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Filling In: Main St. Bus Shelters

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

A local collective of artists/illustrators known as Hope Mountain is Kickstarting to produce a new book and put some artwork on Main Street. [Image: Peter Lazarski]
By Matthew Denker

A local collective of artists/illustrators known as Hope Mountain external link have been publishing art books in Rochester for the past 4 years. Now they’re in the middle of Kickstarting external link this year’s Volume 5 and they’re asking for our help…

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Monday, March 2nd, 2015
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Filling In: Tops Plaza

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Tops Plaza on Winton Rd south of Blossom [PHOTO: Google Streetview]
By Matthew Denker

Some of you may know that there is a shiny, new-ish, giant Wegmans in Rochester. It’s over at East and Winton. Savvier readers may know about another grocery store nary a block away (but clearly on the wrong side of the tracks!). That’s right, there’s also a Tops. In addition, it has come to my attention that there are plans for an Aldi across the street on the site containing the old Roly-door building and Jim’s. For a city with few urban grocery stores, there’s food for everyone over here…

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Friday, February 27th, 2015
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Posted in Rochester News, Urban Development | 20 Comments »

Meet Me for Happy Hour

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Victoire, Rochester NY. [PHOTO: www.BenjaminFerro.com]
By Steve Vogt

As someone who can’t sit still and loves hanging out with his friends, I’ve found I’m a bit of an anomaly in Rochester, NY. I eat out every night for dinner and I believe in mixing up the locale often. I try not to eat at the same place within 6 months. I will travel anywhere from Spencerport to Henrietta to Victor to Webster and everywhere in between for a great meal. I will eat at the greasiest spoons to the finest in dining that Rochester has to offer, as long as the food is decent. I give every restaurant 3 chances, if they can make it that long. And I try to keep my dollars local, keeping my money in the hands of local entrepreneurs. But sometimes I can’t resist stopping into Chipotle…

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Friday, February 20th, 2015
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Posted in Art + Culture, Opinion, Rochester Destinations | 4 Comments »

Lost Time Capsule Beneath Rochester’s Lost Front Street

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Nick Brayer preparing to lay a time capsule under Front Street, Rochester. 1893. [PHOTO: Rochester Municipal Archives]
By Mike Governale

This week’s Fun Foto Friday is a snapshot from 1893. That’s Nick Brayer, an engineering contractor working on a new sewer beneath Front Street in downtown Rochester. In his hands is a tin box. It’s not a sewer pipe. It’s actually a time capsule and he’s preparing to lay it at the project site to be buried. Looks like quite the event; a crowd of neighborhood kids have formed behind him to get in on the photo op.

Fast forward to 2015 and the burning question for readers of this blog will undoubtedly be: Where is this capsule now? And what’s inside…

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Friday, February 13th, 2015
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Posted in Rochester History, Rochester Images, Transit + Infrastructure, Urban Development | 7 Comments »

What is this Birdhouse-looking thing in Genesee Valley Park?

Friday, February 6th, 2015

What is this building in Genesee Valley Park?
By Mike Governale

A recent email from a RocSubway reader asks: “There is a building on Moore Road external link in Genesee Valley Park that looks like some kind of bird house, maybe a pigeon coop. It’s so close to the edge of the [University of Rochester] property that I wondered if it was theirs, rather than part of the park. Someone is taking care of it as the paint doesn’t appear to be that old. Thought its origin might be interesting. Any ideas?”

I’ve noticed this building before too, and because of those tiny holes in the upper level, I’ve always assumed it was a birdhouse. But I admit, I really am not sure. So I asked JoAnn Beck, Senior Landscape Architect with the City of Rochester…

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Friday, February 6th, 2015
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RocLinks 1/24/15

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Motorcycles in an abandoned warehouse in Lockport, NY. [PHOTO: Chris Seward, Flickr]
By Matthew Denker

Today’s RocLink photo was taken by Chris Seward external link on April 3, 2010 in an abandoned building in Lockport. Chris says the three-story building was brimming with antique motorcycles and parts. According to this article external link the bikes made their way here from Kohl’s Cycle Salvage shop on the north side of the Erie Canal. The Mr. Kohl died in 2002, and the motorcycles were left here until the building crumbled around them.

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

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Saturday, January 24th, 2015
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Posted in Rochester Destinations, Rochester Images, Rochester News, Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

RocLinks 1/17/15

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Tristan O'Tierney creates a fiery version of spin art in the Rochester Subway. [PHOTO: Tristan O'Tierney, Flickr]
By Matthew Denker

The image above was created by Tristan O’Tierney external link last October in the Rochester Subway. Tristan attached a common kitchen whisk to some string, put some fine grade steel wool inside the whisk, lit the wool on fire, and then swung the whisk around for a 30 second exposure. The result is perhaps the most beautiful version of spin art we’ve ever seen.

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

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Saturday, January 17th, 2015
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Wear to Where #4 …. Stone Tolan Orchard

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

We brave the cold in this edition of Wear to Where to visit the oldest place in Monroe County – the Landmark Society’s Stone-Tolan House and their heirloom apple orchard. [PHOTO: Clarke Condé]
By Clarke Condé

We brave the cold in this edition of Wear to Where to visit the oldest place in Monroe County – the Landmark Society’s Stone-Tolan House and their heirloom apple orchard…

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Thursday, January 15th, 2015
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Posted in Art + Culture, Rochester Destinations, Rochester Images | 1 Comment »

RocLinks 1/10/15

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

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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Saturday, January 10th, 2015
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Rochester Wins Pepsi Hyped for Halftime: Nico & Vinz to Perform Here Sunday 1/18

Friday, January 9th, 2015

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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Friday, January 9th, 2015
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Big Wheel Keep On Turning

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

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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Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
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Filling In: 37 Eagle Street Part 2

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

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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Sunday, January 4th, 2015
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“The Rochester Subway” Presentation Next Sunday, January 11

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

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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Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
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RocLinks 1/3/15

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

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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Thursday, January 1st, 2015
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Rochester Retail Update

Monday, December 29th, 2014

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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Monday, December 29th, 2014
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