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RocLinks 1/10/15

January 10th, 2015
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From local development to just plain news of the weird, here are your RocLinks for this past week... [PHOTO: Martin Frost]
By Matthew Denker

From local development to just plain news of the weird, here are your RocLinks for this past week…

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Rochester Wins Pepsi Hyped for Halftime: Nico & Vinz to Perform Here Sunday 1/18

January 9th, 2015
Posted in Events, Rochester News | 5 Comments »

Rochesterians voted and won the Hyped for Halftime / Hype Your Hometown contest sponsored by Pepsi! [PHOTO: Joe Philipson, Flickr]
By Steve Vogt

Exciting News! Rochesterians voted and won the Hyped for Halftime / Hype Your Hometown external link contest sponsored by Pepsi! So many Rochesterians love their hometown that they got out and voted – as they did with the Pepsi Field of Dreams contest in 2012. I guess this means that Rochester really loves Pepsi. We are not Atlanta, Coke need not apply…

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Big Wheel Keep On Turning

January 6th, 2015
Posted in Rochester Destinations, Rochester History, Rochester Images, Rochester News, Urban Exploration | 6 Comments »

The triphammer water wheel in High Falls, Rochester NY being removed from its housing so it can be restored. [PHOTO: Tom Dubois]
By Mike Governale

Sorry for the Tina Turner reference… it was all I could think of to describe the enormity of this big wheel. I’m talking 25 foot and 12 tons just under 20 ton*!! Um, ok so who are these hooded dudes, and just where do they think they’re going with our giant wheel? These strange photos were taken late Tuesday afternoon by Tom Dubois and Peter Simpson…

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Filling In: 37 Eagle Street Part 2

January 4th, 2015
Posted in Architecture, Urban Development | 17 Comments »

Matthew Denker is filling in 37 Eagle Street. For real.
By Matthew Denker

Welcome to Part 2 of Filling In: 37 Eagle Street. It’s been a while, so to catch you up, in Part 1 my wife and I bought an empty lot at 37 Eagle Street external link in Corn Hill. But the fun doesn’t stop there. We decided to build ourselves a house on it, and we’re going to take you along for the ride!

Today I want to talk about architects. Just for starters, we decided we did not want off-the-shelf plans and would instead pay (about 10% of the overall project budget) for a house to be designed from scratch…

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“The Rochester Subway” Presentation Next Sunday, January 11

January 3rd, 2015
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The New York Museum of Transportation will present a 40-minute slide talk on the Rochester Subway at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, January 11, 2015.
By Mike Governale

The New York Museum of Transportation presents a 40-minute slide talk on the Rochester Subway. The show is at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, January 11, 2015 and is free with admission of $5 adults and $4 under age 12. Images from the museum’s vast photo archive portray the Rochester Subway from construction, through operation, to its abandonment almost 60 years ago. The presentation of B&W and color slides will be narrated by the museum trustee, Jim Dierks…

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RocLinks 1/3/15

January 1st, 2015
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RocLinks for 1/3/15. [PHOTO: liz west, Flickr]
By Matthew Denker

From local development to just plain news of the weird, here are your RocLinks for this past week…

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Rochester Retail Update

December 29th, 2014
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Happy Holidays! In this month of consumerism I thought I’d bring you a small update on some exciting retail changes coming soon or already open in the city of Rochester. [PHOTO: Steve Vogt]
By Steve Vogt

Happy Holidays! In this month of consumerism I thought I’d bring you a small update on some exciting retail changes coming soon or already open in the city of Rochester…

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RocLinks 12/27/14

December 27th, 2014
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RocLinks for 12/27/14. [PHOTO: psyberartist, Flickr]
By Matthew Denker

From local development to just plain news of the weird, here are your RocLinks for this past week…

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Wear to Where #3. . . . . . Grocery Store

December 24th, 2014
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In this holiday edition of Wear to Where, we stop in at the grocery store and pick up a few things. [PHOTO: Clarke Condé]
By Clarke Condé

For those of us that have friends and family in town for the holidays, one of the most difficult things to explain to outsiders about this place may be Rochester’s grocery store obsession. In this holiday edition of Wear to Where, we stop in at the grocery store and pick up a few things…

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DO NOT MISS……… Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, New Year’s Eve

December 21st, 2014
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Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad's new album, Steady, debuted this fall at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart, iTunes' Reggae Chart, and Amazon's Reggae Chart. [IMAGE: LivePanda.com]
By Mike Governale

Being called one of the most innovative reggae bands out there today external link, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad is rocketing into 2015 with momentum. The group’s previous album In These Times earned a spot on iTunes “Best of 2012″ list. And their new album, Steady debuted this fall at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart, iTunes’ Reggae Chart, and Amazon’s Reggae Chart. Cider Magazine called it, “one of the best reggae albums ever made.”

