Old Brooklyn South Hills neighborhood <span class='image-credits'>Bob Perkoski</span>

Old Brooklyn

With a steadily shifting population (including rapidly growing African-American and Latino demographics) and an equally changing economic landscape (with Chain Reaction slated to bring at least five new businesses into the area), Old Brooklyn is entering a new era. FreshWater Cleveland is excited to cover the neighborhood’s ongoing transformation in its first-ever On the Ground community reporting initiative.

For 10 weeks, FreshWater Cleveland will practice embedded journalism in Old Brooklyn—uncovering the people, places, and projects that are shaping and driving its future. Along with reported stories, content will include photo essays and multimedia, as well as a live event.

The On the Ground initiative is being made possible by partnerships with the Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Cleveland Development Advisors, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, and Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

Explore one of Cleveland’s oldest neighborhoods—and newest hotspots—with us.

BuzzOld Brooklyn South Hills neighborhood

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Feature StoryLeft to right: Vern Recker, Lou Goodwin, Connie Ewazen (seated), Jill Riegelmayer-Kolodny
Feature StoryPearl Road 2
Street LevelAbolition Bakery at the Old Brooklyn Farmers Market
Street LevelOld Brooklyn Families Group 4
Feature StoryRonald Kasper with an Eggplant growing at Orchard Grove
Breaking GroundCLE Chain Reaction - Old Brooklyn Winners 3
Feature StoryBen Franklin Community Garden

Old Brooklyn sparks "Health in Action" with a groundbreaking new report


Street LevelJesse Owens Tree at James Ford Rhodes High School in Old Brooklyn

A tree grows in Old Brooklyn (and it's the stuff of legends).


Street LevelRoot Riders - Old Brooklyn

So, what's up with those giant carrots lining Pearl Road in Old Brooklyn?


Street LevelTop of the Line Barbershop
Feature StoryWilliam Rainey Harper 3

Old Brooklyn celebrates the opening of its first brand-new school building in 54 years


Feature StoryPRE4CLE

PRE4CLE's annual report shows kindergarten readiness on the rise


Street LevelPastor Tony Loseto and wife Beth

Building a church family in Old Brooklyn, one house at a time


Feature StorySmorgasbord Street Fest in Old Brooklyn

Portrait of a neighborhood: Old Brooklyn


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