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Now Serving: New Vegan Bakery For Bay View
Now Serving

New Vegan Bakery For Bay View

Plus: new health food restaurant for Downtown, new diner in Walker's Point.

Bar Exam: Nomad’s Worldly Beer Garden
Bar Exam

Nomad’s Worldly Beer Garden

The Nomad is a Brady Street fixture and its patio has become a destination in its own right.

Plats and Parcels: Growing Bronzeville
Plats and Parcels

Growing Bronzeville

City selling gateway to neighborhood

Now Serving: New Patisserie For Walker’s Point
Now Serving

New Patisserie For Walker’s Point

Plus: new south side Pita Palace and new Peruvian food truck, Triciclo Peru.

Plats and Parcels:  Mandel’s $130 Million Harbor Development
Plats and Parcels

Mandel’s $130 Million Harbor Development

Plus: more manufacturing in West Allis.

Plats and Parcels: More Good News for Downtown
Plats and Parcels

More Good News for Downtown

New hotel, new office tenants and possibly a new office building.

Plats and Parcels: Bay View’s BID Goes Bye Bye
Plats and Parcels

Bay View’s BID Goes Bye Bye

Also: Downtown hotel sold, new luxury apartment tower opens

Plats and Parcels: More Development in Harbor District
Plats and Parcels

More Development in Harbor District

San Diego investor sees the potential of Milwaukee’s harbor area.

House Confidential: The House of City Insiders
House Confidential

The House of City Insiders

Former city tax assessor Julie Penman and streetcar consultant Jeff Bentoff live here.

Murphy’s Law: Barrett Will Run for Reelection
Murphy’s Law

Barrett Will Run for Reelection

Mayor calling supporters, plans to run for 5th term in 2020, they say.

Photo Gallery: Urban Milwaukee Celebrates 10th Birthday
Photo Gallery

Urban Milwaukee Celebrates 10th Birthday

Crowd packs Pabst Brewery & Taproom for publication's 10th anniversary.

Plats and Parcels: About That New Convention Center Plan
Plats and Parcels

About That New Convention Center Plan

Renderings for expansion look beautiful, but where’s the money?

Photo Gallery: 2018 PrideFest
Photo Gallery

2018 PrideFest

Our photos capture the love and color of the 31st annual PrideFest.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bay View Property Owners At Odds
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bay View Property Owners At Odds

Commercial property owners fight over the future of business improvement district.

Now Serving: City’s First Cat Cafe Opens
Now Serving

City’s First Cat Cafe Opens

Plus: Good City Brewing lands in the Live Block and three city eateries expand in the burbs.

Plats and Parcels: Catalytic Development for North Avenue?
Plats and Parcels

Catalytic Development for North Avenue?

Robert Schmidt sells two East Side properties. And a really old grocery store will become high-end apartments.

Council on board in opposing reduction in Amtrak’s long-distance train network
Press Release

Council on board in opposing reduction in Amtrak’s long-distance train network

News release from Alderman Robert J. Bauman

Plats and Parcels: More Apartments for North Avenue
Plats and Parcels

More Apartments for North Avenue

Plus: Big Bay View project and the Streetcar’s future.

Plats and Parcels: Who Will Build Next Downtown Tower?
Plats and Parcels

Who Will Build Next Downtown Tower?

Choice parcel of land now on the market. Who will buy and build there?

Urban Milwaukee Wins 7 Press Club Awards

Urban Milwaukee Wins 7 Press Club Awards

6th straight year the publication is honored by state-wide journalism contest.

Plats and Parcels: Gorman Building Affordable Housing for Veterans
Plats and Parcels

Gorman Building Affordable Housing for Veterans

Another project by developer that mixes good business and social impact.

Second Milwaukee Streetcar Vehicle Due to Arrive on  Monday, May 14, 2018
Press Release

Second Milwaukee Streetcar Vehicle Due to Arrive on Monday, May 14, 2018

Short portions of W. St. Paul Ave. and N. 4th St. will be closed for a few hours to accommodate delivery.

Now Serving: New Sushi, New Syrian Places
Now Serving

New Sushi, New Syrian Places

Plus: New bar, more cookies for Bay View. And Buckley's expands.

Plats and Parcels: Bay View Businesses Rebel Against BID
Plats and Parcels

Bay View Businesses Rebel Against BID

In a city with many BIDs, should others worry about such challenges?

