October 10, 2017 - 8:57am
Whether you’re training for a long-distance race or just heading out for a quick jog, plenty of enjoyable running routes surround the Syracuse University campus.

Try out these three runs to explore the university and its surrounding neighborhoods. And remember to exercise safely—bring your phone, tell a friend where you’re going and never explore unfamiliar routes in the dark. Happy running!


September 28, 2015 - 8:45pm
LadyFest Syracuse, a one-day mini festival dedicated to feminism provides a space for female-empowered creativity and expression.

On Saturday Sept. 26, the Westcott Community Center was packed with people of all ages and genders at the second annual LadyFest Syracuse event.  Live music, feminist spoken word and artwork viewings were just some of the activities that guests enjoyed at the feminist music and arts festival. 

September 21, 2014 - 5:00pm
A lack of sunshine couldn't dampen the storied Westcott neighborhood's unique offering of food, art and culture.

For Westcott residents and neighbors, overcast skies and a lack of sunshine couldn’t put a damper on the 23rd iteration of the Westcott Street Cultural Fair.  Despite the miserable weather, the people, food and vibrant culture of the historic Westcott neighborhood seemed to shine even brighter.

“What makes Westcott unique is the mix of different people that we have here. The energy and the activism of the neighborhood that you won’t see anywhere else,” said Marcellus resident Sondra Bromka.

July 28, 2014 - 12:27pm
The co-owners of Picasso’s Pastries and Cafe partner to offer from-scratch goods for the Westcott community.

Sun rays cast weak dawn light on the empty glass cases. Steam rises in wisps above the first brew of the day. In pink bunny slippers dusted with a coating of flour, Kayla Brandt balances a tray of warm butter croissants destined for the front display.

It’s 6:30 a.m. on a recent Wednesday, and Picasso’s Pastries and Cafe smells of French bread and apple tarts.

October 5, 2013 - 12:11am
Q&A: Flux Pavilion, who completed his first ever two-day residency on Oct. 3, sat down with The NewsHouse to talk about how he got where is and where he's going from here.

It was a Circus Records love affair on Thursday evening as Flux Pavilion finished his two-day residency at the Westcott Theater.

September 15, 2013 - 2:27pm
Get to know Syracuse, one neighborhood at a time. Up first: Westcott; from pretty parks to several restaurants to organized bike rides, there is plenty to eat, drink, see, do and shop when you tour through Syracuse's "hipster-ville."


When it comes to food in the Westcott area, vegetarians and vegans have nothing to worry about. On Westcott Street alone, you can pretty much eat your way from breakfast to late night bites.

September 24, 2012 - 11:10am
Just a mile off campus, Westcott Street came alive on Sunday as the neighborhood's annual cultural fair ushered in artists, performers, restaurants and visitors from the surrounding area.

The 21st annual Westcott Street Cultural Fair awakened the surrounding neighborhood on Sunday, welcoming thousands of people of various ages and ethnicities to celebrate Westcott's diversity. 

The fair is a volunteer-driven effort organized by the Westcott Area Cultural Coalition, and the planning, “never stops,” Sharon Sherman, chair and treasurer of WACC, said. “It’s to celebrate this neighborhood,” she said. “I just like to see people happy, and with the fair, you see people from different walks of life coming together that I wouldn’t expect.”

February 6, 2012 - 11:50am
While students were away on winter break, thefts plagued the off-campus neighborhood.

The Westcott neighborhood and nearby Euclid Avenue reported a total of four burglaries over a four day span during Syracuse University’s winter break, according to a report from The Syracuse Post-Standard’s Crime Database.

The break-ins targeted at least one Syracuse University student and occurred between Jan. 2 and 5, a period during which students had not yet returned to school. One of the burglaries occurred at a home on the 500-block of Euclid Avenue, while the other three were reported in the Westcott area: two on South Beech Street and one on Clarendon Street.

January 23, 2012 - 8:24am
Greensky Bluegrass, a Michigan bluegrass quintet, fuses jam band-like influences into their unique style of newgrass music.

Greensky Bluegrass appears relaxed, almost listless, on stage. But the ear contradicts the eye as soon as their fingers pluck the first strings. In a show of careful craftsmanship, the youthful Michigan outfit served up a sonic smorgasbord Sunday evening at the Westcott Theater.

September 20, 2011 - 1:23pm
It was sun, fun, and culture at the Westcott Street Cultural Fair Sunday.

Culture, food, music and sun? Westcott managed to pack it all in Sunday as they celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Westcott Street Cultural Fair. 

The day began at noon with a parade march from the Westcott Community Center. Booths of food vendors, community advocates, artisans and more lined the business district of Westcott Street and leaked off onto connecting side streets. Six different stages were set up to feature more than 30 musical and cultural performances.