I discovered Re-Think Syracuse (blog) recently and find the ideas very valuable and insightful as it relates to developing the city.
Archive for January, 2012
The theme for this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at Syracuse University was “A Living Legacy: The Fierce Urgency of Now.” The event featured performances by Dance Theater of Syracuse, BCCE, and a keynote address by the Hon. Dave Bing, the Mayor of Detroit, who graduated from SU 2 years before Dr. King’s assasination.
I saw some of the viagra sale photographer” href=”http://artragegallery.org/daughters-of-ixchel” target=”_blank”>colorful portraiture of Montessori School Headmaster Mary Lawyer O’Connor today at the ArtRage Gallery. The work explores the lives of Mayan women and their handmade textiles. I had the pleasure to interview O’Connor a decade or so ago about her educational philosophy. I had no idea she was also an accomplished photographer.
I saw this write-up on a former Orangman atop the Empire State Building on the sports blog by Razz and Jazz.
Back in 2010 Victor Guilefoy, A.J. DeStephano, Alton Lawson (pictured above, far left) and some of their friends began to develop a dilapidated court at Ormand G. Spencer park (East Water Street) and make it a place to skate.
Victor G. told me his friends wanted a public skating facility since there are times when skates get tickets for being on the road or sidewalks. After some civic finesse with the Parks Commissioner they got their wish.
Fast forward to Wednesday, when it was almost 50-degrees and Ormond Spencer Park, located near the vacated Kennedy Square Complex, pulsated with kick…push…jump, and the sounds of skateboarders surfing on air.