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Spotlight Shines on Downtown Syracuse 
Media Coverage: 2018-2019

The Future of Interstate 81: Rallying to Support the Community Grid 

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Let's unite Syracuse: Replace I-81 with a community grid (Editorial)

Syracuse.com Editorial Board (July 29, 2018)

Yays and nays to our call for community grid to replace I-81 (Your letters)

Your Letters, Syracuse.com (July 30, 2018)

Why we put I-81 editorial on the front page (Editorial)

Syracuse.com Editorial Board (August 1, 2018)

More I-81 opinions: "We stood agaisnt urban renewal, now stand for community grid"

Your Letters, Syracuse.com (August 7, 2018)

'There are literally lives at stake': St. Joe's Health calls for grid to replace I-81

Patrick Lohmann, Syracuse.com (August 9, 2018)

St. Joseph's Health: Community grid the 'transformative' choice for I-81 (Your letters)

Your Letters, Syracuse.com (August 9, 2018)

St. Joseph's Hospital weighs in on future of I-81

Tarah Gibbons, NBC3, CBS5, CW6 & CNYCentral.com
(August 10, 2018)

Newsmakers: A discussion on I-81 alternatives 

Dan Cummings, NewsChannel9 & LocalSYR.com (August 11, 2018)

During State Fair Visit, Local Officials Bend Governor’s Ear On I-81

Ellen Abbott, WSKG, NPR & PBS (August 24, 2018)

Still more unvarnished views of Interstate 81 (Your letters)

Your Letters, Syracuse.com (August 25, 2018)

Cynthia Nixon on I-81 in Syracuse: 'We need to be looking at the community grid'

Samantha House, Syracuse.com (September 1, 2018)

I-81 Teardown Upstate Gains Ally In Rachel May’s Victory Over IDC Rogue

David Meyer, NYCstreetsblog.org (September 25, 2018)









Downtown Development: Spotlight on Retail & Restaurants 

As bowling tournament finishes in Syracuse, economic benefits end up big

NewsChannel9 & LocalSYR.com (July 6, 2018)

World Cup means big business for downtown Syracuse bar

NewsChannel 9 & LocalSYR.com (July 7, 2018)

Sackets Harbor business gets a new zip code

Watertown Daily Times (July 8, 2018)

Meet the man behind Citronelle, a new Armory Square restaurant and banquet hall

Teri Weaver, Syracuse.com (July 31, 2018)

Long Table Syracuse: A meal cooked by 5 chefs for 80 guests seated at 1 table

Teri Weaver, Syracuse.com (August 4, 2018)

Downtown Syracuse's Sahm Brewing gets its hands on some food

Don Cazentre, Syracuse.com (August 9, 2018)

Details announced for new restaurant and 1920s 'speakeasy' in downtown Syracuse

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (August 16, 2018)

Downtown Syracuse Seen at the New York State Fair:
2018 NYS Fair food: Jamerican Diner (review) - Jacob Pucci 
2018 NYS Fair food: Creole Soul (review)- Ngoc Huynh

Syracuse.com (August 22, 2018)

PressRoom Pub: A neighborhood spot in downtown Syracuse (Dining out review)

Jared Paventi, Syracuse.com (August 23, 2018)

A Mano, an Italian restaurant where pasta and pastrami will be handmade

Teri Weaver, Syracuse.com (August 23, 2018)

Talisman Tap Room (the former J.Ryan's Pub) now open in Syracuse

Don Cazentre, Syracuse.com (August 28, 2018)

RDA Cafe: More donuts, bagels and pizza coming to downtown Syracuse

Teri Weaver, Syracuse.com (September 7, 2018)

After renovation, Wolff's Biergarten in Syracuse is ... still Wolff's

Don Cazentre, Syracuse.com (September 13, 2018)

A Mano restaurant opens in downtown Syracuse

Teri Weaver, Syracuse.com (September 19, 2018)

