2022 Was A Great Year for the Gaslight District!

Here at Gaslight Property, we love the neighborhood where our brick-and-mortar office is located and where many of our rental units are also located—in the Gaslight District of Clifton. It’s been an exciting year for the Gaslight District, and as the year draws to a close it only makes sense to point out some of the highlights of 2022.

The newest business in the neighborhood, the Taproom on Ludlow, opened in October. Along with serving more than two dozen craft beers, the Taproom sponsors such events as live music, salsa dancing, trivia night, open mic, live comedy. Another selling point for the Taproom: It’s owned by the same people who own Habanero, a restaurant offering Latin American fare; that restaurant is located right beside The Taproom, and many people eat Habanero food while quaffing a beer at The Taproom.

We were happy to see that Auntie Apple’s Kitchen, which specializes in Cantonese food, became a hit soon after they opened. Located at 321 Ludlow Avenue, Auntie Apple’s Kitchen is right across the street from the Esquire Theatre. They have a friendly staff – and they were nice enough to pose for this photo shortly after the restaurant opened.

We were also pleased when VADA Gallery opened in the summer. Located at 3408 Telford Street, this new art gallery quickly became part of the fabric of the neighborhood. VADA Gallery has a strong social media presence, and you might want to follow them on Facebook and/or Instagram to keep up with their exhibits and events. Also, when you’re visiting VADA, remember there’s another gallery located on a nearby side street (the Off-Ludlow Gallery, located at 3408 Ormond Street).

In 2022, Clifton Plaza continued to expand its range of free events, with live music, improv comedy, salsa dancing, and more. Also, if you’ve visited the Gaslight District recently, you’ve noticed that the neighborhood just keeps looking better. We have new murals at the Howell Avenue Parking Lot and on the side of Arlin’s, making an already picturesque neighborhood that much prettier.

You can see why we’re excited about renting apartments in and around Clifton, including the Gaslight District. If you’re looking for an apartment in or near Clifton or near the University of Cincinnati or Cincinnati State, call us at 513.861.6000 and we’ll help you find the perfect place in a great neighborhood!

Getting The Most Out Of Your Apartment


It’s a great feeling when you’ve moved everything into your new apartment.

Even if many of your things are still in boxes and it turns out you lack a utensil or two, at least you’re done moving—and after ordering some carryout you can start thinking about ways to maximize your space.

If, as you begin to unbox, you start to wonder if you brought too much, don’t get flustered. Chances are, there are options you haven’t thought about—ways to maximize your space and make your apartment feel comfortable and look great.

This article has great idea for maximizing space and creating a great look for your apartment:

https://www.apartmentguide.com/blog/studio-decor-ideas/

Closets can be the most underutilized part of an apartment. People throw some clothes in there and then forget about it. This article helps you rethink your closet and offers some very specific tips:

https://www.apartmentguide.com/blog/closet-organization-ideas/

A family-owned rental company with deep roots in the Clifton community and an office in the Gaslight District, Gaslight Property rents apartments in or near Clifton, Clifton Heights, Corryville, and other neighborhoods close to the University of Cincinnati. We rent everything from studio apartment to six-bedroom apartments. Gaslight Property also rents entire houses, and it’s pet-friendly. To find out about very specific information about apartment of all sizes and in different parts of the city, click the link below—and happy apartment hunting!

https://gaslightproperty.com/apply-now

 

Searching for an Apartment Near the University of Cincinnati? Gaslight Property Has You Covered.

Enrollment at the University of Cincinnati just keeps growing! Over 48,000 students are attending the college this year, and while some students commute to the main campus located in Clifton, many prefer to live close to campus. Fortunately, UC has a free shuttle service that’s constantly making the rounds, so students who aren’t within walking distance can still have an easy time getting to and from classes if they live in a Gaslight Property apartment near the University of Cincinnati.

A family-owned rental company with deep roots in the Clifton community and an office in the Gaslight District, Gaslight Property rents apartments in or near Clifton, Clifton Heights, Corryville, and other neighborhoods that are close to the University of Cincinnati. If you are looking for an apartment in that area, you should talk to us first.

To get specific information about apartments near the University of Cincinnati, visit Gaslight Company’s user-friendly website, which has the ability to focus on specific neighborhoods. Three of the neighborhoods listed on the website have Gaslight Property apartments that are located near the University of Cincinnati:

Clifton-Gaslight District

Clifton-Corryville

University-Clifton Heights

Just click this link to begin your search:

https://www.gaslightproperty.com/find-a-property

You can also specify the size of your apartment, as Gaslight Property rents anything from a studio apartment to six-bedroom apartments. Gaslight Property also rents entire houses, and it’s pet-friendly.

