Minne Lusa neighborhood from above

Still Shining a Century On

August 23, 2019 · Posted In: Home, Neighborhoods, OmahaHome

Tucked in neatly between Florence and Miller Park, coming into the historic Minne Lusa neighborhood for the first time is like discovering a hidden compartment in your grandmother’s vanity, secreting away gems and mementos of […]

Blackstone Hotel outside remodel

Bringing Back the Glory Days

Posted In: Midtown, Omaha Magazine, OmahaHome

Omaha has a bit of Chicago flair and New York taste in one midtown location. That location is built of steel, covered in brick, and features terra cotta details. The Blackstone Hotel was the design […]

Flanagan Lake Gives Omaha a Place to Grow

Flanagan Lake Gives Omaha a Place to Grow

June 11, 2019 · Posted In: Neighborhoods, OmahaHome

Tops of trees sprout from the water in a neat row down the center of Flanagan Lake, a new public park situated in northwest Omaha. What was once farmland divided among 17 separate owners has […]

Gibraltar Council Bluffs

Gibraltar: The Rock of Council Bluffs

April 25, 2019 · Posted In: Neighborhoods, OmahaHome

Gordon Hitchcock is a self-proclaimed “old house geek,” and has been since childhood. “I subscribed to This Old House magazine when I was 13,” he admits. So, in 2013, when he went looking for an […]

an overhead drone shot of section of Farnam Street

The Reversible Problem with Farnam Street

February 18, 2019 · Posted In: Home, Neighborhoods

On weekdays, the stretch of Farnam between Saddle Creek Road and Happy Hollow Boulevard becomes a one-way street for two, two-hour periods: eastbound 7-9 a.m. and westbound 4-6 p.m. Numerous “Do Not Enter” and one-way […]

Quail Hollow: Where Everybody Knows Your Name

December 28, 2018 · Posted In: At Home, Home, Neighborhoods

Located not far from Lake Zorinsky, Quail Hollow has streets lined with tidy homes occupied by retirees and young families. Quail Hollow residents not only know their neighbors, they also like to spend time with […]

Omaha Land Bank

Posted In: Finance & Real Estate, Neighborhoods, OmahaHome

Cities around the United States experience problems with blighted neighborhoods, in which certain houses and lots go from assets to deficits. Such sites often become magnets for vandals and vagrants. Locally, some of these problems […]

Lincoln Fairview Historic District

November 1, 2018 · Posted In: Neighborhoods, OmahaHome

From the bluffs, an expansive view overlooks the Missouri River Valley and a landscape full of promise. It’s the same vantage (minus Omaha’s modern skyline) that Abraham Lincoln encountered in August 1859 as he dreamed […]

After Lights Out, Gene Leahy Mall Demolition to Begin

October 24, 2018 · Posted In: Downtown, Omaha Magazine

Downtown Omaha turns extra magical the evening of Nov. 22, thanks to the annual ceremony for the Holiday Lights Festival. Festive lights will illuminate the mall until New Year’s Day. The mall’s next transformation will follow […]

A Seasonal Step Up

October 3, 2018 · Posted In: At Home, Central Omaha, OmahaHome

This fall, there will be plenty of time to cruise the streets and check out reddening leaves and autumnal lawn displays. But you might just want to stop, roll down your windows, and take a […]