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Spotlight Shines on Downtown Syracuse 
Media Coverage: 2016 - 2017 

 

Downtown Growth & Development 

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11 new art installations in downtown Syracuse from SU's Connective Corridor

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO Public Media (June 27, 2016)

Pokemon Go inadvertently promotes Syracuse tourism, public art 

Katrina Tulloch, Syracuse.com (July 12, 2016)

Darwin, downtown Syracuse's evolving sandwich place, plans move to bigger location

Don Cazentre, Syracuse.com (July 15, 2016)

Businesses seeing economic impact of Lakeview Amphitheater

News Channel 9 (July 15, 2016)

Barber shop opens on up-and-coming downtown Syracuse street

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (August 1, 2016)

15-story downtown Syracuse office tower has a new name 

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (August 10, 2016)

Cuomo: I-81 in Syracuse a 'classic planning blunder'

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (August 11, 2016)

What Would Syracuse Look Like Without Interstate 81? 

Matt Jarchow, TWCNews (August 18, 2016)

'Planning blunder': Cuomo critique of Syracuse Interstate echoes in Buffalo

Sean Kirst, The Buffalo News (August 18, 2016)

Upstate begins relocating workers to downtown Syracuse 

James T. Mulder, Syracuse.com (August 19, 2016)

Downtown Syracuse hot for business: Matt's Memo 

Matt Mulcahy, CNYCentral.com (August 22, 2016)

Outdoor musical instruments coming to two places in downtown Syracuse 

Brett Hall, CNYCentral.com (August 22, 2016)

Fish Friar, an 'elegant' spin on the fish fry, coming to downtown Syracuse 

Don Cazentre, Syracuse.com (August 24, 2016)

Upstate Medical University relocates first 170 employees to the Galleries in downtown Syracuse 

Eric Reinhardt, Central New York Business Journal (August 24, 2016)

Onondaga County's Newly Renovated Downtown Central Library is More Than Books and Computers 

Scott Willis, WAER Radio (August 24, 2016)

Big law firm putting its name - in big letters - on prominent downtown Syracuse building 

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (August 25, 2016)

Original Grain Opens: 'Cali vibes, NY fresh' eatery comes to Syracuse (photos)

Don Cazentre, Syracuse.com (August 30, 2016)

Growing Syracuse energy marketer moving to Downtown Syracuse

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (September 6, 2016)

Strike a drum, play a tune, make music outdoors at Syracuse Sound Stops 

Linda Loomis, Syracuse.com (September 7, 2016)

Outdoor Musical Instruments Coming to Downtown Syracuse 

Scott Willis, WAER Syracuse Public Media 88.3 (September 8, 2016)

Mackenzie Hughes plans December move to the Galleries 

Eric Reinhardt, CNY Business Journal (September 9, 2016)

Century-old Syracuse office building to be converted into apartments 

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (September 26, 2016)

Downtown Syracuse dining: News for Khao Gaeng, Darwin, The York and more  

Don Cazentre, Syracuse.com (September 27, 2016)

Downtown's Wish List: 20+ stores, services needed in downtown Syracuse, what would you liek to see open?

Charley Hannagan, Syracuse.com (October 5, 2016)

Downtown revs up new menus 

Margaret McCormick, Syracuse NewTimes (October 5, 2016)

Local researchers studying CNY transporation trends: Study looking possible alternatives to one person car trips 

Jeff Kulikowsky, NewsChannel 9 (October 4, 2016)

World Canals Conference Will Provide Significant Boost to Syracuse Economy 

Brad Vivacqua, TWC News (October 4, 2016)

Agency approves tax break for BlueRock Energy's move to downtown Syracuse 

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (October 11, 2016)

Onondaga Tower formally becomes Barclay Damon Tower on Monday as law firm moves in

Eric Reinhardt, CNY Business Journal (October 14, 2016)

39 More companies join START-UP NY Tax-free program (1 in Central New York) 

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (October 28, 2016)

VIP Structures to redevelop former Post-Standard Building on historic Clinton Square 

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (November 2, 2016)

Opening Soon in Armory Square: Kathy's Cookie Kitchen

Don Cazentre, Syracuse.com (November 10, 2016)

The Little Tea Cart Opens in Downtown Syracuse: What's in Store 

News Channel 9 / LocalSYR.com (November 11, 2016)