To talk to a leasing specialist today, call 513.861.600. We’ll set you up with someone who focuses on rental units that match your needs, whether you wish to rent an apartment near the University of Cincinnati or in another part of the city.

Gaslight Property Offers Pet-Friendly Apartments

Gaslight Property rents pet-friendly apartments in Clifton’s Gaslight District, and the Gaslight District is a pet-friendly neighborhood. In fact, Petey’s Pet Stop and Howell Avenue Pet Hospital are located right next to each other in our business district.

Also, Clifton Plaza hosts the Clifton Pop Up Puppy Party once a month, which provides an opportunity for dogs to have their own soiree right on Ludlow Avenue.

Gaslight Property rents studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-apartments throughout Clifton, including the Gaslight District. Gaslight Property is a family-owned business that’s been a part of Clifton for decades, and pet-friendly apartments have always been part of our tradition. Call 513.861.6000 if you’d like to talk to a leasing specialist about your next apartment!

Running up the Stairs at the University of Cincinnati


The next time you’re walking to classes at the University of Cincinnati, bear this in mind:
Walking up steps is good for you. It burns fat, it tones the butt, thighs, and calves, and it’s also good for your abs. And it’s good for your lungs and your cardio vascular system.
Which is why I’ve always viewed the University of Cincinnati as an obstacle course. Outside, there are stairs all around the campus, and on my walks I run up as many steps as possible.
I walk the rest of the time – briskly, but still – but I run up all the stairs. The more the merrier as far as I’m concerned.
And there are enough steps around to get a good workout.
The photos in this blog entry chronicle a walk I took recently, and at first you’ll see some of the progress being made in Burnet Woods. Extending the sidewalk is a great idea – and there you see the first steps I ran up on that day.
         
While we’re on the subject of physical fitness, were you aware that there’s a frisbee golf course in Burnet Woods? Click this link to find out more.
Running the steps of UC was interesting the other day because the path I’ve traditionally taken  was blocked due to – of all things – construction. Whodathunkit!
But I’m used to that by now. I have always seen UC as an obstacle course, and I mean that in a good way. These are some of the steps I ran up when I made my walk a couple days ago.




Use your imagination whenever you’re on campus, and run up as many steps as you can. You’ll be surprised you can run up while going from place to place or just killing time between classes.
You might wonder, when you look at the photo below, whether you would/should really run up those stairs – but they’re actually good exercise. Try it.
You can also run up the stairs at the stadium. And if you run up the stairs at the DAAP building, you step outside and voila!, you’re at ground level again. And the steps for the parking garage near the intersection of W. Clifton Avenue and Calhoun Avenue take you to ground level.
Another nice thing about walking around the University of Cincinnati is that visually it’s so stimulating, with more works by signature architects than any other space of its size. More on that here.
I’ll warn you, though – some of the buildings can seem imposing!

 

 

 

Where to Buy Food in the Gaslight District


Coronavirus has had a huge impact on small businesses, including restaurants. In the Gaslight District we’re fortunate to have more than a dozen restaurants and other food sources open for business on a carryout and delivery basis on Ludlow Avenue and nearby side streets. Some hours have stayed the same. Others have decreased, but only marginally, due to the current carryout environment, as things start to slow down around 8pm or 9pm. Hours and details are sure to remain fluid over the next few weeks. Some hours may expand, and some may contract, and it’s also likely that delivery options will expand.

This article includes what are referred to as “staples”—popular items that are mainstays in the restaurant menus. If you’ve never eaten at that restaurant, that serves as a suggestion; that food item is popular for a reason.

Links to Menus, Websites, and Facebook Pages. Each entry in this article contains a link to the menu as it appears on each restaurant’s website. Click the name of the restaurant at the top of each entry and it will send you to that page. If no menu appears on the website, you’ll still get a link to the restaurant’s website or Facebook page.

How far do they deliver? If you use DoorDash, UberEats, DoorDash, or GrubHub, the drivers will deliver anywhere, but the farther you drive the more it costs. Calling the restaurant directly and having them deliver the food directly saves money, and this article tells how far each restaurant delivers.

