Downtown

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT
12:54 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Downtown Syracuse Builds on Success, Sees Growth Spreading

From left to right, Livability.com's Matt Carmichael, Downtown Committee Chair Jim Breuer, and Committee Executive Director Merike Treier talk shop before the meeting at the OnCenter.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

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.

Matt Carmichael is editor of livability.com, and was the keynote speaker at Wednesday’s annual meeting of the Downtown Committee. 

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. 

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HOME CONSTRUCTION
6:11 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Latest Trends in Home Building Displayed In Parade of Homes

An exterior remodel from Thursday's Parade of Homes in Clay, by Martin Custom Homes
Credit Home Builders and Remodelers of CNY

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:

“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.”

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Community
8:42 am
Wed May 21, 2014

The Downtown Living Tour Lets You Use Your Imagination

Downtown Living
Credit Mark Bialczak

  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.

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Syracuse International Film Festival
6:26 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

10th Annual Film Festival Takes Over Downtown Theatres

Film buffs  have a local opportunity to watch films and meet various Hollywood personalities at the Syracuse International Film Festival, which started yesterday. It’s the festival’s 10th anniversary, and those in attendance will notice there are fewer films this year.

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:

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Syracuse Arts Event
6:40 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Local Artists Among Those from 25 States at Downtown Arts And Crafts Festival

One of Elizabeth Andrews' etchings as she's working on it.
Kaitlyn Richards/WAER News

The Syracuse Arts and Crafts festival returns to downtown Syracuse Friday for three days and features many different types of artists, craftspeople and live entertainment acts. 

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