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Stepping Out Downtown

Murder on the Menu: The Harry Baldwin Case

6pm Oct 17, 2019

Washington Platform

This month, take the final opportunity this year to attend Washington Platform's "Murder On The Menu" experience, occurring on the third Thursday of each month from May to October.

On a night in March in 1879, Harry Baldwi

Seasonal Riverfront Market

Wednesdays and Sundays through Oct 27, 2019

Smale Riverfront Park / Castellini Esplanade

Come on down to the first-ever riverfront farmer's market at the Castellini Esplanade! Every Wednesday (3pm to 8pm) and Sunday (10am to 3pm) from May 12 to Oct 27, you'll find a variety of vendors and rotating food trucks.


Be Sure to See…

Help Stop Panhandling. Cincinnati has a very detailed law controlling panhandling. See how it protects you. Additionally, here is a helpful brochure on how you, your neighbors and your colleagues can make change without providing spare change.

Secure Your Vehicle. Learn more about how you can better secure your vehicle with this downloadable brochure from the Cincinnati Police Department.

Don’t Miss Today…

DRC Monthly Meeting
6 pm Oct 15, 2019
Public Library, Third Floor more…

Be a Member!

Membership has its benefits! A growing number of downtown merchants offer discounts to DRC members. See our current list. Why not join today?

We Meet Monthly

Our October meeting is moved one week due to Yom Kippur – 6 pm Oct. 15 on the third floor of the Public Library. Minutes for our last 12 meetings are here.

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2019 DRC Board of Directors

From top left: Carol Parobek, Esther Wing, Caitlin Douglas, Lisa Sprague, Mary Heimert and Christian Rahe. Bottom row, from left: Tim Nolan, Alan Bunker, Jackie Bryson, David Osterand, Sue Byrom, Gary Bryson, Barbara Smurda, John Stringer and Mary Jacobs (absent Jan Hirlinger and Victoria Pershick).
Photo credit: Wanda Holcomb

Traffic Details for BLINK

Several traffic restrictions will be in place during evenings from Oct. 10 through Oct. 13 so Downtown Cincinnati streets can come alive for the return of BLINK®, an internationally celebrated art and light spectacular.

The plan includes limiting access to several primary and side streets in the urban core starting at 7 p.m. during each night of BLINK. Motorists will be allowed to travel on several major north-south and east-west streets with police assistance during the evening portion of the event, which will run 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 13.

A handful of other roadways will close earlier in the day for the BLINK parade while others will remain closed throughout the event for public hospitality areas. The hospitality areas include access to public restrooms, entertainment stages, food and beverage, seating, and VIP tents.

Commuters and event visitors are encouraged to carpool and use public transportation due to anticipated traffic and limited parking within event zones. Metro will offer bus service from several designated Park & Ride locations throughout BLINK. The attached maps show the planned road closures and locations where vehicular access will be allowed as well as various City- and County-owned parking facilities.

Please see this map for road closures for the parade on Oct. 10 and this map for street closures each evening of the event.

Our Downtown on the Move

Downtown Cincinnati is now home to over 6,000 residents, with more arriving every month as new condos and apartment homes are completed. The Downtown Residents Council works to develop a community atmosphere, conducts projects to improve the quality of life, and voices concerns of residents at City Hall.

We work closely with the Police Department on safety issues and 3CDC on development and promotion efforts.
Help Us Stop Graffiti! Call it in!
If you see graffiti on a building, sidewalk, rack, etc. please help us get rid of it ASAP. The longer graffiti stays up, the greater the invitation for more. Please contact 3CDC Safe and Clean Manager David Vissman when you see graffiti. David will dispatch a team to photograph it, report it to the police and remove it. David’s number is 8598-866-5224.

Ambassador Hotline. To contact a 3CDC Safe and Clean Ambassador, call their hotline at: 513-623-3429. In an emergency, always call 911.


Capt. Doug Wiesman, Commander of the Central Business Section, is asking that any Downtown resident or business owner who wishes to register their external cameras may now do so with the Police Department. This will help the police investigate crimes or suspect activity that may happen within view of the camera. All information will be kept in strictest confidence. To participate, please follow the link below and feel free to share it.


Moving around downtown safely is an issue that a lot of residents are concerned with. If you think a sidewalk is in poor condition and a possible trip hazard, the best way to report the problem is to use the City’s Citizen Service Request options. That includes calling 513.591.6000, visiting www.5916000.com, or using the Fix It Cincy! app on a smart phone.