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.

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