What is Bhan Now? We are the mobile, modern guide to Birmingham.
What is our mission? Our mission is to help create a better, smarter, healthier, more forward-moving Birmingham.
Why the head? The teal bearded head represents a modern, hipster Vulcan. It was designed by Min Sun Lee, local Birmingham artist.
What is our focus? Bham Now is focused on new business, innovation, jobs, nature and having fun in the ‘ham. Bham Now is NOT the go-to site for football scores, crime or weather unless it is a social issue.
The view from the corner of 23rd Street and 14th Avenue North is actually quite lovely. That is, as long as you keep your gaze fixed in the direction of the downtown skyline and don’t look at the area immediately around you.
This part of Birmingham sits atop a small bluff, providing a nice panoramic view of the downtown buildings barely a mile to the south and the ridge of Red Mountain off in the distance. But turn around and you are greeted with the sight of a dilapidated abandoned house.
Hoover’s popular Italian cafe, Bare Naked Noodles, is opening up a second location in the Southbridge location. For these noodles that are famed to be so good, they can be served solo, this a huge step for one of our Birmingham small business owners.
With the final presidential debate upon us, watch parties are popping up across our city. This new trend started around the first debate at places such as Buck Mulligan’s, and has become a popular way to tune in on the political proceedings. These parties offer a place for you to get your debate fix while being able to enjoy a bite to eat or some stimulating political conversation. The goal is to make it easy for those who wish to stay informed but may not have a way to watch at home. Each viewing get-together is hosted by different groups and organizations, some political based and some not at all. If you are looking for a place to tune in tomorrow, here are a few to help with your plans.
It is difficult to bridge economic and social gaps when there is an actual bridge standing in the way. That is the situation Birmingham has been facing for nearly a half-century, ever since Interstate 20/59 was completed near the northern edge of downtown, creating a concrete-and-steel barrier between the central business district, the Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex and the nearby neighborhoods of Druid Hills, Fountain Heights, and Norwood.
From our good friend Mike Kyser at the Alabama Forestry Commission, the severity of the current Drought Emergency and Fire Alert is clearly evident by the drastic increase in the number of wildfires that have occurred in the first two weeks of October 2016 compared to last year – 2015.