CityBeat - Urban Life http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-211-1-urban_life.html <![CDATA[2014 Urban Life Reader Picks - ]]> The 2014 reader picks for the best local public spaces, resources and businesses.

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<![CDATA[2014 Urban Life Staff Picks - ]]> Our favorite urban resources, from parks and festivals to tours and local culture.

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<![CDATA[2013 Urban Life Reader Picks - ]]> The 2013 reader picks for best local public spaces, resources and businesses.
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<![CDATA[2013 Urban Life Staff Picks - ]]> Our favorite urban resources, from environmentally friendly trends and bike paths to businesses and sanctuaries within the city.
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<![CDATA[2012 Urban Life Reader Picks - ]]> Learn about the best events, places and neighborhoods in the Cincinnati area. The winners in these categories were chosen by you, our readers, using our online ballot. You've chosen champions in dozens categories giving us a portrait of the best urban attractions in our city.]]> <![CDATA[Staff Picks - ]]> Cincinnati's urban experience can at times feel fractured, but there's no debating that across our many eclectic neighborhoods one can find everything a bigger city offers — and more. The following are some of our favorite outdoor spots, cultural resources, markets and healthy lifestyle resources.
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<![CDATA[Readers Picks - ]]> Learn about the best events, places and neighborhoods in the Cincinnati area. The winners in this categories were chosen by you, our readers, using our online ballot. You've chosen champions in dozens categories giving us a portrait of the best urban attractions in our city.]]> <![CDATA[Staff Picks - ]]> Learn about our picks for everything from the best DIY transit to the best sandbox in town. These great Cincinnati urban living picks were chosen by our staff of street-savvy and bus-riding writers.]]> <![CDATA[Main Attraction - Over-the-Rhine's reemergence continues on Main Street]]> One characteristic of a bar-based entertainment district is that such businesses must adapt in order to keep up with the latest trends. It’s just the nature of the bar industry, according to Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce President Brian L. Tiffany, who says the Main Street bar district’s struggles during recent years are not uncommon. “A friend of mine always used to say, ‘Your bar has to be like Madonna — you have to reinvent yourself or you’ll be closed,’ ” Tiffany says. “I think if you look at the Central Business District, even the Lodge Bar’s closed ... you’re seeing the same thing.”]]> <![CDATA[Staff Picks - ]]> Immerse yourself in the urban experience as CityBeat staffers tip you to the best street art, best cause on the river, best new look for Metro, best incentive to get outside, best conversations about cheese and much more.]]> <![CDATA[Reader Picks - ]]> Best old thing (Cincinnati Zoo), best ethnic market (Jungle Jim's), best neighborhood (Hyde Park), best festival event (Taste of Cincinnati), best public school (Walnut Hills High) and much more.]]> <![CDATA[Cincinnati's New Car Smell - CityBeat readers highlight a variety of 'best new things' that excite them]]> The Best of Cincinnati issue is an excellent place to find the kind of information you need to refute Know Nothings, people who like to tell you (and the world) how Cincinnati is a boring city where nothing new ever happens. Take the readers poll category "Best New Thing," for instance. As a snapshot of where Greater Cincinnati is circa Spring 2010, the top vote-getters form an impressive list.]]>