2013 Near Westside Inititaive Holiday Party

The 2013 Near Westside Initiative Holiday Party, hosted by La Casita and the Near Westside Initiative, was a great success.  Numerous community members gathered to celebrate the holiday season and enjoyed great music, food, and fun.  The party was a wonderful opportunity to show appreciation for all who are working to revive the Near Westside[…]

1st Place Winner

1st Annual Near Westside Lights Up Competition

This holiday season, the Near Westside Initiative introduced the 1st annual Near Westside Lights Up Competition, in which all residents of the Near Westside neighborhood were asked to participate by decorating their house, apartment window, or front door with holiday-themed decorations.  Extra decorations were also provided for participants to get them started.  Photos were then[…]

‘Before I die’ Wall @ the Gear Factory

Congratulations to Gear Factory owner, Rick Destito for this succesful project!The NWSI is proud to have sponsored this great addition to our neighborhood! Read more on this project from local press below. Public art project elicits the profound, profane Posted: Dec 04, 2013 2:09 AM EST Updated: Dec 04, 2013 7:30 AM EST SYRACUSE, N.Y.[…]