Plats and Parcels: New Development in Menomonee Valley?
Plats and Parcels

New Development in Menomonee Valley?

A new road and design solutions could attract development and 800 new jobs.

Plats and Parcels: The Bad News About Bon-Ton
Plats and Parcels

The Bad News About Bon-Ton

And the good news about the harbor, and The North End.

House Confidential: A Very Urban Milwaukee Home
House Confidential

A Very Urban Milwaukee Home

UM President Jeramey Jannene's comfy Bay View bungalow has an oh-so-dry basement.

Plats and Parcels: Downtown’s Hot But Cooling Off?
Plats and Parcels

Downtown’s Hot But Cooling Off?

And bad news for city on mortgage foreclosures.

Plats and Parcels: The Expanding Empire of Josh Jeffers
Plats and Parcels

The Expanding Empire of Josh Jeffers

And why the curious contractor switcheroo for The Couture?

Now Serving: New Downtown Mini-Bowling Bar?
Now Serving

New Downtown Mini-Bowling Bar?

Plus: a new West Side Mexican place. And C. 1880 closing.

Plats and Parcels: Money for Amazon for Startups?
Plats and Parcels

Money for Amazon for Startups?

Milwaukee 7 leader Jim Paetsch floated the idea. Plus: more apartment projects.

Plats and Parcels: Is the Downtown Apartment Boom Over?
Plats and Parcels

Is the Downtown Apartment Boom Over?

Wangard hesitates over river-side apartment complex, while other projects push ahead.

Plats and Parcels: Huge Historic Redo for North Avenue
Plats and Parcels

Huge Historic Redo for North Avenue

Redeveloping 20,000-square-foot buildings that housed G. Daddy’s and Hotel Foster.

Plats and Parcels: The Hubbub in Walker’s Point
Plats and Parcels

The Hubbub in Walker’s Point

It's all happening in Walker's Point, a bevy of busy reporters agree.

Plats and Parcels: A Hostel for Riverwest
Plats and Parcels

A Hostel for Riverwest

And $79 million in New Markets Tax Credits to three community development entities.

Expanded Amtrak service for Foxconn plant on agenda for Public Transportation Review Board
Press Release

Expanded Amtrak service for Foxconn plant on agenda for Public Transportation Review Board

The proposed Amtrak expansion could add three additional round trip runs between Milwaukee and Chicago daily.

Your Favorite Stories of 2017

Your Favorite Stories of 2017

Huge tax benefits for Foxconn, Diane Hendricks, and state senators led the way.

Urban Milwaukee Annual Traffic Hits 6 Million

Urban Milwaukee Annual Traffic Hits 6 Million

Help celebrate our growth with special $6 membership deal.

Eyes on Milwaukee: BMO Harris Breaks Ground On 25-Story Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

BMO Harris Breaks Ground On 25-Story Tower

$132 million office tower across from City Hall will be Milwaukee's 12th tallest building.

Photo Gallery: Urban Milwaukee Has a “Spirited Debate”
Photo Gallery

Urban Milwaukee Has a “Spirited Debate”

Which is one of the beers made by Gathering Place Brewing, host for our latest beer bash.

Plenty of Horne: Second Thoughts on Brady Street Building
Plenty of Horne

Second Thoughts on Brady Street Building

At meeting of neighborhood residents some push for a park, but idea doesn't carry the day.

Murphy’s Law: Will City Reform Municipal Court?
Murphy’s Law

Will City Reform Municipal Court?

Too many judges, indigent defendants treated badly, reform needed.

Governor Walker Signs Wisconn Valley Special Session Bill into Law
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Wisconn Valley Special Session Bill into Law

Governor Scott Walker today signed the Wisconn Valley Special Session Bill into law.

Murphy’s Law: The City’s Most Curious Lobbyist
Murphy’s Law

The City’s Most Curious Lobbyist

Why is fire fighters’ president quietly lobbying on issues unrelated to his job?

Op Ed: Foxconn Deal Suspends Judicial Rules
Op Ed

Foxconn Deal Suspends Judicial Rules

Proposal allows company to skip lower courts, appeal directly to state Supreme Court.

House Confidential: Tiny Railroad Tower House Is Unique
House Confidential

Tiny Railroad Tower House Is Unique

Third Ward's "Interlocking" Tower may be only such residential home in America.

