Common Council attempting to change City Charter to diminish powers of the Planning Commission.
Please write letters to the editor and contact your City Councilors (links below). Tell them to leave our city charter alone!
The Council is making a power grab against our City Planning Commission.
o Legislation would give Council the ability to reverse ANY decision made by . . . → Read More: Stop this power grab
I just bought a new pair of all-leather pumps made in Spain, plus a darling red dress, all silk, and the total came to $10.41. Here in Eastwood.
Green Fashion Closet is located at 3056 Burnet Ave in a little strip mall, next to the cleaners. They’ve been there for at least a couple years, and their . . . → Read More: Great clothing in Eastwood
The following email, in regard to the proposed design for a Kinney’s at the corner of James and Midler, was forwarded to me and is reprinted with the author’s permission:
The proposal is discouraging, and not only because it erodes the adjacent residential street:
The curb cut on James St is a surprise; it will promote neither automobile . . . → Read More: A design professional weighs in
The following was forwarded to me in an email and is posted with Mike’s permission. It is in reference to the proposed razing of a building that is on James Street and built up to the sidewalk:
I ask everyone to please drive by and look at the proposed site for the Kinney drug store. While I . . . → Read More: Save that building – Behnke
As an Eastwood resident who has long been interested in smart development for our walkable neighborhood, I feel I must express my grave concerns about the possibility of the Common Council amending the city charter in order to, as Sean Kirst put it, “… essentially overthrow the Planning Commission…giving the council immediate power over delicate planning . . . → Read More: Trained planners should do the planning
From Catskill Mountainkeeper:
Today we would like to offer you the opportunity to learn from the first person account of Libby Foust. Libby is a resident of the Finger Lakes region of New York State. There is no question that what happened at Libby’s farm in Bradford County PA is going to happen in the Finger Lakes, . . . → Read More: How fracking will affect us
Yeah, that might seem extreme, but this truly is an amazing conference with a wealth of learning opportunities for us who live in this city. At a mere eight bucks, it has to be the best tuition deal I’ve ever seen. Ever. So what is it?
Syracuse Neighborhood Action Conference
Grewen Hall, Le Moyne College
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 . . . → Read More: A conference to die for
From Joe Bartolo:
Hello Eastwood Resident and Neighbor!
You are invited to attend the Syracuse Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today (TNT) - Eastwood District 6 monthly meeting on Monday, September 26, 2011, at 7:00 pm at Huntington School, 700 Sunnycrest Avenue. This meeting is FREE and OPEN TO ALL RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES, AND ORGANIZATIONS who have a stake in the future of your neighborhood’s planning and growth. This . . . → Read More: TNT meeting you must not miss!
ATTENTION Eastwood Senior Community!!
The Gifford Foundation, Community Health Foundation, and P.E.A.C.E, Inc. are partnering to hear from YOU!!
What types of things would help seniors (50 +) age in their homes & out of nursing homes??
*WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU*
Please come out:
WHEN: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
PLACE: P.E.A.C.E, Inc
401 South Midler Ave, Syracuse, NY
RSVP: Liz Dardis @ 315.437.4011
To . . . → Read More: Senior residents, your input needed
Eastwood residents David and Lonnie Chu of Puente Flamenco had a wonderful time last night performing in Africa and Iberia at the Palace Theatre with other troupe members, the guest artists of AB Dance Productions and flamenco dancer Sergio Aranda. We hope those Eastwood residents who came to the show had as much fun as we . . . → Read More: Comet Sergio passes through Eastwood
From the Catskill Mountainkeeper:
Another Big Reason Why Fracking is Wrong for New York State
Learn the Facts and Take Action Now
For the past two weeks disastrous flooding has overwhelmed our region. Imagine the catastrophe that would have taken place if the floodwaters that raged through our communities carried the waste from hydraulic fracking. . . . → Read More: Flooding and Fracking
We had the refreshing experience on Monday, August 15, of seeing plans for the James and Midler intersection that not only took care of both corners, they took into consideration the concerns of this community. Mr. Tino Marcoccia had come to us some time ago with plans for a gas station, not an idea that was . . . → Read More: Plans for corners at James and Midler
Puente Flamenco presents “Africa and Iberia – an evening of music and dance”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Syracuse, NY – During their Fall Flamenco Festival, Puente Flamenco will present “Africa and Iberia – an evening of music and dance”, taking place at the Palace Theatre on Monday, September 12, and featuring flamenco dancer Sergio Aranda, direct . . . → Read More: “Africa and Iberia” at Palace Theatre
Sent in by Babette Baker regarding the development of the southwest corner of James and Midler (where the Sport Center once stood, where Fifi’s Ice Cream is now):
Information Meeting On the Proposed Kinney Drug Store Project
Monday, August 15th -7pm
James St Methodist Church
3027 James St.
Representatives from the Development and Design Team will be present to answer . . . → Read More: Meeting about design for James/Midler corner
I received this from Joe Bartolo, Eastwood TNT facilitator, and quote from his email and the attached flyer:
Dear Eastwood Neighbors and Friends:
There is ever more to be excited about in our neighborhood, and that certainly means this upcoming weekend – a free community PICNIC and neighborhood CONCERT in Sheridan Park! Bring your picnic baskets and blankets, . . . → Read More: PICNIC in Sheridan Park – free community event
If you were at the Memorial Day parade, you saw Annette Malone’s art – in the form of a giant street puppet named Gustav. Annette not only designed and painted the head, she created all the puppet’s fabric parts: arms, legs, and the torso with all those images of James Street businesses.
Now you can see much . . . → Read More: Annette Malone art exhibit at Paine Library
I don’t understand how our governor can push for marriage equality while determining that otherwise there are two classes of citizens in New York: those who get to drink safe water and those who don’t.
We in Syracuse, apparently, are First Class Citizens, along with those living in New York City. The rest of you living in . . . → Read More: An issue of justice
Hello Eastwood Resident and Neighbor!
You are invited to attend the Syracuse Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today (TNT)-Eastwood District 6 monthly meeting on Monday, June 27, 2011, at 7:00 pm at Huntington School, 400 Sunnycrest Avenue. This meeting is FREE and OPEN TO ALL RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES, AND ORGANIZATIONS of the Eastwood Neighborhood who have a stake in the future . . . → Read More: Message from Joe Bartolo re: TNT meeting etc
This coming Monday, June 27, there will be a TNT meeting with some interesting content. Here’s the agenda:
Meeting Agenda – Monday, June 27, 2011
Huntington School Cafetorium
400 Sunnycrest Road
1. Welcome & Introductions
2. Review of May Minutes
3. Councilor Nader Maroun- update on James St. development
4. Committee Reports
Business District Committee, Eastwood Parks Committee & Sunnycrest Park Association, . . . → Read More: You’ll want to attend this TNT meeting!