Tag Archives: Syracuse’s South Side

New Murals Greet South Side

Local Artist paints on inspiration Syracuse-based illustrator London Ladd is working to finalize two murals under the train trestle on the corner of South Salina and West Taylor streets in the city’s South Side. The murals depict Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King Jr. along with quotes from each, commemorating the men’s Syracuse speeches in 1861 and 1961, respectively. Already an ... Read More »

A Plan for the South Side

Residents, city employees and nonprofits wait for release of five-year plan The South Side neighborhood finally has a comprehensive plan to look to for its future — though it has yet to be released. Southern Compass, a five-year plan for the South Side, examines the individual character and charm of the area’s six neighborhoods by providing a unique look at ... Read More »

Price Rite Project

VIP Structures, others celebrate its report on hiring of minority and lower-income workers The community had its eyes on the Price Rite project as it finally came together last year. And on the people who built it. What did they see? A job site like no other, says Russell Mike, whose construction company got some of the work as a ... Read More »

A Matter of Perception

South Side youth say they’re unfairly judged; police are looking for trust, cooperation in city Tyquan Cannon and his brother, Tyrell, say they were walking from their YouthBuild orientation — their books under their arms — when they found themselves thrown against the side of a car by two detectives from the Syracuse Police Department. “Personally, I think it was ... Read More »