Clifton Market
319 Ludlow Avenue – 513.861.3000
Hours: Monday through Friday: 8am to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 11pm
On a recent Facebook post, Clifton Market posted this: “As mentioned in our last email, we have set aside Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8 am to 10 am as shopping times for customers who are considered more vulnerable to the virus. During these time periods only customers who are seniors or have an underlying health condition can shop in the Market.”
Delivery Options: Clifton Market is also offering delivery service to those same at-risk customers. There’s enough detail to this situation that I created this link to this information; click this link to read more.

Gaslight Bar & Grill
345 Ludlow Avenue – 513.861.3663
Hours: Monday through Saturday 3pm to 8pm
Staples Include: Hamburgers, fish and chips, wings Greek spaghetti.
Delivery Options: Along with taking carryout orders over the phone, Gaslight informed us, “We use Uber Eats, and they have waived the Delivery Fee for independent, non-franchised restaurants across the US and Canada.”
They are happy to deliver curbside.
They deliver to both Clifton and Northside.

Sitwell’s Act II
324 Ludlow Avenue – 513.281.7487
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 10am–8:30pm.
Their kitchen opens at 11am every day.
Staples Include: A popular vegetarian item is the Greek Gyro. A popular meat item is pork belly buns. (And don’t forget, Sitwell’s still serves coffee drinks, including lattes and cappuccinos.)
Delivery Options: Along with carryout and curbside delivery, Sitwell’s uses Uber Eats, DoorDash, and GrubHub. If you call Sitwell’s, they can also deliver, AND that’s cheaper. They’ve been delivering in Clifton, Northside, Camp Washington, and OTR.

Ambar India
350 Ludlow Avenue – 513.281.7000
Hours: Ambar is open seven days a week. They open at 11am and stay open until 9pm.
Staples Include: Chicken Curry.
Delivery Options: Ambar India does not deliver.

Grill of India
354 Ludlow Avenue – 513.961.3600
Hours: They’re open seven days a week, from 11am to 10:00pm.
Delivery Options: Uber Eats, Grubhub

Biagio’s Bistro
308 Ludlow Avenue – 513.861.4777
Hours: They’re open Monday through Saturday. Hours are 11am to 8 or 9, depending on how busy they are.
Staples Include: Fettucini Alredo, Chicken Alfredo, Veggie Pasta
Delivery:  Biagio’s is carryout only.

Dewey’s
265 Hosea Avenue – 221.0400
Hours: Monday through Friday 11am to 9pm
Saturday 11am to 9:30
Sunday 4pm to 9pm
Staples Include: The Bronx Bomber is their best-selling pizza.
Delivery Options: Along with carryout, Dewey’s is offering drive up service for carry out. No need to go in, just give them a call and they will bring it to your car.

Los Potrillos
316 Ludlow Avenue – 513.221.0313
Hours: Their hours have remained the same, and they are:
Monday – Thurs 11am – 10pm
Friday-Saturday 11am – 11pm
Sunday 11am – 9:30pm
Delivery Options: Grubhub and DoorDash

Habanero
358 Ludlow Avenue – 961.6800
Hours: Open every day from 11am to 10pm.
Delivery Options: Along with carryout, Habanero offers curbside delivery, and you can also order food through Ubereats. Habanero’s Facebook page states, “Ubereats has suspended delivery fees for us and others!”

Proud Rooster
345 Ludlow Avenue – 513.281.4965
Staples Include: Omelets, Fried Chicken
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 8 to 2
Delivery Options: They deliver if it’s close and if they’re not real busy.

Skyline Chili
290 Ludlow Avenue – 513.221.2142
Hours: Hours are currently 11am to 10pm every day of the week; they stop taking delivery phone calls at 10:40pm.
Delivery Options: Along with pickup, they do they curbside pickup, I was told.

Marakech Morrocan Cafe & Grill
341 Ludlow Avenue – 513.442.2233
Hours: Noon to 8pm every day.
Delivery Options: If you call them directly, they can deliver IF you live in Clifton. Another option is
UberEats.

Ardor Bakeshop
272 Ludlow Avenue – 513.221.2452
Hours: Ardor is new, and they’re still setting their hours, but they let me know that they will at least be open these hours:
Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 1pm
Thursday and Friday: 11 to 4

Bruegger’s Bagels
3317 Clifton Avenue – 513.221.2243
Hours: 6am to 4pm every day
Delivery Options: Bruegger’s recently added Door Dash

Hunan Bistro
321 Ludlow Avenue – 513.221.5333
To order online, click THIS LINK.
i was told over the phone that they deliver anywhere, but it affects the delivery fee.