Leading Manufacturing Corporations Come to Milwaukee to Discuss Partnership and Investment Opportunities with High Growth Startups
Press Release

Leading Manufacturing Corporations Come to Milwaukee to Discuss Partnership and Investment Opportunities with High Growth Startups

More than 200 startups are anticipated to apply for one-on-one meetings with an estimated 20 participating corporations.

Photo Gallery: Touring The New Bucks Arena
Photo Gallery

Touring The New Bucks Arena

The arena is halfway to completion. Our photos capture the progress.

Friday Photos: Marquette’s Wild Rise
Friday Photos

Marquette’s Wild Rise

New residence hall named after former chancellor is getting taller.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Judge’s Tavern Will Convert to Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Judge’s Tavern Will Convert to Apartments

E. North Ave. tavern and next door duplex replaced by 5-story, 44-unit complex.

On the Air: How Likely Is It Foxconn Will Create 10,000 Jobs?
On the Air

How Likely Is It Foxconn Will Create 10,000 Jobs?

Not very, Jeramey Jannene predicts in interview with WTMJ radio.

In Public: Horse Sense
In Public

Horse Sense

Deborah Butterfield’s majestic Big Piney is one of the best sculptures on Wisconsin Avenue.

Sanders Project and Legacy Celebrated

Sanders Project and Legacy Celebrated

Welford Sanders Lofts on near North Side bears the name of economic development icon.

Photo Gallery: 2017 Milwaukee Pride Parade
Photo Gallery

2017 Milwaukee Pride Parade

See Milwaukee's most colorful, straightest parade.

Road Map to an Aerotropolis

Road Map to an Aerotropolis

New plan released for municipalities near airport. Will they seize the future?

Urban Milwaukee Wins Press Club Awards

Urban Milwaukee Wins Press Club Awards

Fifth-straight year the publication is honored by state-wide contest.

Plenty of Horne: More Problems For New Land
Plenty of Horne

More Problems For New Land

Gokhman project that created Farwell "mini-earthquake" now has stuck truck.

Now Serving: New Thai Place in Riverwest
Now Serving

New Thai Place in Riverwest

Plus: Downtown gets new cafe and new tavern with beer garden.

Now Serving: New French Place, New Fuel Cafe
Now Serving

New French Place, New Fuel Cafe

Plus Crafty Cow comes to Bay View and new Pabst Taproom.

Is Milwaukee Still Thirsty for Spreenkler?

Is Milwaukee Still Thirsty for Spreenkler?

How Spreenkler channeled the power of creativity, and why its reviving its Meetups.

Plenty of Horne: Urban Harvest Hosts Urban Milwaukee
Plenty of Horne

Urban Harvest Hosts Urban Milwaukee

Urban Milwaukee's first members-only event tapped into a lot of fun.

Murphy’s Law: How Milwaukee Handled “Flint” Crisis
Murphy’s Law

How Milwaukee Handled “Flint” Crisis

Were city officials asleep? Should they be doing more?

City Panel Approves Bucks Plaza Design

City Panel Approves Bucks Plaza Design

Plaza would be created by closing off 4th St., could include ice rink and farmers market.

On the Air: The Year In Development
On the Air

The Year In Development

Jeramey Jannene chats with jolly trio on WMSE's "The Disclaimer." Fun, informative.

Streetsblog: Seattle Offers Lesson for Milwaukee
Streetsblog

Seattle Offers Lesson for Milwaukee

Rather than simply launching free transit, King County creates more sustainable model.

House Confidential: Bader Rutter CEO’s Riverside Life
House Confidential

Bader Rutter CEO’s Riverside Life

Greg Nickerson will move Bader Rutter downtown, just upriver from his urban penthouse.

Megabus.com adds jobs in WI and Ohio
Press Release

Megabus.com adds jobs in WI and Ohio

The expansion of our operations in Wisconsin and Ohio, will allow us to more effectively meet customer demand for our services.

Murphy’s Law: Is a County Wheel Tax Needed?
Murphy’s Law

Is a County Wheel Tax Needed?

Abele says yes, board members are opposed. Who’s right?

Now Serving: Downtown Gets Two New Bars
Now Serving

Downtown Gets Two New Bars

New sports bar, new cocktail bar. And Valentine takes over airport coffee houses.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Again Says Yes to Rocky
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Again Says Yes to Rocky

DCD head Rocky Marcoux once again endorsed at committee, but his fate is still uncertain.

Radio Waves: The Transformation of Walker’s Point
Radio Waves

The Transformation of Walker’s Point

Jeramey Jannene talks to 620 WTMJ about the South Side's new boom town.