Downtown Syracuse dining: Apizza Regionale starts lunch, Peppino's Pomodoro coming soon 

Don Cazentre, Syracuse.com (November 17, 2016)

Symphony Tower Building in Downtown Syracuse to Become Extended Stay Hotel 

TWCNews Web Staff, TWCNews.com (November 30, 2016)

Connective Corridor Links With Local Artists and Entrepreneurs 

Hailey Clark, Syracuse NewTimes (November 30, 2016)

Upstate Medical moves 400 employees to downtown Syracuse

James Mulder, Syracuse.com (December 5, 2016)

SUNY Oswego in Syracuse offers three undergraduate degrees

News Channel 9, LocalSYR.com (December 5, 2016)

Peek inside long-vacant Addis department store in Syracuse as redevelopment starts (photos) 

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (December 8, 2016)

Fast-growing trading card company TCGplayer looking for new downtown Syracuse offices 

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (December 12, 2016)

Launch NY, Syracuse Tech Garden team up to win federal grant for seed foundation

Eric Reinhardt, CNY Business Journal (December 14, 2016)

More jobs moving to downtown Syracuse 

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO Public Media (December 16, 2016)

'Come Home to Syracuse' event connects former residents to local employers 

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO Public Media (December 23, 2016)

Downtown Peppino's Neapolitan to shut for holidays in transition to Pomodoro

Don Cazentre, Syracuse.com (December 23, 2016)

Renovation wraps up on downtown Syracuse library 

Ellen Abbott, WRVO Public Media (December 27, 2016)

Leadership: Success in CNY means networking, tuning out the negative, and fostering innovation 

Stan Linhorst, Syracuse.com (December 29, 2016)

More businesses and apartments coming to downtown Syracuse in 2017: Ten new businesses are slated to open in the next four months 

Beth Cefalu, News Channel 9, LocalSYR.com (December 30, 2016)

Pathfinder Bank's Syracuse office to expand from limited service to full service

Eric Reinhardt, CNY Buisness Journal (December 30, 2016)

Syracuse's Chimes Building sells for nearly $7 million; nearly 7 times purchase price 

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (January 4, 2017)

Cathy's Cookie Kitchen Continues Downtown Bakery Boom 

Margaret McCormick, Syracuse NewTimes (January 25, 2017)

City taking public commentary on renovations of former NYNEX building

News Channel 9, LocalSYR.com
(January 25, 2017)

Local group to install $20,000 public art piece in Syracuse 

Samantha Mendoza, Syracuse.com (January 27, 2017)

New York state-funded improvements to Syracuse Crunch arena would benefit downtown Syracuse in revenue

Alex Straus, The Daily Orange (January 31, 2017)

Developer Proposes $150 Million Project at OnCenter Parking Lot in Downtown Syraucse  

John Smith, WAER Public Media Radio (January 31, 2017)

New irish pub in downtown Syracuse to open in time for St. Patrick's Day 

NBC3, CBS5 CW6 & CNYCentral.com (February 10, 2017)

Meeting to be held over proposed public art installations in Syracuse 

Michael Burke, The Daily Orange (February 15, 2017)

Sugar & Co: A wine/desserts place returns to downtown Syracuse 

Don Cazentre, Syracuse.com (February 23, 2017)

The Future of I-81

DOT nixes tunnel option for I-81 in Syracuse, only two alternatives remain

Tyler Head and Brett Hall, CNYCentral.com (October 5, 2016)

I-81 viaduct project in Syracuse eliminates tunnel option

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO Public Media (October 6, 2016)

See how street-level replacement to elevated I-81 would work in Syracuse (video)

Charley Hannagan, Syracuse.com (October 7, 2016)

I-81 neighborhood meetings showcase a future Syracuse 

Brett Hall, CNY Central (October 26, 2016)

Simple solution is best solution for Interstate 81 (Your letters)

Frank Cetera, Letters to the Editor via Syracuse.com (December 22, 2016)

Syracuse Housing Authority plan uses I-81 project to resurrect city center, combat poverty 

Patrick Lohmann, Sytracuse.com (December 27, 2016)

 2017 will be a decisive year for Syracuse, CNY (Editorial)

Editorial Board, Syracuse.com (December 30, 2016)

How I-81 divided Syracuse and why opinions are divided on how to replace it 

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO Public Media (January 4, 2017)

