Downtown Syracuse

Boston University Professor Virginia Greiman shares her experiences as a consultant on Boston's Big Dig road project tonight at a presentation and Q & A session in the Onondaga County Civic Center.  It's meant to provide some insight into the process Syracuse is going through with the necessary replacement for Interstate 81'S elevated portion

Mark Bialczak

A quick walk around Hanover Square at noontime Saturday found the downtown space getting ready for something special.

Mark Bialczak

I think the request startled me.

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Mayor Stephanie Miner and developers cut the ribbon Monday on 4 renovated historic apartment buildings that had been deteriorating. 

Would You Take a Train to Work?

Oct 18, 2013
Courtesy Centro

A group of people imagined a different Syracuse Friday morning where workers use public transportation to get around the city instead of driving to work on their own. 

Downtown Committee

People who might want to open up shop in Syracuse got the red carpet treatment from the Downtown Committee Thursday.  The Downtown Committee’s Retail Recruitment event is hoping to capitalize on recent changes. 

One group of would-be business owners gathered at Cafe Kubal and saw the brisk business of the cappuccino makers and coffee purveyors in the relatively new business. 

COOPERSTOWN BUSINESS OWNER FINDS SYRACUSE BECOMING MORE ATTRACTIVE

Walking Tour Shows Off Green Improvements

Oct 4, 2013
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More than 30 people spent the lunch hour today looking at rain gardens, bioswales, and porous pavement  as part of a walking tour of downtown’s green infrastructure sites.  

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:

Symphoria Hires New Managing Director

Aug 1, 2013
Catherine Underhill Symphoria Managing Director
Symphoria

Symphonic music fans in Central New York will see a new Managing Director at the helm of Symphoria in about a month. 

The organization hired Catherine Underhill, who’s been Executive Director of the Colorado Music Festival and Center for Musical Arts for the past 11 years.  Underhill, who has 30 years of arts organization management after a Harvard degree in public administration, starts September 1, 2013. 

Underhill says she hopes to ensure symphonic music stays vibrant in the Syracuse area:

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Getting around Downtown Syracuse seemed a little challenging this morning because of the Interstate 81 South closure at Harrison Street.  A local group of business owners, elected officials and community members say it might be a vision of the future. 

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