New York Times: 36 Hours in Cleveland
36 Hours in Cleveland
By Elaine Glusac, New York Times
Cleveland hasn’t been this hot since the 1969 oil fire on the Cuyahoga River, at least in figurative terms. That long-ago industrial accident was the nadir of the city’s reputation. Now “The Land,” as the prodigal son LeBron James calls it, is back with a cherished N.B.A. championship, a revitalized downtown, booming food and beer scenes, industrial-turned-arty neighborhoods and expanding hotels. The latter has much to do with the forthcoming Republican National Convention, July 18 to 21, with the Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump and a likely media circus. Whatever the political fallout, Cleveland, a city with a strong base of cultural attractions that date back to the 19th-century founding of Standard Oil here, is camera ready. Read more.