Land Bank http://waer.org en Syracuse Land Bank Could be Key to Saving House Where "Oz" Creator Met His Future Wife http://waer.org/post/syracuse-land-bank-could-be-key-saving-house-where-oz-creator-met-his-future-wife <div>The abandoned, boarded-up Syracuse house where Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum first met his future wife might finally have a brighter future via the land bank. &nbsp;Syracuse common councilors Monday approved the sale of the tax delinquent house at 678 W. Onondaga&nbsp;Street to the land bank, which then could choose to sell it to the Baum Foundation.&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Executive Director Kathleen DiScenna says the couple met in 1881. &nbsp; She says his late niece Cynthia told her,</div><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 03:28:57 +0000 Scott Willis 18141 at http://waer.org Syracuse Land Bank Could be Key to Saving House Where "Oz" Creator Met His Future Wife State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Discusses Land Bank Funding in Syracuse http://waer.org/post/state-attorney-general-eric-schneiderman-discusses-land-bank-funding-syracuse <p>State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman pointed to a homeowner and a neighborhood on Syracuse’s Near West Side today as an example of how he plans to dedicate money to the state’s land banks.&nbsp; He stopped by Haydee Rolon’s house on Marcellus Street to announce his intention to allocate $20 million more in relief for the neighborhoods by addressing vacant properties. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:06:23 +0000 Max Brady 4129 at http://waer.org State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Discusses Land Bank Funding in Syracuse