Forman Park, originally conceived as Forman Square nearly two centuries ago, was re-dedicated today in a ceremony featuring civic leaders and business leaders from the Midtown neighborhood. Above developer Norm Swanson talks about purchasing the Parkview Hotel, which faces the Park. The Parkview was re-developed a few years ago.
Archive for May, 2012
Here is a good Memorial Day message about legacy.
Pass the rock.
Pick & Roll.
Give & Go.
Tighten-up on defense…
Pick-up basketball is part of a universal language that was well-chronicled by Alex Wielgus and Chuck Wolf in the early 80s. The game is always the game, whether you are in Syracuse, DC, Kansas or Seattle. But there are some places where the game borders on religion. One of those places is New York
Syracuse’s David Cain, who grew up in Harlem and played at St. John’s, is excited about seeing the film. He says that there is a unique energy to basketball in New York. He talked about the allure of playing at Rucker Park, near where he grew up during a recent phone interview (listen below).
Doin’ It will also be screened later this summer at the ImageNation Outdoor Film Series, which was founded by Syracuse’s Moikgantsi Kama.
Columnist Bud Poliquin recently did a story about concussions and interviewed NFL great and Syracuse legend Dorsey Levens. Levens is advocating for retired players as well as kids playing Pop Warner, and hopes to bring awareness to concussions and stingers. He is also producing a film called Bell Rung.
On the third day of National Photography Month (May), the International Center for Photography (ICP) announced that SU School of Architecture Dean Mark Robbins will become their new executive director in July.
Photographer Kay Lavonier teamed up with the Brothers McGriff, Centro, and the Syracuse City Ballet on Friday for the Connective Corridor’s latest In Motion installment. The event, which included portraiture and live music by the McGriffs, captivated bystanders at SU’s College Station. Catching a city bus should always be this much fun. For more information about the Ballerina Project with Lavonier, click here.