400+ People Joined Community Thanksgiving Dinner

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Mary Alice Smothers from PEACE Inc, the Near Westside Initiative, and a crew of volunteers were at it once again this year to bring an outstanding Thanksgiving dinner to the Near Westside community.  On Wednesday, November 20th, over 400 neighbors and friends came together in the cafeteria of Blodgett Middle[…]

Movement on Main Demonstration Day

Movement on Main: Designing a Healthy Main Street from Maarten Jacobs on Vimeo. By Kelly Homan Rodoski The Near West Side Initiative (NWSI) and UPSTATE: A Center for Design, Research and Real Estate in the School of Architecture invite members of the community to experience a prototype of the Movement on Main competition-winning design, “Light-Play!,”[…]

‘Sign Painters’ Director Talks at Screening

SIGN PAINTERS (OFFICIAL TRAILER) from samuel j macon on Vimeo. Paint the town: ‘Sign Painters’ director discusses documentary, effect of art in cities By Joe InfantinoAsst. Feature Editor Published November 5, 2013 at 1:47 am Whether it was painted yesterday or been left lingering on a brick wall, slightly faded from 60 years of exposure,[…]