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.

Street Level Root Riders - Old Brooklyn

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


Feature Story William Rainey Harper 3

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


Feature Story PRE4CLE

PRE4CLE's annual report shows kindergarten readiness on the rise


Street Level Pastor Tony Loseto and wife Beth
Feature Story Smorgasbord Street Fest in Old Brooklyn

Portrait of a neighborhood: Old Brooklyn


Breaking Ground The warehouse in Old Brooklyn where Mason's Creamery's Morning People Daybreak Dance Party will happen on on Wednesday, Aug. 1
Breaking Ground The Crooked River Exploration Camp
Feature Story Rising Star East

Why Cleveland is an underrated coffee town


Breaking Ground Pinecrest

A big, sweet life is taking shape at Pinecrest


Breaking Ground St. Clair Superior - AsiaTown neighborhood
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