I was clued onto this incredible website called CommunityWalk that can create customized maps. I have developed a map for the Lower Prospect tour that includes pictures, links and all kinds of information that I am still discovering. You can toggle between a map view, satellite view or a hybrid of both. Thanks to CityProwler Stuart Spivak for the heads up! Click on the title in the green bar to get to the full map. I'll be uploading pictures & tweaking the map in the next couple of days.
Just a quick update - if you do not have an .mp3 player or .mp3-playing phone and want to get out and experience the tour, I can get you a CD of the Lower Prospect Tour for $5, including s&h. Just email me.
Lots of great things have occured since CityProwl launched at the beginning of the month! I have met lots of great people around town who are giving me awesome feedback. I am getting started on the next tour of Cleveland's Arcades next week. The first newsletter should be coming out at the beginning of August. To keep up to date on the CityProwl Cleveland happenings, please subscribe to the CityProwl newsletter.
Woo-hoo! CityProwl Cleveland was profiled yesterday in the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Business Section under their Bright Ideas feature. Read it here. We've received lots of positive feedback & great suggestions and about 150 people downloaded the Lower Prospect tour yesterday. Keep those comments coming - and get outside & prowl - it's a beautiful day!
On the first episode of CityProwl Cleveland, tour an area that was and continues to be a vibrant business district. I'll tell you all about the architecture, the history of the neighborhood and points of interest you probably never knew existed. The tour starts at the corner of East 4th St. and Prospect Ave., in front of Flannery's Pub and lasts about 37 minutes. Let's meet up and get prowling!
When you complete this first CityProwl tour, please tell us how you liked it. CityProwl needs your feedback on how to make future tours easier, more informative and most importantly, fun. You can leave comments at this post or email me at the link to your right.
Cityprowl is, simply, a tool to promote the idea that we should value our cities because their continued vitality is essential to maintaining our quality of life - culturally, economically and morally. The more that city dwellers and visitors learn about their city, the more passionate ambassadors for it they will become. All cities have thousands of wonderful stories to tell. Cityprowl has captured some of Cleveland's tales and placed them in a digital format that can be downloaded to an Ipod, digital media player of telephone. For about 30 minutes I, as your host, will wallk with you on the city streets and into buildings and recount to you some of the stories of Cleveland's history, culture and architecture. Because the tours are short, you can take them at any time you like. New tours will be added regularly - the downtown area will be tackled first, then some of Cleveland's neighborhoods will be explored. Your feedback is very important - please leave your comments on how the tours worked for you and what areas you'd like to tour. So download a tour and become a Cityprowler today!