Koolakian Menswear: Downtown Syracuse through the threads of clothing

Walt Shepperd, Syracuse Newtimes (October 3, 2018)

Go inside Kasai Ramen, Syracuse's newest Armory Square restaurant (photos)

Teri Weaver, Syracuse.com (October 11, 2018)

Deli/bar brings Gannon's Ice Cream back to downtown Syracuse

Don Cazentre, Syracuse.com (October 12, 2018)

Follow The Fish Friar's trip to Maine seafood supplier on Instagram

Teri Weaver, Syracuse.com (October 12, 2018)

Slice of Life: Anything But Beer provides alternative fruit-based drinks to those who dislike beer

Leah Toney, The Daily Orange (October 14, 2018)

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Downtown Growth & Development

Post-Standard building developers seek Syracuse tax breaks for renovation

Tom Magnarelli, WVRO Public Media (July 18, 2018)

Plowz & Mowz raises $5M, to double Syracuse workforce in move downtown

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (July 19, 2018)

Construction of online marketplace, software business HQ begins in downtown Syracuse

Luke Parsnow, NBC3, CBS5, CW6 & CNYCentral.com (July 26, 2018)

TCGPlayer.com Unveils Blueprints for New Headquarters in Downtown Syracuse 

Charles McChesney, Central New York Business Journal (July 26, 2018)

TCG Player Unveils Plans for Innovative Headquarters in the Galleries Downtown

Brad Klein & Kevin Fitzpatrick, WAER Radio (July 26, 2018)

First look at the Galleries renovations to become TCGplayer's headquarters

Andrew Donovan, NewsChannel 9 & LocalSYR.com (July 27, 2018)

Syracuse pushing to become a tech city

NewsChannel9 & LocalSYR.com (July 30, 2018)

Syracuse undergoing 'renaissance'

Tarah Gibbons, NBC3, CBS5, CW6 & CNYCentral.com (August 1, 2018)

Sen. Gillibrand Celebrates Political, Economic Successes of Federal Historic Preservation Funds

Scott Willis, WAER RAdio (August 3, 2018)

Plowz & Mowz adding jobs and moving to Downtown Syracuse: Outdoor home services company just secured $5M investment to spur growth

Jeff Kulikowsky, NewsChannel9 & LocalSYR.com (August 8, 2018)

Local tech companies continue to expand, recruit new talent

Justin Page, NBC3, CBS5, CW6 & CNYCentral.com (August 8, 2018)

WISE Women's Business Center Settles Into New Location in AXA Tower 1

Eric Reinhardt, Central New York Business Journal (August 13, 2018)

Syracuse's Digital Hyve ranked #52 on Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (August 15, 2018)

Stakes raised for finalists in Genius NY business competition in Syracuse

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (August 21, 2018)

GENIUS NY Program Announces New Prize-Money Structure for Third Round 

Eric Reinhardt, Central New York Business Journal (August 21, 2018)

Workshop on Funding a Business Slated for September 12 at the Tech Garden

Eric Reinhardt, Central New York Business Journal (September 4, 2018)

Public market planned for a problem corner asks: What do you want to see here?

Marnie Eisenstadt, Syracuse.com (September 7, 2018)

Sidearm Sports, which runs 1,100 college websites from Syracuse, makes big move

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (September 12, 2018)

Dey's Plaza developers to build more apartments, seek more tax breaks

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (September 19, 2018)

Syracuse's South Salina Street Looking at Two Development Projects 

Laura Hand, NBC3, CBS5, CW6 & CNYCentral.com (September 18, 2018)

A Taste of what's to come: Allyn Foundation hosts downtown Syracuse pop-up market 

Lindsey Sabado, Syracuse.com (September 20, 2018)

Lessons from the Syracuse start up scene 

Dan Miner, Buffalo Business First (October 11, 2018)

Former Nynex building in downtown Syracuse to get more apartments, no office space

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (October 16, 2018)

Downtown Syracuse's Jefferson Center to be redeveloped with apartments

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (October 17, 2018)







Special Recognition: Shoutouts to Downtown's People, Places and Events!

