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Old 07-19-2007, 02:21 PM
 
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My photos of Ice skating in Clinton Square in downtown Syracuse...













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Old 07-19-2007, 02:26 PM
 
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:29 PM
 
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A video of skating in Downtown Syracuse: (I didn't take the video)


YouTube - Ice Skating in downtown Syracuse.

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Old 07-19-2007, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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estimated_eyes,

I'd have to disagree with you about the level of trash in NYC vs that in Syracuse. I've seen plenty of trash in Manhattan though it's way better than it use to be. This is not to excuse Syracuse, I do agree that there's too much there and in addition could use a huge influx of flowers to spiff up the place. But you have to remember that unlike CA where things grow most all the year, Syracuse has to deal with road salt and plowing which don't result in much beauty. The sluggy customers you've encountered are a whole nother story.

You have a very valid point regarding the progress thing. It typically takes 20 or so years for this area to catch on to things that started in CA though you will find some who do live this way. You've got to look harder for them as people don't automatically jump on the newest things enmasse like they do on the west coast. One reason for that is that history has to be incorporated into any chnages here quite unlike the west where it's not so fundamental. The other is that seasonal changes, while enjoyable, do take up our time in the task department.

I like to say, why complain, when if you're a person who can see the difference, why not make a difference by trying to change things? It's a bit more difficult than, say in CA where it's almost hard to be in the forefront as things move so fast, but I would have to say that it's probably more rewarding to say you've made a difference.
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:24 PM
 
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I was born and raised in the SF Bay Area but moved a few years ago to the small town of Arcata within Humboldt County....It's the greatest place! There are so many alternative things to do, and so mant things going on that I was surprised at the lack of a progressive nature of Syracuse.
Can you please list some of those "so many alternative things to do and so many things going on"? Thanks! I'd list to suggest them for Syracuse.

BTW, here's just some of the events going on in Syracuse this weekend....

Empire State Brewing and Music Festival
Empire State Brewing & Music Festival

Syracuse Nationals
Right Coast Cars - Syracuse Nationals (http://www.rightcoastcars.com/shows/syn/ - broken link)

Great American Antiquefest
The Great American Antiquefest (http://antiquefest.biz/index.php?page=0 - broken link)

New York State Blues Festival
Syracuse.com

K-Rockathon 12
KROCKATHON

Middle Eastern Cultural Festival
St Elias Orthodox Church Syracuse NY (http://www.sainteliasny.com/Festival.php - broken link)

If you can't find something to do in Syracuse during the summer, then you're not looking hard enough.

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Old 07-19-2007, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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True, Bella, there's no lack of things going on here at all. You don't usually see the entirety of an event made into a tv program as is often the case in CA (because of nearness to Hollywood film studios). Better to go in person anyway.

I'm thinking it's the lack of a health food store or jazzy coffee shop on every corner, car-share programs, extensive recycling and reuse, and things of that nature that aren't as prevelant here being referred to. Things purported to be new are sometimes old concepts reborn.

I find we're a more independent lot than a mass movement one and it seems this person hasn't been very aware (or is very homesick). I see gardens in people's yards all over we just don't call them 'organic' gardens, they're gardens that people have planted forever. And thrift stores, they're all over.
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:22 AM
 
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Exclamation Syracuse is bad

When I was in Syracuse I was very depressed. The buildings are old and crumbling, the economy looks terrible, there were a lot of homeless people, and there seems to be no signs of improvement.
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:47 PM
 
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Complied a list of most major Syracuse Area Festivals and Events. If you see anything missing, please let me know.

Syracuse Area Festivals

1) Balloon Fest Coors Light Balloon Fest - Syracuse
2) CNY Scottish/Celtic Fest Central New York Scottish Games (http://www.cnyscots.com/frame.html - broken link)
3) Festa Italiana Festa Italiana Syracuse
4) Bavarian Fest
5) Polish Festival Polish Scholarship Fund, Inc.
6) Irish Fest Syracuse Irish Festival // September 7-8. 2007
7) Greek Fest locfestemplate
8) Middle Eastern Cultural Festival St Elias Orthodox Church Syracuse NY (http://www.sainteliasny.com/Festival.php - broken link)
9) Syracuse Latino Festival R&M Promotions
10) Syracuse Jewish Festival Jewish Musical & Cultural Festival
11) NY State Fair New York State Fair | Gotta be there! | August 23 - September 3, 2007 | Syracuse, New York
12) Arts and Crafts Fest Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival
13) Taste of Syracuse Taste of Syracuse - June 1 - 2, 2007
14) Winterfest Syracuse Winterfest :: February
15) Empire State Brewing and Music Festival Empire State Brewing & Music Festival
16) Harborfest Harborfest 2007, Oswego, New York
17) The Syracuse Shakespeare Festival The Syracuse Shakespeare Festival Home Page
18) Jazz Fest http://www.syracusejazzfest.com/
19) Islandfest Welcome to Island Fest!
20) Jazz in the Square Jazz in the Square 2007 | Welcome
21) Apple Festival LaFayette Apple Festival
22) Oktoberfest GERMANAMERICANSCNY.NET
23) New York State Blues Festival New York State Blues Festival / Syracuse, NY
24) CNYBA Apple Valley Bluegrass Festival CNYBA Apple Valley Bluegrass Festival
25) St. Patrick's Parade http://www.9wsyr.com/content/special...s/default.aspx (broken link)
26) Syracuse International Film & Video Festival
Syracuse International Film and Video Festival - Independent Film Festival, Syracuse, NY.
27) Ozfest Oz Events

Syracuse Area Events

28) Fright Night at the Fair http://www.frightnightsatthefair.com/
29) K-Rockathon KROCKATHON
30) Flower and Garden Show CNY Blooms
31) Great American Antiquefest
The Great American Antiquefest (http://antiquefest.biz/index.php?page=0 - broken link)
32) Dicken's Christmas Skaneateles Area Chamber Of Commerce - Dickens' Christmas in Skaneateles (http://www.skaneateles.com/dickens.html - broken link)
33) Lights on the Lake Lights on the Lake

Syracuse Area Tournaments

1)Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament
Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament
2) JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge ®
3) Syracuse Nationals Right Coast Cars - Syracuse Nationals (http://www.rightcoastcars.com/shows/syn/ - broken link)
4) Bassmaster Tournament
5) Bassmaster Empire Chase at Oneida Lake
6) PGA Tour Turning Stone Resort Championship Turning Stone Resort Championship - Welcome
7) Alliance Bank Golf Classic Alliance Bank Golf Classic - NewsChannel 9 WSYR
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:51 PM
 
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Syracuse skyline on YouTube

YouTube - City Of Syracuse Skyline

Cassidy Merriweather asks folks in downtown Syracuse what they think about Mayor Matt Driscoll running for president on YouTube

YouTube - tbcny: Driscoll for president?
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:58 PM
 
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Armory Square on YouTube

YouTube - Hot 107-9 Buzz Fix w. Ralphie - Week of 2.18.07

Clinton Square on YouTube

YouTube - Hot 107-9 Buzz Fix w. Ralphie - Week of 6.18.07
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