Keeping I-81 through downtown Syracuse is 20th century thinking (Your letters)

Moving People Transportation Coalition
Syracuse, Letters to the Editor via Syracuse.com (January 6, 2017)

Cuomo: New Group to Start from Scratch in I-81 Reconstruction Study 

Matt Jarchow, TWCNews & TWCNews.com (January 12, 2017)




Grand Opening of Marriott Syracuse Downtown

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Designer Thom Filicia: Hotel Syracuse is the 'Grande Dame' of Syracuse's revival

Marnie Eisenstadt, Syracuse.com (June 29, 2016)

A bistro, a lounge, a steakhouse, a pub: When will Hotel Syracuse's new dining spots open?

Don Cazentre, Syracuse.com (August 3, 2016)

Eleven Waters Set to Open Soon in Former Hotel Syracuse

Alexa Green, TWC News (August 4, 2016)

Hotel Syracuse to reopen Friday as Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (August 18, 2016)

Gallery: Hotel Syracuse now officially open as Marriott Downtown Syracuse 

CNYCentral.com (August 19, 2016)

Marriott Syracuse Downtown Officially Opens, Managed by Crescenet Hotels & Resorts

PRWeb, As appeared on Benzinga.com (August 19, 2016)

No Vacancy at Syracuse Downtown Marriott Days After Opening

Ellen Abbott, WRVO Public Media (August 22, 2016)

Reinvention of historic Hotel Syracuse gives hope for future of downtown Syracuse 

Ellen Abbott, WRVO Public Media (August 23, 2016)

Rebirth of former Hotel Syracuse is a touchstone moment (Editorial)

Editorial Board, Syracuse.com (August 26, 2016)

Marriott Syracuse Downtown developer, county want to keep revitalization momentum going

Ellen Abbott, WRVO Public Media (September 6, 2016)

Hotel Syracuse renovation holds special meaning for Watertown native 

Chris Brock, Watertown Daily Times (September 11, 2016)

Hotel Syracuse restoration and tours provide insight into city history 

Casey Russell, The Daily Orange (October 5, 2016)


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Windows of Opportunity: Short-term leases blossom into long-term homes for local businesses

Christopher Malone, Syracuse NewTimes (January 25, 2017)

Downtown Committee Project Aims to Attract Retailers to Vacant Spaces 

Corina Cappabianca, TWCNews & TWCNews.com (February 12, 2017)



Special Recognition

First downtown Candlelight Series concert dedicated to 'Dalton on Walton'

Katrina Tulloch, Syracuse.com (June 29, 2016)

Otto the Organge pays a visit to downtown Syracuse (Video)

Syracuse.com (July 20, 2016)

Tree of 40 Fruit grove to be planted in downtown Syracuse 

Marnie Eisenstadt, Syracuse.com (July 26, 2016)

Ephesus, Syracuse LED company, to light Buffalo Sabres games

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (July 28, 2016)

Italian Ice comes to downtown Syracuse, courtesy of a local ministry

Don Cazentre, Syracuse.com (August 3, 2016)

Local businesses help Syracuse landmark get back on the map

Dan Guzewich, Rome Sentinel (August 4, 2016)

Rotella named Today's Championship finalist 

Jason Emerson, Eagle News Online (August 13, 2016)

CNY Inspirations: Proclaiming Good News 

CNY InterFaith Works of Central New York, Syracuse.com (August 21, 2016)

New Central Library a gateway to the 21st Century (Your letters)

Syracuse.com (August 29, 2016)

See little noticed 178-year-old Erie Canal bridge still in use in downtown Syracuse 

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (August 29, 2016)

Downtown Syracuse boutique opens store at Destiny USA 

Sarah Moses, Syracuse.com (September 7, 2016)

Rotella wins $10K for Rescue Mission

Jason Emerson, Eagle News Online (September 8, 2016)

Onondaga Historical Association & Smithsonian partner on African American history exhibit

Alex Dunbar, NBC3, CBS5, CW6 & CNYCentral.com (September 23, 2016)

The Everson Museum of Art presents 'Marie Lorenz: Tide and Current Taxi

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse.com (September 22, 2016)

Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse unveils major renovation: Museum makes first major upgrade since 1992 

Jeff Kulikowsky, News Channel 9 (October 11, 2016)

Kids put their brains to the test at MOST museum's "Steamboat Challenge" 

Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (October 11, 2016)

