When the world’s first elevated highway was completed in 1936 along Manhattan’s west side, the New York Times marveled that “the gleaming new concrete ribbon” would let drivers travel from lower Manhattan “nearly to Poughkeepsie without having to stop for a traffic light or slow up for an intersection.” Legendary city planner and master highway builder, Robert Moses promised the new highway would “eliminate” traffic jams on the city’s west side…
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Tags: Ed Koch, event, Gridlock Sam Schwartz, infrastructure, lecture, New York City, NYC, Reconnect Rochester, Robert Moses, Sam Schwartz, Samuel Schwartz, Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars, The Little Theatre, traffic, traffic planning, transportation, transportation planning, urban planning, West Side Highway
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I am SUPER excited to be working with the volunteers at Reconnect Rochester to organize Rochester’s first ever Street Films event at The Little Theatre on November 19. If you follow this blog, you clearly have a passion for Rochester and the infrastructure that makes our city run. And I think you’ll enjoy the thought-provoking film clips and live discussion that will take place at this event. Don’t wait to reserve your seat. Here are the details…
Tags: Alex and Ander, Elizabeth Murphy, Erik Frisch, event, fundraiser, Heidi Zimmer-Meyer, Karen Elam, Kerry Ivers, Maxwell Motorbikes, Miguel Velázquez, Reconnect Rochester, Street Films, Streetfilms, Sweet Beez honey bike, The Little Theatre
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This Saturday Ellison Park will host Rolling Thunder – The Food Truck Wonder and what’s being billed as “a food truck rodeo on steriods.” Rolling Thunder will be the first food truck event to take place at a Monroe County Park…
Tags: County Executive Maggie Brooks, Ellison Park, event, food trucks, Joe Alessi, Maggie Brooks, Rolling Thunder, Tin Man Events
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Last year, as part of ROC Transit Day , we planned a city-wide treasure hunt where teams followed a series of clues (for over 19 miles) to be the first to find a $500 cash prize at the end. The only catch: No motor vehicles. All teams were required to use public transit, walk, or bike. (it’s in the rules!)
This year (Thursday, June 18) we’re doing it again. It’s completely free to enter, but you must pre-register here before June 17. Right now we only have 6 teams signed up, so your odds would be pretty good; as long as you have a good working knowledge of Rochester.
Still not sure if you’ve got the right stuff? Take a look at the clues from LAST year and see how well you’d fare…
Tags: event, mass transit, mass transportation, public transit, public transportation, Reconnect Rochester, ROC Transit Day, Rochester, Rochester NY, scavenger hunt, treasure hunt
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ROC Transit Day is next week – Thursday, June 18. Rochester will be going car-free in support of a healthier community and we’ve lined up a fun day to celebrate… bus rides for you and the family, a street dance competition , city-wide treasure hunt , music all afternoon outside Rochester Central Library. Oh, and did someone say flash mob ?
So if you haven’t already, pull together a team of friends or co-workers and hop a bus on June 18. And if you need fare cards, contact us now …
Tags: event, mass transit, mass transportation, public transit, public transportation, Reconnect Rochester, ROC Transit Day, Rochester, Rochester NY
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On Saturday, April 25th, from 11am to 7pm, Arnett Boulevard between Rugby Avenue and Wellington Avenue in southwest Rochester’s 19th Ward Neighborhood will come alive with events, artwork, and temporary small businesses.
This Better Block project, in the historic Arnett Trolley Stop District, is part of a nation-wide movement to demonstrate possibilities for revitalizing urban neighborhoods.
Tags: 19th Ward, 19th Ward neighborhood, 362 Arnett Boulevard, Arnett Boulevard, Arnett Trolley Stop Better Block, Better Block Project, City of Rochester, complete streets, Dr. Dan DeMarle, event, In the City/Off the Grid, Jason Roberts, pop up shop, pop up store, Rochester, Rochester NY, urban development
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By Steve Vogt
Exciting News! Rochesterians voted and won the Hyped for Halftime / Hype Your Hometown 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…
Tags: concert, event, NFL, Nico & Vinz, Pepsi Get Hyped for Halftime, Pepsi Hype Your Hometown, Rochester, Rochester NY, Rochester Super Bowl Halftime Show, Super Bowl XLIX
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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…
Tags: event, Jim Dierks, New York Museum of Transportation (NYMT), Rochester, Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum, Rochester NY, Rochester Subway, Rochester Subway photos
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Being called one of the most innovative reggae bands out there today , 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…
Tags: .45, Amazon, Ben Harper, Billboard, Chris O'Brian, concert, Craig Welsch, Dan Keller, Danny Kalb, Dylan Savage, event, Favorite Song, German House, Giant Pand Guerilla Dub Squad, Home, Hurt Up Your Brother, In These Times, iTunes, Jam ON, James Searl, John Brown's Body, Matt Saccuccimorano, Move, Mr. Cop, music, New Year's Eve, Not the Fool, Reggae, SiriusXM, Solution, Steady, The Green, Tony Gallicchio, Whatever Cost, Wolf At The Door, Zeppa Auditorium
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It’s usually all business down here in the subway. But when we party, we party with purpose. I’d like to invite you to join me at Ox and Stone on Tuesday, December 16 for a FUNraiser to benefit Reconnect Rochester .
There’ll be great food & drink, music, raffle prizes, and some awesome Rochesterians to rub elbows with.
Minimum donation $50 / suggested $75.
Click here to reserve your spot
before midnight, Tuesday (12/9).