Thank you for... beautiful downtown (Your letters)

As seen on Syracuse.com (July 2, 2018)

Local Artist Creates Stunning Art Piece for 2018 USBC Open Championships 

USBC Communications, BOWL.com (July 4, 2018)

Protecting Historic Assets Requires Planning, Collaboration

Kirk Narburgh, Central New York Business Journal (July 9, 2018)

Metro Fitness hosts free Wellness Wednesday program

Spectrum News (July 12, 2018)

Syracuse to Re-dedicate Nearly Forgotten WWI Monument on 100th Anniv. of Battle

WAER Radio (July 13, 2018)

Early numbers show impact of USBC tournament in Syracuse: Open Championships should meet predicted $75M economic impact in Syracuse area

NewsChannel9 & LocalSYR.com (July 18, 2018)

In Acquisition Spree, Barclay Damon Bolts On 14-Lawyer Bankruptcy Firm: Barclay Damon leader John Langan said the group's addition "positions us for the next down cycle.”

Law.com (July 18, 2018)

6-year-old writes book to send a message to bullies

NBC3, CBS5, CW6 & CNYCentral.com (July 19, 2018)

Say "I Do" with a Magical Wedding at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Bridge Street TV, NewsChannel9 & LocalSYR.com (July 20, 2018)

Marriott Syracuse Downtown nominated for "Best Historic Hotel" title

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (July 23, 2018)

Ice cream happy hour: Downtown Syracuse's Ice Cream Stand hosts summer music series

Geena Matuson, Syracuse.com (August 3, 2018)

12 murals in 12 weeks: Spark Contemporary Art Space launches public art project

Geena Matuson, Syracuse.com (August 3, 2018)

CNY'ers to rappel 10 stories down Syracuse building to raise money for child abuse victims

NewsChannel9 & LocalSYR.com (August 7, 2018)

Dino Babers' radio show has a new downtown location 
*Spoiler alert: It's The PressRoom Pub*

Nate Mink, Syracuse.com (August 8, 2018)

Congress Beer Launch at the Marriott Downtown Syracuse August 15th

Onondaga Historical Association, Syracuse.com (August 9, 2018)

Team Tamurian falls short to Team Axe in 2018 Street Crunch Media Game

Matt Hauswirth, NBC3, CBS5, CW6 & CNYCentral.com (August 11, 2018)

The story of Syracuse's Congress Beer, a lager that inspired a remake (video)

Don Cazentre, NewYorkUpstate.com (August 14, 2018)

Congress is back in session: Syracuse's historic beer returns to local taps (video)

Don Cazentre, NewYorkUpstate.com (August 15, 2018)

Slice of Life: Local brewery partners with OHA to put 20th century beer back on tap

Lyle Andrew Michael, The Daily Orange (August 15, 2018)

Erie Canal Museum looks at the Canal in pop culture

Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse.com (August 17, 2018)

Bacon Festival returns to Clinton Square

NBC3, CBS5, CW6 & CNYCentral.com (August 17, 2018)

Downtown Syracuse was "pigging" out Saturday at the annual Bacon Festival

NewsChannel9 & LocalSYR.com (August 18, 2018)

"Over the Edge" for the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center

NewsChannel9 & LocalSYR.com (August 18, 2018)

Free film at the Erie Canal Museum Wednesday, Aug. 29

Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse.com (August 24, 2018)

Submissions Open for 18th Annual Syracuse Poster Project

Lindsay Sabado, Syracuse.com (August 27, 2018)

Marriott Syracuse Downtown named one of top 10 historic hotels

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (August 29, 2018)

Solvay Bank's Q2 Profit Jumps More Than 15 Percent 

Adam Rombel, Central New York Business Journal (August 30, 2018)

Jacob Pucci, Syracuse.com (September 5, 2018)

Syracuse Journal
*Article recognizes Hanging Flower Baskets, iconic Downtown buildings, murals 