Baladi Restaurant & Bakery
3307 Clifton Avenue – 513.221.7222
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday: 11am to 8pm
Friday: 11pm to 9pm
Saturday: 10am to 9pm
Sunday:  10am to 3pm
Delivery Options: GrubHub

The Whole Bowl
364 Ludlow Avenue – 513.751.2695
Hours: 11am to 9pm every day
Staples Include: The Big Bowl
Delivery Options: DoorDash, UberEats
Note also that customers are still able to purchase food at the walk-up window

Jagdeep’s Indian Grocery
356 Ludlow Avenue – 513.961.2699
Hours: 11:30am to 9pm every day
Don’t forget about Jagdeep’s!  Some of the staples there include vegetables, yogurt, beans, lentils, and rice. 

Clifton Community Yard Sale on Saturday, July 27

It’s been forever since Clifton hosted a community-wide yard sale, but we’re having one on Saturday, July 27. This will be a golden opportunity for Cliftonites who have things they no longer need to sell them to other people – in other words, make some money and do some decluttering.

Anyone can participate. Many residents will sell from their front yards, driveways, or garages, while others will share a common space (we’re crossing our fingers that  Clifton Recreation Center will offer its parking lot – we’ll get back with you on that). So mark your calendar if you want to be a seller – or if you want to do a little shopping.

The nice thing about a community yard sale is that, when there are dozens of people hosting yard sales at different locations, substantially more buyers attend, which translates into more shoppers and more money for each seller. And buyers benefit from having so many yard sales close together.

If you’re hosting a yard sale and would like your address to be listed along with all the others when the community yard sale announces the yard sale locations, email disdat@hotmail.com with your address. (And let us know if you’re selling anyway, as we want to entice buyers with the high number of people participating.) Also, there’s a rain date for the event – the next day, which is Sunday, July 28.

Also, sellers don’t have to live in Clifton proper. Many Fairview and Clifton Heights residents have shown interest, and many of them will be setting up.

This will be a lot of fun, and shoppers are sure to find lots of interesting stuff, as Clifton is a vibrant neighborhood with a rich history.  This will be also be a golden opportunity for apartment hunters to decide which part of Clifton they want to live in. Gaslight Property rents apartments all over Clifton. If you’d like to look at some rental options, call one of our leasing specialists at 513.861.6000. From studio apartments to 6 bedroom houses & everything in between, we’ve got exactly what you want and exactly what you need! To see some of the apartments, visit our website, at https://gaslightproperty.com/

 

Steve Lansky’s New Art Show

Steve Lansky is a writer and artist who lives in Clifton. If you’re been a part of the writing scene around town, you’ve attended readings where he performed, including excerpts from his novella A Black Bird Fell Out of the Sky, which was published in 2017. Steve’s new art show, Art Like Water, is currently on display at  Ruth’s Parkside Cafe in Northside. The show features 14 ink reproductions from his book Life is a Fountain, which was published by Dos Madres Press. Other works on display include large color abstract expressionist canvases, small shadow boxes with fine-line sketches, and a few other figurative pieces.  Steve has traveled to 18 countries since 2000, and his sketches include fountains from Lisboa, Habana Vieja, Firenze, Querétaro, and Clifton with additional scenes from Northern California, Ontario, Guyana, and Croatia.  Recently Steve and I drove to Ruth’s in order to see his art and discuss the inspiration behind it.

Steve’s art begins at Harvard in 1975, where he took basic drawing.  Independent work completed without a class or direct mentor also counted toward the degree requirements.  In 1979, after a period of experimentation, he was diagnosed with schizophrenia, and effectively discarded into a series of institutions for four years during which he painted, sculpted, and wrote. “My art flowed like water,” Steve wrote in his artist’s statement for Art Like Water, “finding spaces to fill my life with serenity, resolve, and commitment starting in a locked room at The Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati.”

Steve’s work also owes something to Roy Sebern, dubbed The Secretary of the Interior by Ken Kesey for painting the Magic Bus. Also,  Ann Newburger Pappenheimer provided expressive art therapy, an open door to talk, and encouragement in Cincinnati.  Arthur Schneider, a Detroit artist, also contibuted.  Leigh Alfred Waltz, Phil (Po) Roberto, and Jeff Siereveld also helped him learn computer graphics, which were essential to this show.

Steve’s show continues through May 4. Come check it out, and if you see something you like, buy it! Here are some photos we took during our visit to Ruth’s.