43rd 'On My Own Time' Exhibition Celebrates Creativity in the Workplace 

CNY Arts (October 11, 2016)

Miami Heat latest team to play under LED lights made by Syracuse company 

Rick Moriarty (October 11, 2016)

Fabio's: Bringing 'grandma's' Italian cooking to Syracuse (and the suburbs) 

Don Cazentre (November 8, 2016)

Syracuse's SKY Armory hires veteran CNY chef, plans full-service restaurant for 2017

Don Cazentre (November 11, 2016)

Rebuilding the Syracuse Art Scene: An Interview with Justin Pellingra

Ally Dean, NYSMusic.com (November 14, 2016)

Downtown Syracuse holiday parties: KROCK's SantaCon, Kringle Krawl, 'Fred Claus' Movie 

Katrina Tulloch, Syracuse.com (November 17, 2016)

'GMA', 'Today' shows welcome winter with live reports in snowy Syracuse (video)

Geoff Herbert, Syracuse.com (November 21, 2016) 

Vintage photos: Remembering downtown Syracuse Christmas parades 

Johnathan Croyle, Syracuse.com (November 25, 2016)

It's Looking a lot like Christmas: Clinton Square's Tree Lighting Ceremony 

Kelly Curtin, CNYCentral.com, NBC3, CBS5, CW6 (November 25, 2016)

Everson Museum kicks off 31st Annual Festival of Trees 

CNYCentral, CNYCentral.com, NBC3, CBS5, CW6 (December 1, 2016)

Sweet Praxis bakery's innovation is icing on the cake (video)

Scott Trimble, Syracuse.com (December 1, 2016)

The holiday spirit in Downtown Syracuse 

Dennis Nett, Syracuse.com (December 11, 2016)

Syracuse peregrine falcon pair will be home for Christmas on various buildings 

David Figura, Syracuse.com (December 20, 2016)

Hop on Pop: Syracuse artisans unite at Infinite Pop Shop for ultimate collaboration 

Christopher Malone, Syracuse New Times (December 21, 2016)

Rabbi lights giant menorah in Clinton Square for start of Hanukkah 

CNYCentral, CNYCentral.com, NBC3, CBS5, CW6 (December 24, 2016)

Syracuse Catholic cathedral to get $12-million top to bottom renovation

James T. Mulder, Syracuse.com (December 25, 2016)

The Central Library MakerSpace kicks off 2017 with exciting new programs 

Cara Luddy, Communications Assistant at Central Library, as published on Syracuse.com (December 27, 2016)

Good News: Empire Brewery employees travel to China, local band writes theme song for TV show 

CNYCentral, CNYCentral.com, NBC3, CBS5, CW6 (January 3, 2017)

Kubal at Brasserie, Otro Cinco does Spain, Cathy's Cookies opens: CNY dining notes 

Don Cazentre, Syracuse.com (January 9, 2017)

Syracuse funkmaster Adam Gold competes on Food Network Show: How'd he do? 

Geoff Herbert, Syracuse.com (January 9, 2017)

Discover the new KidSpace at Central Library

Kathy Coffta Sims, Onondaga County Public Library, Syracuse.com (January 24, 2017)

Jamaican bobsled team, famed in 'Cool Runnings,' to visit Syracuse on Wednesday

Don Cazentre, Syracuse.com (January 24, 2017)

Syracuse CoWorks is possibly the chillest place to work 

Joe Bloss, The Daily Orange (January 25, 2017)

Syracuse singer Sig Roy drops first song in October, now will open for Migos in March 
*Music video that garnered 17,000+ hits on YouTube was filmed in Downtown Syracuse 

Katrina Tulloch, Syracuse.com (January 30, 2017)

Local libraries celebrate Black History Month with  variety of events 

Cara Luddy, Onondaga County Public Library, Syracuse.com (January 31, 2017)

There's a New O.G. in Town

Sabrina Riley, The Dolphin (Le Moyne College Newspaper), (February 16, 2017)

Hallmark Channel film crew shoots movie in snowy Syracuse 

Katrina Tulloch, Syracuse.com (February 16, 2017) 

A Not So Chilly Saturday Makes for a Great Chili Fest in Downtown Syracuse 

Melissa Krull, TWC News & TWC News.com (February 25, 2017)

Excitement in the Water

Kathryn Walsh, Syracuse Woman Magazine (February 27, 2017) 

