One of my favorite people is Rick Destito, the owner of the building that originally housed the Brown-Lipe Gear Company on the corner of Geddes and W. Fayette. There are few I know in Syracuse who are so relentlessly upbeat and downright visionary about the potential for this city. And he puts his money where his mouth is. He bought a building folks had given up on and is turning it into art studios and work/live space. People who can envision something better, no matter where and on what scale, have a much better chance of bringing it about than those who can do nothing but whine about how terrible things are now and how much better it was back before they were born.
Kate Clark, Rick Destito
Kate is the public arts coordinator for the city.