Tags: event, fundraiser, Ox and Stone, party, Reconnect Rochester
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Because we’re always thinking ahead to the weekend, here are a couple of fun things you might want to check out. We’ve got a Christmas celebration going on in the South Wedge, and one heck of a shopping alternative to the big box stores…
Tags: Calvary St. Andrew’s, Calvary St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Parish, event, Metro Justice, Metro Justice Alternative Fair, Rochester, Rochester NY, South Wedge
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On Monday, September 29, Reconnect Rochester will host a discussion with author and transit advocate Benjamin Ross. Mr. Ross will be at the Public Library on Monroe Ave. at 6:30 p.m. to talk about his new book, Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism.
Ross was the head of Maryland’s Action Committee for Transit during much of its long fight to build a light rail line outside Washington, D.C. After a 25-year battle, the Purple Line will begin construction next year…
Tags: Benjamin Ross, book tour, Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism, event, Reconnect Rochester, suburban sprawl, urbanism
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I have a soft spot in my heart for Juan & Maria Contreras. Their family has been serving up the tastiest (and friendliest) Spanish-American food at the Public Market for almost as long as I myself have been a Rochesterian. Their homemade empanadas have earned their place alongside the Garbage Plate and the Zwiegle’s white hot. Over 1,000 empanadas have been known to fly out of this little food stand on any given day at the market, but no matter how busy they are, Juan always has time to greet each customer with a warm, “How are YOU my friend?”
Now our friends need our help. Their daughter, Carolina (33) has been locked in a battle against a rare and deadly form of cancer known as Clear Cell Sarcoma. This Sunday at the Rochester Public Market the Contreras family will host a garage sale to help raise money for Carolina’s fight for life…
Tags: benefit, cancer, Carolina Contreras, event, garage sale, Juan & Maria's Empanada Stop, Juan Contreras, Maria Contreras, Rochester, Rochester NY, Rochester Public Market
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The Landmark Society is partnering with the Park-Meigs Neighborhood Association to hold a public forum on the evening of Tuesday, May 21 at 597 East Avenue . Up for discussion: the timely and controversial topic of new development in preservation districts. This is a community conversation you will NOT want to miss.
A panel of speakers, representing developers, homeowners, business owners, urban planners, and The Landmark Society, will offer their perspective, followed by an open question and answer session. Speakers include Wayne Goodman, Executive Director of The Landmark Society; Glenn Kellogg, Urban Advisors; Joe Hanna, Hanna Properties; Steve Vogt, Rochester Young Professionals. RocSubway contributor, Matthew Denker will also weigh in. Can new development benefit preservation districts? How can the new co-exist with the old? What is “good” development? These are some of the questions this forum will attempt to address.
Follow this link for more information.
Tags: development, event, Glenn Kellogg, Hanna Properties, Joe Hanna, Landmark Society of Western New York, Matthew Denker, preservation, preservation district, Rochester Young Professionals, Steve Vogt, Urban Advisors, Wayne Goodman
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Maldives is a country like no other. A Shangri-la of breathtakingly beautiful turquoise reefs, beaches, and palm trees. It is composed of 1200 coral islands off of the Indian sub-continent, of which 200 are inhabited. But this amazing country is in danger of disappearing.
On July 19th at 7pm, Greentopia | FILM and The Little Theatre will be co-presenting the Rochester premiere of The Island President…
Tags: climate change, event, global warming, Greentopia Festival, Jon Shenk, movie, The Island President, The Little Theatre
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There are several insanely awesome events going on this weekend from the East End Fest to the Rally for Roc City Skate Park at High Falls. All very worthy and worthwhile. But there’s one that deserves a mention because of what it represents for our community.
Bill Moran of WCMF has set up a last minute family picnic and concert at Charlotte Beach to answer the beach park brawl that took place there last weekend on Memorial Day. The idea for Bill Moran came after the fights at Ontario Beach Park Monday night and the calls he got from his listeners. “One that stuck in my head is a guy that lives on Latta Road. This is his back yard and he said I’d rather drive 40 minutes to Sodus than come here. Let’s not be bullied out of here. The sum of our families is greater than the people who make bad decisions.”
He’s calling it “Rockin’ the Beach” — a park-wide picnic with lives bands and face painting for kids. See the event details on Facebook and RSVP to let your friends know you’ll be there.
Tags: Bill Moran, event, Ontario Beach, Port of Rochester/Charlotte, Rochester, Rochester NY, The Breakroom, WCMF
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Yet another reason to bring back the Rochester Subway… We’re missing out on No Pants Day! Hundreds of New Yorkers stripped down to their skivvies on Sunday for the ninth annual No Pants Subway Ride. The event, organized by a Guerilla group called Improv Everywhere, has grown from 7 or 8 people riding the NY Subway in 2002 to over 3,000 people taking part in 44 cities and 16 countries around the world.
Tags: Chicago, event, Facebook, Honolulu, Improv Everywhere, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, mass transit, mass transportation, New York, New York City, New York City Subway, No Pants Day, No Pants Subway Ride, NYC Subway, Pittsburg, Rochester Subway, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, uffalo
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After receiving rave reviews for his 2008 lecture on global rail travel, “Wish You Were Here” series sponsor Thomas N. Tischer has agreed to present again at the Dryden Theater — this time to discuss the role streetcars and trolleys played in the development of U.S. cities and their European counterparts.
Tags: Dryden Theater, event, George Eastman House, lecture, photographer, photography, presentation, streetcars, Thomas N. Tischer, train photography, transportation, trolleys
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