Without a doubt, Giant Panda has become one of Rochester’s hottest musical exports…

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RocLinks 12/20/14

December 20th, 2014
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RocLinks for 12/20/2014. [PHOTO: Allie Osmar Siarto and Matthew Denker]
By Matthew Denker

From local development to just plain news of the weird, here are your RocLinks for this past week…

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Help the Effort to Reconnect Rochester

December 13th, 2014
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ROC Transit Day, 2014. [PHOTO: John Derycke, Motorsports Photography]
By Mike Governale

It was nearly five years ago when I and a small group of RocSubway readers came together with a single goal; to strengthen our community by working to grow sustainable transportation options across our region. Together we formed Reconnect Rochester, Inc…

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RocLinks: 12/13/14

December 13th, 2014
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RocLinks for 12/13/14. [PHOTO: Abrinsky and George Cheatle, Flickr]
By Matthew Denker

Ignoring how awesome today’s date is, we’re looking to start bringing RochesterSubway readers more content. And thanks to the glory of our hyperlinked internet, we can do that with other people’s content! Look for weekly Rochester links every Saturday from here on out, and if there’s ever any topic you’d like to see us hit more aggressively in these links, let us know. Also, feel free to use the comments thread of these posts as open discussion for anything in the links…

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Wear to Where #2 . . . . . . Irondequoit Bay Outlet Bridge

December 11th, 2014
Posted in Art + Culture, Rochester Destinations, Rochester Images, Rochester News, Transit + Infrastructure | 2 Comments »

Next in the Wear to Where series, we look to the Irondequoit Bay Outlet Bridge. [PHOTO: Clarke Condé]
By Clarke Condé

Next in the Wear to Where series, we look to the Irondequoit Bay Outlet Bridge. For years this span of 180 feet has been less of a unifier than a divider in this community, but Senator Chuck Schumer has an idea (or rather wants someone to come up with an idea) that could change that permanently…

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See Ya Later Inner Loop. Hello, Inner Horseshoe?

December 11th, 2014
Posted in Opinion, Rochester Images, Rochester News, Transit + Infrastructure, Urban Development | 21 Comments »

Google Maps updated their map of Rochester this week. Notice anything different?
By Mike Governale

Google Maps updated their view of Rochester external link this week. Notice anything different? Let’s zoom in on that visual a bit…

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Canal Break!

December 9th, 2014
Posted in Rochester History, Rochester Images, Transit + Infrastructure | 6 Comments »

Looking north through the gap in the north wall of newly completed Barge Canal. A break occurred at Bushnell's Basin on May 19, 1911. [PHOTO: Perinton Municipal Historian collection]
By Mike Governale

On May 19, 1911, a 150 foot long break occurred in the wall of the New York State Barge Canal at Bushnell’s Basin. Construction on this section of canal had just been completed eight days earlier.

According to an article in the Monroe County Mail, it was a canal worker, John McCarthy, who at 4pm discovered water pouring through a narrow crack in the canal bank…

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Development Update… 179 Atlantic Avenue

December 8th, 2014
Posted in Rochester News, Urban Development | 13 Comments »

179 Atlantic Avenue has been completely overhauled inside and out. The building is nearing completion and almost ready for occupants sometime around the new year. [PHOTO: Steve Vogt]
By Steve Vogt

There’s tons of development happening all over the city of Rochester. In addition to the bigger ones, I thought I’d keep you updated on some of the smaller projects that are less spoken about.

179 Atlantic Avenue has been completely overhauled inside and out. The building is nearing completion and will be ready for occupants sometime around the new year…

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Rochester Mini Maker Faire: A Kid’s Perspective

December 7th, 2014
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Rochester Mini Maker Faire was jam packed with cool robots, fun activities, and creative stuff to make, and buy. Ella (10) from Iroquois Middle School tells us about some of her favorite things that she saw there. [PHOTO: Ella's Mom]
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On Sunday [November 22] my mom took my little brother and me to Rochester Mini Maker Faire external link. There were a lot of cool robots, fun activities, and art to make, and buy. I want to tell you about some of my favorite things that I saw there…

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