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Neighborhood in Transition (Act II)

Saturday, April 1st, 2017
During a tour of Northside recently we heard the neighborhood called both the "Gateway to Many Nations"by a guide, and also  "Little Italy" by one of the longtime shop owners.

During a tour of the Northside recently one of the longtime shop owners refer to the North Salina Corridor as “Little Italy,” while a tour guide cited changing demographics for calling the neighborhood “The Gateway to Many Nations.” The tour was facilitated by Northside Up and SUNY-ESF. Here Northside Up’s co-director Stasya Erickson talks about the neighborhood on the steps of 754 Barbershop.

Onward March

Friday, March 31st, 2017
Comedy and Chill

The Comedy & Chill series at Dolce Vita has provided some much needed stability as the Midtown neighborhood undergoes another massive transition. Liberty Deli and the Crogan Building were recently demolished to make way for more student housing. Pictured here are comics James Fedkiw, Kelsey Claire Hagen, Abdulkadir Hadi, and organizer John Leonard Bellavia. Hopefully, the laughs and series will continue.

To learn more about the development along East Genesee Street, click here.

Monday M.B.A.

Monday, March 27th, 2017

In the clip above, SUNY ESF grad and Philly designer Nate Hommel gives good advice about experimentation that is also essential to entrepreneurship. He visited for the Visioning Voices Community Speaker Series and Workshop.

Work to Do

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

According to the Metro Monitor Dashboard from the Brookings Institution, from 2010-2015, Syracuse ranked 100/100 in growth, 80/100 in prosperity, and 83/100 in inclusion. To see the data, click here.

Kicking the Rachademics

Monday, March 6th, 2017
Derek Luke, actor

Derek Luke, actor

Actor Derek Luke visited Syracuse University recently for the Kappa Alpha Psi Executive Series and talked about capturing his voice (as a performer). He also discussed the clarity of choices actors, and even business people face with each pending project.

Luke will soon generate a story about Dr. Chris Emdin, aka The Science Genius. Below he talks about how actors, like entrepreneurs, do best when they think outside the box.

Remixed Use

Sunday, February 19th, 2017
The Sumner Hunt Building is an example of Second Empire Style architecture. Southside TNT and Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility, Inc. held an open house at the newly rehabbed space on Friday.

The Sumner Hunt Building is an example of Second Empire Style architecture. Southside TNT and Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility, Inc. held an open house at the newly rehabbed space on Friday.

TC (M+W) B

Friday, February 10th, 2017
Lourdes Zaptaa, ‎Executive Vice President, Division of Minority & Women's Business Development at Empire State Development, spoke at today's MWBE Expo of Central New York. The event was held at the South Side Innovation Center.

Lourdes Zapata, ‎Executive Vice President, Division of Minority & Women’s Business Development at Empire State Development, spoke at yesterday’s MWBE Expo of Central New York. The event was held at the South Side Innovation Center.

New York is slated for plenty of redevelopment, including airports, transportation hubs, tourism/welcome centers, as well as clean energy initiatives, in nearly every part of the state. All these projects are scheduled to be assessed for minority and women business (MWB) goal settings.

Zapata told a room full of either certified or aspiring minority and women business firms to pay attention to these types of projects because “these are where the opportunities are coming in the future.”

Monday M.B.A.

Monday, February 6th, 2017

SIF Scene (notable people, places and events)

Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Mike Giannattasio, Kathleen Pulito, Kemari Stewart and Michael Heagerty in Clinton Square

Mike Giannattasio, Kathleen Pulito, Kemari Stewart and Michael Heagerty took a break in Clinton Square after peddling Syracuse’s favorite multicycle (The Little Yellow Fellow) along the Connective Corridor on Wednesday.

Daily Rituals Make A Difference

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Educator Dr. Najah Salaam Jennings-Bey (above) gave a short keynote during a recent NAACP meeting. Her work encompasses educating children, engaging staff, and healing trauma for the Syracuse City School District.

To check out more of her research, click here.