Westcott Street

Westcott Street Cultural Fair
11:52 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Photos: Westcott Street Cultural Fair 2014

Entertainers read Shakespeare from soapboxes as people filed into the closed-off street.
Patrick Hosken

On Sunday, thousands gathered on Westcott Street between Concord and Dell to take in the sights, sounds and smells of the Westcott Street Cultural Fair. Intermittent downpours started around 1:30 but couldn't kill the party. Performers still sung and danced in the rain while crowds huddled and watched from the Recess Coffee porch or from the windows of the packed Petit Branch Library. According to the fair's website, nearly 8,000 people come out each year to enjoy the festivities.

Westcott Street Cultural Fair
10:40 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Westcott Fair Helps a Community Remember Its Roots

Crowds gather at the Westcott Street Cultural Fair in 2010.
Credit westcottstreetfair.org

 

This weekend, Westcott Street will harken back to its hippie history.

The Westcott Street Cultural Fair, which takes place Sunday, Sept. 21 from noon to 6:30 p.m., began in 1991 after a group of arts-minded neighborhood residents sought to celebrate their surroundings. Westcott Street was once called the "Greenwich Village of Syracuse" for its commitment to local culture, fair organizer Sharon Sherman said.

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION
12:05 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Historic Mansion Returning to its Former Glory

The front of the Babcock-Shattuck House facing E. Genesee St.
Scott Willis WAER News

A vacant, boarded-up mansion that held a gloomy presence over the corner of East Genesee and Westcott streets for years now shines as an example of historic preservation.  The exterior of the former Babcock-Shattuck house is all but finished, and work has shifted inside.  Plumbing, electrical, and heating and cooling are mostly installed, and framing is ready for drywall.   The Queen Anne-style house was built in 1895, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Trecherous Toys
5:14 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Some Toys Under the Christmas Tree Could Unwrap an E R Visit, says NYPIRG Study

One item on Trecherous Toys report that claims it could cause facial injuries and packing materials could cause choking.
John Smith/WAER News

Every year, Central New York kids request popular toys during the holiday season for various reasons… maybe it’s the bright colors or the sounds they make.  However, the New York Public Interest Research Group is cautioning parents to beware of parts that pose choking hazards, injuries or even lead poisoning.  

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Save the Rain
1:52 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Frustrated Businesses Coming Around on 'Save The Rain' Projects in Westcott

Save the Rain project on Westcott Street was recently finished
Credit John Smith/WAER News

  The raindrops were falling this morning… and the newest “Save The Rain” Project was seeping it all up in the Westcott Neighborhood.  

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