Detroit, but we’re looking for places everyone can experience.
There is no deadline!
Shared Experiences, Shifted Perspectives — The Gift of the Arts
republic street view
Sale Alert! Ampersand, starts March 15, 2012.
Ampersand has a passion for influencing smiles. No wonder we like this firm’s work so much! Back for a third sale, this Ohio-based company brings us the Bundle Side Table, a handmade design that looks to the beginnings of furniture production in order to create something completely beautiful and utterly original.
vine st view
Corner of Orchard & Main.
YES on Saturday!
YES gallery at 1417 Main
The Bockfest Parade will be held on Friday March 2, 2012. The parade will start to form in front of Arnold’s Bar and Grill, located at 210 East 8th Street, at 5:30PM and steps off on Main Street at 6:00PM. The Bockfest Parade is Cincinnati’s funkiest and most entertaining parade. It can be watched from the street or from a number of participating venues along the route.
Today marks a milestone in Cincinnati’s history: the opening of the Moerlein Lager House! Situated between Great American Ballpark and Paul Brown Stadium, downtown and the mighty Ohio, The Banks and Smale Riverfront Park, the Moerlein Lager House is positioned to become the newest jewel in the Queen City’s crown. The story makes it shine even brighter for this is not only a lager house – it’s a symbol of Cincinnati’s progress.