By Marnie Eisenstadt | firstname.lastname@example.org The house at 721 Otisco St. was a shell. It had been set on fire four times. And still, someone had scrawled “Burn Me” in black on a board covering one of the broken windows. The message: Try harder. Every window was broken. The Victorian details were covered by decades[…]
By Samantha House | email@example.com SYRACUSE, N.Y. – To Yanira Johnson, Syracuse’s Near West Side has always been one big, extended family. She said it is a family that lovingly gets involved in each other’s business – a family that wants to give its youngest members a safe place to live. That’s what Johnson, a 17[…]
By Corina Cappabianca SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Beat by beat, one Latin American drum circle is hoping to bring the spirit of community back to Skiddy Park. “I’ve been here since 1974. This is the park I played football, baseball… it’s kind of sad, that’s why I want to bring back the community to hear us[…]
By Marnie Eisenstadt | firstname.lastname@example.org Syracuse, N.Y. — Melissa Gardiner sat on her back deck. The neighborhood was still, except the birds and her son, who was talking about his toy lawn mower that blows bubbles. Gardiner lives a little more than a block from the Father’s Day melee that left one man dead, two[…]
Despite recent challenges, Skiddy Park is thriving with positive activities this summer. Watch the youth employed this summer explain why this is important for their neighborhood.
An open letter to the Greater Syracuse Community: The violence that took place at 11 p.m. Father’s Day on Otisco and Tioga streets in the Near Westside is a tragedy for those directly impacted, those who witnessed it, the city of Syracuse and particularly for the residents who have been working to make their neighborhood[…]
By Marnie Eisenstadt | email@example.com Syracuse, N.Y. — The Gear Factory building glowed on the city’s western edge, a five-story flash bulb stuck on. On a recent night, someone had left the lights on in the renovated factory. It has 120 windows and the light bounced from pane to pane. This month, the building officially[…]
BY Julie McMahon SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Three groups of two dozen Syracuse University students were sent out into the city with $600 per group to perform “urban acupuncture” on Syracuse’s neighborhoods. Junior Kayla Fermin and Senior Abigail Feikes were among a handful of students that went to the Near West Side, one of the areas[…]