Come Meet the Urban Milwaukee Gang

Come Meet the Urban Milwaukee Gang

Our annual party is Tuesday, 5 p.m. And oh, the stories we could tell.

House Confidential: Transit Activist’s Modest Bay View Cottage
House Confidential

Transit Activist’s Modest Bay View Cottage

Small is beautiful for Bill Sell, a fervent advocate for transit and bicycle-friendly policies.

Now Serving: More Breweries Coming
Now Serving

More Breweries Coming

East Side's first urban brewery, city's first hard cider bar and Pabst Brewery plans.

Urban Harvest Brewing Co. to hold 4-day grand opening  cele-brew-tion with “all things Milwaukee”
Press Release

Urban Harvest Brewing Co. to hold 4-day grand opening cele-brew-tion with “all things Milwaukee”

Now that the establishment is fully up and running, Urban Harvest Brewing Company is ready to host a grand opening celebration.

Murphy’s Law: How to Destroy a Transit System
Murphy’s Law

How to Destroy a Transit System

County board's free bus ride program triggers huge deficits that could overwhelm system.

Bamberger Wins Press Club Award

Bamberger Wins Press Club Award

Wins award for architecture review, third year in a row Urban Milwaukee wins Press Club awards.

Norquist to Speak at Jane Jacobs Event

Norquist to Speak at Jane Jacobs Event

May 10th event will explore ideas of urban visionary and her impact on cities like Milwaukee.

Friday Photos: See The Rhythm Rising
Friday Photos

See The Rhythm Rising

140-unit project will fill the Downtown's doughnut hole.

What’s Next for the Grand Avenue Mall?

What’s Next for the Grand Avenue Mall?

"We're going to have to stop calling it a mall," Jeramey Jannene tells WTMJ.

YP Week: Dine & Dash
YP Week

Dine & Dash

Unique program will whisk participants to Racine and back.

Murphy’s Law: Who Will Win the Elections?
Murphy’s Law

Who Will Win the Elections?

The turnout will be massive. And could result in upsets.

Urban Milwaukee Shines Light on Political Donors

Urban Milwaukee Shines Light on Political Donors

Releases city’s first Political Contributions Tracker, with data on 2,000 donors to politicians.

Murphy’s Law: Can Art Museum Afford O’Donnell Park?
Murphy’s Law

Can Art Museum Afford O’Donnell Park?

Deal sounds almost too good to be true. Here's a reality check.

Friday Photos: The Rhythm Resounds On Water Street
Friday Photos

The Rhythm Resounds On Water Street

140-unit apartment complex across from North End begins to rise.

Why Is Your Rent Rising?

Why Is Your Rent Rising?

Jeramey Jannene talks about Milwaukee's apartment boom on WTMJ.

Friday Photos: The Greening of Sage on Prospect
Friday Photos

The Greening of Sage on Prospect

Super green, 34-apartment complex on Lower East Side nearly completed.

Problems With Pothole Repair Act

Problems With Pothole Repair Act

Sales tax falls heavier on low-income transit users, but bars any spending on transit.

10 Most Popular Stories of 2015

10 Most Popular Stories of 2015

The bus strike, Scott Walker’s meltdown, a sneaky Bucks arena plan -- readers flocked to these and other stories.

Urban Milwaukee Drive Raises $30,590!

Urban Milwaukee Drive Raises $30,590!

Thank you, Milwaukee. Our crowdfunding drive raised 153% of goal.

12 Hours Left in Urban Milwaukee Fund Drive!

12 Hours Left in Urban Milwaukee Fund Drive!

Drive has passed 300 contributors and is over $29,000, can we pass $30,000?

Grant Will Match $1,500 in Gifts to Urban Milwaukee

Grant Will Match $1,500 in Gifts to Urban Milwaukee

Developer Barry Mandel will match up to $1,500 in grants for final three days of drive.

Friday Photos: Quick Pace for NM Tower and Commons
Friday Photos

Quick Pace for NM Tower and Commons

It will be the state's largest office building, and construction is progressing quickly.

Urban Milwaukee Ups Its Campaign Goal

Urban Milwaukee Ups Its Campaign Goal

Crowd funding campaign tops $20,000, new goal is $30,000.

Murphy’s Law: Abele Faces Attack on Free Bus Rides
Murphy’s Law

Abele Faces Attack on Free Bus Rides

Though his challenger for county exec, Chris Larson, is undecided on issue, it could still impact the race.