Jay Nordlinger, National Review (September 6, 2018)

Learn about Syracuse's engineering heritage at Sept. 13 Erie Canal Museum lecture

Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse.com (September 7, 2018)

Festa Italiana to celebrate its 20th anniversary

Leah Toney, The Daily Orange (September 9, 2018)

Adapt CNY teams with Syracuse Contemporary Irish Film Festival to present 2nd annual event

Adapt CNY, Syracuse.com (September 10, 2018)

Festa Italiana Celebrates 20 years

Bridge Street TV & NewsChannel 9, LocalSYR.com (September 11, 2018)

Friends of the Central Library kicks off lecture series with Frank Bruni 

Onondaga County Public Library, Syracuse.com (September 11, 2018)

Echelon Syracuse draws in younger audience to donate to Salvation Army

NewsChannel9, LocalSYR.com (September 23, 2018)

Tom Fiscoe on leadership: Be ethical, don't assign blame, build team unity

Stan Linhorst, Syracuse.com (September 25, 2018)

Slice of Life: Original Grain gets hip with a Hip Hop Brunch

Meredith Clark, The Daily Orange (October 1, 2018)

Glazed & Confused ups regular donut donation to homeless community in response to viral video

Farah Jadran, NewsChannel9 & LocalSYR.com (October 2, 2018)

Syracuse startup SpinCar receives $22M investment

Rick Moriarty, Syracuse.com (October 4, 2018)

Oswego Canal is topic of free talk at the Erie Canal Museum

Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse.com (October 11, 2018)

Young Syracuse artist Amiah Crisler featured in MOST Dinomania exhibit (video)

Katrina Tulloch, Syracuse.com
(October 15, 2018)




Celebrity Sightings in Downtown Syracuse (and Connections!)

Jimmy Kimmel's intervention for hoarder spotlights Syracuse invention (video)

Geoff Herbert, Syracuse.com (July 25, 2018)

Syracuse premiere set for 'Sushi Tushi,' sumo football movie shot at CNY film hub
*Film features scenes filmed at Landmark Theatre, Cosmopolitan Building in Downtown Syracuse

Geoff Herbert, Syracuse.com (September 13, 2018)

'American Dresser' to Premiere at MOST; Hosts Meet and Greet Friday

NBC3, CBS5, CW6 & CNYCentral.com (September 15, 2018)

Breaking Bread: The Mission Brings Culture and History Together Under a Church Roof

Kelsey Thompson, The Daily Orange (September 19, 2018)

'The Adventures of Pete & Pete' TV stars visit Syracuse restaurant

Geoff Herbert, Syracuse.com (September 25, 2018)

 

 

COVERAGE OF THE DOWNTOWN COMMITTEE'S 
SIGNATURE & SPECIAL EVENTS

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First-Ever Downtown Syracuse Employee Appreciation Week 
September 17 - September 21

Sunday Conversation: Employee Appreciation Week Preview with Merike Treier, Downtown Committee of Syracuse

Jim Donovan, WSYR Radio (August 26, 2018)

Downtown Syracuse Employee Appreciation Week

CNYCentral.com (September 7, 2018)

Public market planned for a problem corner asks: What do you want to see here?

Marnie Eisenstadt, Syracuse.com (September 7, 2018)

Downtown Committee launches Employee Appreciation Week

Adam Rombel, Central New York Business Journal (September 10, 2018)

Downtown Committee Celebrates Downtown Employees with Frist-Ever Downtown Employee Appreciation Week 

Weekend Today in Central New York, NBC3, CBS5 & CW6; CNYCentral.com (September 15, 2018)

Downtown Syracuse kicks off first-ever "Employee Appreciation Week":Downtown celebrating its employees with a number of special event

NewsChannel9 & LocalSYR.com (September 17, 2018)

Downtown Committee Celebrates Downtown Appreciation Week in Syracuse

Tim Fox, Bridge Street TV & NewsChannel9, LocalSYr.com (September 17, 2018)

