Why Ohio City: Ohio City is special to me, my wife was born and raised on West 37th Street and as a teenager my family and I lived above the Borincana market on Fulton Avenue. I have many great memories in Ohio City and continue to make memories here, no other place I want to live in the city.
In your opinion what are some best kept secrets about Ohio City: The wonderful people who have lived in Ohio City forn years before it became so mainstream like my in-laws. My in-laws purchased their home in Ohio City way back in 1975 for about $7k dollars and have seen the neoghborhood go from so many transitions. To me that is the best-kept secret, the people who have helped shape and mold this slice of Cleveland and continue to call it home.
What are your favorite West Side Market Stands: I personally like the fruit stands, so many kinds of fruits and vegetables that it overwhelmes my senses everytime I visit in a good way!
Favorite Ohio City traditions: I love Christmas in Ohio City, the way folks decorate their homes and the feeling of the holiday.
Involvement: I have worked for several organizations who do work in Ohio City, most recently I worked for Neighborhood Connections. NC has given out millions of dollars throughout the years to resident groups in Cleveland who want to better their neighborhoods, Ohio City residents have been a part of these resources. I have also advocated for residents who feel like they are loosing their voice in Ohio City, while development and growth has been great for some, for others it is a reminder on how the neighborhood has changed and how we must preserve it for all.