Friday Photos: Aperture Apartments Nearing Completion
Friday Photos

Aperture Apartments Nearing Completion

Five floors, 168 apartments, a Fresh Thyme store and a cool, curving building.

Urban Milwaukee Announces Crowdfunding Drive

Urban Milwaukee Announces Crowdfunding Drive

Free online daily seeks support from readers to take publication to the next level.

Murphy’s Law: Milwaukee, the Land of Duplexes
Murphy’s Law

Milwaukee, the Land of Duplexes

City is a national leader, which helps explain its surprising strength: density.

Now Serving: Brady Street Won’t Get Camp Bar
Now Serving

Brady Street Won’t Get Camp Bar

Owner backs off from plan to put bar in old hardware store building. So what will take its place?

Photo Gallery: Garfield Avenue Festival
Photo Gallery

Garfield Avenue Festival

Festival packs the street with blues and barbecue and beer. Our photos capture the easy-going vibe.

Plenty of Horne: Redoing Gateway to Bay View?
Plenty of Horne

Redoing Gateway to Bay View?

Ald. Zielinski and designer of proposed 5-story, 72-unit complex on Kinnickinnic offer new version.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Return of Pabst Brewing
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Return of Pabst Brewing

The city's famed beer maker, long absent from Milwaukee, will return to the Pabst Brewery complex.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Scott Walker Aids Milwaukee Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

Scott Walker Aids Milwaukee Streetcar

In an unexpected move, Walker helps avoid messy situation between city and county.

Murphy’s Law: Who’s To Blame for Bus Strike?
Murphy’s Law

Who’s To Blame for Bus Strike?

The union? Chris Abele? John Weishan? Scott Walker? A frank assessment.

Friday Photos: Presenting the Posner Building Apartments
Friday Photos

Presenting the Posner Building Apartments

Huge, almost entirely vacant building transforming into 105 apartments on key downtown corner

MetroGO! event to discuss link between transportation, jobs
Press Release

MetroGO! event to discuss link between transportation, jobs

Many employers formerly accessible by transit are no longer reachable that way; 13% of county households don't have use of a car

House Confidential: Jabari Parker’s $570,000 Grafton Home
House Confidential

Jabari Parker’s $570,000 Grafton Home

The 19-year old Bucks player and Mormon probably won't use the wet bar. But he'll love those high ceilings and lake views.

Plats and Parcels: Huge Growth for Brady and Water
Plats and Parcels

Huge Growth for Brady and Water

Three different developments will add 740 apartments and tremendous urban density to the area.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Streetcar Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Streetcar Approved

After years of debate, streetcar will finally move forward. Final engineering will begin immediately, and construction by the end of the year.

Murphy’s Law: Who is “Lobbying” For the Streetcar?
Murphy’s Law

Who is “Lobbying” For the Streetcar?

Money is being spent and wild rumors are flying. So what’s the truth?

Plenty of Horne: Crowd Celebrates City Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Crowd Celebrates City Birthday Party

Politicians, PR people and other notables schmoozed away. The best rumor was that Chief Flynn might be retiring.

Streetsblog: Koch Agenda Wants No Federal Funds for Walking, Biking, Transit
Streetsblog

Koch Agenda Wants No Federal Funds for Walking, Biking, Transit

All federal transportation dollars should go for auto transportation, Koch-funded groups demand. They've also opposed streetcars in cities like Milwaukee.

Murphy’s Law: Does Milwaukee Need an Aerotropolis?
Murphy’s Law

Does Milwaukee Need an Aerotropolis?

Many cities have embraced concept of airport centered growth. Is Milwaukee falling behind?

Murphy’s Law: Will Anti-Streetcar Referendum Succeed?
Murphy’s Law

Will Anti-Streetcar Referendum Succeed?

The process is far more complicated legally than has been reported. Which will make it harder for opponents.

Friday Photos: Dohmen Moves to Historic Third Ward
Friday Photos

Dohmen Moves to Historic Third Ward

The consulting company relocates to neighborhood where it all began 156 years ago.

Urban Milwaukee Announces Huge Growth

Urban Milwaukee Announces Huge Growth

Readership has grown by 1200% in less than three years, with most of that coming in the last year.