Syracuse's South Salina Street Looing at Two Development Projects 

Laura Hand, NBC3, CBS5, CW6 & CNYCentral.com (September 18, 2018)

A taste of what's to come: Allyn Foundation hosts downtown Syracuse pop-up market 

Lindsey Sabado (September 20, 2018)



Syracuse Style
September 13, 2018

Walton Street to become an 80-foot lighted runway for Syracuse Style Fashion Show

Gabriela Julia, Syracuse.com (September 10, 2018)

Bridge Street: Syracuse Style Fashion Week 

Bridge Street TV & NewsChannel9 (September 11, 2018)

Strike a pose: Outdoor fashion show returns to Syracuse's Armory Square 

Videos:
Brandon Roth Previewing Syracuse Style at 6:20 am on NBC3
Brandon Roth Previewing Syracuse Style at 6:45 am on NBC3

Lisa Spitz, NBC3, CBS5 & CW6, CNYCentral.com (September 12, 2018)

Scott Schild, Syracuse.com (September 13, 2018)

Behind the scenes: Syracuse Style Fashion Show takes over Walton Street (video)

Gabriela Julia, Syracuse.com (September 14, 2018)

Arts Craft Festival AmeriCU48th Annual AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival
July 27, 28 & 29, 2018

Which are the best Syracuse festivals? Brad Vivacqua gives his Top 5

Brad Vivacqua, Spectrum News (March 16, 2018)

The Week Ahead, July 22, 2018

Laura Hand, NBC3, CBS5 & CW6 (July 22, 2018)

CNY artists paint the town at this weekend's Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival

Kelsey Thompson, Syracuse.com (July 24, 2018)

Jacob Pucci, Syracuse.com (July 25, 2018)

Weekend festival gets crafty during downtown’s annual Arts Week

Kira Maddox, Syracuse NewTimes (July 25, 2018)

Weekend's Best Bets, July 27 -29, 2018

Laura Hand, NBC3, CBS5& CW6 (July 25, 2018)

Syracuse’s annual Arts Week celebration: Let’s talk about it (poll)

Central New York Heartbeat, Syracuse NewTimes (July 25, 2018)

Multiple festivals expected to attract big crowds to Downtown Syracuse this weekend

Brad Vivacqua, Spectrum News (July 26, 2018)

LIVE from AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival (Friday Morning)

Gabrielle Mediak, Spectrum News (July 27, 2018)

Dozens of Artists Turn Part of Downtown Syracuse Into a Giant Gallery for 48th Annual Festival

Scott Willis & Brad Klein, WAER Public Radio (July 27, 2018)

Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival Starts in Columbus Circle Area 

Adam Rombel, Central New York Business Journal (July 27, 2018)

Great talent showcased at annual Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival (photos)

Michael Greenlar, Syracuse.com (July 27, 2018)

Arts and crafts festival underway in Downtown Syracuse

NewsChannel9 & LocalSYR.com (July 27, 2018)

ArtsWeek Coverage

ECOfest Returns Downtown for 10th Year With Music, Dance, and Environmental Awareness

Scott Willis & John Smith, WAER Radio (July 19, 2018)

Jazz and Wine Fest Adds Guitar Legend Legacy

CNY Jazz Central, Syracuse.com (July 24, 2018)

Chalk art hits the pavement during Street Painting festival

Bill DeLapp, Syracuse NewTimes (July 25, 2018)

The 2018 Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival (photos)

Michael Greenlar, Syracuse.com (July 29, 2018)

Downtown Syracuse decked out in color for Street Painting Festival

Courtney Carter, Spectrum News (July 29, 2018)

Syracuse chalks it up with 2018 Street Painting Festival (photos)

Michael Davis, Syracuse NewTimes (August 1, 2018)

Blowing it up from the inside: How punk rock, cartoons influence artist Tommy Lincoln

Kira Maddox, Syracuse NewTimes (August 1, 2018)