As others left, they came to one of Syracuse’s poorest neighborhoods to build a future

By Marnie Eisenstadt | 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[…]

NYS Main Street Grant Brings New Opportunity to W. Fayette Street

By Constance Foster There are exciting changes in the works for West Fayette Street. The Near Westside Initiative was recently awarded a New York Main Street Grant from the New York State Office of Community Renewal. The grant will focus on the stretch of West Fayette between West and Geddes Streets, awarding funding for property[…]