Plenty of Horne: How to Sell the Streetcar
Plenty of Horne

How to Sell the Streetcar

Ald. Bob Bauman says mayor’s sales pitch lacks vision.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New East Library is a Jewel
Eyes on Milwaukee

New East Library is a Jewel

Wow, what an improvement. Our photos capture the technology-rich and architecturally impressive new library

House Confidential: O. J. Mayo’s River Hills McMansion
House Confidential

O. J. Mayo’s River Hills McMansion

His $1.8 home mixes all sorts of architectural styles and isn't visible to passers by. Perhaps just as well.

Doors Open: Inside the Standard at East Library
Doors Open

Inside the Standard at East Library

Our photos capture the interior of a one-bedroom apartment, its great views, and the rooftop deck.

Friday Photos: The Pizza Man Apartments
Friday Photos

The Pizza Man Apartments

New East Side apartment building is bringing good urban form back to prominent corner.

Photo Gallery: 2014 Riverwest 24
Photo Gallery

2014 Riverwest 24

It was a weekend of pedaling, paddling, poor sleep, and participating in Riverwest. Our photos capture the craziness.

Plenty of Horne: The Transit Agenda
Plenty of Horne

The Transit Agenda

Supporters headed to the State Capitol for "Public Transportation Day," meeting with legislators, promoting their agenda, and handing out awards.

Urban Milwaukee Purchases Third Coast Daily

Urban Milwaukee Purchases Third Coast Daily

ThirdCoastDaily.com, the online arts and entertainment publication has agreed to a purchase by UrbanMilwaukee.com.

Does Lakefront Still Lack a Vision?

Does Lakefront Still Lack a Vision?

Panelists at Discovery World conference debate plans and opportunities for Milwaukee's lakefront. A report with photos.

Photo Gallery: 66 Images of Bastille Days
Photo Gallery

66 Images of Bastille Days

The 2013 version of one of the nation's largest French-themed festivals was a big hit again, as our photos show.

Photo Gallery: The Hangout Gets Real
Photo Gallery

The Hangout Gets Real

The Young Professionals event at City Hall triggers some discussion of race in Milwaukee.

Young Professionals Discuss Sustainable Milwaukee

Young Professionals Discuss Sustainable Milwaukee

Second annual Young Professional Week features a panel discussion at City Hall on April 15th moderated by Urban Milwaukee.

Plenty of Horne: Local Artist’s Gift to Obama Gets Complicated
Plenty of Horne

Local Artist’s Gift to Obama Gets Complicated

Tim Meyerring's present to the president gets caught up in the law on gifts and consultations with the White House assessor.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Dead Zones
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Dead Zones

Two new apartment buildings for Downtown's fringes, and two new coffee houses. All spell progress.

House Confidential: Brandon Jennings’ Very Moderne Digs
House Confidential

Brandon Jennings’ Very Moderne Digs

Bucks guard is on 25th floor of The Moderne, right by Bradley Center and a floor above Monta Ellis.

Photo Gallery: Sydney HiH Retrospective
Photo Gallery

Sydney HiH Retrospective

Gallery Night provided one last opportunity to experience the Sydney HiH.

Murphy’s Law: Rich Park, Poor Park
Murphy’s Law

Rich Park, Poor Park

Milwaukee County Parks is increasingly a two-tier system, with the worst maintained parks in poor areas.

A New Era For Urban Milwaukee: Bruce Murphy signs on as Editor
A New Era For Urban Milwaukee

Bruce Murphy signs on as Editor

Urban Milwaukee is happy to announce that Bruce Murphy has come aboard as our new editor and columnist, where he will revive his well-known column Murphy’s Law. Among the state’s best-known journalists, Murphy is most celebrated for his stories exposing the Milwaukee County pension scandal, which led to the resignation of County Executive F. Thomas Ament and the recall of seven county supervisors. No scandal in Milwaukee history resulted in more politicians being thrown out of office.

“This is not a cab town” – Cabs in Milwaukee

“This is not a cab town” – Cabs in Milwaukee

It has been said that Milwaukee "is not a cab town," and it's true many Milwaukeeans don't utilize taxicab services.

Open Letter to Mayor Barrett Concerning Transit

Open Letter to Mayor Barrett Concerning Transit

On Monday, November 10th, your representative to the Regional Transit Authority (RTA), Sharon Robinson, will cast an important vote for the future of transit in our city and region. We write to you to encourage her to vote "yes" to any sales tax funding proposals. While we have recently outlined why we think RTA's are an efficient way to deliver regional services, we have a few more things we think you should consider.