Last August UrbanCincy reported on the Newport Gangster Tours which take people on a walking tour through the heart of Newport sharing stories of the city’s infamous past of gambling, gangsters and girls. The idea sprang up as a way to raise funds for Global Service Learning Inc. and really took hold as the guys […]
Remember when Newport was Sin City? Some people around these parts do, but most of us don’t think of Newport as more than a destination for dining, movies, or a show at The Southgate House. Well, the fellas running the Newport Gangsters Gamblers and Girls Tour are getting the story out about the city’s colorful […]
The folks over at Newport Walking Tours have put together another variation of their tour through Newport for Saturday evenings in August. In the past we have reported on their treks through Newport exploring the gangster past, as well as their trips through historic Over-the-Rhine reliving some of Cincinnati’s colorful days, and now for the […]
The wildly successful Newport Gangster Tour started last summer during Italianfest. What was meant to be a one weekend event caught fire and ran all the way through Halloween with great crowds and even better stories about the history of Newport. While those tours continue through 2010, the group has expanded with a new Cincinnati walking tour called Queen City Underground through historic Over-the-Rhine that will begin this Memorial Day weekend.
Two locally produced documentaries will be featured in a film festival that will kick off this year’s MidPoint Music Festival on Thursday, September 27. The two films showcase Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, and Newport’s seedy past.