Cammie Nash, a seventh-grader at Ed Smith K-8 School in Syracuse, NY, asks district Superintendent Sharon Contreras a question about reaching success at the school's Black History Month panel on Friday, Jan. 7, 2014.
Syracuse-area tourism officials say the proposed Destiny USA hotel is a great step for generating interest and economic growth in the area. Destiny officials sent a letter to the county executive and mayor expressing their intentions to build a $75 million, 252-room hotel as part of their master plan. Convention and Visitors Bureau President David Holder says Destiny as a destination appears to be coming to fruition, and there are still untapped markets. He says the area is ready for another hotel.
Syracuse homeowners might soon be a little more diligent about shoveling their sidewalks during the next snowfall. But that all depends on how Monday goes – when Syracuse Common Councilors vote on whether the city should impose a $100 fine for homeowners who fail to clear their sidewalks. Common Councilor Bob Dougherty revived and helped amend the legislation. Dougherty knows the ordinance is controversial, but feels the city needs to start somewhere to get compliance. Common councilor Kathleen Joy feels fines are the wrong approach.
This week, we venture down to midtown Manhattan to the place known as "The Jazz Corner Of The World." A jazz club that has hosted the best of the best since it opened in 1949. Come join me as we explore the wonderful world of Birdland.