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Old 02-03-2013, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Lebanon
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I bought a small home in Covington about a mile or so from downtown Cincy. I have to do a little work to it before I can live in it. Needs a kitchen and then some yard work and then a few minor things such as new locks, and perhaps a couple of storm doors for the outside. May add a few more electrical outlets too. Barring a problem I should be able to move in before this year is out.
I like Covington. There is a lot of good old housing stock there. Good luck with your projects. What area are you in? I bought a little (3 room) brick Italianate house on Perry Street in 2003, did some work on it and then sold it in 2005. The neighborhood was a bit chancy, but it was only a few blocks from Mainstrasse which I enjoyed, and on nice days I could walk to my office across the river.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:25 PM
 
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I like Covington. There is a lot of good old housing stock there. Good luck with your projects. What area are you in? I bought a little (3 room) brick Italianate house on Perry Street in 2003, did some work on it and then sold it in 2005. The neighborhood was a bit chancy, but it was only a few blocks from Mainstrasse which I enjoyed, and on nice days I could walk to my office across the river.
Thanks. I intend to start a puny radio station (legal unlicensed) with a range of a couple of miles. Siting the thing is the challenge and I have to avoid certain obstructions like power lines, tall buildings, other communications or radio towers etc. This makes finding a suitable property a real headache to say the least. I don't have much room for error and can't pick just any place that comes along.

The home I bought is on the east side on Greenup in the 1300 block. Some nice homes around it have already been rehabbed. The neighbor to my south has been very helpful and she's watching my home for me until I move in. Not the kind of attitude I found in the KC area over the years. Crime is somewhat of an issue in some of the surrounding blocks but not real bad on that part of the street.

From a radio perspective it is less than ideal but I decided to buy it simply because I want out of the KC area in the worst way and because it at least gives me a stepping stone into a more suitable property once I divest myself of my home here and relocate. It seems evident I will have to find a home with off street parking since in the past I've been unable to move for days or even several weeks when I had back problems or a knee problem. I will be in deep doo doo if I get laid up for a week and can't move my car off the street during a snow event.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Cincinnati has WAY more vibe and culture and originality going for it than cities like Columbus or Indianapolis. Talk about boring...
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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Cincinnati has WAY more vibe and culture and originality going for it than cities like Columbus or Indianapolis. Talk about boring...
In all fairness, ColAilment, let's not revive this archetypical battle between these three cities--at least for the protection of two of the aforementioned communities...

Carved out eons ago, via a late Ice Age drainage ditch now labeled the "Ohio River," the Queen City environs stand apart amongst the three. While the other two cities may boast of things all their own; only Cincinnati may claim a genuine uniqueness (discovered wherever one wishes to look).
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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In all fairness, ColAilment, let's not revive this archetypical battle between these three cities--at least for the protection of two of the aforementioned communities...

Carved out eons ago, via a late Ice Age drainage ditch now labeled the "Ohio River," the Queen City environs stand apart amongst the three. While the other two cities may boast of things all their own; only Cincinnati may claim a genuine uniqueness (discovered wherever one wishes to look).
Motorman I have been informed that I cannot give you anymore reps just yet so I will leave you with this -

In closing I would like to say, Roebling bridge, Tyler-Davidson Fountain, Union Terminal, Music Hall, parks, the zoo, and a whole lot more. Who needs some "gateway arch" when we have all of this. We have originality all up in here!
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:55 PM
 
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We have flying pigs, *itches.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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We have flying pigs, *itches.
LOL, but Cincinnati almost didn't have flying pigs, thanks to all the outrage that occurred when the flying pigs were erected.

The city's populace seems to have gained something of a sense of humor in the past 20 years, however.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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We have flying pigs, *itches.
You want originality? Who else has flying pigs? But what better for a City with a nickname of Porkopolis?

Out where I live there is a business with a prominent corner location. Right out there on the corner is a colorful pig statue, which cannot be ignored when you pass the business. I don't know whether they commissioned the artist or bought the statue, but it always amuses me when I drive by it. To me it is a symbol of how Cincinnatians can be self-effacing, honoring our background but not shoving it down others throats. If you consider a pig statue to be the opposite, then my question is what do you elevate in your background, a rabbit, a steer, what? If you do not have an identifiable object to connect to your town of origin, then don't deny Cincinnati its pigs.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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You want originality? Who else has flying pigs? But what better for a City with a nickname of Porkopolis?

...If you do not have an identifiable object to connect to your town of origin, then don't deny Cincinnati its pigs.
Most certainly, kjbrill, you'd be delighted in the attention "our pigs" are receiving, namely because, for some time, they've become beloved centerpieces inhabiting prominent locations throughout the downtown. For example, during last summer's World Choir Games, you can't believe how many foreign visitors I observed having their pictures taken while hugging one of the pigs. And it goes w/o saying--by now, those photos have been shared and enjoyed by hundreds of people worlds away from Cincinnati. (Who says that being a big, fat, ugly pig HAS TO BE a totally unpleasant experience?!)
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:08 PM
 
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^ and ^^

I'm thinking these two things are connected -- the pig statue in Mason was probably purchased from the Big Pig Gig. Unless it's bigger than those?

I love the flying pigs! I feel like we should see more pigs around town.
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