Syracuse at dark: Photos capture the city after workers go home 

Dennis Nett, Syracuse.com (March 1, 2017)


Downtown Committee Events: 

Dressed to the K9s Fashion Show & Syracuse Style Fashion Show
September 14 & 15, 2016
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Catwalk Confidential: Fashion Week events will feature fractured fairy tales and fluffy friends 

Kayla Boyd, Syracuse NewTimes (September 7, 2016)

Dogs get decked out to strut, kicking off Syracuse Fashion Week

Mary Kielar, NBC 3, CBS 5, CNYCentral.com
(September 14, 2016)

Tail-wagging runway show for dogs kicks off Fashion Week in Syracuse (photos)

Michael Greenlar, Syracuse.com (September 14, 2016)

Brandon Roth Live Previewing Downtown Syracuse Fashion Show 

Brandon Roth, NBC 3, CNYCentral.com
(September 15, 2016)

Syracuse Style fashion show: Strutting the catwalk with Fall trends (video)

Scott Trimble, Syracuse.com (September 15, 2016)

Syracuse Style Fashion Show celebrates retail destination (photos)

Michael Greenlar, Syracuse.com (September 15, 2016)

Watch the models prepare backstage for the Syracuse Style fashion show (video) 

Scott Trimble, Syracuse.com (September 15, 2016)

Fashion comes alive with Landmark window models

 

Michael Greenlar, Syracuse.com (September 22, 2016)

 




AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival
July 29, 30, 31 2016
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Syracuse streets will fill with art and music July 29-31 for 'Artsweek' 

Marnie Eisenstadt, Syracuse.com (July 21, 2016) 

Arts & Crafts Festival, ArtsWeek Preview 

NBC 3 Weekend Today in CNY, CNYCentral.com (July 23, 2016)

Craft Festival Continues to "Glow"

Christopher Malone, Syracuse New Times
(July 27, 2016)

Oswego Harborfest, Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival: 14 Things to Do in CNY This Weekend

Jacob Pucci, Syracuse.com
(July 27, 2016)

Oswego Harborfest, Syracuse Arts Festival 2016 weather: Some showers, nice overall

Drew Montreuil, Syracuse.com (July 27, 2016)

CNY drivers beware: Streets closing downtown for arts, music festivals

Charley Hannagan, Syracuse.com (July 28, 2016)

Weekend's Best Bets

Laura Hand, NBC 3, CBS 5, CW6 & CNYCentral.com (July 28, 2016)

Arts & Crafts Festival; Forecasting the Future of Downtown: Activating Downtown's Alleyways Preview

Today in CNY, NBC 3 CNYCentral.com (July 29, 2016)

Arts & Crafts Festival Underway in Downtown Syracuse 

News Channel 9 (July 29, 2016)

Trio of Festivals Bring Thousands Downtown

Gabrielle Lucivero, Time Warner Cable News (July 30, 2016)

Annual festivals converge in downtown Syracuse (photos)

Michael Greenlar, Syracuse.com (July 30, 2016)



Downtown Farmers Market Season

June 14 - October 11, 2016

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Syracuse Farmers Market begins its summer run Tuesday 

Maeve Byrne, Syracuse.com
(June 10, 2016)

Syracuse Downtown Farmers Market opens Tuesday for 2016 season

Charley Hannagan, Syracuse.com
(June 13, 2016)

Downtown Farmers Market Opens in Syracuse's Clinton Square Today 

Brad Vivacqua, TWC News
(June 14, 2016)

Did you know: Farmers Market in Clinton Square dates back to 19th century

Johnathan Croyle, Syracuse.com (June 14, 2016)

Previewing Downtown Farmers Market in Syracuse 

Brandon Roth, NBC 3, CNYCentral.com (June 14, 2016)

Farmers at downtown Syracuse market say drought is affecting size of crops  

Maeve Byrne, Syracuse.com (July 26, 2016)

Two women hope going organic is their cup of tea at the Syracuse farmers market 

Maeve Byrne, Syracuse.com (July 26, 2016)

Last Day of the 2016 Downtown Farmers Market Season

Beth Cefalu, News Channel 9 (October 11, 2016)

2016 Season of the Downtown Farmers Market in Syracuse Closing Tuesday

 

Brad Vivacqua, TWC News (October 11, 2016)