Residents hear multiple perspectives, pose questions The future of Interstate 81 remained shrouded in uncertainty following a public forum hosted by the Moving People Transportation Coalition on Thursday night. Held at the Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 515 Oakwood Ave., at 7 p.m. Feb. 13, the forum allowed about 50 residents of Syracuse’s various neighborhoods to [...]
South Salina Street is being rebuilt as South Side’s financial hub City officials, including Common Councilor Khalid Bey, want to see Syracuse develop a business corridor on South Salina Street. Bey, who represents the council’s 4th District, said he believes that the growth of small businesses along the street would boost Syracuse’s tax base, as [...]
I am all for advancement for the South Side of Syracuse. I am tired of my side of town being known as a war zone and a drug market. I had concerns about a chess/ amphitheater park being built adjacent to my house. So far those in charge of the park have assured me that [...]
Syracuse Housing Authority to celebrate 75th anniversary When Wylene Bass first moved into Pioneer Homes with her family more 50 years ago, it was more than just good service that attracted her: It was the way people treated her. After growing up in Edison, Ga., where overt racism was still a fact of life, she [...]
Every first Monday the South Side Tomorrow’s Neighborhood Today holds a meeting for residents, councilmen, business owners and organizations to discuss current neighborhood issues. At this month’s meeting, held Monday, Jan. 6, at the South Side Innovation Center, attendees voted on neighborhood projects, expressed concerns on the neighborhood’s poor reaction to current snowy weather conditions [...]
The Cut-A-Thon is a memorable day for a child. Parents come to this event to see their children smile. Barbers volunteer their time to give free haircuts, and local businesses donate food and money to make the Cut-A-Thon possible. The Cut-A-Thon is an event organized by Al Lyda every year for the last 20 years. [...]
Green Party gains support, pushes alternative third-party platform Even if they failed to capture decisive political ground in the November elections, local Green Party politicians are pledging to push for issues such as job creation that they say will help the South Side. “During the upcoming year, one way or another, we’re going to make [...]
Eat to Live board says working on business plan
The Eat to Live Food Cooperative on South Salina Street closed its doors due to a lack of funding after being open less than three months, but its board is addressing the issues that caused its closing in hopes of reopening it this spring.
“We didn’t make the money we needed to stay open,” said Howie Hawkins, board treasurer for the cooperative. “We are currently in the process of rebuilding our business strategy, and once we take it to the bank and get it approved, we will be able to reopen our doors.”
March is National Reading Month, thus we encourage everyone on the South Side to read more. To start, dive into our March issue when it comes out March 1 or download the pdf here.
And in celebration of National Reading Month, send us titles of your favorite books and quotes on Twitter @MySouthSide and tag them with #SSReads. My favorite book, “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri, also happens to be this year’s CNY Reads One Book choice, and my favorite quote from this novel is: “That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”
A senior-lead cast at Corcoran High School put on their final musical with “Bye Bye Birdie” Friday and Saturday night in the Corcoran Auditorium. Anywhere from 100 to 150 people were in attendance opening night according to Mrs. Liles, the ticket keeper.
“Bye Bye Birdie”is a 1960 musical that circulates around a famous musical sensation, Conrad Birdie, who is drafted into the Army. His management arranges for him to sing his “One Last Kiss” and deliver a kiss to a lucky girl from his fan club before departing. The events leading up to his “one last kiss” sets about a headache of events for his manager, for a family in Sweet Apple, Ohio and mourning in the hearts of teenage girls everywhere.
Highlight of six sessions: Building of a 14-Foot Geodesic Dome
From building websites to growing food, students from Syracuse University and the city’s high schools are practicing ways to sustain themselves and their communities through a workshop series, which began Saturday, Feb. 8, at 601 Tully.
“We put all these different workshops together that would be kind of a nice balance between more technological skills – we’re going to do web design today and bike repair – to more so-called primitive skills, like gardening or building a structure,” said Susannah Sayler, co-director of the Canary Project.