Armory Square

September 19, 2011 - 12:13pm
Syracuse University students were some of the many participants in the Cuse Crawl, the city's first-ever bar crawl, Friday night.

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March 2, 2010 - 5:00pm
A new art studio in the heart of downtown Syracuse engages the local community with the hill.

Tucked inside the heart of Armory Square lies a single art studio. Most students have probably wandered past the large glass windows of XL Projects without realizing it. Settled next to Al’s Wine and Whiskey Lounge, across from Syracuse Suds Factory, this newly christened art space is the baby of Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts.

February 14, 2010 - 6:38pm
Downtown Dining Weeks starts Monday in Syracuse, and offers restaurant-goers a variety of cuisines for $25 or less.

Downtown Dining Weeks is a great opportunity to sample the wide world of cuisine Syracuse has to offer without dropping a ton of dough. For two weeks, from Feb. 15 to 27, 19 local restaurants will offer three-course dinners for $25 or less. And 14 days leaves plenty of time for double dipping. You can get a lot of diversity—and a lot of dinner—for your dollar. The restaurant roster includes all kinds of food: French, Italian, Irish, Greek, Thai, Mexican and American, to name a few.

The list: 

January 8, 2010 - 12:42pm
Listen: If you need a beat to dance away the boredom blues, then head over to The Sound Garden where you'll find an extensive selection of CDs, DVDs and even vinyl records.

Who: The Sound Garden is an independent music store that sells a large selection of new and used CDs, DVDs, vinyl, video games and even DJ equipment.  They have a great staff that will always help you find whatever you are looking for.  

What: The Sound Garden sells new and used items at very great prices. They even let you listen to the music in the store before you buy it to make sure you know what you are purchasing. 

January 8, 2010 - 12:30pm
Look at this: 3-2-1. The ball swishes through the hoop as the buzzer hits zero and it’s good!

What: The shot clock was invented to make the game of basketball more fast-paced. The clock counts down 24 seconds, and within this time whichever side has control of the ball must attempt to shoot it and hit the rim or else they forfeit the ball. The shot clock prevented teams from stalling on the court.

Who: Danny Biasone. Biasone was the owner of the NBA Syracuse Nationals. He was the first person to put the 24-second shot clock into use.

When: 1954. The shot clock was first put into use in Syracuse, New York in 1954.

By Amy Su
January 6, 2010 - 1:19am
As Stephanie Miner takes office, community leaders expect her to do more to address the environment and development.

For a better and greener Syracuse, people expect the new mayor Stephanie Miner to make important decisions in projects related to sustainability and the environment during her term.

“I think the character of her leadership will be very different than the past few mayors,” said Deb Warner, vice president for public policy and government relations in Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce.

October 29, 2009 - 11:47pm
Meet a few of the living dead who recently roamed downtown Syracuse.

Hordes of the living dead descended upon Armory Square on Oct. 17, looking like they just pulled themselves from their graves.

Limping, dragging their limbs and eating ‘flesh’, zombies made their way from bar to bar in downtown Syracuse’s first ever “Zombie Walk” sponsored by local radio station 95X.

By mlisson
June 5, 2009 - 1:49pm
Al's, a hip chilled out lounge with an indie music selection to match. Now there’s something that goes down easy.

Picture this: your dad’s favorite armchair meets funky New York swank.  It’s that unique hybrid that puts Al’s Wine & Whiskey at the top of our list.  If you’re not feeling up for the crowded Beerfest at Chuck’s or the underage dance party at Maggie’s, Al’s offers a refreshing change from the norm.  A hip chilled out lounge with an indie music selection to match.  Now there’s something that goes down easy.