Downtown http://waer.org en Downtown Syracuse Builds on Success, Sees Growth Spreading http://waer.org/post/downtown-syracuse-builds-success-sees-growth-spreading <p>An observer of population trends and urban issues says Syracuse appears to be on the right path toward making its downtown a more thriving place.</p><p>Matt Carmichael is editor of livability.com, and was the keynote speaker at Wednesday’s annual meeting of the Downtown Committee.&nbsp;</p><p> Downtown Committee Executive Director Merike Treier says downtown's growth seems to be spreading or strenghening nearby neighborhoods previously disconnected from the city's core, like the Inner Harbor and Franklin Square.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:54:11 +0000 Scott Willis 19874 at http://waer.org Downtown Syracuse Builds on Success, Sees Growth Spreading Latest Trends in Home Building Displayed In Parade of Homes http://waer.org/post/latest-trends-home-building-displayed-parade-homes <p>Those who visit this year’s parade of homes in Clay might walk away inspired by the smallest or largest concepts, according to one of the event organizers:</p><p><em>“We’ve had a great crowd so far, and the nice thing is when people leave, they’re so happy, they really have gotten ideas, whether it be something as simple as new cabinets and door pulls, or they’ve found a dream house that they like the floor plan and they’re planning to build. So it’s the simple things all the way to the big things. People have been really happy with these twelve homes.”</em></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 22:11:47 +0000 Hannah Warren & Scott Willis 19558 at http://waer.org Latest Trends in Home Building Displayed In Parade of Homes The Downtown Living Tour Lets You Use Your Imagination http://waer.org/post/downtown-living-tour-lets-you-use-your-imagination <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It's been a few years since my dear wife Karen and I joined the brigade of Lookie-Lou's partaking in the annual Downtown Living Tour.</div><div> Wed, 21 May 2014 12:42:47 +0000 Mark Bialczak 18542 at http://waer.org The Downtown Living Tour Lets You Use Your Imagination 10th Annual Film Festival Takes Over Downtown Theatres http://waer.org/post/10th-annual-film-festival-takes-over-downtown-theatres <p>Film buffs&nbsp; have a local opportunity to watch films and meet various Hollywood personalities at the <a href="http://filminsyracuse.com">Syracuse International Film Festival</a>, which started yesterday. It’s the festival’s 10th anniversary, and those in attendance will notice there are fewer films this year.</p><p>Festival producer Christine Fawcett-Shapiro says that the venues in downtown Syracuse and at universities in the area were intentionally chosen for the year’s showings, as were the film selections:</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 22:26:31 +0000 Hannah Warren & Brett Samuels 8770 at http://waer.org 10th Annual Film Festival Takes Over Downtown Theatres Local Artists Among Those from 25 States at Downtown Arts And Crafts Festival http://waer.org/post/local-artists-among-those-25-states-downtown-arts-and-crafts-festival <P>The <A href="http://www.downtownsyracuse.com/syracuse-arts-and-crafts-festival/">Syracuse Arts and Crafts festival </A>returns to downtown Syracuse Friday for three days and features many different types of artists, craftspeople and live entertainment acts.&nbsp; Thu, 25 Jul 2013 22:40:06 +0000 Chris Bolt & Kaitlyn Richards 5528 at http://waer.org Local Artists Among Those from 25 States at Downtown Arts And Crafts Festival